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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
North Korea/US Summit Back On
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Washington has been hostile toward North Korea since the late 1940s – using the nation as a convenient punching bag in the aftermath of Harry Truman's 1950s aggression, China America's main regional target.
It's especially true now. Beijing is a major political, economic and military power, heading toward becoming the world's dominant economy in the years ahead – relegating America to No. two status for the first time in the modern era, something Washington finds unacceptable.
It's coming. China already matches or exceeds America on a purchase price basis – what a basket of goods costs in each country.
America prioritizes militarism, warmaking, and bullying other nations to bend to its will. China focuses heavily economic growth domestically and through foreign markets, taking advantage of its increasing technological expertise in numerou
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