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#1 China's dependence on foreign raw materials is perhaps their greatest weakness. Adam Yoshida made it a major theme in his series about WWIII.
Posted by Mercutio 2012-05-06 14:16||
#2 One can hope it doesn't lead to the same sort of measures Japan employed when it was short of raw material.
Posted by Pappy 2012-05-06 15:40||
#3 One can hope it doesn't lead to the same sort of measures Japan employed
Don't they own half of Africa by now?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-05-06 15:53||
#4 China doesn't need this, but is fundamentally incapable of concluding alliances with other countries. There are Chinese, and then there are inferiors. When they start getting aggressive, and they will, the whole of Asia will unite against them, because they quite clearly see what life will be like as a Chinese tributary nation. Burma and North Korea being the cautionary examples.
Posted by gromky 2012-05-06 16:26||
#5 Thus the Chinese communists are playing a game of bluster and bluff.
I wouldn't want to base my policies on an assumption like that.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2012-05-06 17:07||
#6 "Post-US" wannabe Rising China's tradition of "soft power/diplomacy" isn't getting it the overseas PLA Base Rights it so desires, espec vee the "First Island Chain"; formal LT re-unification wid Taiwan = SSSSSSSSHHHH, China's "Pearl Harbor/Hawaii" or similar is acknowledged but stalled, as is its efforts to get the ROK + espec Japan to engage + integrate wid China's econ base as per RAPID PAN-TECH INNOVATION.
"SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE", AS THE SAYING GOES, + AS FAR AS CHINA + ITS "MANIFEST DESTINY" IS CONCERNED ITS NOT GOING TO BE HER.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-05-06 19:47||
#7 CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > [Counterpunch.org] BREWING UP A CONFLICT WID CHINA.
ARTIC = The threat from China is there is no threat from China save for the ambitions + agendums of the US, Western Military-Industrial Complex [MIC].
* SAME > CHINA SENDS MORE SHIPS TO DISPUTED SHOAL: PHILIPPINES [AFP].
The Artic ascribes Giant China seemingly picking on the smaller PHIL, but IMO China's real massage is actually directed towards the US.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-05-06 20:21||
#8 Joe, the China massage is good, but I always preferred the Filipino version. :)
Posted by rammer 2012-05-06 21:39||
#9 More SINA/CINE news this AM Monday + Sunday from ...
* TOPIX > MANILA'S ONLY [realistic] OPTION ON SCARBOROUGH SHOAL IS TALKS WID CHINA.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > BEIJING CALLS ON MANILA TO RETURN TO "DIPLOMACY".
* SAME > [Manila Standard = Scarborough Shoal] IT BELONGS TO CHINA.
* SAME > POLL: 80% OF CHINESE PUBLIC SUPPORT USE OF FORCE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA, espec Military iff Diplomacy fails.
* SAME > CHINA TO DEPLOY FACTORY SHIP [+ other Support Vessels] IN SOUTH CHINA SEA.
Beijing talking "soft" Mutual/Bilateral Diplomacy while continuing its unilateral "Buildup" in the SCS.
VARIOUS BLOGGERS/POSTERS = Next up for China will be deployment of the PLAN's "VARYAG/
SHILENG" CV, + [PLA-defended, manned = "dual use"] OIL-ENERGY DRILL RIGS/PLATFORMS to the SCS, i.e. "FLOATING/OFFHSORE MILBASES OR MILSTAS" OR "SEA FORTS"???
* SAME > PHILIPPINES ASKS US FOR RADARS, PATROL BOATS, + AIRCRAFT | [World News] PHILIPPINES SEEKS MILITARY WARES FROM US, SAYS ITS IN US STRATEGIC INTERESTS.
PHIL Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario.
* SAME > INDIAN WARSHIPS TO SAIL THRU [China-claimed]SOUTH CHINA SEA.
Will MAMA RUSSIA = RUSS NAVY do same???
