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  •  They sure do have a lot of interests (2+ / 0-)
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    in Africa and South America for a 'regional' power, no?

    While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 10:08:25 AM PDT

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    •  All countries have interests (3+ / 0-)

      Even the most poor and powerless.

      When China trades with Brazil is it somehow challenging or threatening the United States, and in what way?  Or does it require Brazil to surrender sovereignty to China because goods, services or money changes hands? Is this a zero sum game?

      If China were building military bases in Brazil with arms pointed at the US I might understand your suggestion, but China has zero foreign military bases in the world while the US has well over 700 (or even 1000 by some counts) so we ought to consider a few facts to inform our opinions. And that fact informs my opinion when I say China has no military pretensions to compete with the USA as a global power; it is not remotely on our radar, contrary to some popular belief.

      I do suggest you read the interview I linked - I promise it won't harm you. Mr CUI actually tends to understate, if anything, but I think he does a good job elaborating China's intentions, so might I suggest you consider what a Chinese person has to say about that?

      No one is coming to save us, the future is in our hands.

      by koNko on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 10:34:39 AM PDT

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      •  Slow down there, pahdna. (0+ / 0-)
        When China trades with Brazil is it somehow challenging or threatening the United States, and in what way.
        I never said nor implied that in either comment. You're not on Redstate, where any comment on a country that's not ours is followed by 'and we should probably bomb them.'
        And that fact informs my opinion when I say China has no military pretensions to compete with the USA as a global power; it is not remotely on our radar, contrary to some popular belief.
        Who said anything about militaries? The diary is about economics.

        While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

        by GoGoGoEverton on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 11:05:33 AM PDT

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        •  Then can you state your point clearly? (1+ / 0-)
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          What exactly was your point in mentioning that China trades beyond it's immediate neighbors?

          Verses, say, Switzerland, which does the same but has a higher export/GDP ratio? Does Neacafe make it a global power?

          No one is coming to save us, the future is in our hands.

          by koNko on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 04:56:32 PM PDT

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