China’s blind pursuit of ‘absolute nationwide safety’ could result in Soviet-style collapse, warns advisor –

Beijing: The blind pursuit of “absolute national security” combined with excessive defense spending may lead to a Soviet-style collapse, China’s top foreign policy adviser has warned the ruling Communist Party led by President Xi Jinping.

The pursuit of “absolute national security” can come at a high price, said Jia Qingguo, a member of China’s top political advisory body Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and cited the collapse of the Soviet Union as evidence of the pitfalls of prioritizing military expansion over long-term security.

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The collapse of the Soviet Union, officially known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR and ruled by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, has become an important lesson taught in the top Chinese Communist Party (CCP) schools across the country , to avert decisions that lead to his downfall.

Many Chinese leaders have frequently referred to the former USSR and asked the CCP to learn from its historical experiences.

Months after taking power in 2012, President Xi himself said that the collapse of party discipline led to the demise of the 20-million-strong Communist Party of the former USSR.

“If party members did and said what they wanted, the party would turn into a mob,” Xi said.

Jia, who was also a former dean of the School of International Relations at Peking University, says the unrestrained pursuit of security will drastically increase costs and drastically decrease benefits until the costs outweigh the benefits, according to Hong Kong based in southern China, the Morning Post reported on Sunday.

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“Ignore and blindly pursue the comparative nature of security [it] absolutely make the country less secure because of prohibitive costs and failing to achieve absolute security,” writes Jia, who sits on the CPPCC Standing Committee, in the latest issue of the bimonthly Journal of International Security Studies.

His 22-page article is full of thinly veiled criticism of hawkish prospects, the Post reported.

Too much emphasis on defense spending could trigger an arms race, making all countries involved less secure, writes Jia, himself a US affairs specialist.

He cites decades of massive defense spending by the Soviet Union as a prime example of the downside of ignoring long-term security that led to the final collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

“The result was that the Soviet Union lagged behind in economic development and was unable to sustain its massive defense spending. People’s lives have not improved for a long time and this has led to a loss of political support, he notes.

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“Actions like these sacrifice long-term interests for short-term gains and have greatly accelerated development [Soviet] Riot and collapse, he writes.

Since Xi took power, internal and external security has become central to CCP politics.

China’s military budget shot up to over $200 billion last year and is expected to increase further when the new budget proposals are announced in March this year.

However, Chinese analysts argue that unlike the Soviet Union, China paid the same attention to economic development that propelled the country to become the world’s second largest economy.

China’s economy grew 8.1 percent to $18 trillion in 2021, according to the latest official data.

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Xi also conducted the largest anti-graft purge in CPC history. Over the past decade, the CCP’s Central Commission for Disciplinary Inspection (CCDI) has conducted investigations and punished more than four million cadres, including nearly 500 high-ranking officials. More than 900,000 have been expelled from the party, about 1 percent of its 95 million members, according to another article in the Post.

Analysts say Xi’s emphasis on security and his anti-graft campaign in the name of strengthening the country and the CCP have boosted his popularity and helped him consolidate power in the party.

The 68-year-old Xi, who will complete a decade in power this year, is expected to continue for life as the once-every-five-year CPC Congress is expected to approve an unprecedented third five-year congress later this year. tenure for him, unlike all of his predecessors who retired after two terms.

The Party elevated him to the status of CCP founder Mao Zedong, which set him apart from other leaders.

His elevation was defended on the grounds that the party and the country needed strong leadership to face the tough challenges posed by the US, EU and other Western countries.

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Jia also warns in his article against an overemphasis on absolute security when it comes to supply chains.

“It is only by completely cutting off foreign trade and achieving economic independence that you can make it really impossible for other countries to exert pressure,” he writes.

But that would only reduce efficiency and let the country fall further behind, making the nation less secure, he warns.

“People concerned with security usually think of national security as the only value a country aspires to, as if once it is safe the country has achieved all its goals and its people are content,” he writes. “But that is not the case.”

The sole aim of maintaining security would also discourage companies from innovating and opening up to foreign companies, which would harm the overall efficiency of the economy, Jia adds.

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Tucker Carlson: They’re attempting to trick us with Soviet-style fakes

There are a lot of topics in the news these days. A lot of them are pretty depressing. This Friday we thought we were starting something pretty amusing.

