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    U.S Military encirclement of China

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:56 pm

    Anglo's are not stupid and they won't be gamed at something they've pioneered themselves.

    Actually they are not stupid, which is not to say they don't do stupid things... but China running an orange revolution... say in Taiwan or the Philippines would be rather interesting... even if it totally failed it would be useful to see what countermeasures the US applies to try to stop such an action... might be useful in the future in case the US tries a coloured revolution in Tibet or elsewhere...

    China could do to the west what the west has been doing to perceived opponents for quite some time now...
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    Post  Nibiru on Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:54 pm



    China running an orange revolution... say in Taiwan or the Philippines would be rather interesting

    I’m not sure about Taiwan, however concerning the Philippines, politics over there is still pretty much plagued with corruption, election rigging is very rampant, bribery, assasinations, harassment, you name it. So formenting a kind of ‘Color’ revolution over there is highly doable.
    The only problem that I see for China in the Philippines is, as a result of decades of American influence in the country, and because of the massive size of Filipino diaspora living in the united states (about 2.5 million), the US has a solid grip in the country’s public opinion. In recent polls, the Philippines remains the country with the highest approval rating for the US, this is despite the country being under the leadership of Duterte who has a history of anti-American views. And coupled with the latest Sinophobic smear campaign by the US, at present there is a lot of hatred towards China and Chinese people in the Philippines and I dont see the situation improving anytime soon especially when Duterte leaves office in 2022. I bet the US is already hatching a plan to replace him with another dummy that will pursue anti Chinese policies similar to Duterte’s predecessor.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:30 pm

    The pivot to Asia, announced at the beginning of this decade by the Obama administration, re-awakened Beijing to Washington’s designs. Accordingly, they began fortifying islands in the South Sea, after Taiwan, Vietnam, etc made claims on various rock formations. After all, it’s not as if Washington has a solid record of peacekeeping in East Asia, however widely that record is ignored. It’s worth a moment’s pause to recall that the death toll  – Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese – in American wars runs into the millions. Understandably, China builds coastal and island defenses.Washington calls this aggression and styles itself a peacekeeper.
    The Paracels, for example, roughly equidistant from Vietnam’s eastern and Hainan’s southern shore, were originally granted to Vietnam by the colonial French; China was not consulted. In 1974, as the Vietnam War was coming to an end, Beijing knew that the South would fall to the North. However, the North was then close to Moscow, and Beijing had fought a short war with the Russians five years earlier over Zhenbao/Damansky island in the Ussuri River between China and Russia. At the time Beijing had reconciled with Washington and had welcomed president Richard Nixon two years earlier, in the spring of 1972. Under these circumstances and with tacit US approval, Beijing seized the Paracels lest they become a base for the Russians.
    Farther south about midway between the Philippines and Vietnam is Taiping/Itu Aba Island, occupied by the government of the Republic of China since 1956. It has a military base and a small economy. The island is the largest of the Nansha/Spratly island group, which is claimed by several nations including China. Taipei’s threats to augment military forces there are opposed by Hanoi and Manila, as well as by Beijing. Taiwan’s occupation of Taiping (but no other Nansha) was “legalized” by the Japanese Peace Treaty of 1952, a document imposed on Japan by Washington during the Korean War. Neither China nor Korea is bound to respect the treaty, among whose outcomes was forcing Japan not to trade with China if they wanted the US occupation of their country to end. (Even though the occupation officially ended, a massive military presence of US forces continues, largely confined to Okinawa (with 70% of the bases and 30% situated elsewhere in Japan.)
    However one judges China’s recent moves in the South China Sea, it is relevant to bear in mind the vast territorial sea-island claims by London, Paris, and Washington. This issue is explored in “Imperial Archipelagos,” by Peter Nolan, the acclaimed British China scholar and business adviser. In the 2013 issue of New Left Review, Nolan writes: “Thanks to their island holdings, the EEZs [exclusive economic zones pursuant to UNCLOS, the UN Law of the Sea, 1982] of the US, UK, and France dominate enormous stretches of the Pacific, Indian, and South Atlantic Oceans.” Russia, Australia, and New Zealand have smaller holdings.  All told, “the six have 54 million square kilometers, of which almost three-quarters is separate from their home territory.” China’s own EEZ comes to just under 1 million; the disputed zone it claims adds another 2 million. Given the tailored narratives that dominate western journalism on China, it is no surprise that these telling details are rigorously excluded from discussions about China and the South China Sea.

    https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/09/opinion/why-confucius-rubs-america-the-wrong-way/

    Besides, the 1st Island Chain & Malacca/Lombok Straits r natural barriers to the W. Pacific & Indian Ocean; those SC Sea islands China has built allow partially alleviate that handicap.
    Update: US Coast Guard churns South China Sea tensions

    https://www.janes.com/article/92347/beijing-warns-washington-over-increased-uscg-activity-in-western-pacific


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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:49 am

    https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/11/article/us-china-sea-tensions-hit-new-boiling-point/

    https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/11/article/south-china-sea-tensions-hot-and-getting-hotter/
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    Post  George1 on Fri May 15, 2020 4:38 pm

    US Navy Pacific Fleet, announced on Wednesday that all of its submarines in the area were at sea to carry out operations “in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region amidst the pandemic caused by the coronavirus”

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-intensifies-military-pressure-on-china-amid-growing-tensions/

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