World New Zealand joins Chinese Belt and Road Initiative - First western country to do so - China promised it would be Green and the NZ PM immediately signed

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Isn't China's economy basically a house of cards one recession away from falling over?

Seems a bad idea to explicitly tie your nation to it.
the belt and road initiative seem to be their way of stopping that
but yes, for now it (probably) is.

I imagine they know Africa may be the next garbage nation we trade with for cheap mass produced garbage and they want a piece of that should their own recession cause trouble.
 
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The more China interacts with the west, the more consumerist they become and the more autocratic and censorious the west becomes. I wonder if this was always the intended outcome? After all, you can't trade goods without also trading ideas, and you can't compete with a slave state without eventually becoming a slave state..
 
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The more China interacts with the west, the more consumerist they become and the more autocratic and censorious the west becomes. I wonder if this was always the intended outcome? After all, you can't trade goods without also trading ideas, and you can't compete with a slave state without eventually becoming a slave state..
Well really you just have to choose, which would you rather be living under, 中华人民共和国 of New Zealand, or the الخلافة الشعوب of New Zealand?
 
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