Why Is America Financing the Chinese War Machine? by Lawrence Kadish
An economy that stands on the brink of a multi-trillion dollar self-induced debt makes us vulnerable to a fiscal collapse. Financial discipline will be
required if we actually wish to stop our financing of the Chinese war machine. Pictured: Military vehicles carrying DF-17 missiles, which are able mount the DF-ZF Hypersonic Glide Vehicle, participate in a military parade in Beijing, China on October 1, 2019. (Photo by
Many have chronicled how a once mighty China lost its sovereignty to colonial powers during the early years of the 20th Century. Their enfeebled empress and a humbled military were swept aside by a European coalition of nations only to find that China was to become the bloody prize of Japanese generals whose forces raped and massacred their way to Beijing.
The West may not remember this "sideshow" of World War II and many Japanese still decline to acknowledge their legacy, but the Chinese remember.
They remember as they fly their latest generation of stealth fighters. They remember as they build an additional 100 ICBM silos. They remember as they create artificial islands in the Pacific to house missiles capable of targeting American aircraft carriers. They remember as they test hypersonic cruise missiles. They remember as they launch hypersonic missiles that can orbit the Earth, carry a nuclear warhead, and stay suspended at a low orbit until a decision to strike. And they remember as they launch manned space missions to create an orbiting space station that may well be capable of military activity.How did the Chinese come to possess such prowess?