China = The Long Game 😉

Xi knows his country is economically in trouble and

needs to reestablish their

trade. It's always diplomacy;

give and take. Something Putin, as an old KGB thug, has never learned. His small

gives always come with very

large and damaging takes.

Biden is no fool. Neither are

Yellen, Blinken, Kirby and

others in his administration.

They have not given Xi the

"keys" to anything in the US.

Thank you, Diane for an open minded report.

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Diane Francis


While this is an interesting article, once again you show your naivete towards China.

You state that "a few Chinese players began to cheat by stealing intellectual property (etc.)". This is laugahable. The theft of intellectual property, relentless hacking, misinformation and industrial espionage is state-sponsored by Xi and his Chinese Communist Party.

It is also naive to think that China is not aiding in Russia's war on Ukraine - they simply do it "under the radar".

And finally, you state that Xi has "publicly declared China's commitment to the sanctity of borders...". Again, this is completely false. Look at the sad state of Hong Kong, Tibet and the South China Sea, to name a few. The nine-dashed line is exceptionally aggressive, and you can see that by their actions against the Phillipines this past month. Also, China's militarization (despite claiming otherwise) of island chains there like the Spratly's. Is Taiwan next...? Also, let's not forget the "Belt and Road Initiative", where China has started taking over areas of poor countries because of the "debt traps" they find themselves in when dealing with China.

Xi's stated mission is to overtake the US as the world's hegemon by 2050 - he now wants to move that forward. So please stop implying that Xi is a world statesman. He is anything but...

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Diane Francis

Great information - thankful there is a lid on an potential explosive conflict. However, I don't trust China - not for a second - BUT the fact that there will be 'open' discussions etc. is very positive. Your perspective is well balanced. TKS once again.

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I hope you are correct.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Diane Francis

As usual, excellent reporting and so succinct. Finally, some good news just in time for the American Thanksgiving. Let's hope there's a new beginning as both major powers do have significant challenges going forward, one the American 2024 election, and two, China's forecasted population decline and economy.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Diane Francis

Super good news. Made my day.

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