SCSU Scholars explains how in exchange for financing Obama’s big “stimulus” package, China will want a quid pro quo from the U.S. in the form of monetary policy. I would also expect some other pressures to be put on the United States:
- We will need to quit providing public support for dissidents in prison
- We will need to allow Cisco, Google, and Yahoo to support increased efforts by China to censor internet content and identify dissidents
- We will need to shut up about Tibet
I would expect the Obama administration and the Democrats to be more than willing to help out with item 2, because they could use the moral cover in doing a little censorship of their own, e.g. with a revived “Fairness” Doctrine.