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Chinese Foreign Policy: A New Era Dawns

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Submitted by Anne-Marie Brady via The Diplomat,

A new era is dawning in Chinese foreign policy as the country’s economic growth enables it to move from past timorousness in declaring itself a global leader and a relative inability to defend its interests, to one in which Beijing can seek adjustments in the security environment it has faced for the last sixty years. In the Chinese-language media, politicians are increasingly talking of China as a great power. Yet Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put Beijing’s new foreign policy to the test and raised questions about the extent of China’s global role.

China is close to meeting all the measures of what defines a global great power: political, economic, and military might with a global reach. But it does not appear to act like a great power in terms of its contribution to international leadership during conflict situations such as in Ukraine. Instead we repeatedly only see Beijing being assertive when it comes to defending its own narrow interests.

While Deng Xiaoping’s foreign policy dictum was for China to “hide its strength and bide its time” (taoguang yanghui), in January 2014 Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping announced that China should be “proactive” (fenfa you wei). This is the equivalent of China moving from first gear into second; and like second gear, the pace of this new foreign policy can sometimes be jagged.

As the Russian intervention in citizen unrest in Ukraine has played out, Beijing has held back from criticizing Moscow, citing China’s long-standing policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states. While China decries the interference of “hostile foreign forces” in popular protests in Xinjiang and Tibet, it appears that it won’t take a public stance on Russia’s breach of Ukrainian sovereignty. In phone calls to U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on March 10, Xi urged the two leaders to use political and diplomatic means to resolve the standoff.

On March 15, China’s UN representative put forward a three-point proposal on a political solution to the crisis; urging the formation of an international group to help mediate; recommending all parties refrain from further provocation; and suggesting international financial actors should help stabilize Ukraine’s economic situation. Yet, China abstained from the UN draft resolution on the same day, which condemned today’s referendum aimed at legitimizing the transfer of the Crimea from Ukraine to Russia. As a leading power and permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has exercised its “right to speak” (huayu quan) on the situation in Ukraine, but is avoiding involvement in the international response. The 13 other members of the Security Council all voted in favor of the resolution, while Russia opposed it.

In Chinese foreign policy terms Xi and his representative at the UN have been quite outspoken. But outside China, many would agree that China’s response is too little, too late. It is behavior such as this in times of international crisis that has led commentators to question whether or not China is a “reluctant stakeholder” in the global order and whether or not China is still just a regional power.

Since becoming general secretary of the CCP in 2012, Xi Jinping has overseen an expansion of China’s economic reforms and opening up to the outside world, at the same time as leading a new clampdown on freedom of speech and association, and tightening security against Uighur and Tibetan populations.

Under Xi’s leadership China has gone head to head with Japan on contested territory in the East China Sea, declared a new ADIZ over the contested Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, and been increasingly assertive in the South China Sea.

China’s economic model requires new markets and privileged access to resources and this will be a moderating factor in their foreign policy approach. Beijing can’t afford to offend its neighbor Russia for a complex range of reasons, ranging from internal and external security and access to new sources of energy supply.

The competitive and contentious external environment China faces in its immediate neighborhood requires Beijing to take a relatively cautious and tactful national security approach in the short to medium term. At the same time it is strengthening its external environment, especially on the periphery, whenever it can.

So we can expect to see Chinese foreign policy verge from being at times assertive and proactive; to in other situations being ambiguous and non-confrontational. Where China cannot affect change, it makes the best out of the current global order and quietly pursues own interests; but where the possibility of creating new norms exists, Beijing acts assertively.

In the 1990s, Chinese policymakers conducted in-depth studies on the lessons to be learned from the fall of the Soviet Union. In the 2000s they studied the rise and fall of other great powers such as Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Great Britain—and the United States—and the lessons each held for China.

This is why as a rising great power, despite this year’s 12.2 percent budget increase to the PLA, China is not likely to follow the U.S. or the Soviet Union in making burdensome investments in military spending. The PLA budget is only 2 percent of China’s GDP; versus the current U.S. figure of 4.4 percent and the Soviet Union’s figure of 13-14 percent just before the Gorbachev era began in the mid-1980s.

China is instead investing in asymmetric warfare, focusing on electro-magnetic pulse weapons, cyber and space warfare, and a small but adequate nuclear deterrent; meanwhile creating a complex network of China-centered bilateral and multilateral agreements such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, free trade agreements with states such as Iceland, and less formalized, issue-specific partnerships with states strategically important to China such as Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and Russia.

China is a relatively insecure new great power, both in its internal politics and in terms of the external environment it faces. So it has to be both increasingly proactive about defending its interests and ambiguous about what its actual interests are in order to delay open conflict with other potential competitors for as long as possible.

China is by no means a reluctant stakeholder; rather a reluctant leader. We should not expect China to behave as previous and present great powers have done; it is forging its own path in international relations and will need to resolve its own sense of insecurity before it responds as a true global leader might to a geopolitical crisis such as the one unfolding in Ukraine.

 

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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 22:50 | 4566323 kaiserhoff
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Just in time to go SPLAT!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 22:56 | 4566334 Harbanger
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We will send our best bitches.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:38 | 4566432 Boris Alatovkrap
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China Foreign Policy...

Wi mei ku ting, yu bai ting. Wen buleiku, ta fu luk!

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:46 | 4566446 Oh regional Indian
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No new era dawning. Just a change of scene.

Scene 3, Act 1...aaaaaannddddd....

Whatever...

 

ori

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 02:44 | 4566675 i-dog
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And Tyler continues to insult our intelligence by posting this shite from the Diplomat. Embarassing.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 03:46 | 4566702 Oh regional Indian
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By the looks of it, I think the Tyler's don't care too much about their demographic any more.

Something is diferent here....

Fe, fi, fo....etc...

ori

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 06:02 | 4566783 mvsjcl
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Allowing articles with statements such as "Yet Russia’s invasion of Ukraine..." does give one pause.

 

Edit: Point made below by socalbeach.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:52 | 4567582 MisterMousePotato
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"Instead we repeatedly only see Beijing being assertive when it comes to defending its own narrow interests."

In other words, China will not import Haitians with AIDs.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:20 | 4566727 merizobeach
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"Embarassing."

Right?!  I click on the article thinking, "hm, analysis of chinese foreign policy.. (interesting)"  Then I see, "submitted by [so-and-so] from The Diplomat".  Then I swear and curse, skip the article, and post this complaint.

Fuck you, media-asshole-warmongers, even if Chinese foreign policy is also composed by a bunch of asshole-warmongers, which I'm sure that it is.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:51 | 4566451 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Recommendated extended service pran with much vigour. Wisdomary advisement not taken, now sadness much.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:12 | 4566483 Boris Alatovkrap
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Yu supichi eng lishu beli beli gudo! Yu lan fulam hia?

http://www.snopes.com/humor/misxlate/tounge.asp

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:13 | 4566491 X_mloclaM
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yep.

"China is not likely to follow the U.S. or the Soviet Union in making burdensome investments"

I kno this is chopped, but that's just the point, wasteful misallocation on grand scales due to central banking and national decrees directing spending

So they missed the point in the big 'study', or is it they're on the IMF bubble game, to afffect new monetary sys?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:51 | 4566558 Apostate2
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You and Boris would make a new comedy team now that Akak is dearly departed.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:47 | 4566447 Anusocracy
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There are actually no great powers.

Only relatively small groups of high-function psychopaths that are adept at stealing wealth from larger groups of capable productive people.

They then use that wealth to impede progress, erode freedom, and undermine civilization as any other savage would if in control.

There is nothing great about that.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:59 | 4566463 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Ah, behold another excretion from The Diplomat. Do they just pilfer these "articles" from disreputable sites that sell undergraduate level term papers?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:05 | 4566475 Anusocracy
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A NWO disinformation mill.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:48 | 4566552 Dr. Sandi
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Since when is sticking the national dick into every black hole on the planet the sign of a world leader?

What the hell is wrong with minding your own god-damned business?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 01:22 | 4566600 Nehweh Gahnin
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Exactly.

"...it does not appear to act like a great power in terms of its contribution to international leadership during conflict situations such as in Ukraine. Instead we repeatedly only see Beijing being assertive when it comes to defending its own narrow interests."

The world would be a much nicer place if the U.S. would follow the same approach.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:49 | 4566873 BigJim
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Yeah, I love neocons' calls for 'leadership'... 'leadership' into what, I want to ask them? Tyranny? Bankruptcy? The total militarisation of the West?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:53 | 4567041 Element
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It's a truly diabolical sentence and concept, designed and assured to engender conflict if acted on. The war mongering 'Diplomat' can go to hell, but you can see why US and European 'Diplomacy' (which it isn't) is in such a scandalous state of serial failure when enthralled with such dissonant imperious swill.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 22:51 | 4566324 medium giraffe
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You lost me at economic growth...

