Reflections on the Current World Situation
To begin, we must delve into the domestic issues of the United States and seek to identify areas of bipartisan agreement. Take, for example, the recent strike by American auto workers. In the prevailing Chinese perspective, workers and unions are often criticized as greedy. But does this perspective hold true in the United States? Why did President Biden, a Democrat, lend support to striking workers, particularly when, historically, the American labor force has aligned more with the Republican camp? Has anyone given thought to this intriguing question? The decision to repatriate production and supply chains to North America transcends mere cost considerations. It reflects a response to domestic challenges like economic inequality and a rapidly changing global landscape that challenges the established U.S.-dominated world order.
Moving forward, the U.S. economy grapples with a multitude of issues, including the lingering repercussions of the pandemic. As a major player in the global economy, any faltering by the United States, coupled with China's economic deceleration, could herald substantial changes in the world's economic and political dynamics. How will this global economic crisis ultimately be resolved? It's disconcerting to acknowledge that two of the world's three powder kegs have already ignited, with the third on the precipice. The outlook appears rather bleak.
Thirdly, within this self-proclaimed 'century of great shift,' as dubbed by China's Xi, the global stage takes on the semblance of a chessboard where a showdown between two major camps is taking form. What should be the next strategic move? Clearly, the West's might alone no longer suffices to address the current challenges. The United States and the Western world find themselves in a defensive posture of late. Recent proactive endeavors by the U.S., such as addressing Middle Eastern issues (enabling reconciliation between relatively moderate Muslim countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia), have encountered disruptions. This disruption has contributed to President Biden's growing sense of frustration. (Notably, China, Russia, and Iran have been orchestrating internal operations, affording them the agility to quickly shift their operational focus. This contrasts with Western external operations, characterized by protracted encirclement strategies, which are both time-consuming and onerous. As it stands, short-term prospects appear far from optimistic).
Lastly, following a significant internal overhaul in China, including the reformation of the Army of Rocket and the removal of key figures in the foreign ministry and finance sectors, a prevailing local faction now holds sway. The stage appears to be set for potential conflict. Recent purges within the military and diplomatic circles indicate preparedness for potential war. In essence, those who have hesitated to support this trajectory or were previously involved in foreign affairs are facing purges. The local faction, primarily comprised of individuals deeply rooted within their homeland and possessing limited knowledge of foreign nations, especially in the West, remains the dominant force. These individuals tend to gauge their successes based on past benchmarks and exude self-confidence. They can rapidly mobilize for military preparations and swiftly channel their efforts toward boosting economic production to meet the demands of war preparedness."