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The Mike Pence Speech on October 4, 2018   [Copy link] 中文

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markwu Post time: 2018-10-29 17:15
It's getting so bizarre they even tariff Chinese antiques.  Now who in the US need to be protected m ...

I have no doubt that this is a sign they have lost the trade war.

Levying tariffs on Chinese antiques is like a restaurant charging its customers extra for the toothpicks they use.

How America got itself into this penny-pinching quagmire is the 64-dollar question in this century.

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wchao37 Post time: 2018-10-29 18:09
I have no doubt that this is a sign they have lost the trade war.

Levying tariffs on Chinese antiq ...

re: "Levying tariffs on Chinese antiques are like a restaurant charging its customers extra for the toothpicks they use."

oh I love it.

  There are tentative signs that Abe is convinced that his Country will go nowhere by solely depending on the Yanks...

Japan needs China's business and pacified US-China relations,  therefore, China has kicked the door ajar and is now watching how Japan will behave in a maelstrom of Washington-Beijing dealings...  In other words: China is testing him...

  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's China strategy towards the Middle Kingdom is the ultimate match regarding other Countries.

Beijing hasn't  warmed up to closer relations with Japan as a result of China's weakening economy and a trade dispute with the U.S. is simply US media's DUTY...

   One must remember;  Japan's $206.1 billion in bilateral trade with China during the first eight months of this year while the U.S., with a bilateral trade business of $143.8 billion...

China's kicking the door ajar and watching how Japan will behave in a maelstrom of U.S.-China relations...

     The Philippines willingness to share their disputed island oil and gas wealth is a good sign and a win win situation for both Countries...
        The word is out that Abe is going to do the same way with the longstanding sovereignty dispute concerning the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands...

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Post time 2018-10-31 09:45:38 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2018-10-29 18:09
I have no doubt that this is a sign they have lost the trade war.

Levying tariffs on Chinese antiq ...

If we read Pence's speech between the lines, the US objective is to remake China.

Martin Wolf at Financial Times has just responded on this.

He argued China is not the west to make or remake. He said China belonged to the Chinese and nobody else.

Additionally, China's political organization is likely to remain indefinitely and different from the west's whose organizations seem more like China's these days than the other way round.

He further stressed that the west should focus on principled and consistent ways to resolve issues regarding behaviors which must first be defined precisely and measurably - NOT try to halt China's development, which would be plainly wrong.

He pointedly asked if the west want China to abide by their trade rules, how about they doing so themselves as well.

He questioned if the west want recognition of intellectual property and human rights, why not admit their IP rights have been excessive and burdensome all along, and why not recognize first their own faults with regards human rights. He pointed out the Chinese know hypocrisy when they see it.

He argued that while some of China's natural development may overlap with those of the west, China is also  a vital and essential partner with the west to maintain stability of the world economy and to manage climate change, both of which will be impossible without cooperation with China.

He stressed that the west must never sink their relationship with China into just a strategic rivalry which would inevitably draw reactions rather than cooperation as it would happen if anyone else was to do the same to them.

So that, by the same argument, China can, as it should be so, an equal ally to the world - in which the US remains to play a part as one of many and not as a US above all others by seeking to strike up divisive and destructive ideological and economic clans against China.

Wolf concluded the only way forward for all is to create new ideas which depend on inputs from everywhere and everyone into the future, not protect old ones out of fear carried by a misguided few despite those old ideas having already been found irrelevant and diminishing of the true potential for global prosperity and peace.

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emanreus Post time: 2018-10-30 12:58
re: "Levying tariffs on Chinese antiques are like a restaurant charging its customers extra for th ...

Funny but accurate appraisal.

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emanreus Post time: 2018-10-30 12:58
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      The word is out that Abe is going to do the same way with the longstanding sovereignty dispute concerning the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands...


This was a position long advocated by the Chinese government in previous announcements on the issue of island sovereignty.

In other words, sovereignty is non-negotiable and we are patient to wait until the other side is satisfied that all other possible avenues have been explored.

And since profit is the major motive behind their claims to the islands China is willing to share the profits while steadfastly holding onto the sovereignty claim.

If we don't do that then we either have to fight a war and risk third-party interference or having sovereignty issues prevent us from exploration and production activities until Hell freezes over.

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Post time 2018-10-31 16:49:50 |Display all floors
markwu Post time: 2018-10-31 09:45
If we read Pence's speech between the lines, the US objective is to remake China.

Martin Wolf at  ...

Martin Wolf is wise to see the truth for what it is.

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Post time 2018-10-31 20:41:03 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2018-10-31 16:39
This was a position long advocated by the Chinese government in previous announcements on the is ...


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