Eagle -vs- Red Dragon Continues: Larry Kudlow Discusses Conflicts With China…

Thankfully, NEC Chairman Larry Kudlow knows the dance with the dragon is well beyond his advanced skill-set.  Kudlow is too earnest to enter the cunning matrix of deception as it pertains to Beijing’s geopolitical strategies, Chairman Xi Jinping and President Trump.

As such Kudlow speaks in distant terms while allowing the ‘killers’, specifically U.S.T.R. Lighthizer, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and President Trump, to engage as planned.

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Nuance and subtlety is everything in China. Culturally harsh tones are seen as a sign of weakness and considered intensely impolite in public displays between officials; especially amid adversaries. Respect is earned through strength and cunning.

There is no doubt in my mind that President Trump has a very well thought out long-term strategy regarding China. President Trump takes strategic messaging toward the people of china very importantly. President Trump has, very publicly, complimented the friendship he feels toward President Xi Jinping; and praises Chairman Xi for his character, strength and purposeful leadership.  Trump knows how to play their panda/dragon games.

To build upon a projected and strategic message – President Trump seeded the background by appointing Ambassador Terry Branstad, a 30-year personal friend of President Xi Jinping.

To enhance and amplify the message – and broadcast cultural respect – U.S. President Trump used Mar-a-Lago as the venue for their visit, not the White House. And President Trump’s beautiful granddaughter, Arabella, sweetly serenaded the Chinese First Family twice in Mandarin Chinese song showing the utmost respect for the guests and later for the hosts.

Why the constant warm messaging?

What is the purpose?

What does all this have to do with a trade confrontation?

 

Historic Chinese geopolitical policy, vis-a-vis their totalitarian control over political sentiment (action) and diplomacy through silence, is evident in the strategic use of the space between carefully chosen words, not just the words themselves.

Each time China takes aggressive action (red dragon) China projects a panda face through silence and non-response to opinion of that action;…. and then the  action continues.

The red dragon has a tendency to say one necessary thing publicly, while manipulating another necessary thing privately. The Art of War.

President Trump is the first U.S. President to understand how the red dragon hides behind the panda mask.

It is specifically because he understands that Panda is a mask that President Trump messages warmth toward the Chinese people, and pours vociferous praise upon Xi Jinping, while simultaneously confronting the geopolitical doctrine of the Xi regime.

In essence Trump is mirroring the behavior of China while confronting their economic duplicity.

China has no cultural or political space between peace and war; they are a historic nation based on two points of polarity. They see peace and war as coexisting with each other.

China accepts and believes opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Flowing between these polar states is a natural dynamic to be used -with serious contemplation- in advancing objectives as needed.

Peace or war. Win or lose. Yin and Yang. Culturally there is no middle position in dealings with China; they are not constitutionally capable of understanding or valuing the western philosophy of mutual benefit where concession of terms gains a larger outcome. If it does not benefit China, it is not done. The outlook is simply, a polarity of peace or war. In politics or economics the same perspective is true. It is a zero-sum outlook.

If it does not benefit China, it is not done !

Therefore the economic battle must be carefully waged to deliver a series of alternative thoughts in the mind of Beijing – where they view specific action as their best interest.  Any reversal in the current standard of benefit is viewed as a loss; the Chinese will not cede to any losses.  To challenge those who hold this zero-sum position, you must first change the current standard.

This means China must lose first before the negotiations can begin.  The baseline within the negotiation must be reset.  Once the baseline position is reset, then negotiation can be viewed by the Chinese as a gain.  This is the only way to get the Chinese to agree to any terms.

If the baseline losses to China are not currently firmed, such that Beijing and Xi Jinping see their current position as the standard, then President Trump and Bob Lighthizer need to wait longer before engaging.

Big Panda must see their diminished bamboo forest as the natural, current, and diminishing forecast status.  Only then will Panda engage in negotiations.  China must be in a seemingly perpetual stasis of losing before they will contemplate their need to achieve gains.

This is an economic and geopolitical battle that requires nerves of steel and an incredible amount of cunning and strategy.  As Trump resets the baseline, China will make multiple simultaneous moves to counter any potential losses.

