During the last few weeks, I have read many commentaries trying to explain the current mess that world trade is in today. Virtually no one seems to understand the trap we are in is due to trade imbalance, not banking difficulties. The banking problems grew out of the trade problems. And worse, the trade problems grew out of the difficulties of the US empire funding its military arm via debt, not taxes. Also, I wish to talk about the history of China's money. For China was the inventor or leader in the use of currencies, paper fiat money and global trade relative values. It is also a tragic history which is even more important.