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The tech cold-war gets real (10 Jun, 2021)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:54 am
by aardvark_admin
This column is archived at: https://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2021/0610.shtml

Is quarter of a trillion US dollars enough to maintain the USA's tech-lead over China?

Might it be too little, too late?

And if China decides to chage the game by annexing Taiwan, how would the USA respond?

Re: The tech cold-war gets real (10 Jun, 2021)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:15 pm
by Perry
Many, many years ago, the O.C. of my RNZAF unit said that he could see the ruskies and uncle sam joining forces against the yellow tide.

Not PC expressions, these days, but I wonder if he'll be proved right? Or close to it?
China to dear comrade Russia: crops fail; people hungry; send food.
Russia to dear comrade China: crops fail here, too. Tighten belts.
China to dear comrade Russia: send belts.

Re: The tech cold-war gets real (10 Jun, 2021)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:20 pm
by greven
Perry wrote:Many, many years ago, the O.C. of my RNZAF unit said that he could see the ruskies and uncle sam joining forces against the yellow tide.

Not PC expressions, these days, but I wonder if he'll be proved right? Or close to it?
China to dear comrade Russia: crops fail; people hungry; send food.
Russia to dear comrade China: crops fail here, too. Tighten belts.
China to dear comrade Russia: send belts.

Russia will likely do their own thing for as long as they can get away with... Teaming up with the USA would be an admission of weakness.

Re: The tech cold-war gets real (10 Jun, 2021)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:28 pm
by Perry
Or vice-versa?

Re: The tech cold-war gets real (10 Jun, 2021)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:17 pm
by GCSBIntercepts
China to Cindy: We are cutting imports of mil powder and wool

Cindy: Be kind, Comrades!

China: And we are are placing taxes on good sent to NZ.

Cindy: Clarke! I need more cocaine! Snooort!