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China, the 21st century British version but with a Dutch formula

If every entrepreneur in the 20th century or even in the first decade of the 21st century was asked which country you like for growth, investment and ambitious power, most of them did not mention a name other than the United States. But in recent years the name of an ancient civilization has been revived after centuries, and if you ask the same people the same question, they will undoubtedly say the name of this country: “China”. China’s economy has grown like a rocket since the Wall Street crisis, and continues to do so even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. These days, while the economies of Europe and the United States are on the verge of collapse due to the outbreak of the disease, China is growing at a slower but steady pace, and even attracting foreign investment in 2020 has been positive.

A good example of this is the investment of Tesla Motors and the launch of its first production line of electric smart Pickup in this country. The outbreak of the COVID-19 dealt a fatal blow to the world’s largest economy, the United States, and virtually shut down the engine of industrial and economic development in the West.

It is not without reason that many American analysts believe that the production and spread of the virus around the world was deliberately done by the Chinese government. China has not only pursued expansionism and exploitation by launching the Silk Road project in Asia and eventually to Central Europe, but it has also tapped into the vast resources of African and South American countries.

But the engine of this industrial and economic development needs fuel and productivity, that is, huge energy resources. Henry Kissinger once used a famous phrase, He said that if you give me control of food resources, it means that you have given control of human beings, if you give me control of financial resources, it means that you have given me control of governments, and if you give me control of energy resources, it is as if you control You have given the seven seas and all the continents of the world. The energy market is the largest investment platform in the world with an annual investment of more than $ 300,000 billion.

China desperately needs vast and abundant energy resources to develop this economic and production-oriented system. Just like the British in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, who traveled all over the world on their ships and took control of different parts of the world, the Chinese today show the same behavior. But there is a major difference, and that is that China, like Britain, does not do it with cannons and guns. China adopted the model of Dutch colonization in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Economic colonization.

The land of Greenland, which belongs to Denmark, has huge reserves of energy among the countries and territories of the world. Greenland’s trace element resources are said to meet 25 percent of the world’s needs for at least the next 50 years. Huge resources of iron, copper, oil and gas, and most importantly, this land has the sixth largest reserves of uranium in the world.

China seems to have been more successful in this regard. China is extracting Greenland’s vast resources. The size of this land is more than 2.16 million square kilometers, something the size of the Arabian Peninsula. The population of this cold land is 57 thousand people. Rich sources of iron, copper and uranium to many other trace elements that are crucial for the production of high-tech products.

The Chinese will find everything they need to thrive in this land. The region has an autonomous state traditionally ruled by the Kingdom of Denmark. China’s cooperation with the country will allow the Greens to become completely independent of Denmark, and this is of great concern to Europe and the United States.

Chinese officials have made many trips to the country in recent years, attracting the eyes and ears of the country’s officials with glamorous offers. Even under Donald Trump, his administration and Trump himself had asked the Danes to buy the land, as they had bought Alaska from Russia. Trump was willing to buy a large portion of the land for Denmark by paying cash to Denmark, which was apparently not approved by Denmark.

The American company Alcoa, which is the third largest aluminum production company in the world, during the Donald Trump era, sought to negotiate with the officials of this land so that with their permission, they could build an aluminum production plant with a capacity of 350,000 tons per year by a Chinese contractor. Instead, build two dams on the west coast of Greenland.

Donald Trump advocated the development of big business and knew full well that the warming of the Earth’s atmosphere and the melting of the ice of this land would facilitate the exploitation of their natural resources. China has signed huge contracts with the country’s authorities in the fields of health, climate, food and fishing.

The new US administration is certainly seeking multilateral economic and security agreements with its traditional US partners. The Americans know that the greater China’s influence in this land, the greater the geopolitical gap between them and the Europeans.

In his speech, Joe Biden noted that the NAFTA agreement is a multilateral achievement for the United States and its partners. For this reason, apparently, like Donald Trump, he is well aware of the strategic energy of this land, and if he wants to cut off China from this region, he must attract Greenland to the NAFTA agreement.

The discussion of new and renewable energies is not ineffective in this exploitative view of this land. The lands north of the equator have vast resources of cobalt.

Cobalt is an important element in the production of industrial batteries for long-term storage of electricity, the production of wind and water turbine components for the production and maintenance and even transmission of electricity.

By returning to the Paris Climate Agreement in the first month of its operation, the Biden government was able to achieve a significant success in the eyes of its supporters. If Americans, like Europeans, were to turn to environmentally friendly energy, Greenland’s mineral resources would certainly be more important to them.

But China currently has the upper hand, with more financial deals being finalized. It is even worth mentioning that this land, with its population of 57,000, does not have a strong military force at all, and the Chinese are desperate to build a naval base in this region. This has happened before, and China was looking to lease part of Iceland to build a naval base there.
China is entering the world wherever energy resources are found, and by casting deceptive economic contracts and abusing its weak financial power, it is casting its colonial shadow over them. After a while, these countries gradually become dependent on China and their investments and lose their financial independence.

China’s presence in Greenland shows that the Chinese even have a strong view of Western energy and mineral resources, and if they can, they go as far as the privacy of Europeans and North Americans. Some in the United States, such as Stephen K. Bannon, suggested that the only way to control China was to attack them militarily and use American hard power. China is miles behind the United States militarily and is not prepared at all for a military confrontation with the United States.

China is also buying time to build a bigger quagmire for the West to expand its economic influence in the world, and even with its recent trade deal with Europe, known as the largest financial deal in history, is trying to depend. Increase America’s partners and allies so that Americans may be left alone to confront China.
The West has no more than three solutions to this crisis:
1) Direct military confrontation with China, like the idea of Stephen K. Bannon and even John Bolton.
2) More alliance with Europeans and a conciliatory approach to the Third World and developing countries to attract them to conclude major trade agreements and seek political, military and advisory influence in these countries.
3) The economic war and the imposition of heavy economic sanctions on China, such as the policy pursued by Donald Trump, which, of course, China understood this pressure well and responded to the West with a COVID-19, albeit a crippling one.

The Biden administration seems to have chosen the second solution and is trying to draw US allies to the United States to turn its attention to the United States again. But doing so in four years seems a bit impossible for the crisis-stricken United States.

by Giovanni Sorbello

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