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Focus Online: Americans are determined to ensure their well-being at the expense of China and Europe

Focus Online: Americans are determined to ensure their well-being at the expense of China and Europe

You can continue to laugh at the inappropriate behavior of Joe Biden, but it seems that the Americans, who have launched international turbulence to the maximum in all possible areas, will again benefit from this. At least financially. They will achieve this by confronting China and openly cynical actions to weaken the economies of their European allies. Germany will suffer the most from such US actions. Columnist Gabor Steingart comes to this conclusion in an article published in the German edition of Focus Online.

The author believes that Germany at the current moment "fell into dangerous pincers." And, oddly enough, the handles of these ticks are held not by Russians or Chinese, but by Americans. The United States is determined to ensure its well-being at the expense of China and Europe.

Trump is gone, his motto remains: America First

- the observer notes the immutability of the policy of the American leadership.

American foreign economic policy consists of two parts. This is the so-called “inflation law”, the purpose of which is not to fight rising prices at all, but to create exceptionally favorable conditions for doing business and locating enterprises in the United States. In fact, this is a gigantic subsidy program in favor of new technologies. Its goal is to lure industrial enterprises in Europe, faced with an unprecedented increase in energy prices, and literally force them to transfer production to America.

According to French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, in some cases the subsidies offered by the US government are four to ten times the maximum state aid allowed by the European Commission, the author clarifies.

The second direction is US sanctions against the semiconductor industry in China. These sanctions hit not only China itself, but also the German economy. Too many German companies depend on semiconductor supplies from China. Now, in order to avoid secondary sanctions, they will have to refuse such supplies.

At the same time, in the FRG itself, the leadership and representatives of the business community take a twofold position regarding the frankly protectionist and completely non-market actions of the United States. In the case of China, Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Economics Minister Robert Habek said that business with China would not work as before. The head of the BDI industry association, Siegfried Russwurm, in contrast, strongly rejects the need to exit the Chinese market, stating:

I see no reason why we should reduce the activities of German companies in the Chinese market.

In fact, in the current situation, the United States has gone from an ally and partner of Germany to its tough competitor. In America, the era of "free trade" has been replaced by the era of "managed trade", and this position is actively supported by both Democrats and Republicans.

The era in which many believed that the market rules and politics should stay away is definitely over.

- Doomed Habek states, adding that this idea was erroneous before.

The author does not write about this, but it is obvious that Germany and the rest of the EU countries fell into the economic pincers of the United States solely of their own free will.
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  1. vitvit123
    vitvit123 26 November 2022 18: 25
    Damn, how can they do that? Profits are made from everything .. is it really how they control the course of events? ... amazing ..
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 26 November 2022 18: 37
      If you want to live, you won't get so upset. These will go to any meanness and muck, justifying it with necessity and democracy. So, stop being surprised, it's time to respond harshly to all American nasty things.
      1. dementor873
        dementor873 26 November 2022 18: 46
        In our country, too, the oligarchs for the sake of life will raskoryachatsya, as it should. True, for some reason, to the detriment of all of Russia.
      2. vitvit123
        vitvit123 26 November 2022 19: 21
        Well, I don’t see that they are caricaturing yet, but I see that others are caricatured ..
        And in order to answer harshly .., I can’t even say anything, it’s clear what is needed, I would like the answers to be competent, and with this we are not going smoothly ..
    2. paul3390
      paul3390 26 November 2022 19: 07
      No. You just need to buy the right people at the right time. Even cooler is to collect compromising evidence on them. Well, the height of aerobatics is to nurture traitors from young claws and provide them with a career ..
      1. vitvit123
        vitvit123 26 November 2022 19: 23
        Everything seems to be clear, but it turns out only with them ..
        1. paul3390
          paul3390 26 November 2022 20: 05
          So - they have experience since the time of the Roman Empire ..
        2. Ilgizl
          Ilgizl 27 November 2022 14: 20
          So the British are teachers, and they have been honing this art for centuries, how many children of our elites in London study and remain. I know one of these for my daughter.
        3. Mother Theresa
          Mother Theresa 27 November 2022 15: 19
          And in which country psychology and psychiatry have reached their maximum development. Where is the most common place for human experimentation? Who has the most effective ideological club (Hollywood). Whose diplomas are recognized all over the world. Where they turn a blind eye to various perversions. Where the offspring of various elites will become their own in a generation (not in China). Where are the most diverse climatic zones. The most advanced medicine in transplantology and prolongation of youth. Where are the most famous yacht clubs and ice-free ports. In which country can your neighbor be a world-famous actor, singer, etc. Where do most foreign students study? Which country speaks the world's most used English. Where two world wars did not die down. While all this will be in the USA, the "elite" of any country, just in case, will want to have an alternate airfield in the USA. With such "elites" there is no other alternative like the United States. And if not, then there will be no decline of the United States as a world hegemon either.
    3. orionvitt
      orionvitt 26 November 2022 23: 47
      Quote: vitvit123
      Profit is extracted from everything .. is it really so they control the course of events? ... amazing.

