Many people like to say that free
market system is the best way to motivate everybody
in the community to work hard, but in reality, coordinated
and collective work arrangement promoted by a socialist
system is much more productive, as within the nation,
information can be easily shared without causing much intellectual
property disputes. Whenever a breakthrough is made, everyone
can benefit from new technology.
Currently in the West, all those big military
enterprises are in fierce competition against one another.
They not only prohibit others from using their new technologies,
but would sabotage their rivals' technique advancement.
That explains why China can develop its military capability
at a pace much fast than the West.
The biggest challenges China faces are those from within.
In terms of external threats, as long as the leadership stands
by national interest, no one can really tear us apart.
The main internal challenge is how to break
free from the old dead circle: Every time when the
nation entered a prosperity era, the special interest groups
would begin to strengthen their grip on power in order
to maximize their benefits and achieve monopoly control
of the national wealth.
Here are two social situations demonstrated by I
In the Fortune Graph (泰卦), we have Heaven humbly remains
below to help Earth raising up, which speaks of interconnection,
interaction and integration between Heaven, Earth and all
things in between, of a collective spirit and a united effort,
of having Yang force filled inside with yin essence lingering
around, of being strong within but gentle
in its approach towards the surrounding environment,
and of getting good people in power with the
wretched to be kept in a distance.
The opposite is the Misfortune Graph (否卦), with Heave above
Earth below. In this case, Heaven and Earth go their separate
ways, and all things are disengaged with their sources and
from each other. There is no communication between elite
class and the grassroots, and the nation cannot hold itself
as one piece. It is a situation where Yang force is exposed
to public with Yin essence filled its core, where one bullies
around but is a coward by nature, where one presents oneself
as a noble character while deep down being a true wretched
creature, where the wretched get their way while the nobles are
The outcome of the China-US
wrestling will depend on internal strength. The one
who is the first to break down from within will lost the
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