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Rise of Superpower and Decline of another Superpower-Part 1
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taiwan – Why the DPP lost?
The DPP has been playing the independence card since it came to power, since the Lee Teng Hui and Chen Shui Bian’s term and Tsai Ing Wen’s present term. They kept referring to themselves as Taiwanese, some even identifying themselves as Japanese, instead of Chinese. They looked down on the mainland Chinese as poor and backward country bumpkins. They were so blinded by their own delusion that they could not see the changes in China. The new China is a rich and powerful nation, economically, scientifically and military. Today, the new China and the Chinese are the ones that would be throwing money at them to keep the Taiwanese economy afloat. Without the Chinese market Taiwan is doomed.
Last weekend’s country and city election was a wake up call that the world has changed. The rhetoric to deny the emergence of a new China is futile and pointless. Taiwan’s future lies in a strong and prosperous China. The decades of calling themselves as Taiwanese, not Chinese is like a bad dream. More and more Taiwanese are again calling themselves Chinese, identifying themselves with the new China, a super power that is going to be number One soon, to eclipse the Americans in all fields.
Would the DPP be able to avoid the defeat if they have woken up to the new reality of a new China? Would they be able to do anything to stay in power and rule forever? Maybe, maybe not.Despite all the dirty tricks, corruption of power, abuse of power to suppress opposition parties, it did not work and they were routed in the latest election. An after thought, DPP could possibly learn from Singapore. They could import more foreigners to boost up the economy and at the same time boost up political support. They could do this if they start on an open leg policy to invite the Japanese to migrate to Taiwan. If the Japanese are allowed to become Taiwanese citizens or PRs, they could increase the productivity, and more connectivity with the Japanese economy. And the most important part of this, the Japanese new citizens would vote for Taiwan to be independent of China, and perhaps be a part of Japan, become a semi colony of Japan.
The Taiwanese do not care about being semi colonized or being overrun by the Japanese. They do not mind being the pawn of American world domination, to be used against China and to be killed in the process. They have no real identity and would be happy to become Japanese as long as they are not called Chinese. Oops, I mean some Taiwanese, especially those in the DPP. Those in power only care for themselves, to stay in power and be rich. The loss of Taiwan’s independence and sovereignty, to become a vassal state of another country, to be taken over by the foreigners, do not matter to them. They are only self serving, even to turn traitors to their own people. How nice to become Japanese.
For their own interest, they would not want to see the new reality, that China is the future, the major power of the 21st Century. They still think that Japan is the super power, the rich country, the future. They deserved to lose the election that would pave the way for the KMT to return to power and a return to China. The Chinese people would reunite as the new force of the 21st Century. Think about it, a reunification would mean the Taiwanese people would become part of greater China, or greater China becomes part of Taiwan. China would belong to them, instead of wallowing in self pity in a tiny island and hoping that the Japanese or the Americans would be there to protect them when they could be protecting themselves as proud citizens of the most powerful country in the world.
Would the people in Taiwan choose to become the people of the world’s number one super power or remain an American or Japanese crony, constantly risk becoming a war zone? A rising China means opportunities for growth and for the people of Taiwan to find their pot of gold in China. There are now more than 2m Taiwanese working and investing in China and growing.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5G – The American strangulation of China and Huawei
With all the shit that the western media have been spreading, with the chief author in the USA, China is still a backward country and stealing technology and intellectual properties from the Americans and the West. For the last 3 to 4 decades, China was learning furiously from the West and the Americans agreed to that arrangement when Nixon signed a rapproachment agreement with China to share and exchange knowledge, information and technology with students from China studying in American universities. What theft that the gangsters in Washington are trying to spread? This is completely legal, a mutual treaty and agreement.
Huawei’s 5G technology is now the leader in mobile phone industry. The Americans are losing behind and unable to catch up, unable to compete. In order to prevent Huawei from selling its 5G products, the Americans as usual raised the dubious national security threat to stop Huawei from joint venture with AT&T and also stopped Huawei from entering the American market.
This is not all. The Americans are telling all its allies to stop Huawei from entering their markets. These include Australia, New Zealand and Nato countries. However, countries that welcomed 5G have gone ahead to accept Huawei’s technology and mobile phone systems. More than 22 countries have gone ahead to allow Huawei to enter their markets.
