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    1. According to https://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-...clear-weapons/

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    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday night defended his assertion that more countries, such as Japan, South Korea or even Saudi Arabia, may need to develop their own nuclear weapons.

    "You have so many countries already -- China, Pakistan, you have so many countries, Russia -- you have so many countries right now that have them," Trump said in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin town hall televised by CNN. "Now, wouldn't you rather, in a certain sense, have Japan have nuclear weapons when North Korea has nuclear weapons?"....

    Trump said he's in favor of potentially seeing countries like Japan develop nuclear weapons because "it's going to happen anyway."

    "It's only a question of time," he said. "They're going to start having them or we have to get rid of them entirely." (End excerpts)

    2. According to https://www.voanews.com/a/china-reac...a/4269141.html

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    China's Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying Beijing "resolutely opposes" the U.S. for "enacting unilateral sanctions" and vowed to "seriously handle" the issue in accordance with the law. The ministry also demanded that the U.S. immediately lift the sanctions "to avoid harming bilateral cooperation in the relevant area." (End excerpts)

    3. Summary:

    During the Warring States period in Ancient Chinese history, the warring states tried to outdo each other militarily and economically by recruiting the most talented people and original thinkers from all over China. Freedom of expression and speech was greatly encouraged and flourished in all the Chinese states. As a result, Chinese culture reached its peak with the emergence of famous thinkers and philosophers like Confucius, Laozi, Mengzi (Mencius) and Sunzi.

    After the unification of China by Qin Shi Huang, the emperor of every dynasty regarded himself as the "Son of Heaven” on whom the gods bestowed the "Mandate of Heaven" to rule the "Celestial Empire" without any need for a second opinion. Anybody who disagreed with the emperor would get into trouble. As a result, the thinking of every emperor (with the exception of Emperor Wu of Han) and the population gradually become fossilised, hierarchical, formalised and precedent-based. Henceforth the country was governed by downright pathetic politicians who were out of touch with reality.

    The outcome was tragic for China. The West progressed by leaps and bounds with new discoveries and inventions from the Renaissance to the modern age while China was mired in centuries of cultural/intellectual stagnation. Historically, China had been conquered twice by smaller states, and was divided like a pie between imperialist powers in the late 19th century.

    The contemporary rulers of China are no better than the emperors of the post-Warring States period. Many years ago, I came across an article in a Chinese newspaper saying that Kim Jong-il despised the intelligence of Chinese communist leaders, regarding them as dotards even when he was a student.

    At a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump told reporters: "If the sanctions don't work, we will have to go to phase two, and phase two may be a very rough thing, may be very, very unfortunate for the world."

    What is "phase two"? Is it war? If not, is there a "phase three" when war comes finally? Does "phase two" mean naval blockade or something nastier? Chinese leaders may wish for America to mind its own business and withdraw totally from Asia. However, it is shortsightedness for them to wish for US withdrawal which may turn out to be “phase two". There are two possible scenarios following US withdrawal from Asia, both equally disastrous for China.

    (a) In the wake of US withdrawal, the majority of South Koreans would prefer waving the white flag than perishing in a "sea of fire" when North Korean tanks rolled southward across the border. China should have learned from the bitter lesson of the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War that the so-called friends could turn into sworn enemies overnight after the departure of a common foe. Fortunately for China, Vietnam was/is a non-nuclear state, otherwise the consequences would be much worse. Facing a nuclear-armed unified Korea with ancient territorial claims on large parts of China's northeastern region, China should reckon with the potential disastrous conflicts with its warlike neighbour after a possible US withdrawal from Asia.

    (b) In a second likely scenario, Uncle Sam may not pack up and leave Asia without a trace. Japanophobia would be skyrocketing in Chna when Chinese leaders wake up one fine morning to find Uncle Sam leave some "faeces" (nuclear-armed Japan, South Korea or even Taiwan) behind at their doorsteps after his departure.

    Due to strict news censorship in China, it won't come as a surprise that very few people in the country, even among the top leadership, know that Trump had suggested during the 2016 election campaign that Japan and South Korea should develop nuclear weapons to shoulder their own defence burden. Hence Chinese leaders should pray very hard for the US to succeed in its sanctions to denuclearise North Korea instead of sabotaging its efforts.