As early as 2015, the so-called intelligence community of our government, which is neither intelligent nor a community, announced that it was going on a new five-year mission. The goal, according to the Obama administration, was to give every intelligence agency in the country more resources – the CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA and so on. Even the the coast guard The internal intelligence operation should have a larger budget.

Under normal circumstances, such an announcement would cause tremors of fear among our opponents around the world. They would tremble in their caves. The Chinese Perhaps you should think twice before bribing more Harvard professors or sending Eric Swalwell a new secret agent to have sex. But in this case they just laughed. Because they knew money couldn’t buy drones, more sophisticated surveillance equipment, or more local agents. Instead, it was earmarked for new platoons by Equity and Inclusion consultants and HR administrators.

The point of the money was to make the intelligence community “more diverse,” which means there are fewer whites and men. After all, America’s spies would look different. Which is indispensable when you … to … to … well, actually we don’t really know why it matters. What does the race and gender of intelligence workers have to do with America’s security? They never told us. Instead, they told us something we’d heard once or twice: “Diversity is our strength.”

PENTAGON says diversity training is essential to “defending the nation”

KAMALA HARRIS: Knowing our diversity is our strength and our unity is our strength.

PELOSI: And I tell you, our diversity is our strength.

OBAMA: Our diversity, our patchwork heritage is not a weakness. It is and will remain one of our greatest strengths.

BERNIE SANDERS: Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths.

BIDEN: I think this is an opportunity to see that there is a tremendous, tremendous force coming from our diversity.

How exactly does it work? Shut up. Just read the cliché. It’s on the menu.

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Tremendous strength. We’re officially much stronger now. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has just released the evidence: It’s called Annual Demographic Report for Fiscal Year 2020: Hiring and Retention of Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities in the United States Intelligence Community. Get a copy in time for Christmas – not to read it. It is not intended for reading. In fact, it is unreadable. But for the pictures. The pictures are amazing. We now have conclusive photographic evidence that our spy agencies employ multiple people of different skin color. There is even a woman in a wheelchair and a seemingly blind man.

How do we know he’s blind? We do not make such assumptions. Because he has Ray Charles glasses, a walking stick and a guide dog. If this seems like a lot to you, remember: the best spies have a backup plan. We say Russian Assassins follow our blind secret service agent when he picks up a dead drop of microfilm in a park in East Berlin. You somehow manage to take out his guide dog. Maybe with a network.

That’s OK. He can manage. He still has the cane and glasses. And by the way, we assume that the cane shoots curare darts. In the CIA, they think of everything. It’s your job.

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What exactly is the blind man’s job? What is he doing in our fabled intelligence community? How does he keep America safe? We don’t doubt it is, but how? Well, we don’t know because the report doesn’t tell us. Nor does it explain why there appears to be some kind of dark halo around the lower part of the blind man’s body in the picture? What’s this? Spy steam?

Another question: where are the old people in the picture? Lots of Americans are pretty old. The Intel community says it’s diverse. Where are the seniors? Where are the 80 year old super spies? They would hate to think that for all their fame, the Biden people fell victim to age discrimination. We may need a class action lawsuit to resolve this. And while we’re at it, we honestly haven’t seen many trans women, non-binary pansexual twofold spirits, or a single person from Malawi. The picture we greeted with joy looks problematic.

Indeed it is. According to freelance intelligence analysis, on Twitter – Digital manipulation experts – this picture is not real. These people were never in the same room at the same time. Some don’t even work for their federal government. Maybe none of them. The whole thing is a disinformation campaign. It’s a Soviet style fake. Apparently, the Intel community spent part of its “diversity budget” not to achieve diversity, but to buy a stock image from a website called “Shutterstock”.

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This picture is titled, quote: “Portrait of a multicultural office worker standing in the lobby.” You can also buy it and put it on your next Christmas card if you want.

But apparently the archive photo of the multicultural office staff was not multicultural or diverse enough for the Biden people. So they added two more stock pictures to the picture.

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One of these images – also available on Shutterstock – is literally called “Blind young man with guide dog on a white background”. What is what it is The other is creatively titled “Beautiful businesswoman with tablet computer in a wheelchair on a white background”.

Hm. So these aren’t real intelligence agents. They are archive photos. On one level, this is good news. The Secret Service hasn’t really revealed the identity of its most attractive wheelchair-bound spy or blind 007. So you are safe.

This article is extracted from Tucker Carlson’s opening comment on the March 26, 2021 issue of Tucker Carlson Tonight.