President Trump, Secretary Ross and U.S.T.R. Lighthizer must think well ahead of China (they have); and make moves early in the conflict (they have); long before China realizes they are being confronted (they did).   {Go Deep} As we saw with the DPRK showdown Trump was several moves ahead of Xi, and blocked the counter-offense position of the Red Dragon before it was deployed.

President Trump will not back down from his position; the U.S. holds all of the leverage and the issue must be addressed. President Trump has waiting three decades for this moment. This President and his team are entirely prepared for this.

We are finally confronting the geopolitical Red Dragon, China!

The Olive branch and arrows denote the power of peace and war. The symbol in any figure’s right hand has more significance than one in its left hand. Also important is the direction faced by the symbols central figure. The emphasis on the eagles stare signifies the preferred disposition. An eagle holding an arrow also symbolizes the war for freedom, and its use is commonly referred to the liberation fight of righteous people from abusive influence. The eagle on the original seal created for the Office of the President showed the gaze upon the arrows.

The Eagle and the Arrow – An Aesop’s Fable

An Eagle was soaring through the air. Suddenly it heard the whizz of an Arrow, and felt the dart pierce its breast. Slowly it fluttered down to earth. Its lifeblood pouring out. Looking at the Arrow with which it had been shot, the Eagle realized that the deadly shaft had been feathered with one of its own plumes.

Moral: We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.

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72 Responses to Eagle -vs- Red Dragon Continues: Larry Kudlow Discusses Conflicts With China…

  1. leont says:

    At this point, the multitude of “Fifth Columns” and internal traitors present considerably more complicated problem than Chine.

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    • CLRoemke says:

      Just my opinion, but China has been working on building the ‘fifth columns’ in our country for 20 years – facilitated by the Clintons. Col. Tony Shaffer (military Intel) has summed it up nicely for Fox News on Lew Dobbs. That’s probably why you almost never see Tony on Fox any more.
      China has major influence here

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        AMEN! Except I would say 50 years. Quietly, quietly, the work was begun LONG ago, through Chinese expat communities and nations, as well as surrogates.

        Remember Nixon “opening the door to China”? Remember how Americans viewed this as “gracious” and “an offer”? Remember our attitudes of dupe superiority and deluded benevolence?

        Reset your thinking. Nixon was FORCED INTO giving China what it wanted, by communists INSIDE and OUTSIDE the US government. The give-away is that commie asset HALPER was inside, managing another DOWNFALL. Nixon was being torn apart by CIA parasites, and made to play the game to China’s tune. When they were done, they tossed his carcass by the side of Impeachment Road.

        Once you understand that the pro-Soviet, pro-China Deep State plus bamboozled capitalists pressured a beleaguered Nixon into making concessions to China – which itself had almost no VISIBLE assets in the United States – you understand how deadly China really is.

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        • Jan says:

          With that kind of summary, I think the CIA is every bit as dangerous or worse than China and Russia combined. That they’re are our own AINOs (Americans in name only) makes it worse.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            Very important to realize how similar Deep Throat was to what was done to Trump from the FBI, that fresh communist Hillary was working from the Congress on impeachment after her stint with notorious commie law firm Treuhaft (and got fired, too, for cheating), and that Woodward and Bernstein were basically media pawns of Deep State.

            We’ve been getting FAKE NEWS for a LONG TIME. The commies even took out McCarthy using the Fake News. Once one understands how LONG Fake News has been running, it all makes sense. Stalin started working on the American media (personal invitations) in the 1930’s. Think of that – 20 years of lead time before McCarthy.

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      • cripto says:

        Take the plunge for a long read on this very subject: ‘picking flowers in foreign lands to make honey in China’ (异国采花,中华酿蜜), risk harming the West’s strategic advantage.”

        (Excerpt)
        “China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is expanding its research collaboration with universities outside of China. Since 2007, the PLA has sponsored more than 2,500 military scientists and engineers to study abroad and has developed relationships with researchers and institutions across the globe.

        This collaboration is highest in the Five Eyes countries, Germany and Singapore, and is often unintentionally supported by taxpayer funds. Australia has been engaged in the highest level of PLA collaboration among Five Eyes countries per capita, at six times the level in the US. Nearly all PLA scientists sent abroad are Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members who return to China on time.

