WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING TEN TRENDS IN THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE
TEN TRENDS TO WATCH IN THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE PD
During the first week of the new year we posted this Wall Street Journal article lead in and link. When the first quarter of the year ended we observed that both the Wall Street Journal and our own giant catfish, Namazu were proving correct on their predictions for China. 2013 in China is the YEAR OF THE SNAKE and as we start the final quarter of the year ,things are certainly slithering along as predicted.
"The Wall Street Journal published a highly interesting article on January 4, 2013, for those of you who follow our continuing series How Far Will The Dragon Swim. In the article, the writer describes ten trends to watch for in China during 2013.
Interestingly , our own giant catfish turned maritime political guru NAMAZU described most of those trends earlier in 2012. But many of you have only been following us since June, so this Wall Street Journal article will help bring you up to speed in just a couple of pages and nicely summarize some of our earlier maritime concerns and observations about China in a neat listing of ten trends. Number 8 of the Wall Street Journal feature; "China will continue to be the number one builder of war ships in the world." . As the year's final quarter opens this prediction is holding true. The Journal also recognized that China will take an "even more aggressive stance against its coastal neighbors in its drive to turn the East , South China and Yellow Seas into Chinese lakes." This prediction held true throughout the first three quarters of the year and now in the final days seems to be about holding steady. One prediction appears now to have been a bit too conservative. The Wall Street Journal predicted that during 2013 details of China's proposed aircraft carrier would become known. Indeed the air craft carrier was completed and is in operation with more to follow. The link below will take you to all ten predictions: