The economies of the USA, Europe and China are more integrated than ever before. Frictions in geopolitics will lead to more potential conflicts. Think of the US sanctions of Nordstream 2 to Russia, US-sanctions on Iran, public opinion in Europe towards China leading to a boycot in China of Western brands like H&M, Adidas and Nike, the doubts on Huawei and much more.
Covid-19 has made clear how dependent Europe is on China.The tensions are growing between Europe and China on digital security and economic power. Security experts across Europe have great worries of the connection of Chinese multinationals with the State. The Dutch Intelligence Agency AIVD already reported in 2019 on “China’s Offensive Cyberprogram – The perfect business model for nations”, as the biggest threat of economic espionage. Europe already is very dependent on Chinese technology.
The Trump administration has decided that the listings of China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom must stop in January 2021. It’s expected that President Joe Biden will not change this action. Reason is that these Chinese multinationals are connected and controlled by the Chinese Army. The market value of these three telecom companies dropped in December 2020 with US$ 50 billion. A similar decision has been taken on Huawei last Summer, however also in the UK, Sweden and Australia.
In both Intelligence Briefings in May 2020 we informed you about China’s Artificial Super Intelligence describing the ‘Dangers to Humanity’. From the central production place of the world, China wants to rule the rest of the world by connecting an Artificial Brain to robotics via the new global 5G and future 6G network.
When in December 2019 Covid-19 started in Wuhan, the rest of the world reacted with “it’s far away like SARS in 2002-2003”. So why should we bother? Why do we have to worry? The new target of China is the creation and building of global Human Targeting Capabilities. This is our second Early Warning after our first one on May 6 2020 that China will change the world not limited to facial recognition but also towards gesture recognition, people counting software, crowd monitoring, facial attributes, face counting, emotion recognition, skeleton detection, body detection, voice detection, vital organ detection, and human bio-field detection software.
The authorities in China, in case the Chinese Communist Party CCP with 85 million members, wants completely control humanity in imperceptible ways by AI digital brain connected to the internet and all networks operating on 5G and the coming 6G. It’s called Artificial General Intelligence. The network 5G is currently built and will make robotics operational. The millions of surgical masks and other medial devices supplies from China is part of the CCP Propaganda.
Economic indicators have improved since the summer of 2016, resulting in an accelerating positive level of economic performance in Europe and the other OECD-countries. Entrepreneurs and consumers are getting back into a good mood. The professionals in government, banks and other institutes did not see this coming. In our strategic intelligence best practices, we use the ‘Strategy as Active Waiting’ management tool to identify early indicators of change and create possible courses of action.
Do we really believe the truth when we hear it, even if it is not what we want to hear? That is strategic intelligence at its core: critical thinking, perspectives over and above facts, challenging assumptions, and determining the course of future action. On one occasion, I was presenting to one of the leading business groups in the Netherlands, and at the end, the CEO of a top-25 listed company asked us what kind of differentiating tools we use to determine the possible courses of future actions.
In our daily strategic intelligence practices, we regularly list several Key Predictive Indicators (KPIs) to see what the near future might tell us. This is not forecasting. It is, however, based on delivering perspectives going beyond the brutal facts, by creating crucial foresight and early warning. Our governments, banks, the European Commission, national forecast institutes and our uncritical media tell us that we can expect economic growth. We don’t believe this! Our early warning analyses indicate the opposite.
A short story: “It is July 2015 on the shores of the Mediterranean. Times are tough, everyone is in debt and everyone lives on credit. Suddenly a rich tourist comes to town; he enters a hotel and puts a € 100 note on the reception counter to inspect some of the upstairs rooms for that evening. The hotel owner takes the € 100 note and runs to the butcher to pay his debt. The butcher takes the € 100 note and runs to the supplier of feed and fuel to pay his debt.