        Dozens of PLA scientists have obscured their military affiliations to travel to Five Eyes countries and the European Union, including at least 17 to Australia, where they work in areas such as hypersonic missiles and navigation technology. Those countries don’t count China as a security ally but rather treat it as one of their main intelligence adversaries.”
        https://www.aspi.org.au/report/picking-flowers-making-honey

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        • wilski says:

          Agree. The Chicom Brain Drain”. Review the names of U. S.graduate “students” in current STEM (scientific) research projects.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “where they work in areas such as hypersonic missiles and navigation technology.”

          Anyone with a minimal smattering of common sense can see the problem there. Unfortunately, too many people are in denial and/or have their heads inserted…..

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        • motreehouse says:

          Cripto this is heavy duty. Maybe the type of info liddle marco was alluding to some months back regarding chicoms in the universities here. Thanks for posting the link.

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      • GrantsLounge says:

        Wish Col. Shaffer was part of the administration.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          Wasn’t something done to keep him out? I can’t remember the details, but I think there were forces arrayed against him getting into the Trump administration, just like CIA used CNN used @KFILE to nuke Monica Crowley. That might change after this election, or in 2021.

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          • jeans2nd says:

            Neither Shaffer nor Crowley have been silenced. Muted a bit perhaps, but not silenced. Both are now found on smaller tv and radio shows. Both still saying the things they said prior.
            Personally had wanted Crowley for UN Amb., but Heather Nauert may be an even better pick.

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      • RoddREpub says:

        Wow I think you’re right. I liked Tony. He was really good.

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  2. “We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.” I suspect this also applies to our enemies, the democrats.

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  3. Peter says:

    America does indeed hold all the trump cards. China is not a natually unified country. Why not just crush China and never mind trying to ease them into concessions? This could be done. China is a country of thieves and should be dealt with as such.

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    • Sneaky Pete says:

      “China is not a natually unified country.”

      Neither is the US,and not by a long shot. We’re a demographic ticking time bomb and many would argue the bomb already exploded and we’re already dead–just don’t know it.

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      • GB Bari says:

        Those who argue that are merely voicing their wishful thinking. We can get all of the nay-saying there is by paying attention to the eneMedia, the MSM. However it is 99.7% rubbish.

        People who are willfully ignorant of American historia do not understand that the core Americans who believe in and fight for this country have always been slow to react to threats, both potential and dynamic.

        It is in our national psyche to attempt to resolve conflict by peaceful means first. Statesmanship, diplomacy are usually tried first before more aggressive responses are imposed.

        Our military is ready at very short notice to inflict maximum pain on an enemy who attacks us. However they cannot act unless authorized by a smart and quick thinking President, and are not obstructed by a corrupt and foolish Congress. We at least have the former in place.

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        • Sneaky Pete says:

          “Those who argue that are merely voicing their wishful thinking.”

          Rubbish. A stupid ad hominem. And you yourself admit in your final paragraph that not even our Congress is on board with saving the country. Our philosophy of limited, small government, and and independent, self-reliant free citizen is REJECTED by 1/2 our population whose goal is nothing more than get whitey and get benes. Wake up.

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  4. Dudley says:

    Sounds harder then 3D chess.

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  5. Dutchman says:

    leont;
    The Fifth columns and traitors ARE China. ALL the efforts to discredit DJT, from the soft coup on, are ultimately coming from CHINA.
    Globalism, Climate change, its ALL Chicoms

    DJT, as POTUS, represents an existential threat to Chicoms and their agents, puppets, and proxies.

    Its ALL about China.

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    • Dutchman, When you look at what has been going on since Donald J Trump became President Elect, you can see and feel the power that China has forced upon this man.

      God help President Trump and his administration as he navigates through the most deadly waters known to man.

      Waking up here at CTH has been the experience of a lifetime. Everyday I learn more, I understand less and pray more.

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  6. Dutchman says:

    I AGREE, POTUS DJT is NOT going to back down.
    But, I don’t see any way China can accede to his demands.
    To do so would lead to the loss of power for the Chinese communist party.

