Chinese Tensions

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  • #225053
    ALB
    Keymaster

    China has threatened Russia with sanctions if it invades Ukraine? That doesn’t sound right. Are you sure?

    #225054
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    It is my bad editing and phrasing, ALB it should read

    Blinken having threatened Russia with severe sanctions if it invades Ukraine, now warns China against its aggressive actions whereupon China warns America not to interfere or it will impose retaliatory sanctions.

    Apologies for not making it clear.

    There is a lot of sabre-rattling going on East and West. Both sides are aligning up its allies. Is it a prelude to war? Who knows? If it is, what type of war?

    #225055
    ALB
    Keymaster

    I think a war is like a strike (or vice versa) — the best war like the best strike is the one that doesn’t need to take place because the threat is enough.

    #225056
    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    Sabre rattling and picking sides.

    #225060

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/25/why-are-russia-and-china-strengthening-ties

    Russia and China strengthening ties

    It is just a new regrouping of spheres of influences between the West, and the East

    #225093
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    While our organisation raised the plight of the Uyghurs well before the popular media, they are being used as a political football.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59692826

    US Congress has passed a bill that requires companies to prove that goods imported from China’s Xinjiang region were not produced with forced labour. The US has accused China of genocide in its repression of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority there

    #225227
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/24/us-and-japan-draw-up-joint-military-plan-in-case-of-taiwan-emergency-report

    Japanese and US armed forces have drawn up a draft plan for a joint operation for a possible Taiwan emergency.

    #225229

    What has happened with the article 9 of the Japanese Constitution ?

    Not worth the paper. The capitalist always violate their own treaty, constitutions and international accord

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_9_of_the_Japanese_Constitution

    The Supreme Command of the USA ad the allies inserted that clause in the Japanese constitution, but the USA kept a military base in Japan and now they are making military alliance with the Japanese ruling class, and the USA is selling modern military weapons to Japan and the Japanese government has found legal maneuvers to violate the constitution

    #225407
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    China’s foreign minister said Thursday the United States will “face an unbearable price” over its actions towards the self-ruled island of Taiwan.

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/china-warns-us-face-unbearable-105844034.html

    Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that Washington’s interference could lead to a dangerous situation.

    “The US violated the promises made when China and the US established diplomatic relations, condoned and encouraged ‘Taiwan independence’ forces, and tried to distort and hollow out the one-China principle,” Wang Yi said.

    “This will not only bring Taiwan into an extremely dangerous situation, but also cause the US to face an unbearable price.”

    #225417
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/china-renames-15-places-india-122116393.html

    India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh is ‘South Tibet’ says China

    #225530
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Japan and Australia have signed a “landmark” defence deal.

    The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA), a treaty to ease restrictions on the movement of weapons and supplies for joint training, is the latest regional security pact.

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/japan-signs-landmark-defence-deal-143522039.html

    #225973
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    We shouldn’t let Ukraine take our eye off the other military crisis.

    China’s ambassador to the US has said the two countries could face a “military conflict” over the future of Taiwan.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/28/china-ambassador-us-warns-possible-military-conflict-taiwan

    “The Taiwan issue is the biggest tinderbox between China and the United States,” Qin Gang told the US public broadcaster National Public Radio , on Friday. “If the Taiwanese authorities, emboldened by the United States, keep going down the road for independence, it most likely will involve China and the United States, the two big countries, in the military conflict.”

    #226315
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Biden approved a nearly $14 billion arms sale to Indonesia,

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/us-approves-major-14-billion-210857278.html

    France sells $8 billion arms to Indonesia

    https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/indonesia-orders-42-rafale-jets-065900721.html

    #226317

    What has happened to the Leon Trotsky of this forum who said that we were champagne socialists because we do not support any capitalist candidate?

    #226514
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Scott Ritter’s assessment

    Q. Between the FONOPS [Freedom of Navigation Operations] in the South China Sea and the recently expressed enthusiasm for Taiwan’s independence, the risk of military conflict with China keeps increasing. Where is this headed? If the People’s Republic of China decides to use military force for full reunification of Taiwan, do you see the U.S. going to war in an attempt to prevent it?

    A. You can’t have two competing major powers operating in the same space without conflict. The US will either have to retreat from the South China Sea, and stop supporting Taiwan, or there will be a military conflict. I don’t see the US retreating, so the question is what level of conflict will ensue. The US lacks the capacity for meaningful military engagement in either front. China will probably seek some form of low-level conflict that can be contained as a way of compelling a US retreat. But unless the US changes course, there will be a war.

    Personal Interview: Scott Ritter

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