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Monday, January 15, 2007
Words of wisdom
The following quote came from Don Feder, a columnist for the Washington Times and Front Page Magazine (emphasis added): "China has decided that America is its enemy, despite the fact that the U.S. is also its major trading partner and is largely responsible for China’s modernization."
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Big deal ... I think it's safe to say that pretty much every country on the planet thinks America is it's enemy.
What else is new?
Posted by: Duke | 2007-01-15 10:38:49 AM
Oh, but it isn't the Chinese people that think the U.S. is it's enemy, it's only the government./
Posted by: Speller | 2007-01-15 11:07:25 AM
Of course one must take into account that 'nothing stays the same' and in the case of China as anywhere this will translate into the process of a protracted power struggle.
Will China remain the same; a totalitarian state or will the influx of hard currency steer it slowly but inexorably in a different direction ?
History has shown that as people attain more wealth and a better standard of living;they have the time to persue other avenues such as how they are governed or more perks ,whether it be material goods or more freedom to spend their newfound wealth how and where they wish.
Now I realize that many of the masses are not seeing high wages though proportionately higher than what they lived on before;but there is a growing entrepreneurial faction of course that are the engine behind China's economic expansion.
This group will not be content to have their monies taken by the communist gov't without a say or fair return. As time goes on more conncessions will be made by the governing powers and a symbiotic relationship will prevail with the com. gov't realizing that they don't have the ability to drive the economic engine. Hence a slow relinquishing of power to the upwardly rising classes.
This will most likely be a slow process but an inevitable one non the less.
The only question of real importance will be whether change and acceptance will manage to outrun paranoia and the imperialist tendencies of China's Politburro.
Posted by: Simon | 2007-01-15 12:27:02 PM
Excellent article on Frontpage.
We should start an underground organization in China to get in touch with all the democratic minded Chinese. We could ask the cooperation of Taiwan.
China should have never been seized by the reds. It was a huge mistake by USA and its allies after WWII. The real allies were the Japanese after a regime change. If a regime change in Tokyo produced long term allies, I believe the same thing can happen with China. USA was the main supplier of goods to Chinese when they were battling the Japanese before WWII.
I expect USA to seriously study the possibility of rallying India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, UK, Canada to a regime change project in China. If we really are concerned with democracy in this vital part of the world, we should consider invading China if needed.
The fact that they are building up a nuclear threat and supporting NK and terrorism is reason enough to take things seriously.
Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2007-01-15 1:16:53 PM
I have much contact with China and the Chinese people. I do not see any evidence that the people are anti-American generally, nor do I see evidence that the Chinese government see the USA as an enemy. Rather the CCP sees the USA as a strategic competitor. Remember, China does not have global hegemonic ambitions, but does have regional hegemonic ambitions.
Also, the Chinese have a deep vested interest in the future success of America, and the American economy. The 600+billion dollars in American reserves (+ an additional 410 billion in others) will be invested and for those investments to do well a strong America and global economy is needed.
I am a irregular reader of the WS, and am always sure to pick up a copy when I'm home in Canada, but this post is quite off base.
Posted by: Brock | 2007-01-16 9:10:18 AM
Yeah, what Brock said.
Those crafty Chinese actually read and pay attention to Sun Tzu and they are only trying to keep the Yanks off balance.
Which is not that hard to do when over half of Congress and the speaker of the House herself are unbalanced.
Posted by: Fred Z | 2007-01-16 2:13:38 PM
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