    It seems to me, by making his very reasonable demands on trade with China, he is demanding tje chinese communist party commit suicide.

    I simply don’t see how this is resolved.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Sundance explained this quite clearly above.

      PDJT holds far more leverage against China then they hold against us. This is because of the relative sizes of the economies and the relative sizes of export/ import balances.

      The US can impose far more “hurt” on the Chinese economy than they can on us. It is already happening. When they are down far enough, they will see a deal with PDJT – more on his terms than theirs – as a gain from their soon-to-be-poorer economic position.

      It’s why he recently told them “you aren’t ready yet” (to make a deal). They haven’t sunk far enough to be incentivized to move off of their stubborn positions. It will come.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Red China has changed across time. First, fiercely against tradition, then accommodating. Opposing then accommodating capitalism. Christian churches are allowed, although the picture seems to shift a lot.

      One child has morphed into 1.5 child

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  7. Diana Allocco says:

    That was an excellent interview. Love Kudlow.

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  8. MontanaMel says:

    Very soon, after Nov 7th, it will be time for our PDJT to revalue the USD to reset our position vis-a-vis tariffs with China. They have manipulated their currency vs ours to blunt the effect of our tariffs. This is not acceptable in the world of central banks. (But, yet, we do some very similar things when it comes to commodity prices – or, so it appears).
    And, when he does this, he will most likely change some of the actual tariff “rates” boot…
    ie: life gets tough right smartly!

    Right now, in front of Nov 7th, is the time of Kabooki theater intermission….get your popcorn and fish heads while their hot! Check-6 (In So Korea, that would be dried Squid crunchies)…

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “get your popcorn and fish heads while their hot! Check-6 (In So Korea, that would be dried Squid crunchies)…”

      I have my popcorn ready, but I have not made any kimchi in about two years or so. I prefer my squid fried plain or in tempura batter, not dried.

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  9. Jason says:

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  10. cripto says:

    Interesting read. Lots of fortune sticks being cast about, however the Third Plenum blackout date is worthy of speculation, as it is the anniversary of ‘Reform and Opening’ that commenced with Deng Xiaoping in late 1978, that drove China’s growth. We laugh and call Xi the ‘Chairman of Everything’ but behind it is the simple fact that going that ‘Great Leader ‘ route means he will take the blame if the ‘China Dream’ turns into his nightmare.

    ‘The biggest story in Chinese politics right now’ – silence over Communist Party’s autumn meeting
    Lack of announcement may reflect leaders’ busy schedule but uncertainty persists over country’s direction and its response to economic headwinds
    This autumn meeting has often been the stage to unveil major reform programmes”

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2171171/biggest-story-chinese-politics-right-now-silence-over-communist

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  11. Gaius Gracchus says:

    Great outlining of the situation, as always. President Trump’s handling of China alone has demonstrated just how amazing he is. He rejected the accepted wisdom and showed that the emperor had no clothes.

    The President has been absolutely brilliant with China and the Chinese are both baffled by him and full of respect for his cunning. For decades, the Chinese leadership, who are brilliant cutthroat men, played the US leadership for fools. American leaders confirmed all the worst Chinese stereotypes of Americans as greedy and short-sighted. Throw some money and Americans would give China whatever it wanted.

    As someone who has studied American foreign policy and China for a long time, I stand in complete awe of our President. May God continue to bless and guide, so that we might save this country.

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    • westray hazzard says:

      AMEN!!!

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    • Sneaky Pete says:

      Agree. But this comment is like others on different topics that praise Trump’s leadership, and rightly so. But will Trumpism survive Trump? Can our culture and government truly be reformed, or do we resume our decline once his Presidency ends? Unfortunately, history is full of examples of reformist, even reactionary, leaders who do great things for their nation, only to see it all undone once they’re gone. It is usually nothing more than a temporary blip on a continued downward trajectory. Too pessimistic? I should enjoy the present more? Sorry, it’s just what I see. Pat Buchanan and I probably wouldn’t be the most fun guests at a party.

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      • GB Bari says:

        To even suggest President Trump is “reactionary” is to admit knowing very little about him.

