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When will the US start calling China the Big Bully? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-5-30 08:56:49 |Display all floors
Through a long-term lens, the biggest issue is not the trade deficit nor the technology default.

It is the trust deficit.

Based on a personal hatred of the China system of government, Bannon has called China an existential threat. Together with Navarro and Pillsbury, they form the triad of influencers encircling Trump and en-walling him from reality, facts, aspirations and visions on the ground and into the future. They ignore what's being done with regards reforms and base their opinions on things of the past that they have chosen to freeze in their minds.

As a small example and as dissected by Harvard's Johnston in his paper, Shaky Foundations: The ‘Intellectual Architecture’ of Trump’s China Policy, Pillsbury willfully manipulated his way through in his arguments with just one prior objective to demonize China without foundation.

It would be comical were it not so tragic that the world's two superpowers clash because someone in the US postulated a prejudiced conclusion based on a deliberately unsupportable misreading of China, and some others jumped onto the racial bandwagon for opportunistic strikes motivated by transient political sentiments which in turn get magnified by their right-wing media with ricochet effects throughout the US government and society.  

This is of course not new. There were already rumblings of anti-China sentiments way back with Bolton, Wolfowitz and others during the time of the Bush administration.

And, as the acme of US hypocrisy, its National Security Agency and CIA agency had also colluded to use US internet technologies to surveillance and back-doored into the servers of the world through the US PRISM cyberwarfare program.

This was revealed by Snowden in his Wikileaks, then reported by the US' Washington Post in 2013, then hushed down with laughable re-wordings.

And didn't Obama also instruct the US' AT&T telecom giant not to deal with Huawei?

Elements in the US governments have worked in the background to push towards today's situation of a trust deficit. This in turn will reduce the chance of a mutual settlement of the trade deficit and the technology default issues.

Trump should realize he should not procrastinate to reverse the global tide of his own doing.

Trade is a cooperative venture. Technology is a cooperative venture.

Creating an acrimonious divisive zero-sum competition out of trade and technology will not serve to reduce the trust deficit that has to endure for centuries to come beyond the populist sentiments that wax from day to day, administration to administration, in order to cooperatively build a future for all as human beings not as people labelled by some as this and that owing to their own prejudices.

Seen in that perspective, how can anyone accept being talked down dismissively as an unequal when there is to be talk of an agreement? How can there be an agreement if one bullies the other in order to win?






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Post time 2019-5-30 11:55:19 |Display all floors
markwu Post time: 2019-5-30 08:56
Through a long-term lens, the biggest issue is not the trade deficit nor the technology default.

It ...
Pillsbury willfully manipulated his way through in his arguments with just one prior objective to demonize China without foundation.


The trouble now is that the Chinese people are too modest, polite and non-confrontational when dealing with amoral Americans.  I read this guy's book from cover to cover, and had to use a microscope to find even a speck of truth in it, and yet this guy is thick-skinned enough to try to apply for a travel visa to China so that he can boast that his data came through his actual visits.

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Post time 2019-5-30 14:41:24 |Display all floors
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If you don't think you belong to either group, please DO NOT click on any of my threads so as not to disturb the peaceful electrons.

Be sure to drum that into your numskull if you know you are in the wrong place.

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Post time 2019-5-30 14:45:52 |Display all floors
Yep, you've got the message.

If you belong to either group, let's join hands and work towards the day when we hear those two sweet words describing us from those who trample on Huawei today.

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Post time 2019-5-30 15:19:33 |Display all floors
In the past two days, we heard a lot from the Chinese side that mutual respect is needed in negotiations.

Liu Xin mentioned it in her discussion with Trish Regan.

The Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai also said as much.

Well darn it, didn't we know that the negotiations would never be conducted on an equal footing to begin with based on the performance of the American team when they came to Beijing for the first round of negotiations?

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Post time 2019-5-30 16:04:01 |Display all floors
So Trish Regan chickened out at the last moment and there was no live-streamed debate on CGTN.

There was only kitchen talk on the issue of stolen testosterone from American men by the Chinese.

What did you expect?  do you really believe the emotional liar didn't know she was lying?  The New England prep school Trish went to obviously taught her how to tell a lie without blushing.

$600 billion IP theft?  She simply used the sensational lie as a springboard to her new job as a Prime Time anchor.

If you haven't figured out the truth by now, just remember that these Americans are totally shameless.

If Boris Johnson is required to face criminal charges in a British court on his lying about Brexit, Trish Regan should be brought to a Chinese court to face charges for lying about Chinese IP thefts.

After Trish is sentenced to ten years of hard labor, go ahead and summon Trump, Pompeo, Bolton and Navarro -- the whole gang of lying thugs -- to face similar charges of intentional deceit in a Chinese court.

It is a great fault of some Chinese people that more often than not they make the mistake of respecting these American moral midgets merely on account of their official positions.

Instead, they should conjure up the latter's true images -- potential convicts dressed in prison garb sinking into dugout holes in a Xinjiang toilet.

Oh you're telling me you haven't been to one?

In that case just take my word for it -- it's not exactly a pretty sight.

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Post time 2019-5-30 16:47:47 |Display all floors
Three decades ago the Japanese were alone as the only Asian nation with appreciable technological prowess to counter-balance the tech-savvy Americans in several areas -- like household appliances and front-wheel-drive autos.  

As a defeated nation solely dependent on the Americans for military support, the Japanese couldn't resist the latter's bullying tactics and had to sign the Plaza Accord in 1985, resulting in their lackluster economy for the next thirty years.

Ironically, Japan's sworn enemy China now has the financial clout to do the Japanese some good in her new trading talks with the U.S.  

The same team which negotiated the Plaza Accord in 1985 hasn't been able to repeat the same feat during the current round of trading talks with the Japanese.

Ask yourself why that is the case and what's the big difference this time.

Obviously China's rapidly-growing strength and her resistance stance set a good example and provided indirect support for Japan.

In short, China's rise serves Japan well and acts as a bulwark against America's unilateral demands in the trade talks.

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