The point here is two-fold: China is setting the scene to challenge a fiat dollar, at a sensitive moment of dollar weakness. And secondly, China is placing ‘facts on the ground’ -- shaping standards from the bottom up, through widespread overseas adoption of its technology.
This is no longer just an elected campaign - this is the first stage of a full-fledged Civil War. In this war, two Americas collide - two ideologies, two democracies, two freedoms, two identities, two mutually exclusive value systems, two politicians, two economies and two geopolitics.
For those with a passion for liberty and freedom from the state, it has been difficult not to feel a sense of despair at the COVID-19 hysteria.
US President Donald Trump has decided on his candidacy to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has recently died, in the Supreme Court. Amy Coney Barrett will claim the seat in the highest judicial body in the United States.
This economic crisis, the fall of general demand, the crash of oil prices and the beginning of a real civil war in the US, represent a clear sign of the end of the western-centred world. It is a double-faced crisis.