        “Reformist” may be a better adjective; however, IMHO it is an incomplete and somewhat weak characterization because he is facing a far wider array of active antagonists across the spectrum both domestically and internationally than any prior President since WWII.

        I’d say he is more of a “American political restorationist.” (has nothing to do with religious “restorationism”).

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        • Sneaky Pete says:

          As a reactionary myself, I was paying him a compliment.

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        • Elizabeth Carter says:

          GB Bari, I agree with most of what you say. However, I do think President Trump is actually intent on religious restoration also. He makes the point over and over that we are one nation under God. Most people think of belief in our Creator God as something they pay lip service to, but do not really believe.
          Communism is a godless form of Government and rights are given by whoever has the power and money at the time to decide what rights citizens can have today and they are subject to change tomorrow. They are a government of death and destruction.
          America was founded as a Christian nation and it must return to its roots. That does not mean everyone will be a Christian but it does mean that the principles of Christianity as set forth in our Constitution must be restored. That is why President Trump emphasizes the Original Intent of our Constitution. Our rights are endowed by our Creator and that is the only way our country can survive and be restored. Christianity requires that we love God and love one another. Communism pretends to imitate Christianity but they are total opposites. There is no love at all in Communism and there is no provision for love. The Communist leaders believe they are God.
          As a Christian, my first responsibility is to God, then to my family and to my country which is my extended family. We are a Sovereign Nation. We want to interact with other nations on a level playing field to our mutual benefit. We do not want to “Rule the World”. We leave that to God in His infinite wisdom, follow His instructions and submit to His guidance.

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          • mugzey302 says:

            Amen, sister! As our founding documents stipulate, our rights are endowed by our Creator. The first one being right to life. The abomination of abortion is the blood sacrifice feeding the demonic forces in this country, and continuing on to child trafficking and ritual murder/cannibalism. This is our country when God is removed from all the public places, schools, govt. Hollywood jokes about it, makes movies about it, pretends it is a “conspiracy theory”. What would you expect from those under the control of the father of lies?

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          • GB Bari says:

            Elizabeth – I was not trying to get “into the weeds” of discussing Restorationism as it pertains to Christianity and varying dogmas – that would have been getting outside the main subject matter here. But I absolutely understand your perspective and opinion.

            I do very much like and appreciate that President Trump is unabashed of his Christian background and of his Jewish son in law and, without being pious about it or spotlighting it, simply includes a respect for God and faith as part of his governing philosophy.

            I think the Leftwing secularists who have tried to banish any and all expressions and symbols of religious faith from all forms of government and public life in our society must accept a lot of blame for the moral and ethical problems that have become so rampant throughout government and the society at large.

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      • Electra says:

        Totally agree. Those of us in the trenches should start mulling over this question right now. I’m not at all sure that V.P. Pence, however loyal he’s been, can be trusted to carry on the revolution. He’s certainly a man of character, but if he’s anything other than a neo-con, then I haven’t heard anything about it. America simply can’t afford another George Bush Sr. This is our last chance.

        We need to scrutinize the talent available to us– e.g., Don Jr., Kris Kobach, etc.–and take concrete steps toward making one of them our candidate in 2024. NOW. Tempus Fugit.

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      • tomf says:

        Simple answer Pete.
        It’s up to you and me and all who now are awake.
        Smile, we are winning.

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      • WSB says:

        Simple Pete…step up and it won’t happen.

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        • michaelhamblin says:

          That’s right – don’t sit idle. I remember the day after the 2008 election I heard Marvin Olasky speak. The audience was deeply concerned about the election results and asking many questions, what could be done about what appeared to be coming. Strengthen what remains. Join together with others. Build and prepare for when the time is right. Seize opportunities. Don’t sit it out. Keep up the fight and don’t give up hope.

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  12. Piggy says:

    Not a fan of doing business with any Communist countries. Their slave labor and lack of regulations kind of put a damper on competition.

    Chinese government only works for the benefit of the party. Not everyone in China is a Communist but everyone in China is ruled by the Communists.