India = Indjuh doesn't want to say its snubbing the Panda, but its snubbing the Panda.
* SAME > US TRIPLES MILITARY AID TO PHILIPPINES IN 2012.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-05-06 22:24||
#10 INDIAN DEFENCE FORUM > THE IMPENDING COLLAPSE OF CHINA.
However roughly or imperfectly, I don't see China collapsing - 2015-2050 internal Political + Socio-economic controversy is to be expected.
REAL THREAT TO CHINA = ditto THREAT TO THE US-WORLD = "PEAK ENERGY/RESOURCES" + GWCC, i.e. our desired future OWG-NWO = proto Space Govt-Order being caught mostly or wholly unprepared due to lack of common Govts, Perts consensus on Same + asymmetric Islamist-led Nuclear Terror.
* SAME > US [+ Euro] MISSLE DEFENSE MAY NEUTRALIZE/VOID CHINESE [strategic = nuclear]DETERRENCE SOON: DEFENCE MINISTRY.
* WORLD NEWS > THE US HAS NO IDEA IFF AL-QAEDA [+ Taliban, Haqqanis, etal.] IS DEFEATED.
* TOPIX > DNI: NEXT THREE YEARS [2-3] CRUCIAL FOR WEAK AL-QAIDA.
Yoohoo, AYMAN, dat means You + Mullah Omar, etc.
* LUCIANNE > LIGHTS COULD GO OUT ACROSS UK BY 2030, WARNS POWER SUPPLY REPORT.
* INDIAN DEFENCE FORUM > MUSLIM LEAGUE TURNING INTO TERROR GROUP [Network]: CPM [aka CPI(M)].
"Little Pakistan(s)", pro-Radicalist/Islamist enclaves seemingly forming inside India + widin India's Muslim community.
> Muslim League Leadership incapable of stopping Pro-Radicalist/Islamist, pro-Terror elements from infiltrating + managing their ranks.
> Muslim League Agenda in general seemingly validates or justifies the above.
IOW, WHICH CAME FIRST - THE CHICKEN, OR THE EGG???
* BHARAT RAKSHAK > US MILITARY BASE IN BANGLADESH? The idea had been tried + failed before, but now is back again.
* TOPIX > MYANMAR DRIFTS TOWARDS THE WEST, slowly + steadily leaving China's sphere.
* SAME > [Japan Times] PLAN TO FIRST SEEK RETURN OF ONLY TWO RUSSIAN-HELD ISLANDS OFF HOKKAIDO RESURFACES. Japanese Kuriles/Northern Territories = Russia's South Kuriles.
SHIKOTAN Island + HAMBOTAI Islets.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > CHINA PURCHASE [defunct Dairy Farm] SPARKS "LAND GRAB" FEARS IN NEW ZEALAND.
NZ = KIWI/EMU/ZENA-LAND also read, AUSTRALIA.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-05-06 23:16||
#11 OOOOOPPSIES, forgot the biggest Artic of all today ...
* INDIAN DEFENCE FORUM > BELIEVE IT OR NOT!BEIJING RULERS CONSIDERING/MULLING CHANGE FROM COMMUNIST RULE.
Perhaps not unlike the post-9-11 USA, the OWG Mighty USSA = OWG Weak USRoAmerica Global SSR, + America = Amerika WHERE LIBERAL OR LAISSEZ-FAIRE WESTERN "DEMOCRACY" IS DEVOL INTO ANYTHING BUT, DITTO FOR CHINESE COMMUNISM IN FUTURE BENG DESCRIBED OR LABELED AS ANYTHING BUT COMMUNISM???
Keeping the Header/Title but changing the contents. "CHANGE" is, afer all, one of the meanings of 9-11 + "Globalism" + OWG-NWO.
[STAR WARS: PREQUELS = "THE SITH CHANGED, BUT THE JEDI DID NOT" here].
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-05-06 23:40||