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CFR Declares China’s Dedication to Progress Is a Crime

Aug. 7, 2018 (EIRNS)—The Council on Foreign Relations, the foremost British imperial institution in the U.S., published a piece on Aug. 2 entitled, “Is Made in China 2025 a Threat to Global Trade?” by CFR Deputy Editor James McBride. While explaining first that China has committed itself, through “Made in China 2025,” to

“rapidly developing ten high-tech industries. Chief among these are electric cars and other new energy vehicles, next-generation information technology (IT) and telecommunications, and advanced robotics and artificial intelligence. Other major sectors include agricultural technology; aerospace engineering; new synthetic materials; advanced electrical equipment; emerging bio-medicine; high-end rail infrastructure; and high-tech maritime engineering.”

Obviously a devious and aggressive policy, right?

McBride reports that “President Trump and other leaders of industrial democracies see the plan as a threat,” although he would be more correct to say that some members of Trump’s cabinet see it that way. McBride does acknowledge that this policy is necessary if China is to become a modern industrial nation, but he then retails the lies being peddled by those who intend to stop China’s development.

China’s crimes?

“Chinese recruitment of foreign scientists, its theft of U.S. intellectual property, and its targeted acquisitions of U.S. firms constituted an unprecedented threat to the U.S. industrial base,”

writes McBride.

“More broadly, policymakers worry that China’s state-led model and its ambition to control entire supply chains ... means that entire industries could come under control of a rival geopolitical power.”

McBride reports that a June 2018 report by the U.S. Trade Representative “warned that China’s economic moves threaten not only the U.S. economy but also the global innovation system as a whole.”

Perhaps the giveaw

ay is the following regarding the WTO, in which China is a member: “The Trump administration believes that the WTO forum is insufficient for addressing China’s abuses, because, they allege, China has been undermining the principles of open trade even while observing the letter of the law.”

So, one may ask, what happened to the mantra that China is failing to follow “the rule of law”? Perhaps the CFR believes that the law is what London and Wall Street say it is.

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