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Title: You could end up in jail, US warns its citizens in China
Post by: gmjutt6 on July 12, 2020, 01:59:26 PM
US government showing that it will not compromise on law. And this is really a great step and I think that it is the first fire brigade vehicle which will pump water on the fire b/w US and China. I can be wrong just thinking positively. If I am wrong so waiting for the best opinion.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/12/you-could-end-up-in-jail-us-warns-its-citizens-in-china


Title: Re: You could end up in jail, US warns its citizens in China
Post by: Febo on July 12, 2020, 04:25:52 PM
You can end up in jail in any country. As long as you break their laws. Some countries have more prisoners then other. Here is a list of TOP10 countries with most prisoners per 100k population. China is ranked only 131. with more then 5 times less prisoners per 100k population of the leading prison country USA. 


https://i.gyazo.com/e6dc6bfcc8faa15533fdaa27593decc8.png


Title: Re: You could end up in jail, US warns its citizens in China
Post by: Cnut237 on July 15, 2020, 08:03:42 AM
this is really a great step and I think that it is the first fire brigade vehicle which will pump water on the fire b/w US and China.

I think it's more likely to increase tensions than anything else. In contrast with a lot of the bluster and posturing we see between these two superpowers, this is actually a legitimate warning given what is happening in Hong Kong. But it is still a part of the mental war and an attempt to position China as 'the enemy' in the eyes of western audiences. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US has become used to being the sole superpower in the world, and the de facto arbiter of 'truth'. US influence is embedded in many cultures, particularly the other anglophone nations. Because of this, and augmented of course by historic alliances,  the US has huge control over who is seen as 'good' and who is seen as 'bad'.

Given how in the modern world nations are economically inextricably intertwined, we can expect that any 'war' between the US and China will take place largely in the realms of trade and public opinion, with some emphasis given to how these relate to one another. Consider the UK, a US vassal state ally, newly cast adrift from Europe and in much need of strong trade links to the wider world, being pressured into banning Huawei and so conflict with China.