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China Could Shut Down the U.S. Military Without Firing a Shot

beijingwalker

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Rare earth ores are mined and sent to China for refining. China has low-cost rare earth extraction technology. And environmentally friendly.
US probably can aslo do it, but the end products could be prohibitively expensive. So saying they can also do it is pointless.
 

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Rare earth ores are mined and sent to China for refining. China has low-cost rare earth extraction technology. And environmentally friendly.

China has mastered rare earth minerals and refining technology, and does not pursue high profits. Who can make up his mind to invest hundreds of billions of dollars to fight a lasting price war with China? The cost of production in China is lower.

China has the biggest functional mines, but the USA has the biggest reserve. The USA exports ore to China to be refined to avoid EPA Rules
 

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Never said they were going to listen, you fault for assuming. Brazil is too far for China to do anything about it but Vietnam is within range of all of China’s missiles. Never said China was going to invade Vietnam either, just bombing the mines and refineries to shut down production if necessary. Not that far fetched since you can blow up pipelines with no repercussions.
China could not hit Vietnam if USA agrees to defend Vietnam. You cannot lay a glove on American allies
 

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China could not hit Vietnam if USA agrees to defend Vietnam. You cannot lay a glove on American allies
Like in Afghan and Vietnam wars, China decisively helped NV to defeat you arrogant America, want to try another Vietnam war again, just dont run away like chickens this time.
 

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Like in Afghan and Vietnam wars, China decisively helped NV to defeat you arrogant America, want to try another Vietnam war again, just dont run away like chickens this time.

If the Vietnamese communist party aligns with USA you cannot lay a glove on Vietnam

China did not flinch when they helped the Koreans and Vietnamese against the Americans. Talk to me when they send troops into Ukraine first.
We do not have send troops into Vietnam. Vietnamese communists will settle scores if you attack their mines
 

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@gambit before the US surrender, can I have a Free ride in the back seat of F-35 ? They are useless anyway, Plus I am now a legal tax payer so one ride on the house no ? :crazy_pilot:
 

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If the Vietnamese communist party aligns with USA you cannot lay a glove on Vietnam


We do not have send troops into Vietnam. Vietnamese communists will settle scores if you attack their mines
Why would the Vienamese communist party want to align with US, we all know American long term goal is to throw up the communist gov in Vietnam making it a US puppet again, you think the Viet Cong is that stupid ? By the way, the general secretary of Vietnamese communist party is going to see Xi Jin Peng on October 30, the first head of foreign country to visit China right after Chinnese Communist party congress, that tells you something, so keep deluding yourself. Viet Congs are no fools, they know you Americans long term evil design for them.

My advice for you Americans is try to save Ukraine from the Russians before you attempt to try to save Vietnam or Taiwan from the Chinese just to recover your credibility in the world after Afghan war.
 

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Rare earth ores are mined and sent to China for refining. China has low-cost rare earth extraction technology. And environmentally friendly.

China has mastered rare earth minerals and refining technology, and does not pursue high profits. Who can make up his mind to invest hundreds of billions of dollars to fight a lasting price war with China? The cost of production in China is lower.
Problem is, the technology of refining Rare Earth Material has already existed outside China, both Canada and Australia, to a lesser degree, Vietnam and Brazil already have had their technology developed. As I said previously, since the trade volume is very low, it would not cost the US billions of dollars to switch in order to make a difference...




Also, it's not about profits, it's about resource security, I am pretty damn sure US will continue to buy Chinese REE products as long as the sales continue uninterrupted. But that does not mean US cannot or should not devote money to secure alternative source in case that supply chain was interrupted.
 

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@gambit before the US surrender, can I have a Free ride in the back seat of F-35 ? They are useless anyway, Plus I am now a legal tax payer so one ride on the house no ? :crazy_pilot:
The F-35 is a single seater, so you will have to ride outside the jet. Am sure we can rig up something. :enjoy:
 

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Nyet. The A-10 is also single seater. The F-15E and F-16D are dual seats.
:( I would accept a ride in F-16 but it will make me cry because of Pakistan affiliation with F-16, I want a ride in a Fighter which PAF doesn't have :D Something to brag about when I go back or come to PDF hahaha. On a serious note, this dude is very serious about China defeating USA.
 

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