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 22:58 | 4566339 kaiserhoff
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Confucius say:

  If yu po somebitch,

   yo raggedy ass gets laughed at.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:16 | 4566498 Boris Alatovkrap
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But Confucius also is say:

Yu bi po man, lai fu no fa ni ting.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:05 | 4566350 socalbeach
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They lost me at,

"Yet Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ..."

More horse manure from "The Diplomat".

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:10 | 4566358 zionhead
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When I first saw this new post on ZH, I run to see who posted it, and there it was the "DIPLOMAT", fuck we know instantly what we're going to get.

Well HER lips are moving but did she say anything topical?

*

ZH what's the fucking point? Just blogger fodder?

There isn't enough here to comment on.

*

To be an anti-zio curmudgeon, allow me to say that the DIPLOMAT is saying that RUSSIA is  bad, and that CHINA is good if kept on leash.

Given the MH-370 CIA OPERATION to steal KAZAKH oil from RUSSIA, CHINA go along they good,

One year from now? WW3 will be hotter than shit.

If ZIO's get away with stealing the KAZAKH oil, anybody think they will quit stealing and KILLING? FUCK NO

If the CIA gets' away with killing 100's of CHINESE (MALAY&KUNMING), and the CHINESE don't retaliate, it can only mean that the CHINSE are now ZIO bitches.

 

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:16 | 4566381 Harbanger
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Can't we all just get along?  Fuck everybody.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:19 | 4566500 X_mloclaM
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as rediculous as that ho is, that post is 'bout right. Why else would they (the CCP) do this shit, u know, invite JPM in deep, and then vocalize over having the IMF run a gobal monetary system, with a global tax. Global slavery.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 03:01 | 4566680 zionhead
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It's the age old debate my friends, your ship the titanic is sinking, and you there dozens' of lifeboats chose from, there is the whore boat, the gambler boat, the spic boat, the jew boat, the banker boat, the wap boat, the hair-lip boat, the russian boat, ...

You know your going to be at sea for weeks, which boat to you hop in?

What has Russia in terms of making money done for CHINA?

Is china going be partners with Mexico some other 3rd world country?

Me thinks the CHINESE will go with the NWO crowd, that way China continues to grow and minimizes to expenses on defense.

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WRT to my question, you know the Jew boat has the smartest guys, but the banker boat has the best food. Ahh, I'll take the Jew boat and then I know the smartest guys on the ocean are on the helm of my lifeboat.

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What CHINA needed to JOIN the NWO (ZIONISM) was cover, the murder in KUNGMING and MH-370 provided that cover, ... The chinese are now in  the ZIONIST BOAT.

 

The end of history is here.

 

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:29 | 4566409 KennyW
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"The Diplomat", code name for CIA opinion bender.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:00 | 4566466 Anusocracy
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Lower psychopaths that suck up to the alpha-psychopaths.

Together they make up the main retardant to human progress.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:35 | 4566523 X_mloclaM
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Actually true.

Consider this statement:  "The US Middle Class (I know, I know, going the way of the dodo) lived better than any King of yore"

While perhaps without the servants and as large, or as dank, or blocky of a 'home,' we must consider the servant of technology, the industrial revolution, and Juicy Couture/LuLu.

Should society freely trade, with one world money, gold & silver, the untold losses of opportunity costs will become apparent as the flower unfolds yet again, as from whale oil to shale oil, our lanterns didn't run dry...

These leeches would be fatter than the fattest, these technobubbles are slow in their resolutions... the detritus is ugh, such a retarded Jap like burden.

These bitches could suck way more cream out, should they let the crash come with the repudiation of the Fed's charter, debt, currency, default on it as a people. Nullify, retract the laws as the States sign on to legal tender. REAL affordable market clearing valuations hit, and those without can finally enjoy everyday low prices, possibly a rising real standard of living over time, but first by inflation, so shit go with this 15t in Chiner and hit up the monetary transmission channels excuse to do a 123 dance, n buy Ts in EZ D.C.

So that tells you there's more capital goods to consume than realized, in Europe and the U.S. Woow, these globalists think we gots toooo much and need it redistributed. Equal globle, easy monetary kingdom

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:17 | 4566360 Harbanger
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"In the 2000s they studied the rise and fall of other great powers such as Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Great Britain—and the United States—and the lessons each held for China."

