My friend and colleague at the Gatestone Institute, Gordon G. Chang, interviewed me about the ongoing tech war and Chinese strategic ambitions in the high-tech field. Needless to say, China is a threat that seeks to displace the United States in the valuable high-tech space…and American policies may be helping China achieve just this.
Earlier this year, the Chinese made an announcement that they were moving up the timetable for their lunar program from 2036 to 2029. Dr. Jim Rice argues this is because they want to compete for valuable lunar real estate with America’s reinvigorated lunar program.
The ability to design and manufacture advanced computer chips has yet to be mastered by China. It is the last major technological advantage the West has over China/. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) just undercut that advantage earlier this year. Things are about to get ugly, as I write in my column at The American Spectator.
Brandon J. Weichert sat down with Steve Schiller of the Steel on Steel radio program to discuss the ongoing Shadow War between the United States and China. Bottom line: whatever Trump does, the Chinese threat is not going away. Listen in for more details.
Brandon J. Weichert was interviewed by Gordon G. Chang for the Gatestone Institute’s assessment on the tech war.
In my most recent op-ed at Space News, the leading industry paper on all things related to space policy, I argue that President Trump erred with his tweet last week about the moon.
As the United States searches for greater leverage to use against China, it must be willing to look outside the economic realm and toward the geopolitical. It must be willing to recognize Taiwan as a fully free and sovereign state.
The president’s recent tweet undercutting his administration’s moon-Mars plan underscores a terrible misconception about space policy on the president’s part. It’s not just about taking a pretty picture on the Red Planet. It’s about taking territory before our rivals can. Therefore, taking the moon first and then pushing on to Mars is the only way to get Americans in space permanently.
The Chinese are a great people with a rich history. They have known general dominance throughout their 4,000-year history. What’s more, as Deng Xiaoping said when the Soviet Union collapsed, China has been engaged in a second Cold War with the United States. They’ve been winning—and they will continue to do so unless we do more than what we’ve been doing to counter them.
Once King Dollar is dead, the U.S.-led world order is truly gone, and China wins—without ever having fired a shot.