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Apocalypse Bingo is yet another example of the gamification of modern life. If Mark Z can monetize his made-up version of reality, our thinking is why not gamify the disasters and truly bizarre events that are unfolding before our eyes every day? If some of the options below seem too absurd, well, we can only refer you to CNN or Zelensky’s daily pitch for more  money and weapons.

SINOLOGIX provides economic, technological, and political analysis of the People’s Republic of China and its burgeoning portfolio of partners in the so-called Global South. We strive to offer objective, independent research – and while objective doesn’t necessarily preclude an editorial point-of-view, we endeavor to provide a balanced perspective so that our readers can better understand the opportunities, risks, and challenges when engaging China and its collective partners. To that end, we publish content from contributing subject matter experts, even if we do not necessarily endorse their points of view.

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2022-09-22

NOTE – Apocalypse Bingo is purely for entertainment purposes. But if there is enough interest, we could easily convert it to an absurdist remake of predictit – if you like it, drop us a line.with any suggestions…

NOTE – our readers may have observed a shift in our focus on all things Chinese to a more expansive scope as we incorporate conflicts in the Mideast and Central Asia, we as economic and political developments related to the so-called Global South – China is rapidly emerging as an influential leader in regions where the US and its allies once dominated without challenge. China’s emergence as a superpower equal to the US is perhaps best observed in the context of global events.

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Apocalypse Bingo

Choose Your Catastrophe

If the disaster you pick actually happens, you win!

CHINA STOPS BUYING US  TREASURIES

RAYTHEON PICKS UP THE SLACK

BIBI ANNOUNCES CANDICACY FOR 2024 US PRES ELECTION

WHY NOT?

HE ALREADY OWNS CONGRESS

BIDEN ANNOUNCES CANDICACY FOR 2024 ISRAELI  PM ELECTIONS

BETTER THAN IF HE ANNOUNCED A RUN FOR CHINA's CCP

PUTIN WASN'T BLUFFING

KYIV REMOVED FROM GOOGLE MAPS...

PUTIN WASN'T BLUFFING

HYPERSONIC NUKES ARE A THING

BIDEN DIAGNOSED WITH DEMENTIA

DECLARES WAR ON BRIGHTON BEACH

BIDEN AND XI SIGN LANDMARK TRADE DEAL

SF HOMELESS TO WORK IN APPLE FACTORY IN GUANGZHOU

FAUCI ADMITS VAX LACED WITH NANO BOTS

LIKE, WE ALREADY KNEW THIS

WH TELLS AMERICANS TO EVACUATE US IMMEDIATELY

MEXICAN BORDER OVERRUN W/ AMERICANS 

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS RETURN TO HONDURAS...

WHERE THEY SAY IT'S SAFER THAN THE US...

BIDEN DECLARES MARTIAL LAW

UNTIL RUSSIAN FORCES LEAVE BRIGHTON BEACH

SCHOLZ DECLARES MARTIAL LAW

AMERICANS ASK...WHO IS SCHOLZ?

CHINA ATTACKS TAIWAN

BIDEN DECLARES SANCTIONS ON CHINESE TAKEOUT IN NYC

CHINA ATTACKS CALIF

CHINESE TAKEOUT IN LA, SF SOARS BY 200%

ZELENSKY PLAYS PIANO WITH SHLONG IN FUNDRAISER FOR ORPHANS

ONLY FUNNY IF YOU KNOW HE REALLY DOES THIS...

BLINKEN ADMITS UKRAINE WAR IS FUNDRAISER FOR...

RAYTHEON

ZELENSKY ADMITS UKRAINE WAR IS FUNDRAISER FOR...

ZELENSKY

WORLDWIDE FOOD SHORTAGE

MACDONALDS ADDS FRIED GRASSHOPPERS TO MENU

GERMAN MAN IMMOLATES SELF IN WAR PROTEST

DUE TO GAS SHORTAGES IN GERMANY, LIFE IS SAVED

UKRAINIAN NPP SUFFERS DIRECT HIT BY UFA MISSILES

CEASE FIRE DECLARED  FOR 50,000 YEARS

ROLLING BLACKOUTS HIT MOST OF EUROPE

EUROVISION CONTEST CANCELLED FOR 2023

Rules

Choose catastrophe.
Write-ins welcome - drop us a line.
Catastrophes updated monthly.
Send $100 BTC to 3FZbgi29cpjq2GjdwV8eyHuJJnkLtktZc5.
If your catastrophe happens, you win!
In the event of global nucular war, proceeds to be held in escrow for 50,000 years.
Employees of Blackwater, Wagner PMC, Azov Batallion, and the Clinton Foundation not eligible.
Choose catastrophe.
Write-ins welcome - drop us a line.
Catastrophes updated monthly.
Send $100 BTC to
3FZbgi29cpjq2GjdwV8eyHuJJnkLtkt.
If your catastrophe happens, you win!
In the event of global nucular war,
proceeds to be held in escrow for 50,000 years.
Employees of Blackwater, Wagner,
and Azov Batallion not eligible.

Retrieval Augmented Generation

Work in Progress...!

PLEASE NOTE – We’re in the process of developing a full Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) component that will tap into a database of economic, tech trends and other data associated with our research reports. This initial prototype includes content that we’ve already published in the form of text articles, but we’ll soon be adding structured content that will enable in-depth analysis not generally available through public chat apps.

Retrieval Augment Generation refers to generative AI that is supplemented with proprietary structured data, text, images, audio and video content that we have curated from our research.

Thanks for your patience! This initial prototype will soon be replaced with a more advanced UI capable of generating complete multi-modal reports. Please bear with us – this prototype is text and speech only.

Other Data Insights

"Things change gradually at first...

...then all at once..."

China GDP vs UST Holdings (2010-22) (billions)

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China GDP vs UST Holdings (2010-22) (billions)

Data Source – World Bank

Global FX Exchange Reserves (2001-22) (% of total)

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Global FX Exchange Reserves (2001-22) (% of total)

Data Source – World Bank

Global FX Exchange Reserves (2001-22) (% of total)

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Global FX Exchange Reserves (2001-22) (% of total)

Data Source – World Bank

Western media is starting to pay attention to China’s efforts to influence members of the so-called Global South, or more specifically the BRICS+ and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (with substantially overlapping membership), to denominate international trade in the Chinese Renminbi (RMB), aks the Chinese Yuan (CNY) and/or other local currencies. For very different reasons, Russia has promoted the idea of an entirely new currency for trade settlement. This is an accelerating trend among countries that have formed close economic and political relationships with China.

Coincident with the pivot to the RMB for trade settlement is a growing sentiment among the BRICS+ and SCO members that holding USD as their primary reserve currency poses a risk in the event the US declares sanctions and/or freezes a country’s assets, as happened with Russia and Belarus in 2022.  

The combined effect of these two trends should be observable in a country’s US Treasuries holdings, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing in the chart above – China’s USD and Treasuries holdings peaked at $1.277 trillion in 2013 and declined by more than 32% in 2022.

Things change “slowly at first, then all at once”...

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The so-called “de-dollarization” phenomenon is really a reflection of China’s ascendancy to superpower status – there can be no question it is the main driver behind the emergence of increasingly powerful inter-regional economic organizations, innovative trade agreements that circumvent the USD’s role as the world’s primary currency for trade settlement, and conceivably, the demise of the USD as the world’s de facto reserve currency. In this Part 1, we summarize the key factors that might trigger a future change in currency usage by China and its trading partners.

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