China supplies US with vital ingredients for its munitions, and even more political correctness

China supplies US with vital ingredients for its munitions, and even more political correctness. By Miranda Devine.

[Trump said, ] “They’re down three and a half million jobs since we started [applying tariffs] and their supply chain is really cracked and broken. They want to make a deal. We’ll see what happens.”

Michael Pillsbury, author of The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower, a Trump favourite, told Fox News this week that if the Chinese trade delegation has “nothing new to offer and the talks are at an impasse then it’s time for escalation … [Trump] could inflict a lot of pain on China”.

Pillsbury described a “new bellicosity and imperial nationalism” in China, which now describes America as “yesterday’s hegemon”. …

Matt Stoller, author of Goliath, the 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, writes that the collapse of manufacturing means the US is dependent on China for everything from vitamin C and nylon products to optical scanners, consumer robotics and electronics. Most ominously, he claims China is the only supplier of specialty chemicals used in munitions and missiles.

Meanwhile, the US is importing Chinese political correctness. From a communist government! Crazy.

The craven capitulation of America’s mighty basketball industry to Chinese bullying yesterday proves corporate cowardice is a national security issue. …

The contemptible brownnosing wasn’t enough for Beijing’s bullies, who want Morey to serve as an example to anyone in the West who dares side with Hong Kong’s brave, outgunned democracy protesters. …

But now America’s most politically correct sport is apolitical and morally neutral when it comes to standing up for actual human rights in Hong Kong …

Hollywood also has capitulated, censoring material Beijing doesn’t like, from removing Taiwanese patches on Tom Cruise’s jacket in Top Gun: Maverick, to deleting a Tibetan monk character from Doctor Strange.