Is America too broke to stand up to China?

Is America too broke to stand up to China?

Article from ConservativeHome – conservativehome.blogs.com

When Margaret Thatcher died, much was said about the Falklands, but rather less about Hong Kong. While Britain fought to regain the former from Argentine invaders, the latter was returned to China without so much as a shot being fired. The British government had no choice, of course – militarily and economically, China’s influence over Hong Kong was irresistible.

In an important article for Foreign Policy, Noah Feldman argues that Hong Kong foreshadows a  confrontation of much greater geo-political importance:

 

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