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  13. cripto says:

    “Xi Jinping tries to give private business a ‘confidence boost’ as economic slowdown bites
    The president tells gathering of entrepreneurs that their businesses will be supported with ‘substantial’ tax cuts and bailout funds
    He promises equal treatment of private and public sectors, saying personal and property rights will be protected?”
    https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/2171267/xi-jinping-tells-chinas-private-business-owners-you-can

    Wang Xiangwei (Editorial advisor SCMP) tweeted this in response:

    “Desperate times call for stupid measures. Beijing is asking local authorities already mired in trillions of yuan in debts to set up bailout funds worth hundreds of billions of yuan to buy into high-leveraged private firms. Make no sense.

    A good question is are there any truly private firms in China since the new ‘reforms’ where private companies must now have a political officer (read CCP controller) installed who must be allowed to sit in on board meetings.

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  14. SD, brilliant post! Developments in China are driving a lot right now (including the stock market), but POTUS and his team have and are executing the sophisticated plan you outline above. Press is so literal–POTUS can be good guy and Kudlow/Lighthizer/Ross and other can be tougher–which makes tremendous sense given that the devil is in the details.

    There are a lot of other very useful nuggets in this interview, namely, each 1% of growth (over 2% is what I recall) equals $3-$3.5T reduction in debt over 10 years. That is MAGA!

    Also this is supply side boom and hence not inflationary, and he says Powell agrees. So raising rates is re-norming from QE2 ridiculously low levels but pace of additional rate increases should slow…perhaps one more.

    Ludlow is a terrific member of the MAGA team! TY SD for posting this.

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  15. Tom22ndState says:

    Great post Sundance. I’m hoping Mr Kudlow was interviewed just after a dental appointment or perhaps he has a head cold?
    Sounded like he was biting his tongue. My prayers are with all of us, especially our leaders.

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  16. Elizabeth Carter says:

    Larry Kudlow seems so calm and certain about our economy and where we are heading now. He sees that President Trump’s ideas are working.
    China actually does not have an economy. They do not pay their people enough to buy their own goods. If it were not for our government selling us out and giving China our technology and our money to support themselves, they would have already failed like every other Communist country has failed.
    By taking away our support of China’s economy and insisting on fair trade deals, President Trump has exposed them and is in the process of helping countries that really want to help their own people to thrive, he has set up a whole new dynamic in the world for free and independent sovereign nations. China will be the new Venezuela shortly because they have no idea how to survive if they can’t steal what other countries produce.
    I doubt that China can change until they walk away from Communism. The Chinese people thrive in America when they have the opportunities we offer them. I know of no country that has ever thrived under Communism.

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    • wondering999 says:

      Our past leadership had been trying to depress wages so that Americans, also would not be paid enough to buy their own goods. I believe that our President is aiming for prosperity for all, not just the few

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  17. Sharpshorts says:

    Excellent sundance…Chinese cultural zero sum mindset vs. western philosophy of mutual benefit.
    We can deal with them but they are incapable of understanding us.
    Pretty much the same as the Conservative vs. Progressive conflict in this country too.

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  18. Doug Amos says:

    What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. Confucius

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  19. trapper says:

    Putting China in the right direction

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    • nikkichico7 says:

      trapper that’s fascinating to watch … who’d of thought you could do that 😳 … cool 😎👍

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “in the right direction”

      In a way, that is what VSGPDJT is doing to the coup plotters against him (GOPe/Deme; Main Sewer Media & “deep state/ shadow government”). They are the bug and he is defecting their attempts to take him down, so that they have to try and go off in some other direction. That does not work, so they try something else. Once in awhile they have a little victory (“crossing the line”), but in the end picture a pencil eraser coming down and squashing the irritating little creeping thing.

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  20. Old11A says:

    This theme has been repeated in the CTH on several occasions. And it is valid. I would like to see how this theme is applied the support of the so-called caravan of refugees moving through Mexico. As V.P. Pence stated they are being support by various central American countries with strong ties to China. Those countries have no money and are in hock up to their eyes to, you guessed it: China. I believe this is the space between the words. More discussion/analysis please.

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    • trapper says:

      You can’t see it, but I have a big smile on my face from your post. You hit it exactly. The central American instigators and organizers are just like the big-mouth democrats in congress. None of them care. They take whatever position, advance whatever narrative, promote whatever action they are paid to take by those who fund them. Look past them to peer into the negative space to see who is behind it. And also remember, when you think you see a contradiction, all you are seeing is evidence that one or more of your assumptions is false. Of course China is behind the caravan. And what do you deduce from that?

