“If we can’t get them out, we’ll breed them out.”
– Edward I of England (Longshanks in Braveheart)
instituting the right of “prima nocte,” first night.
Perhaps a modern day Paul Revere, instead of going on a Midnight Ride and proclaiming: “The Regulars are coming… The Regulars are coming!,” he should be shouting: “The Chinese are coming… The Chinese are coming!” It fits our current storyline more appropriately, but alas no one is warning the Republic this time. And even if they did, most Americans would tune him out and go back to texting and surfing with their new tablets. One has to ask himself, if America were conquered, would anyone notice? Indeed.
The Chinese are poised to literally “breed” us out of the tech industry. While many media outlets seem to romanticize this occurrence, there is nothing starry eyed about it. If the Chinese control the tech industry and the Internet, they control the world. These Chinese hi-tech emperors are being painted as savvy businessmen who have no interest in communism or the Motherland. Silly capitalists… They want wealth, power and communism.
The Chinese are brilliant and ruthless. They tend to be pragmatic and masters of planning, not emo and frivolous. A generation of high-tech billionaires have risen in China and they are leading innovation in uber smartphones and global online stores that cater to every whim. China has shifted mass production focus from assembly lines to the technology industry. With an iron fist and a true work ethic, the Chinese are playing for all the financial marbles. Coupled with their military might and their alliance with Russia and Iran, China is the boogeyman under our bed breathing fire.
Unencumbered by that pesky Constitution and by regulation, the Chinese are set to storm the world stage in 2014:
A new generation is taking power in China. Not the grey graduates of Communist Party committees. But aggressive, entrepreneurial and often colourful internet billionaires.
As well as influencing domestic politics, several plan to break out on to the world stage in 2014.
They will be following a trail blazed by Huawei, the telecoms equipment maker. But with products and services that have much less to do with the critical infrastructure and ownership structures more familiar in the West, China’s internet giants are unlikely to hit similar trade and national security barriers.
Leading the charge is Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, an online bazaar that allows a business to sell almost any item to any other business.
On Alibaba you can buy a machine for converting used car tyres into fuel oil, a kilo of “good quality” toad venom extract, or a full-size Sponge Bob bouncy castle. Jeff Bezos wanted Amazon to be “the everything store”, but Ma built it first.
The Chinese prefer to deal with other Chinese, so most suppliers are still from China. But they are certainly open to dealing with Russia and Iran. China is also pushing for the Yuan to be the new world’s currency backed by the gold standard. With the fall of the US Dollar looming, most are betting on the Yuan these days. If that occurs, China will be the new world power and what do you think will happen to the US? You’ll only need one guess.
Wall Street and the Progressives in America are falling all over themselves fawning over Alibaba.com and salivating over allowing its entry into the stock market, with dollar signs dancing in their dreams. Of course, these same asshats want a one world government, which at this rate is libel to be headed by the Chinese. You idiots. That’s not one world government… that’s one world slavery headed by the communists. I really, really don’t think you would like the results my friends. All that money comes from the point of a gun aimed at your head.
But the race is on and smartphones lead the way:
The kowtowing to Ma can be seen as part of a bigger power shift for the technology industry to China, a country that has been mostly known as its assembly line.
The most striking example of the trend is Xiaomi, a three-year-old smartphone maker that counts the Russian billionaire Yuri Milner among its investors. It makes high-end devices that compete with the iPhone for the attention of wealthy young Chinese, and at the last count, was beating its Californian rival.
Though its smartphones are cheaper than Apple’s, they are not cheap to make. Xiaomi sees itself as an internet company striving to capture customers for its services, in the mould of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet business. Xiaomi is ferociously ambitious and has unusually sophisticated marketing for a Chinese consumer electronics maker.
Only last week it began its international expansion push in Singapore and its founder, Lei Jun, confidently announced that he aims to more double sales this year to 40m handsets. No Western rival would dare create such a hostage to fortune.
The prediction was delivered on Lei’s Sina Weibo account, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. Sina, the company behind the service, is run by another of China’s technology elite, Charles Chao. Already listed on Nasdaq, Sina’s shares doubled last year on the growth of the service, which claims 600m users, not far short of Twitter.
Such is the influence of Sina Weibo in China that Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has predicted it will play a major role in a gradual democratisation of the country.
Schmidt may be wealthy and brilliant, but he is a fool. The Internet in China is heavily overseen by the communist government and they may well foreshadow what is to come. There may soon come a time where the Internet is not a place of freedom. You will be limited in what you say and do — you will be controlled. What Schmidt sees as inevitable because there are too many Chinese to prevent it, the Chinese government sees as an army to implement those very same controls.
China’s Internet and online power is growing exponentially. The Chinese high-tech dynasty is wrapped in communist red though, and with it, comes the price of freedom. China has her sights set on the world and is conquering it financially, militarily and in cyberspace. The greatest lie the Devil ever told may have been convincing humanity that he didn’t exist… but a close second is that the Chinese pose no threat to freedom.