      Manage, but not so much. In fact, the United States has practically no allies, there are only countries dependent on them, which the states keep in a tight grip. And as you understand, few people like it (unless, of course, you are different from Poland, or the Baltic states). There are two ways to make a profit. Collaborate and trade, and otherwise ruin and devour. In the second option, the profit is greater, but one-time. When even then devoured oklemaetsya. And there are few resources in the world, as the saying goes "the little piglet is not enough for everyone." I had to devour the closest allies, that is, Europe. So with the management of the course of events, they are also not so hot. Nothing new, outrageous arrogance and the absence of any moral restrictions, coupled with the venality of "national elites" on all continents. That's the whole secret. It's just that nothing is eternal in the world. Americans are hated all over the world. Coming soon in Europe.
      1. vitvit123
        vitvit123 27 November 2022 06: 32
        Don't know if I will see in my lifetime when America falls?..
        What you wrote is the banality that was fed to us in the early stages of development. But here, as elsewhere, there are nuances that can prolong America's dictate.
        1. orionvitt
          orionvitt 27 November 2022 17: 19
          Quote: vitvit123
          What you wrote is banal

          This banality, about decaying capitalism, has been taught to me since the early 80s. We laughed. It turned out that they lied to us about communism, but about the Western world, everything turned out to be true. I also did not think that I would not see the fall of America in my lifetime, but the negative world processes have been delaying for so long that now everything is developing at an extraordinary speed. I agree, it's too early to bury America, but we are watching the fall of a huge and previously inseparable part of the Western world, that is, Europe, in real time and literally "live". So how to say. And on the issue of banality. as they say, it is not necessary to produce superfluous entities. In fact, in general, everything is simple. The details are difficult.
    4. Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat 27 November 2022 22: 42
      How can they? First: - the dollar is the generally accepted currency of the world exchange of goods. All other currencies are its derivatives. In addition, the Americans finance at their own expense almost all the world's rating and financial control and regulatory organizations, that is, they control the world's financial flows. Well, they invest huge amounts of money in the development of high technologies, some of which are transferred to production in convenient countries, leaving full control over copyright. And yet, in the United States, judicial and legal work is colossally developed: Americans always very competently draw up cooperation agreements with their maximum protection in them and the most unprofitable for a partner. What both the Chinese and the rest of the "partners" of the United States are constantly "burning" are not so savvy in legal casuistry.
      1. Terran ghost
        Terran ghost 30 November 2022 10: 29
        Quote: Monster_Fat
        The dollar is the generally accepted currency of the world exchange of goods.

        Here we just need to clarify one point. The American dollar became such for a reason. But because by the time the Bretton Woods system was introduced, US industry accounted for almost 40 percent of the world, and the range of products it produced included the entire spectrum from pins to airplanes.
        And yet, in the United States, judicial and legal work is colossally developed: Americans always very competently draw up cooperation agreements with their maximum protection in them and the most unprofitable for a partner. What both the Chinese and the rest of the "partners" of the United States are constantly "burning" are not so savvy in legal casuistry.

        By itself, legal casuistry means nothing. Simply because international politics exists according to the canons of anarcho-capitalism, in which there is no universally recognized "world court" capable of enforcing its decisions, but on the contrary, the parties act purely for their own benefit. Well, or how they understand it.
        But technological superiority is a real thing. Moreover, the US is trying to conduct business in such a way that when the technologies they created are copied by the methods of "reverse engineering" by other countries (and this is a completely inevitable process in the end), they are already outdated compared to the new American developments.
        Plus, yes - when the latest developments are transferred by American companies for production to other countries, licensing agreements are often built in such a way that only part of the technology is transferred to one country, which is useless or extremely limitedly useful without the rest of the pieces of the "general mosaic".
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 26 November 2022 18: 28
    It’s a pity, it’s a pity that the Hamindan people do not have the opportunity to return Taiwan to their native harbor. Somehow they have a strange desire to unite China! Under their control. Maybe later they will agree on who is more important.
    1. Yura
      Yura 26 November 2022 23: 37
      At the end of July, 2022 it became known of approval by the US Senate of the bill which is directed to support of domestic producers of electronics. Support is provided through tax cuts in relevant industries and funding for research organizations that are engaged in specialized projects. In addition, funds are allocated for the construction of factories that will produce semiconductor elements and electronic systems. True, if in the case of China, more than a trillion US dollars were allocated, as mentioned above, then the United States decided to allocate $52 billion for its program. For this country, such an amount is not very large, but perhaps the government hopes that domestic companies will invest funds for the development of their own plants and factories.
      A few more years after the construction of new factories and enterprises in the USA (the largest Taiwanese chip manufacturer has also shown a lively interest in this and is going to build its production in the USA) and the USA will lose its interest in Taiwan in the form it is manifesting now. China will patiently wait in the wings and Taiwan will inevitably be forced to make a decision where to be and with whom to be or not to be at all.
  3. Arkady007
    Arkady007 26 November 2022 18: 36
    The US is not shy about talking about its goals to rule the world.
    And we really can not formulate what we want in Ukraine.
    1. Stas157
      Stas157 26 November 2022 19: 29
      Quote: Arkady007
      And we really can’t formulate what we want in Ukraine

      Denazification and demilitarization.

