While incoming president Donald Trump accused China of currency manipulation, among others, during the campaign, China is offering the necessary funding and engineering know-how to build bridges of friendship in America as part of its global New Silk Road and Maritime Silk Road economic outreach programs.
Yes, the offer does look like the absence of tit-for-tat counter-sanctions from Putin after Obama’s “kitchen diplomacy,” i.e. stupid kicking out of 35 Russian diplomats.
But fixing America, and make it great again, require Donald Trump to be bold. That’s because the Khazarian Cult doesn’t want to get any American leader to cozy up with Asia, as that would mean peace in the region. Very bad for the arms business.
Op-Ed: Fixing America will require Trump to be bold, and work with China
By Curtis Stone (People’s Daily Online)
In U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s book, Great Again, he said, “You go to countries like China…and you look at their train systems and their public transport. It’s so much better. We’re like a third-world country.” Despite his tough talk, Trump admires China for its GDP growth and for its infrastructure investment and engineering. He sees that, while America is aging and falling behind in certain areas, China is growing and moving forward. The U.S. can learn from China on infrastructure building, and benefit from its successes.
China is leading the world in infrastructure investment and engineering. China’s Beipan River bridge, which connects Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, is a 4,400-feet-long cable-stayed suspension bridge that hangs 1,854 feet in the sky. That is equivalent to 200 stories, roughly the height of four Trump Tower’s stacked.
Another example is Guizhou’s high-speed railway bridge connecting Shanghai and Kunming. This amazing achievement caught the attention of some foreign scholars. Duke University Professor Ralph Litzinger (@BeijingNomad) said, “Serious infrastructure investment in China. Makes the [U.S.] look like a backward country.” Kingston University Professor Steve Keen (@ProfSteveKeen) called it an example of China’s impressive engineering and said Trump “could learn a lot from [China] about infrastructure planning.”
America may be the contemporary example on building a great country, but China is the contemporary example on rebuilding a great country. The two massive bridges in Guizhou are a tiny example of China’s strength in infrastructure investment and engineering. No other country in the world has lifted more than double the size of America’s entire population out of poverty in such a short period of time. Since then, China has opened the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and is building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. These are massive cooperation projects, and the hallmark of modern-day China. Meanwhile, America cannot even realize high-speed rail after years and years of planning. Rather than bash China, perhaps America should learn from and work with China.
Trump wants to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure upgrades in America to rebuild the nation and put people back to work. The problem is how to pay for it and how to do it. China knows how to fund and carry out serious infrastructure building, and deep-pocketed Chinese investors want to invest billions more in America. One way for Trump to realize his plan would be to use Chinese funds and technology. This would help return some of America’s investment in China back to America for the benefit of America, and strengthen the bilateral relationship. Trump’s plan to rebuild America is bold, but it remains to be seen if he will be bold enough to do what is best for America.
In addition to China’s effort to help the West economically, it has also launched a much bigger CCTV broadcast, now rebranded as CGTN, or China Global Television Network, “a multi-language global television network owned by China Central Television. The six television channels of CGTN aired simultaneously at 4:00 GMT, on December 31, 2016.”
This is to foster understanding of the Chinese culture, and effectively neutralize bad propaganda coming from the other side.
The broadcaster published a congratulatory letter from President Xi Jinping on Saturday, urging the newly launched CGTN to “tell China’s story well, spread China’s voice well, let the world know a three-dimensional, colourful China, and showcase China’s role as a builder of world peace”.
With Russian SputnikNews and Russia Today, and Iran’s PressTV, the China-Russia-Iran alliance in geopolitical and economic terms, should be more than enough to counter aggressive Western rhetoric which have nothing to do with our common progress.
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