Four years ago, January, 1st, 2016, The Probaway Person of the Year was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping. “Xi has guided the world’s most populous backward country into being what will be seen in 500 years as the most successful progressive country ever, and in doing so he will be remembered as the founder of a dynasty.” Then on April 28, 2020, I posted A precise definition of the American century.
The long quote below is from it, and the conclusion has become a growing fact that will soon be obvious to everyone.
A similar situation exists now with the current Covid pandemic bringing the United States and the whole world into economic chaos, except for China. China is now totally in control of their Covid problem and is in a position to become the obvious preeminent economic power in the world.
China is at the moment a peaceful power, and so long as the US has the navy to keep the High Seas of the world safe for commerce, it will retain the status of the military power of the world. But that navy costs a lot of American money, and China is making lots of money because of the low cost of its world trade crossing those seas. With the world in chaos, China will thrive even better. China has the wisdom of long foresight whereas the US is still locked into its quarterly profits reports and has lost the strategic economic war, and Europe is reveling in its glorious history and tourism. Until Covid struck, tourism was Europeans’ free bounty and now what will Europe do to compete on the world stage?
The American century began with the Great Flu pandemic of 1918-1920 and ended with the Covid pandemic of 2020.”
It now appears that the US and much of the rest of the world are going to declare that the Covid crisis is over and their economies can move forward to even greater prosperity than before the pandemic. But, and it is a huge BUT, China has its Covid under control with very few new cases and totally effective monitoring of those few cases. Whereas the US and others don’t have control of their Covid, and yet they are closing down the few control measures that were semi-effective.
People can not live with staying home for the indefinite future, and thirty million Americans are suddenly without employment, or money to live, and so they are being sent back to work. It is a recipe for certain disaster.
The pretense is that the disease will simply go away, but until there is a lot of personal immunity to the Covid disease built up and a vaccine is fully deployed throughout the whole world, the disease will continue to spread, infect and kill. It will spread until every person on Earth has developed some degree of immunity, and that will take several years. Covid’s progress will only be impeded by its access to fresh humans to infect.
The end result is that China, which was already moving past the rest of the world economically, will explode with success and dominate the world. It will be a Golden Time for China!