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If China Cuts Off The United States

Would the US be able to survive? Drugs, food, merchandise, all of it is coming from China. Would the US economy collapse?

by Anonymousreply 19March 25, 2023 3:56 PM

The good news is that China's economy would collapse as well, so no one is cutting off anyone overnight.

Russia getting cut off the way they did was only possible because they export hardly anything outside of fossil fuels.

by Anonymousreply 1March 24, 2023 9:45 PM

Agreed, r1. It would be mutually assured destruction.

by Anonymousreply 2March 24, 2023 9:46 PM

China is losing ground in manufacturing as a result of the rampant intellectual property theft/counterfeiting and the supply chain issues exposed by the pandemic. Manufacturers are moving production out of China to other countries. Vietnam is one of the big beneficiaries of this change.

Plus, China has its own population bomb, with too many elderly and a shrinking workforce.

Their economy is on shaky footing. Sure, they can continue to heighten tensions with Western nations, but in the long run it will backfire on them.

by Anonymousreply 3March 24, 2023 9:50 PM

Hi LingLing OP! Haven’t seen you as much lately. You still trying to drop little covert fear tactic conversation topics around American discussion forums? Didn’t you post this SAME thread verbatim to Reddit yesterday?

It’s not working hon.

by Anonymousreply 4March 24, 2023 9:53 PM

The US will be screwed. How could the US government, dozens of fancy schmancy think tanks, the financial sector, etc not have foreseen the consequences of handing a large chunk of our material economy to China? They should have known this was going to happen and sounded the alarm years ago.

Why was our manufacturing base handed to the Chinese, who have, at best, been chilly with the US. It feels like this is all by design and that China’s intended to be the dominant power in the 21st century.

Hope I’m wrong.

by Anonymousreply 5March 24, 2023 9:55 PM

We should be fine on food.

by Anonymousreply 6March 24, 2023 9:58 PM

As long as we gets out China patents, screw you little people!

by Anonymousreply 7March 24, 2023 9:59 PM

“The Man in the High Castle” will give you a taste of what life will be like.

by Anonymousreply 8March 24, 2023 10:08 PM

China is far more dependent on the US than the US is on China. If China cut us "off", the result in the US would be massive inflation simultaneous with both product shortages and the price of goods increasing to reflect the domestic cost of production, but that is being mitigated as the pandemic supply chain issues caused businesses to seek factories in the rest of Asia, Mexico and South America. It's part of why Xi met with Putin; Putin needs the market to see fossil fuel, Xi needs the market to sell goods (although with the way that Biden has sanctioned Russia, their markets have collapsed).

by Anonymousreply 9March 24, 2023 10:29 PM

Guess what, there are so many countries around the world that can provide cheap labor and cheap production. At least these countries are not controlled by an authoritarian communist government. The pandemic has also taught us that putting all of our eggs in one basket is a bad idea. Time to diversify our manufacturing locales. China has gotten too comfortable and arrogant anyway (meeting with Putin against us, really?).

by Anonymousreply 10March 24, 2023 10:31 PM

R3 is right. If China cut off the US India, Vietnam, Malaysia and plenty of other low wage economies will be vying to take its place. Vietnam has just built a massive deep water container port so it can ship goods out more efficiently, and India is already making a lot of products for its local markets and is actively looking to expand. China is already losing ground partly due to the pandemic and also because people have turned against the CCP as their atrocious human rights abuses have become more widely known

by Anonymousreply 11March 25, 2023 12:06 AM

I’ll cut xi’s tiny penis off

by Anonymousreply 12March 25, 2023 12:08 AM

OP, the U.S. will not only survive but it will thrive. China is toast. That is according to Peter Zeihan.

His reasoning makes a lot of sense. Depopulation, has to import both food and energy raising risk for famine and deindustrialization if no US Navy to allow it to freely trade, U.S. is reshoring its manufacturing, massive real estate bubble and so on.

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by Anonymousreply 13March 25, 2023 4:31 AM

R13 you shouldn't be getting your news and analysis from youtube, it's embarrassing

by Anonymousreply 14March 25, 2023 6:08 AM

R11 My son’s fiancé is Malaysian Chinese. She is a technical project manager here in the US and has been going back and forth to Vietnam for the company’s manufacturing plants. She works for a well known athletic shoe company. My son said most of the workers there are Chinese.

by Anonymousreply 15March 25, 2023 6:18 AM

We need to ramp up automation. Pretty much all cheap labor countries have undemocratic and often corrupt governments that can't be trusted. The only way to manufacture cheaper than China is through a streamlined automation process.

We made China into the bully it is today.

by Anonymousreply 16March 25, 2023 6:27 AM

Nope. The United States is only around because we serve each other Big Macs.

by Anonymousreply 17March 25, 2023 7:11 AM

Why not, R14? This guy knows what he is talking about. The mainstream media has everyone believing that China has the ability to surpass the U.S. when it clearly doesn't.

by Anonymousreply 18March 25, 2023 3:16 PM

Consider this article:

[bold]Rising Rate of Drug Shortages Is Framed as a National Security Threat[/bold]

A Senate homeland security committee examined growing health care shortages amid reports of rationing within hospitals.


[quote]Those factors can add up in interesting ways: Many of the cheapest products tend to be manufactured in regions of India and China where they are inexpensive to produce, but the concentration of facilities creates an extra layer of vulnerability to problems such as natural disasters or political unrest.

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by Anonymousreply 19March 25, 2023 3:56 PM
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