If it took them until the 2000's to understand human history, don't expect any grand solution.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 22:54 | 4566330 Dollarmedes
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"A New Era" that will last about one year.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 22:58 | 4566338 atomicwasted
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OMG, a country that simply defends its own interests?  Where can we get some of that here in the US?

The Diplomat blows goats.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:03 | 4566351 Harbanger
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The interest is in bread and circus, stop this and it's war.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:51 | 4566556 KickIce
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Well, the only to get favorable press is to support the Rothchilds, er US interests.  Had they supported Russia they would have been slammed for cowing to Russian imperialism and as you mentioned we just can't have a super power that minds its own interests.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:04 | 4566353 zionhead
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The 'diplomat' our local friend AIPAC CIA Source of 'truth', only to be found on ZH, truth that only a Mushroom can believe in.

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:44 | 4566443 q99x2
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What's wrong with your fucking neck?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:30 | 4566515 Harbanger
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Francis is stuck, vengeance is not his, he has no faith but he will enjoy his last days in the sun regardless.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:11 | 4566363 harshudeshpande
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Chinese military budget figures are misleading, Chinese expenditure is at Chinese prices and US military pays US prices. You do the math

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:50 | 4566555 Dr. Sandi
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What the hell does math have to do with US military prices?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:11 | 4566364 suteibu
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So much bullshit.  China's increase in defense spending was used by both Japan and the US to justify increased spending (including building a new base in Okinawa) and to spread fear among East and Southeast Asia.  Now it doesn't mean anything.

China is suddenly a good player (or, at the very least, a non-player) as the US shifts its focus on Putin.  So nobody get all excited if Russia and China start making resource and currency deals.  Obama has this.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:53 | 4566453 deeply indebted
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"Obama has this." - You can't possibly be serious?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:38 | 4566535 X_mloclaM
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mmm.

Down a peg.

"Mission Accomplished"

globalize, equalize, distribute

regimentation, IMF income taxation without representation

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:12 | 4566367 Joenobody12
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I wish the US is more like China, minding its own business instead of poking its nose into everyone's business.  

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:14 | 4566371 holmes
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"Beijing has held back from criticizing Moscow, citing China’s long-standing policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states."

Looks like the dictator in DC could learn a thing or two from the dictators in China

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:22 | 4566395 Cashcollateral
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> implying that not interfering in other country's internal affairs is a bad thing

"In the end, the basic problem is very, very simple. Why don't these interventions work? Because we are foreigners. If things are going wrong in a country, it's not usually that we don't have enough foreigners. It's usually that we have too many." - Rory Stewart

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:32 | 4566416 IridiumRebel
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China has 4500 years of perspective. Merica has what? 300 or so? Smart power. They are smart to keep focus on their world and not expand besides economic and resource deals. China had "white monkeys" coming to trade since the 17th century or so. The "white monkeys" were laughed at until East India started playing pusher man with opium. They trust the west as far as they can bowl a fat American WalMart shopper. They'll sit back and watch as yet another "world power" fucks itself; America that is. This whole default stuff may throw them off, but I have a feeling they will work it out. We shall see. America's default still looms and will be the bonecrusher.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:13 | 4566488 Thought Processor
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This.   

 

China was a sleeping dragon for a long time (The Mao era).  Now the dragon has woken up.

 

This little conflict brewing between the west and Russia is getting a lot of attention but if it goes where I think it goes and does what I think they want it to do it will reset the worlds financial engine.  

The goal is to unify everything under one umbrella 'overtly'.  China could potentially be a loser in this, if they allow it to happen.  I'm sure they will negotiate consessions, oh say maybe Taiwan, all of the South China Sea perhaps.   But their power will be forever limited by the reset which will inevitably work in the west's favor.  The power balance will be tilted from the beginning.  The game 'rigged' by design.

Same as it ever was.

Will China go quietly into the night?  Especially now that Russia is showing that annexing a former Province is acceptable.   Doubt it.  

China's weapons are financial.  If, and this is a big if, they can overcome their own internal corruption issues (which are on par with that of the west) in order to come to a consensus on direction as events unfold then they may be able to hold their own.  

The US is being taken down.  On purpose.  To make way for a world governing body.  All the capital and real power lies in private hands at this point.  It has been amassed in to the hands of the few at the top of the pyramid.  China will suffer economically as well in here along with the US though they are not saddled with the same debt problems.

The question is whether China will be subservient to this group.  We'll see.

