I suspect this is happening. So society averages out at average. So maybe culture is a kind of averaged-out manifestation of IQ, which is not that bright as some have suggested. Looking around, that seems to make sense.
Western politicians fooled themselves into thinking that the Chinese system, centrally directed and authoritarian, would in time resemble their own, open and democratic. For its part, China camouflaged its global ambitions.
Obeying Deng Xiaopings maxim to hide our capabilities and bide our time, it built itself into a manufacturing colossus and the worlds largest trader, amassed hard military power and projected soft influence, sometimes covert and bought with cash.
This game of make-believe is winding down. Last weeks trip to China by Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister whose father engineered his countrys opening to the Peoples Republic, will likely go down as one of the last in a series of largely futile Western efforts to shape Chinas rise by encouraging its adoption of liberal Western ideas.
He arrived with plans to open talks on a progressive free-trade agreement that stresses gender equality, labor protections and environmental rights.
He was politely shown the door.
With China in mind, he introduced legislation to limit foreign interference in the countrys political life. The impact has been swift: On Tuesday, Labor party senator Sam Dastyari pledged to resign amid an uproar over his links to a real-estate billionaire affiliated with the Communist Party.
Australia exemplifies both the advantages and potential hazards of a more hard-nosed approach to China. Some predict a new Cold War.
Thats possible, if Western disillusion gives rise to such strong anti-China sentiment that it derails ties Apparently, people are now expecting him to apologise for what theyve deemed an unnecessary callout that could have led to the deaths of people who actually needed help.
With his head encased in a plastic bag and then cemented in, he could probably have kicked the bucket and ended up as a particularly hilarious Stupid Deaths feature on Horrible Histories without help. Youve got to love the internet and the general lack of foresight from dumbasses everywhere.
This can only end well.
Now that we have a little thing called YouTube, Jay Swingler is just one of many in this line of work. Anyway, BBC news got wind of the story. As you can imagine, they took him to task. Hilariously, it doesnt even seem like he realises what theyre doing, and he definitely doesnt care.
Take this exchange between the journo and Swingler for example: Some people watching will think hang on, hes a complete idiot.Apple announced stellar quarterly earnings; investors liked them; the stock rose; and Apple became the first US company to surpass $1 trillion in market value.
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