      What I deduce is that they see the inevitable outcome, are desperate, and have only two things left in their trick bag: helping the democrats try to take the House, and outright hot war. Their own generals must have told them we would crush them in a hot war, so they go with the first one … for now. But put nothing past desperate progressive/Marxist/socialists. They will eventually resign themselves to the direction Trump sets them on, because the alternative is the end of the Chicom regime, and they know it.

      But after they fail in the midterms, watch and listen for one thing: watch for the American left and the international globalists become increasingly belligerent and aggressive toward the Chicoms, even to the point of advocating hot war with between the US and China, much like they have been pushing for hot war with Russia for years. They will not hesitate to eat their own ideological children in pursuit of their prize of a one world government that they control, and one of their alternative ways of imposing it is through world chaos and destruction out of which they will offer order in exchange of freedom just to make it stop.

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      • Elizabeth Carter says:

        Trapper, I believe that is why President Trump has put our troops on the border. He is making our military stronger and better supplied. He will be bringing them home soon to protect us.
        The troops on the border will keep people in who are trying to run away when the sealed indictments are unsealed while they keep the hordes out who are being sent in from the South to overthrow us. The sleeper cells will be activated inside our country and the militia will be needed for that.
        By making the current show of strength and determination, I believe that President Trump may get us through this without a war and they will just back off for now. In the meantime we will grow stronger and more focused every day because they have exposed themselves and we can no longer pretend that they intend to peacefully coexist with us.

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      • Elwood says:

        They don’t want war with the US. They want war between US and Russia. They know they can’t win a war vs the United States.

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  21. stablesort says:

    Is Kudlow alright? He seems to be slurring his words more than I recall from the past.

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  22. viator2 says:

    CTH may not like Kudlow all that much but he is a great spokesman who knows his stuff. Further he and others in the Trump economic team are the best pro-growth group in a very long time, quite possibly the best ever. We will see shortly what the people of the US think of that.

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  23. Beigun says:

    SD, you are sailing in uncharted waters.

    Japan is the master of Sun Tzu’s Art of War, not China. Speaking of Philosophy, can you name one Japanese Philospher not related to Bushido, i.e. Zen Buddhism or the unique Japanese Nichi-Ren Buddhism?

    China has historically praised men of learning, the Mandarins, not men of the sword, like the Samurai in Japan. As the old Chinese saying goes:

    “To make a warrior out of a man is the same as
    making nails out of iron.”

    In other words, to become a scholar is far better than being a soldier.

    But let me get to the point. The rise of MAGA was the result of the decline of the US middle class from 100 years of cumulative trade deficits with Northeast Asia. To wit:

    1. 60 consecutive years of trade deficits with Japan.
    2. 30 consecutive years of trade deficits with Korea.
    3. 20 consecutive years of trade deficits with China.

    China is the newcomer to the Japanese economic model of “Kokusanka” or import once and export many by “making it at home.”

    So, Trump is playing the same NE Asian game and he knows the last ones to make a deal will be Japan as they have gotten away with duping guilable gaijin (foreigners) in trade for the longest.

    While Japan now returns the Imperial Rescript on Education (Emperor worship) under Abe, which was outlawed by MacArthur, the US is totally oblivious to happenings in Tokyo….but that started with US Grant’s role in mediating Okinawa sovereignty between the Imperial Courts of Beijing (favored Ryukyu independence) and Tokyo (favoring annexation)…the rest is history.

    Remember Sun Tzu; The greatest King has others fight for him to achieve victory.

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  24. Beigun says:

    News Flash: Japan is expecting exemption from ban on Iranian oil…not the first time either.

    They are different, ya know.

    Just like Japan continued trade with Rhodesia South Africa, Burma, and the Soviet Union (Toshiba scandal) while those countries were under sanctions.

    The swamp began with the largest foreign lobby, Japan, back in the 70/80s….see Pat Choate’s book “Agents of Influence,” albeit 30 years old.

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