The Yellow Terror in all His Glory, an 1899 cartoon of a Chinese man (of Qing Dynasty) standing over a fallen white woman representing the Western world.
How will Chinese ambitions be controlled?
How will Britain cope?
China has entered a period of expansion and ambitious external relations.
Chinese behaviour in the South China and recently, its takeover of Hong Kong, despite the firm agreement to have it as an independent entity after it was handed over by Britain; is evidence of a new era of Chinese expansionism. It also tends to be forgotten that China annexed Tibet some years ago.
But far more sinister is the use of foreign investment and the wielding of technological mastery as a tool of aggressive foreign policy.
One country that has found itself in a complete quagmire in the worst of all worlds is the United Kingdom;
- Under a previous Conservative governments, Britain encouraged Chinese investment into iron and steel, telecommunications, nuclear energy and many other industries, only to find itself in a complete bind, sandwiched between the united States and China
- At the same time, Britain, especially England, is suffering gross economic decline as a result of the Coronavirus. The economy is experiencing huge decline, which will take many years to recover
- And… At the same time too, Britain is about to take leave of the European Union, maybe the only body that could provide some protection in a world full of aggressive self-centred nations - Russia, United States and China.
This series of threats and their likely effects politically and economically, is the result of more than ten years of gross misjudgements on the part of the UK political establishment, which has seriously misled an under-educated and ignorant segment of the population.