Henry Kissinger warns of ‘catastrophic’ conflicts between China and US

Henry Kissinger warns of ‘catastrophic’ conflicts between China and US
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Conflict between the United States and China  will be “inevitable” and result in “a catastrophic outcome” that “will be worse than world wars” unless the countries settle their differences, according to former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger.

“We are in a difficult period now. I am confident the leaders on both sides will realize the future of the world depends on the two sides working out solutions and managing the inevitable difficulties,” he said at an event hosted by the National Committee on US China Relations in New York on Thursday.

“There is no doubt many aspects of the evolution of China are challenging to the US,” the 96-year-old said. “It never happened before that two major countries in different parts of the universe were in similar positions.”

But they must understand that a permanent conflict between them could not be won and would end in “a catastrophic outcome” for Beijing and Washington, he said.

If no resolution was achieved, “it will be worse than the world wars that ruined European civilization” he said.

“It’s no longer possible to think that one side can dominate the other,” he said. “They have to get used to the fact that they have that kind of a rivalry.”

The remarks from Kissinger – who was a diplomatic driving force behind then-US president Richard Nixon’s groundbreaking visit to China in 1972 – came as the world’s two largest economies are embroiled in a trade war that has dampened appetites for cross-border business and damaged their economic growth prospects.

US President Donald Trump began imposing tariffs on thousands of Chinese-made products in July 2018 to put pressure on Beijing to change trade practices and industrial policies his administration deemed unfair.

Kissinger, who met President Xi Jinping and senior cabinet officials during a visit to China in November last year, said in New York that “when we started this relationship, it was a strategic one”.

“There were differences at the beginning of the relationship. Nevertheless, we’ve learned to live with each other for many decades,” he said.

Looking to the future, he said he was confident the trade disputes would be resolved “in a positive way.”

 

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Judith Rollings · 27 days ago
    The globalists want to incite fear and especially fear of Trump and/or his policies. Globalists hate nationalists, even those who want cooperation and trade.
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    Joe Williams · 28 days ago
    There is absolutely nothing we could do about it, except one thing...

    Stock up on food. Stock up on food. Stock on food.

    The economy is not as great as they on...
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    Paul Lambert · 28 days ago
    It is right out of Saul Alinsky. The threat and panic over any issue is almost far worse than that issue itself.
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    Gifford Rodine · 28 days ago
    Did he pay his own way on this trip? Or, if somebody sent him, who? He was another of Nixon's mistakes, and president Ford let it ride. Just my opinion.
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    Joshua Riddle · 28 days ago
    China is a threat but it can be easily take out, not with military action but with economic action. See China need the Global system to function, the US can cut China off tomorrow. Both the US and China will take massive hits to their economies. The US will go into recession that will last 1-2 years and then thinks would return to normal, while China would never recover.

    China at that point would have more then enough trouble keeping things together at home.
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    Copperhead · 28 days ago
    Oy vey, don't resist the Chinese machine, goyim. Submit to their communist ideals - it's your destiny! China is our new chosen one! America, we've used you up - time to manipulate our new sugar daddy. Embrace the change, comrade.

    Fucking die Kissinger, and take that corpse Ginsburg with you.
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      Paul Lambert · 28 days ago
      If you can find a single genuine citation from any Jew on earth stating that, I will revisit the entire issue. (The first part that is: I don't blame you for disliking Kissinger).
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        Copperhead · 28 days ago
        Open your eyes Paul. Do some reading. Understand how the US has been manipulated from inside and outside since it's inception. Review where slavery really began. 109 locations and hopefully counting. USS Liberty. Christchurch, Epstein, Las Vegas and more.

        I have no desire to argue with you Paul, you seem like a decent guy.
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          Paul Lambert · 28 days ago
          Copperhead: None of this is personal. I like all you fellows on this forum, you in particular, and we should be able to talk about this stuff. That is what the Hal Turner Show is about.

          That said, don't assume I have not done any reading. I might not have read the things you think I should read, but don't think I haven't taken a serious interest in these topics. Yes, it is always possible you have an angle that I don't have. Fine. Let me know.

          And I think you and just about every other regular on this forum is decent. That much I am not worried about.
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    Grim · 28 days ago
    Henry Kissinger is nothing but a rotting corpse, which is animated by the demon residing inside of it.