This will get interesting.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:40 | 4566540 IridiumRebel
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I see a reset favoring the East. They will not be subservient. China is patient and if the dragon must slumber a little longer to await the others inevitable undoing, China will wait. It knows that it's just a matter of time.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 01:02 | 4566572 X_mloclaM
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Half This:

"China was a sleeping dragon for a long time (The Mao era).  Now the dragon has woken up.

This little conflict brewing between the west and Russia is getting a lot of attention but if it goes where I think it goes and does what I think they want it to do it will reset the worlds financial engine.  

The goal is to unify everything under one umbrella 'overtly'.

The US is being taken down.  On purpose.  To make way for a world governing body.  All the capital and real power lies in private hands at this point.  It has been amassed in to the hands of the few at the top of the pyramid.

 China will suffer economically as well [bubble misallocations] in here along with the US though they are not saddled with the same debt problems.

This will get interesting."

NO:

China could potentially be a loser in this, if they allow it to happen.  

They have the 'other money', it's advertized as the smart, safe, prudent, golden people, where vending machines populate commercial bank lobbies and over the counter bullion to fiatsco translation is simple. Chiner has been drained, deflated before by the imperialists, and this time they have the Ts (which they really can't sell much of spare drastic deflation) and the cheese. So yes, 'they' would suffer a bubble that will burst either way, and potential deflation, but only if 'suffer' means for CCP members to be one-worlded, IMF'ed and a glorious SDR tax is placed upon the foreheads of every citizen in the world, for the oligarchs to swazzle. Is this a recipe for the defense of a bumppy ride, whilst fully prepped, communicated, and timed with the #4

Will China go quietly into the night?  Especially now that Russia is showing that annexing a former Province is acceptable.   Doubt it.  

This has merit, they could go it alone, with their JPM 'taste', then, no TY. Tying up with Russia... but arent't they just the 'good cop' this time round? and also wanting IMF global munny?? and 'international law' ??

China's weapons are financial.

Overplayed. See Hendry. Ts are the asset side to the yuan in circulation, which is why flows matter so much. No more flows, no more dollar reinvestment in Ts / yuan printing

It gets reset, but only after pillaging is complete, and the jubille is obvious at that point. Does anyone honestly think we are paying the Fed back all of these bank notes we lent from them? They'll just want it (the debt) transfered globally to some other organization owned in part, by the same few/

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:30 | 4566418 Cabreado
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Don't understand the drivel...

but the pretending to climb into the minds of China's leaders is a symptom of the things that brought us here.

 

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:37 | 4566430 ebworthen
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Listen; the West is facing two of the oldest cultures of the known world, the Mongols and their Eastern European brethren of the Steppes.

The Western and Northern European cultures are the seed of the U.S.

Much blood and anguish over the move of Europeans into North America, a quasi-Greek democracy established, since diluted by an infusion of anyone and everyone.

And now this Johnny-come-lately, with it's forgotten precepts of The Constitution - being abandoned to appease the lust for mammon - protests that Russia cannot reclaim it's ancient territory.

What must those in the East be thinking, to hear this expansionist Western "Democracy" cry and wail for "Justice" think when they have sold their own people out for the lust of mammon?

In my eyes the West has lost all legitimacy by fucking over regular folks for the sake of the banksters, and replacing the Blitzkrieg of Nazi Germany with banks not tanks.

We have not one toe to stand upon in objecting to Russia and China; we have sold out our ideals for quick cash, for the financial engineers and money-changers of the New World, while making a mockery of the foundation.

I just can't support anyone in the West who does not recognize the fact that the labor of the regular individual and household - the sacrifices of generations for freedom and rights dating back to the Magna Carta - has been murdered and the heart ripped out upon the altar of mammon.

Really now - you take away a fair wage for my labor and a right to property and the sanctity of the home and my savings for some conjured ghost of the evil bogeyman of "the East" and "Communism" so you can steal my labor and savings and rights and children in the middle of the night under the guise of "freedom" and "capitalism"?

You must be trying to boil some other potato than this one, you clueless fucks.

Bodies and money follow truth, not bullshit soaked in kerosene.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:27 | 4566507 Thought Processor
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Agreed.  They may have money but they're piss poor morally.  They are without a foundation to stand on.  The whole system they wish to transition to is without a moral foundation.

And as such it will crumble.

 

People are waking up.  

 

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:53 | 4566559 IridiumRebel
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People are waking up.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 02:00 | 4566640 X_mloclaM
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dude wtf is this mamon shit?

