Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 23

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 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…

State TV says Russia could turn US to ‘radioactive ash’

…Comment about Russia, but Russia is a Chinese “buddy”. Has China denounced this statement?

Chinese Village Official’s Detention Sparks Fears of Poll Rigging

…not so much about the government of China, this shows the overall atmosphere that often signals a prelude to war.

China warns Philippines: We will never tolerate ‘occupation’ of disputed shoal

Student protesters repel police, hold Legislative chamber

…Prelude to destabilization in Taiwan, could lead to a Crimea-like event in Asia between China, Taiwan, and USA. Difference: Taiwan people overwhelmingly support independence, Crimea overwhelmingly supported Russia.

Students issue statement

Students occupying the Taiwan legislative chamber

Inside the Ring: Pentagon goes hypersonic with long-range rapid attack weapon

…A response to China more than Crimea as China has been building up in military terms.  · · · →

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 16

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 16

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…

Missile downed Malaysia Airlines jet? Follows near miss by North Korean rocket last week

…Blaming N Korea could be a prelude to a war with N Korea, with sweeping ramifications.

…Blaming Terrorists launching a MANPADS could be a prelude to a complex war in the region.

Missing MAS flight: Authorities not ruling Uighur link out

…Muslims in China

…Theories keep coming in.

Taiwan would not survive month of attack, NSB says

…And other security risks in Taiwan concerning China.

Say goodbye to Taiwan, say goodbye to peace

…An opinion/review article on an opinion/report article with “saber rattling” language in the title.

Vietnam’s Balancing Strategy

…Vietnam is included in those stepping up their game in both diplomacy and readiness. Beijing is also facing an increasing number of worthy enemies.  · · · →

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 9

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 9

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 Fields New Intermediate-Range Nuclear Missile

Russia And China ‘In Agreement’ Over Ukraine

Up to 1,000 illegal Chinese in Taiwan: immigration

Audaciously shouldering Taiwan’s national defense

 Sun Yafu: a Ma-Xi Meeting May Be Held in Third Venue (Outside Mainland China and Taiwan)

..Orwell’s pigs and people meet again.

China’s media says deployment of troops for war with Japan is now complete; waiting for opportune time to attack

Chinese spies attending US universities, says expelled Peking University professor

Philippines ‘rejects China deal on disputed shoal’ – as China denies making any such offer

China’s support for Russia’s Ukraine incursion is half-hearted, at best

…a lot of non-descript BS from China, compounded with conflicting interests in supporting Russia

Beijing increases its defense budget by 12.2 percent

Ma-Xi meeting could be ‘domestic’: MAC

…Taiwan’s president is willing to play dangerous political games by using such little discretion with terminology regarding China, especially with 90% of Taiwan plus US policy against him.  · · · →

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.  · · · →