February 16, 2003

On China:

In an earlier post I raised the larger question of Chinese economic competitiveness; this morning, Thomas Friedman has an Op/Ed in the NY Times that links just that issue to the current Chinese position (or lack thereof) on Iraq and North Korea.

One more 9/11, one bad Iraq war that ties America down alone in the Middle East and saps its strength, well, that may go over well with the cold warriors in the People's Liberation Army, but in the real world in the world where your real threat is not American troops crossing your borders but American dollars fleeing from them you will be out of business.

Now which part of that sentence don't you understand?

Which part indeed. (Thanks to Katherine for the tip.)

Posted by Avocare at February 16, 2003 09:07 AM
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