U mean like the Allyajh, Murder Murder Jeeeeeezussss 6 6 6, type shit, lol (pardon), that the admin hangs with (perhaps unknowingly) ?

If so, stfu about it already, it dilutes the rest of what u say and read Thomas Paine's Age of Reason cover to cover. It's just yet another control.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:30 | 4566733 ebworthen
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Mammon is:  riches, wealth, posessions; or excessive materialism or greed.

Take a higher power out of it if it pleases you; it is still counterproductive and destructive to society.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:37 | 4566431 Mr. Lucky
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My quick search is that China is working on or planning 4 new aircraft carriers.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:15 | 4566496 Yenbot
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Four quick twitches of an index finger... and they're gone...

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 03:08 | 4566684 jtg
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Russia and China now have missles that are aircraft carrier killers that we can't defend against.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:41 | 4566435 q99x2
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We should not expect China to behave as previous and present great powers have done

What great powers? The committee of 300. The globalists that are leading to world into destruction. Or are you talking about the open souce software developers that rapidly expanded the Internet around the world and made it possible to decode human DNA.

Scum is scum and the scum today is as scummy as it was yesterday. Great global leaders...you have got to be kidding me. Fantasy about global leaders and global leading nations is dumb shit. This article isn't worth the fucking paper it isn't printed on.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 23:50 | 4566450 Son of Captain Nemo
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"Yet Russia's invasion of Ukraine has put Beijing’s new foreign policy to the test and raised questions about the extent of China’s global role."...

Don't think the verdict on that story has been reached quite yet. Having said that...

Where was China after the events of 9/11?  Oh yeah almost forgot!...

Both they and India were instrumental in helping the U.S. Government dispose of the debris "properly" of course, which unfortunately could be construed as a real handicap in the trust department for the Russians or anyone else for that matter that does the amount of manufacturing for the U.S. that China "has been doing" for the last two decades.  Deals being deals and all...

But then again lets not forget Russia and China's collective abstention on the U.N. Security Council vote which led Syria to the slaughter?  Sure would have been nice if that abstention had been a "veto" in hindsight for the 140,000 dead and 2 + million refugees that were forced to flee for safety.

What goes around comes around I guess. 

But with or without China's unconditional support I wouldn't want to be the U.S. and NATO forces on Russia's doorstep provoking the biggest and baddest target they will ever face off with!

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 03:06 | 4566681 jtg
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If NATO moves into Ukraine we will be at war with Russia.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:20 | 4566931 Zwelgje
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Yep and they don't stop until NATO is out again even if it means going nuclear.

In Moscow redlines have meaning.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:08 | 4566477 Ifigenia
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Perhaps China, a trading nation and thirsty for gold, should ask about where is the Ukranian gold

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:32 | 4566482 astitchintime
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and cut ... some things are better left unsaid.

*_*

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:22 | 4566504 Apostate2
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What banal drivel. The author should get out more. A New Zealand academic counting sheep.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:22 | 4566506 Ifigenia
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"China is by no means a reluctant stakeholder; rather a reluctant leader. We should not expect China to behave as previous and present great powers have done; it is forging its own path in international relations and will need to resolve its own sense of insecurity before it responds as a true global leader might to a geopolitical crisis such as the one unfolding in Ukraine."

The best solution for the chineses to resolve its own sense of insecurity is to emulate EU, allowing US establish military bases and nuclear bombs in her territory. In this way, certainly, China could take a bigger role in international arena like Japan or UK or Germany under USA leading from behind. And if China could establish her military bases and nuclear bombs in USA, China could even have a bigger role than USA in international arena.

So it is all about who control whom, isnt it Anne-Marie?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:30 | 4566516 stopthejunk1
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Sorry, but China's military does not have a "global reach." Just what is "global" about a military that cannot even field a single aircraft carrier?

China's military is a joke.

The U.S. has no serious challengers.

The situation in Ukraine is no reflection of this. Obviously, Putin got a green light from the U.S. And as Ron Paul rightly notes, who cares?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 00:54 | 4566562 Dr. Sandi
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News flash. The year 2000 has come and gone. The Chinese can slip in to the California coastline and launch a 'gag' missle and be gone without the homeboys even noticing.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:57 | 4567051 Element
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The US superpower was defeated by Buddhist rice farmers.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 01:09 | 4566586 Shed Boy
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Chinese history goes back, what...5,000 years? Maybe they have finally learned what all the other countries have not. Maybe minding ones own business might not be a bad idea.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 02:52 | 4566677 zionhead
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Marriage Made in Heaven China/ZION/USA Become one super Kleptocracy - Diplomat

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/18/afghanistan-china-n...