      True, the situation comes to debilitation, because each of us puts into these concepts only the meaning known to himself.
      1. Dmitry Rigov
        Dmitry Rigov 26 November 2022 23: 37
        There are too many contradictions, on the one hand, we are told that Nazi power is in Ukraine, on the other hand, that Russia does not aim at a special operation to change power in Ukraine, and how will denazification be carried out without a change of power?
        As for demilitarization, why did the Armed Forces of Ukraine become stronger as a result of the special operation and now Russian cities are being surrendered to them?
    2. Askold65
      Askold65 26 November 2022 19: 33
      Quote: Arkady007
      And we really can not formulate what we want in Ukraine.

      Home --- recapture Donbass from Bandera. But for this it is necessary to eliminate the Armed Forces of Ukraine. To eliminate the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in addition to the military component, it is necessary to eliminate the Ukrainian infrastructure and create conditions for the migration of the population to Europe and other countries in order to free the territory from the population in order to avoid unnecessary casualties and create problems for the EU with the accommodation and maintenance of refugees, as well as rear support for the Armed Forces of Ukraine .
  4. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 26 November 2022 18: 41
    It is necessary to chip in, send money to Germany.
    Vish-diseases are completely bent.
  5. Old Horseradish
    Old Horseradish 26 November 2022 18: 49
    That's right, at the expense of Russia, they have long provided everything for themselves. They threw a bone to the Russian oligarchs, they took everything else for themselves. Let's take pity on Europe.
  6. Evgenijus
    Evgenijus 26 November 2022 18: 57
    America, Americans (if there is such a nation) is a parasite on the body of the planet Earth.
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 26 November 2022 19: 18
    Focus Online: Americans are determined to ensure their well-being at the expense of China and Europe
    . Malas, malas, keep it up!!!
    And it's time for the wise old monkey to descend from his palm tree, otherwise ...
  8. archiroll
    archiroll 26 November 2022 19: 27
    Here are the good guys. Ours also need to take an example and decide not at the expense of their citizens ...
  9. iouris
    iouris 26 November 2022 19: 52
    This is right. But I'm afraid that we have been providing the welfare of the United States (and all of the above) for a long time. Is this our competitive advantage or weakness?
  10. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 26 November 2022 20: 13
    The United States is determined to ensure its well-being at the expense of China and Europe.

    How to call such people? More precisely, non-humans. Papuans, 3,14ndos, ..? The word is spinning on the tongue, I can’t remember. No.
  11. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 26 November 2022 21: 13
    "You can continue to laugh at the inappropriate behavior of Joe Biden, but it seems that the Americans, who have launched the maximum international turbulence in all possible areas, will again benefit from this."
    Yes, it looks like it is. But except for one thing, confidence in the dollar has been undermined. I am not saying that everything will collapse in the United States soon, it is a long way and we are at the very beginning of this way.
    1. Dmitry Rigov
      Dmitry Rigov 27 November 2022 18: 15
      Everything is just fine in the USA, the dollar index broke a 20-year record a couple of months ago. But the closest competitor - the euro really lost a lot, it has never traded so low against the dollar.
  12. Jsem_CZEKO68
    Jsem_CZEKO68 26 November 2022 23: 10
    Ne Německo, ale ČR je v Evropě postižena nejvíce, má nejvíce debilní vládu, která ničí lidi v ČR likviduje hospodářství v celé zemi.
    1. iouris
      iouris 27 November 2022 12: 30
      The United States, too, has long been no longer a state, but a location on which transnational corporations are based. These corporations do not need all of humanity - only staff, suppliers and consumers.
  13. Alexey Volga
    Alexey Volga 27 November 2022 22: 37
    Naive American children ...... When will they understand that China is not the same as it was already, and Germany too.
  14. lubesky
    lubesky 28 November 2022 11: 15
    In the meantime, the sober world is shocked by the arrogance of the states, I remind you that such behavior of the Romans caused shock among the locals, wherever the Roman legions appeared, shock from their arrogance and anticipation of the PUNISHMENT of the presumptuous Romans for such arrogance. Only now, from century to century, the Romans continued to grind and absorb into themselves all the shocked and dissatisfied. And whoever predicted and prophesied the "decay" (fall) of Rome, only almost none of them even lived to see the decline of Rome, let alone its fall ...