Ben Shapiro Breaks Down China's 'Inevitable Collapse': Here's What You Need to Know
In a recent episode of his YouTube series, "Facts," Ben Shapiro, the Editor Emeritus of Daily Wire, outlined five significant challenges tha...
In a recent episode of his YouTube series, "Facts," Ben Shapiro outlines challenges that may lead to China's collapse
In a recent episode of his YouTube series, "Facts," Ben Shapiro, the Editor Emeritus of Daily Wire, outlined five significant challenges that he believes will ultimately lead to China's collapse. Shapiro argues that China is facing demographic, economic, and political issues that will hinder its rise as the dominant global power. The episode, released on Saturday, delves into these challenges and provides insights into why China's future may not be as promising as some believe.
China's aging population and lack of innovation are major concerns
According to Ben Shapiro, China is a power that is on the verge of collapse, and the only uncertainty is when and how much damage it will cause before it implodes. One of the main issues is China's aging population, which is a result of their previous one-child policy that led to mass abortion and infanticide, particularly targeting girls. Although China has since reversed its one-child policy, it was too late to reverse the demographic trends.
The article discusses the lack of innovation in China and how it is hindering the country's ability to overcome its demographic collapse. The author argues that China's state-controlled mercantilist schemes prevent innovation from flourishing. Currently, the Chinese economy relies on producing goods at scale, undercutting foreign markets, and stealing technology. However, as the young working population declines, this becomes more challenging. China is attempting to address this issue by investing in robotics.
Economic challenges and ghost cities
China's economy has been built on cheap labor and intellectual property theft, which Western nations are now trying to address. Additionally, China is facing a significant national debt that has fueled its economic growth.
China is facing a problem of ghost cities, which are empty cities that have been built but remain unoccupied. This is seen as a clear example of the country's economic hollowness. The Chinese government has borrowed large amounts of money to build these cities, and people have been encouraged to invest their retirement savings into them. However, this has led to an oversupply of housing that is not needed.
Military and political challenges
According to The Daily Wire, China is facing a fourth problem related to its military. The country's military is said to be lagging behind the United States in terms of technological capability and its ability to project naval power. The co-founder of The Daily Wire explained that the American defense industry has been able to produce far superior technology due to China's economic and political environment stifling innovation.
According to an expert, China is facing significant challenges due to its one-party dictatorship. The current regime is said to be on unstable ground, which may lead to aggressive actions in the near future to maintain control. While it is unlikely that China will break apart, the expert suggests that if the regime does not address these issues, a collapse may occur sooner rather than later.
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