Afghanistan/Takazhstan: China forges new alliances, a new Great Game has begun CIA/MOSSAD/MSS Versus the KGB A common interest in central Asia over CIA-Uighur and CIA-Taliban militancy is bringing together Beijing and the United States with Israel to be the mediator. * The CHINESE ARE NOW ZIO-BITCHES
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 03:07 | 4566682 Bluebear
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Why should anyone hope that China steps out to "lead" the rest of the world?  China minding its own business is good for everybody!

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 03:55 | 4566711 Johnny Cocknballs
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While Anne-Marie Brady looks like she'd be incredibly fun in bed, The Diplomat sucks.

The second paragraph hear betrays the quasi-neocon approach of many of their brainwashed writers - China isn't acting like a "great power" because it isn't sticking it's nose into a messy affair, a proxy conflict between 2 greater military powers, on the other side of the globe.

This is an absurd premise that betrays Ms. Brady's narrow indoctrination. 

The US should not be interfering in Ukraine - doing so does not make it a great power, it makes it a belligerent Empire that seeks to interfer into the internal affairs of foreign sovereigns, as well as foreign peoples.

And it does it with the threat of violence, false flags, and rent-a-merc as backdrop.  Nothing about US military action in Afghanistan or Iraq or Syria was about "leadership"  -it was about meddling, and meddling not for the highest ideals of human kind but for profit - to further enrich transnational corporations, including banks and weapons manufacturers and rule by oligarchy.

China will stand up for itself, perhaps overzealously, in its own backyard - but this is as much about refuting the right of far away superpowers to enforce their own at will at will as it is regional aggression.  I personally think it misguided.  Some sort of agreement with Japan over the islands could both be of mutual benefit and box out American meddling.

 

 

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:36 | 4566735 zionhead
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Johnny, is this really a 'new era'?

ZIO's are mediators, and will be running the IMF-SDR's

The USA to be a merc-army, with chino-zio controlling them

The zio's run the banking, the chino's make the product,

 

The USA to be world's policeman, the worlds prison, the world's spy,

Is this really a new era?

Sure the ZIO's destroyed the USA, no fucking doubt.

But until the FIAT is gone, the USA will continue to be the world's butcher, ... I'm not so sure PUTIN will go along, unless bought off.

Your analysis while 'china' is on subject, misses the POINT that ZIO's will continue to acquire OIL-ASSETS at their whim, and they appear to be going after the HARD-TARGETS, while in the past went after soft ( iraq, paki,libya,panama,honduras,...grenada), once the USA get's past Russia, they will be the new PRAETORIAN,

Like I said below, CHINA doesn't want to be the world policeman and certainly doesn't want to spend their GOLD on such. For now they see the ZIO's as the smartest bully  on the block, and are letting him play.

Russia has every thing to lose, and for chinese its just status-quo, and they probably love seeing the zio's make a bitch out of the USA, but you can't help to think the zio's in time will not do the same to China?

*

Lastly, your completely ignoring the dead CHINESE civilians in KUNGMING&MH-370, in time this will spit the chinese political power, once people know their gubmint colluded with CIA to murder, ... of course USA get's away with it so, why not china :)

 

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:18 | 4566722 Notsobadwlad
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My belief is that Beijing has it more right than the US.

There are fiat rich people and fiat poor people in this world. Both the rich and the poor believe that they have a right to run their own lives without the interference of the other.

The issue is that the fiat poor people have no ability to interfere with the fiat rich, but the fiat rich feel it is their right as fiat superior beings to interfere with the fiat poor, take/steal what they want from them, enslave them with "charity", create laws and rules for them, make them fight wars for them and even kill or imprison them ... at their whim.

The fiat rich have no respect for the fiat poor, even though the fiat rich only claim their so called rights of superiority by fiat. It is a false superiority they bestow upon themselves, along with many other honors ... by fiat of course.

... and so I believe it is the same with countries. Fiat poor countries have no interest in having their wealth stolen and told what too do by the fiat rich than individual people do. Why would China repeat the sociopathic and parasitic traits of the US? Is that really "leadership"?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:22 | 4566725 ebworthen
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dupe

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:23 | 4566729 Notsobadwlad
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Yes, the US is being set up to be the next world war loser. That seems certain. The US people can no more stand their government than the rest of the people of the world.