    There is a Chinese saying, "Borrow somebody's knife to kill others." If Emperor Wu of Han is alive today, he would be glad to make use of Uncle Sam to get rid of North Korea's nuclear threat once and for all without firing a bullet himself. If Uncle Sam can't do it alone, Emperor Wu may even join America by sending troops into North Korea to dismantle all the nuclear weapons, just like US-led Allied forces and the Soviet Union attacking Nazi Germany on two warfronts in the final days of Second War World.

    Instead of protesting to the US for "enacting unilateral sanctions", China should take the right action by punishing any individual or company that breaches the sanctions. It should not regard the denuclearisation of North Korea as an affair between the US and the rogue state, but a life-and-death struggle for itself instead. Hence it should double its effort to impose more and harsher sanctions on North Korea.

    In fact, North Korea poses the greatest threat to China now. Long before the North Korean missiles can hit the American mainland, the whole of China is now within range. North Korea’s nuclear missiles are too close for comfort to China. It is just like a gun pointing at the forehead. It is questionable whether major Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin can escape total destruction from a surprise attack by North Korean nuclear missiles.

    In dealing with the North Korean regime, China must not be foolish to repeat its tragic romance of the Korean War, otherwise it may return to the tragic era of the past two centuries. It must not let the rogue state drag it to the point of no return, just like the foolish man risked plunging into the deep gorge with his pet dog when he allowed himself to be walked by the beast on a narrow bridge as narrated in my political satire at http://www.politicalworld.org/showth...)#.WpJmmrpuLIU

    https://www.libraryofsocialscience.c...and-sacrifice/

    http://historian-hut-did-you-know.bl...s-divided.html

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion.../#.WpHI3rpuLIU

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/w...gn-policy.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-il

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Wu_of_Han

    https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/media-censorship-china

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warring_States_period

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Vietnamese_War

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_Shi_Huang

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandate_of_Heaven
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    Default Re: China rebukes US for “enacting unilateral sanctions”

    This is worrying. Either your posts are getting more interesting and readable or your Psy-ops thing is working

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    Quote Originally Posted by eamo View Post
    This is worrying. Either your posts are getting more interesting and readable or your Psy-ops thing is working
    My dear North Korean comrade, I know you are as worrying as the tubby tyrant because the US-led international sanctions have begun to bite. In fact, you are more worrying as you know what fate is awaiting you back home in North Korea if your brutal master is furious with you for not posting any thread to defend him in a political forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reedak View Post
    My dear North Korean comrade, I know you are as worrying as the tubby tyrant because the US-led international sanctions have begun to bite. In fact, you are more worrying as you know what fate is awaiting you back home in North Korea if your brutal master is furious with you for not posting any thread to defend him in a political forum.
    Thanks for the suggestion but I will decide what threads I will start....... and whats with the "back home in North Korea" stuff.

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    Default Re: China rebukes US for “enacting unilateral sanctions”

    First Trump came for North Korea's nukes, then he turned his eye towards India's. haha

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    Wow, I wasn't aware Eamon was a well-known North Korean name, who knew.
    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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    Default Re: China rebukes US for “enacting unilateral sanctions”

    Quote Originally Posted by pluralist View Post
    Wow, I wasn't aware Eamon was a well-known North Korean name, who knew.
    Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) would not be laughing in hell or heaven if he was aware that Napoleon was also the name of a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar in George Orwell's Amimal Farm.

    P.S. By the way, your real name is definitely not "pluralist". Few people, if any, use their real names in political forums.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm
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    A now.....you are not comparing me to Napoléon Bonaparte or worse...a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar. And before anyone else says it, yes...I know I can be a big bore sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by eamo View Post
    A now.....you are not comparing me to Napoléon Bonaparte or worse...a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar. And before anyone else says it, yes...I know I can be a big bore sometimes
    Are you saying that "eamo" is your real name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedak View Post
    Are you saying that "eamo" is your real name?
    Eamo is short for Eamonn, which is my name, and if anybody could be bothered they could easily find my full name from what I have posted here over the years.

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