If 5G is a real security risk to countries, would the Americans stop developing their 5G mobile phones? How would they sell their 5G system if they finally developed and caught up with Huawei? Would other countries also stop using American 5G on the same security grounds? If so, 5G technology would no longer be marketable, like nuclear weapons. The British and Germans did not have problems with Huawei’s 5G.
What are the Americans going to do about it? Try to buy time to steal Chinese/Huawei technology to keep up with China? Huawei is now the leading company in 5G technology. Bye bye America. The rest of the world is going to use Huawei’s 5G with a speed 20 times than the fastest mobile phone today. This 5G technology would transform all communication equipment, from space and satellite communication to AI, driverless cars, military technology and all industries etc etc. Without 5G, they are going to be lacking far far behind in the development of the respective industries.
Americans’ dirty trick, cannot win, block. Create fake news and fear. But this is not going to work anymore. The Chinese are not going to be oppressed to become laundrymen and cooks anymore. The Chinese will show the Americans who is more advance in the pursuit of science and technology. The Americans should try to build a high speed train to start with, without stealing Chinese technology.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trump’s double talk - Soya beans turning into waste
Earlier I wrote about the Australia iron ore and other raw material that have turned into rubbish, unwanted waste, when they could not find any buyer. Yes, any product that has no buyer will become waste, as good as worthless. And this is exactly what is happening to many of American’s crops, particularly soya beans and other seed products. Even their poultry products, sea food, like pork and lobsters, have become worthless to a certain extent as China is not buying. China is buying from Canada and elsewhere.
The agriculture and dairy farmers have been boosting their production to meet the growing demands of such products and growing rich happily until Trump’s reckless trade war with China. China’s purchase of these products has dropped by as much as 90%. The American farmers are desperate and trying to channel their goods to other countries but there are just not enough buyers that could buy at the same volume as China. China imports 60% of American soya beans.
The result of this trade war is that all the agricultural products are now turning into waste. The farmers stored as many as they could. The warehousing business has boomed. All the warehouses are full and they are furiously building more warehouses to cater for the demand, including cold stores for the meat and dairy products. But the volume laying in waiting is just too voluminous for the industry.
What could the farmers do but to let their crops rot literally in the fields. There is no meaning to harvest them as they have no place to store them and no buyers to take them away. The farmers are having a holiday, not tending to their farms. The livestock too are having a holiday, with extended life, thanks to Trump.
On the other side of the equation China is turning to other suppliers for their needs. Russia is offering China thousands of acres of land to plant soya beans. Other farmers around the world are doing roaring business with China. When the new suppliers and supply chains are established and met the needs of China, China would cease to depend on American farmers for good. The American farmers can have a long, long holiday, and maybe have to switch profession. Their products in the warehouses would be just be waste products with no buyer. And they would have to pay for their storage until they give up. And they would have to pay for removing and burning them away as dirt. China has also stopped importing American oil and LNG.
The American farmers have Donald Trump and his hawkish advisors to thank for their bad advice and bad policies. This is the beginning of the decline of the American Empire when bad and stupid men and women turned up in the White House and take charge.
Now there is a truce in Buenos Aires after the G20 Meeting. Trump declared victory. The Chinese are going to buy a lot of produce from America. What cock is Trump shouting? China wants to buy a lot from the US, and has been buying US poultry and farm produces all the while. 60% of American soya beans would to go China if not because of Trump’s silly trade war. Now Trump is happy, China is buying again…but never the same volume as China would have committed to buy from other sources.
China would not only want to buy again and buy more. But what is there to buy from the US other than farm produce and Boeings? China has everything and producing everything cheaper than the US? The only few things China wants to buy, and with a lot or American dollars, are high tech products, land, properties, but the Americans refused to sell hiding behind national security concerns. How much soya beans and meat can China buy to offset the trade imbalance? China has no use of the hoards of American dollars if it cannot use them to buy American products.
So, who is the idiot that caused the trade imbalance and what has the truce achieved in Buenos Aires? Nothing but going back to square one at most. This is quite like the Korean truce with a stalemate at the 38 parallel with the Americans claiming victory after being defeated by the PLA volunteers and chased all the way from the Yalu River to the 38 parallel. So this truce is another American victory because China continues to buy soya beans and American produce when China was buying all the while? What would happen is that China would no longer buy the same amount, but lesser as China has already bought what it needed and also developed new suppliers and supply chains.
Who is the loser and claiming victory? Many farmers would continue to go bankrupt as a result.
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