This appears to be by design. I wonder if all of the useful idiot politicians, basking in their fiat wealth realize just how much their 20 pieces of silver cost?!? My guess is most are simply clueless. The whole Barbara Boxer scandal is a great example. Pride goeth before the fall.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:23 | 4566730 Notsobadwlad
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dup

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 06:33 | 4566809 negative rates
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du

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 05:54 | 4566780 pies_lancuchowy
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finally, a real ACHIEVEMENT by a Woman !

Without forced by 'parities' or getting extra points for her gender

this dumb chick has just managed to post the WORST, DUMBEST article od ZH

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 06:28 | 4566805 Leraconteur
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 Instead we repeatedly only see Beijing being assertive when it comes to defending its own narrow interests.

 

 

Just as the USA did from 1865 until 1912.

47 years of growth, largest economy in the world, low taxes, small military, small government on local, state and federal level, top economic figures on a number of scales. It wasn't until 1941 the USA used the economic might it had for 76 years to become a global power as we think of one in 2014.

The Chinese know this, and they are waiting until they can make a guaranteed move just as the USA waited until it could take the top slot with little risk to itself.

Many years to wait on this one, and it's likely the Chinese will simply wait for the Americans to crush themselves under debt and end of empire entanglements. Simiilar thing happend to Britain. WW2 debt owed the USA reduced the UK to a 3rd rate military power, if a first-rate economy.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:33 | 4566844 damicol
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"While China decries the interference of “hostile foreign forces” in popular protests in Xinjiang and Tibet, it appears that it won’t take a public stance on Russia’s breach of Ukrainian sovereignty."

 

 Yes and  they did not call that cock sucking fucking monkey faggot out in the Whitehouse either for sticking his unwanted snout in Ulraines business.

 

Because they knew that the fucking barmy obummer started this shit with his fucking interference .

 

 Now fuck off and get your fucking nose out of other countries business

 

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:13 | 4566912 vyeung
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You think the world wants to continue in its Stockholm syndrome. Just because the Anglo/American method of hegemony is force, cooperation if its within our interests only is the current way of the world, China has thousands of years of ruling knowledge far out weighting DC. China's history is filled with wars, break up etc., they understand the non productive nature of the activity. Do you know anything about China? Do you believe that the Chinese leadership thinks like the West? No, China even during its very prosperous Tang dynasty really didn't extend its empire in any meaningful way. Modern China still holds many of these values and by nature the Chinese nation is not confrontational, but if you believe that is the sign of weakness then you are a UTTER FOOL.

China is not the Anglo/American government thugs in power today, they share a common goal with Russia and the BRICS nations and that is to create a new era in global governance as the current system is obviously broken.

You have these utter banksters in control with their terrorists through foreign policy as well as internal thugs such as the FBI, CIA, NSA & DC that are working against its own people. Not only is this tragic, but its outright treason, American's need to take back their country and liberate it from the tyranny that the British Empire inflicted upon it when the Federal Reserve was establish via the treasonous act of Woodrow Wilson.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:52 | 4570037 Tale2cities
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Really? Let's revisit the battle at chamdo in 1950. By 1951,the Tibetan officials were forced to sign a document that said China had complete authority over them. I could go on an on with more examples.
Geez Had to down vote ya.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:49 | 4567023 shovelhead
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Never forget the words of Mao:

"Someday China fuck US imperialist like doggy in window."

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:58 | 4567058 zhanglini
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But it does not appear to act like a great power in terms of its contribution to international leadership during conflict situations such as in Ukraine. 

 

So if China does not side with U.S, then it's not acting like a great power????

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:18 | 4567133 T-NUTZ
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remember when the state of Tejas voted for independence from Mexico and was then annexed to the US since they couldn't defend themselves against the Mexicans?  that's when China should have showed their superpower status and spoke out for the Mexicans and slap some sanctions on some aggressive militant invading USA bitchez. 

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:45 | 4570010 Tale2cities
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Actually,Texas sought statehood due to its poor financial state of affairs.
I'm not sure what you meant by "aggressive militant invading ....,".
Sam Houston, an opponent to the nationalist faction led by M. Lamar,advocated annexation to the USA. The primary reason for annexation was the the Republic of Texas' huge debts which were later absorbed by the USA as a condition to the granting of statehood.
It was not that the republic of TX couldn't defend themselves from Mexican invasion.
Had to down vote ya. Geez.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:24 | 4567420 Peanut Butter E...
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Be careful of what you wish for Anne.

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