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Is China on the Verge of Unleashing an Attack?

by Matt Lampert
Updated: October 14, 2019

To stay ahead of trends, you have to act.

If you wait, you’re late.

Part I of our China study, published in the summer of 2019, anticipated the country's accelerating authoritarianism. Since the report appeared, antagonism intensified in Hong Kong, the city's chief executive invoked emergency powers and China's persecution of the Uighurs -- which the study detailed -- became mainstream news and led the U.S. to blacklist 28 Chinese firms from doing business with Americans.

Part II, published in the November 2019 issue of The Socionomist, is as relevant now as it was then. It addresses the high potential for China to grow more belligerent beyond its borders. It should be required reading for strategists, business planners, military leaders, China's neighbors, allies, adversaries, and those interested in staying ahead of likely geopolitical developments.

We don't do this kind of study often. When we have, it has proved to be prescient. The only other time our staff has prepared a two-part study on the past, present and future of a nation's domestic and foreign relations was in 2007 when we released our now-iconic report on Russia. That report accurately forecasted Russia's military resurgence, its return to a combative posture on the international stage, and its acceleration of domestic authoritarianism. Readers of that report were able to get ahead of these trends instead of getting blindsided like nearly everyone. Now, you have an opportunity to get ahead of trends in China, before it's too late.

Discover the forecasts in the China report now. See below to learn how you can get the full, two-part study -- and much more -- when you start your Socionomics Membership.


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