Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 2

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 2

China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently…

Philippines protests over South China Sea water cannon attack

Another indication of Chinese aggression

Ex-Ming Pao editor Kevin Lau attacked in Hong Kong; recently replaced by pro-China editor

Indications of interference and violated promises. Putting an anti-China editor in his place would have been an act of good faith.

US may press Taiwan to boost defense

Indication of rising tensions

Chinese media outlet levels racial slur at US envoy

Just after….

US ambassador urges China to respect human rights

Reuters – China’s assertiveness hardens Malaysian stance in sea dispute

Going Nuclear is Not an Option

How China’s growing assertiveness is uniting other nations—against China  · · · →

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, Feb 23

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, Feb 23

China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently…

China and the US: Its good to talk

…Lots of talk about not much.

Majority reject unification: TISR poll

This is not what leaders are doing.

 DPP Chair Su Tseng-chang meets with U.S. congressional delegation visiting Taiwan

Kuomintang Meets in Cross-Straight Relations, not State-to-State Relations

…rather than “Taiwan” meets with US.

…rather than “Taiwan meets with China.

…don’t want a unified Taiwan-China, how about a unified Taiwan? SOMETHING needs to be unified. Maybe they can be unified about talking. Talking was the theme in the prelude to WWII. It looks to be the same in the prelude to WWIII.

 China denounces Barack Obama’s meeting with Dalai Lama

“The United States supports the Dalai Lama’s ‘middle way’ approach of neither assimilation nor independence for Tibetans in China,” said Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the White House’s national security council.  · · · →

Prelude to Conflict: Asia

Prelude to Conflict: Asia

China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently…

PRC trains for ‘war’ with Japan: official

PRC aims to foil US intervention: study

Kuomintang Meets in Cross-Straight Relations, not State-to-State Relations

PRC fumes over Spanish arrest warrant for Jiang

Spanish judge issues arrest warrants for China’s former President, Prime Minister  · · · →

China and Taiwan: Provoked to Grab for Power

Whether it’s true or not, China appears to the International community as an aggressor. For half a century, Beijing supported the Kim Dynasty of North Korea. Now, that decision is “blowing up” in Beijing’s face, so to speak. Countries are asking, “Why would Communist China support a North Korea that would do this if China truly wants peace?” Is Beijing apologetic? Of course not.

In the context of regional issues, and especially the recent earthquake and other environmental problems, the best optics for China would be to demonstrate wise priorities at home, tone down their activity in the South China sea, make concessions to India, and back off in other regions. But they don’t. Why?

Though pride is always a factor, it’s hard to say what motivates Beijing. But the Communists seem to be overreaching and this is possibly from complex psychology wars waged by the US over the last several years.  · · · →

N Korea and Chinese Culture: Escalation Explained

What’s with the rhetoric, fist pounding, and war-drumming?

North Korea has a long history of making threats whenever they need food. In the past, war-talk resulted in lots of food and supplies being sent to North Korea a short time after. Maybe there were talks somewhere in that process, maybe not. But the West cow-towed to the Norks like Chamberlain tried to appease Hitler before WWII.

From this perspective, it seems that Kim Jong-un is begging for food, like the family dog who tries to convince everyone at the dinner table that he’s on the brink of starvation.

But from another perspective, East Asian cultures—Chinese, Japanese, and Korean alike—are famous for “fist shaking” in the place of actual leadership and management strategy. Someone stands up and shouts really loud, everyone within ear shot jumps in line—again, like the family dog being beat with two sheets of newspaper who thinks, with all the noise, he’s being pounded to death.  · · · →

USA’s Mixed Message to China

USA’s Mixed Message to China (mp3)

If politics were a TV show, consider this season of “Pacific Antics”. The United States government has consistently sent “dual messages” to China.

TV Show: ChinaOn the one hand, diplomatic, military, and other foreign-related policy indicates aggressive defense posture and retaliation preparedness should a Pacific conflict break out. A new military base is under way in the northern most parts of Australia. US military forces are continually rearranged with “China” as the recurring, vague reason. Trade and visa agreements with Pacific nations, including America’s former enemy, Vietnam, won’t exactly make China feel like the biggest tiger in the jungle. And Taiwan President Ma’s recent and unusual visit to the Pope’s inauguration doesn’t resound with the same “go along with China to get along with China” rhetoric of Ma’s first term. In case you didn’t know, Chinese Communists don’t like the Vatican.

On the other hand, US domestic policies seem to invite invasion from China.  · · · →