Year Of The Revolt: China Censors Trump Inauguration Amid Fears Of Growing Populism

Xi Jinping Views Free Speech As Major Threat To China

In October 2015, the BBC made a documentary on China’s President Xi Jinping. In that documentary the BBC states that “China’s new strongman sees free speech and democracy as a western plot to keep China weak.”

Xi Jinping doesn’t actually believe this lie, how could he? In 1776 the founding fathers of the United States of America weren’t concerned with China, and they certainly weren’t concocting a plot to keep China weak by drafting a constitution that gave it’s citizens freedom of speech.

Rather this view that Xi Jinping claims to believe in is nothing more than propaganda to feed to the people of China. The Chinese are told that democracy and free speech are dangerous to the national interests of China which in turn is directly dangerous to them as individuals.

The truth is, free speech and democracy is only a threat to communist party that controls China.

Enter President Donald Trump

The absolute last thing that a communist nation wants is for it’s people to believe that the power should be with them, the people. In his inauguration speech, President Donald Trump only referenced himself 3 times, the individual 24 times, and the country unified together 45 times.

His message couldn’t be anymore clear: This administration is not about me, it’s about you, and even more importantly it’s about all of us that call this nation our home.

That kind of thinking is extremely dangerous to a communist nation like China which is why they censored news about Donald Trump’s inauguration.

From Fox News:

Censors have ordered media outlets to scale back reporting of the pomp and circumstance in Washington, D.C., as the country’s ruling Communist party weighs its response to a new administration that could upend U.S-China relations, the Financial Times reported Friday.

“It is forbidden for websites to carry out live streaming or picture reports of the inauguration,” read a copy of censorship instructions seen by the Financial Times.

“Wasn’t allowed to discuss Trump today on my radio show, he’s now an official sensitive topic,” Elyse Ribbons, an American who hosts a radio show on a Chinese state-run station, reportedly wrote on her Twitter account Thursday. “Chinese leadership still trying to figure him out (sigh).”

Last week, Rex Tillerson, Trump’s choice to fill John Kerry’s role as Secretary of State, said China should not be allowed to access artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea. Many Asian and Pacific countries have grown concerned as China is looking to grasp tighter control of the area’s waters.

China warned on state media it would not back down. “If Trump’s diplomatic team shapes future Sino-U.S. ties as it is doing now, the two sides had better prepare for a military clash.”

Imagine the streets of Beijing if the people had heard just this little excerpt from President Donald Trump’s speech:

we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

The Chinese government would have a full blown rebellion on their hands to deal with and that is the last thing they need considering another conflict is brewing.

The ‘Inevitable War’ Between The U.S. And China

The United States will eventually end up in a war with China regardless of who is President. If war breaks out between the two nations during Trump’s Presidency the media will be quick to demonize him for a conflict that is inevitable. When war breaks out between the two nations blame economics and overpopulation in China. When the conflict breaks out it is going to be over natural resources.

The victory of President Donald Trump might just be the first brick thrown in the conflict against the BRICS.

The BRICS

BRICS is relatively new term, it used to just be BRIC. BRIC was an economic term used to reference 4 up-and-coming economic powers around the world. BRIC stands for: Brazil, Russia, India, China. BRICS stands for: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa.

While the definition has changed slightly and some of the forecasts have changed, the original definition will serve best to understand the situation.

From Investopedia:

Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) refer to the idea that China and India will, by 2050, become the world’s dominant suppliers of manufactured goods and services, respectively, while Brazil and Russia will become similarly dominant as suppliers of raw materials. Due to lower labor and production costs, many companies also cite BRIC as a source of foreign expansion opportunity, and promising economies in which to invest.

For nearly 2 decades the thought has been that China and India will be the dominant provider of manufactured goods.

See the problem? Donald Trump has promised the American people that the jobs are coming back to the United States.

The Gateway Pundit reported on Friday, shortly after President Trump was sworn in, President Trump’s aggressive new plan for the U.S. economy.

From The White House:

President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth.

Translated: The world’s premier consumer of goods and services wants to start making their own goods and services.

President Trump is a major disruption to the projected development of the BRIC nations which will be a source of conflict.

The largest source of conflict will be the shrinking pool of available natural resources that are available, the growing demand for those resources by the two most populated countries on earth (China and India), and the ever increasing cost to get to those resources for which leads to a shrinking ROI.

Trump Hires Economic Mastermind Peter Navarro To Handle China

Back in December then President-elect Donald Trump tapped Peter Navarro, an economic adviser to his campaign, to lead a newly formed White House National Trade Council.

Trump said in a transition release:

“I read one of Peter’s books on America’s trade problems years ago and was impressed by the clarity of his arguments and thoroughness of his research… He has presciently documented the harms inflicted by globalism on American workers and laid out a path forward to restore our middle class. He will fulfill an essential role in my administration as a trade adviser.”

One of Trump’s biggest campaigning points during the election was: We Are Losing To China. We’re Not Going To Lose Anymore. 

Selecting Peter Navarro to this position sends a very strong message to those that voted for him and to the Chinese: Trump is going to do exactly what he said he was going to do.

Navarro is a hawk when it comes to trade and dealing with the Chinese. He has authored books such as “Death by China” and “Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World.” He isn’t worried about starting an economic war with China because he knows that they already started it and that the United States needs to more aggressive in how they play ball.

Below are some of the books Navarro has authored about the China problem:

Charles Krauthammer Weighs In On Trump Speech

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