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John Kelly: China has a government that has worked for people   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-11-9 16:39:14 |Display all floors
TRUMP IS THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO TAKE AN HARD, HONEST VIEW OF CHINA, OBJECTIVELY, IGNORING THE BLINDERS OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, IN ORDER TO FIND A WAY FORWARD FOR AMERICA'S QUEST TO REGAIN ITS GREATNESS.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, and the first step begins with knowing and acknowledging where you are right now.  This is easier said than done, because of the temptation to blame others for one's own unforced mistakes.  A good athlete aiming to regain his crown begins by taking a good look at himself, and what made him less than his true best.

Trump is doing just that.  China's success is based on following the pragmatism of Deng.  How do you cross a stream?  Forget the blueprints and engineering plans.  Poor as China was, these are luxuries that impoverish, rather than prosper the nation.  Deng said, cross the stream by touching the stones.  Trump is doing a similar exercise.  America and China are competitors in some fields, partners in others, and hermits in still more others.  Trump's self-criticism shows his intellectual honesty and humility.  Truth is his only boss.  So, he talks to Xi and proposes a way forward that makes both countries great again.  As friends, and forever friends.  What is wrong with that?  The war hawks hate it though, because they make their fortunes from conflicts between nations, and the worse the conflict, the more they make.  This is actually one of the biggest, if not THE biggest reason why America became non-competitive in manufacturing, not because it can't, but because it would rather make and export weapons which have a higher profit margin than consumer goods.  

We can only pray that all this goodwill will last.  It took much effort by both sides to reach this moment.  Can't waste it on trivial issues.



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Post time 2017-11-10 12:03:57 |Display all floors
This post was edited by sfphoto at 2017-11-10 12:14
tenith Post time: 2017-11-9 09:20
Its a majestic statement from Kelly and politically smart.

This is where China has to tread careful ...

Why are you talking about Trump? This thread is about Kelly not Trump.

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Post time 2017-11-10 13:15:22 |Display all floors
This post was edited by sfphoto at 2017-11-10 20:47
Jaaja Post time: 2017-11-6 21:47
I'm not sure where you get that from...

I think in response to foreign (and let's not forget do ...

I think you misread Kelly's remarks:

They have a system of government that has apparently worked for the Chinese people.

Kelly was saying that the USA (or any other Western country for that matter) has no right to pass moral judgement on the political system of China. He's admitting that past attempts of the USA to subvert the political system of China is morally wrong and politically futile because the Chinese system of government based on Chinese Socialism (one-party State with a Socialist market economy) has worked for the Chinese people.

You're confusing past attempts by the USA (which represents the West) to subvert the political system of China with foreign criticism of the endemic corruption, labor exploitation and environmental degradation which resulted from Deng's introduction of market-oriented reforms to the Chinese economy since the 80s. Kelly was referring to the former in his official capacity as the Chief of Staff of the Trump Administration.

Lastly, Westerners such as yourself can't seem to disambiguate these two separate issues which are orthogonal to each other. Lots of developing countries have those same problems (government corruption, labor exploitation, environmental degradation) as bad as or even worse than China even though most of them are former Western colonies that later adopted both neoliberal Capitalism and Democratic systems of government but FAILED to develop their countries and uplift the standard of living of their citizens. That's what Kelly is finally admitting that almost seven decades of US attempts to subvert the PRC, the Chinese system works for the Chinese people.

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Post time 2017-11-10 19:12:37 |Display all floors
Jaaja Post time: 2017-11-6 15:09
That's not the whole of it.

Western world has become increasingly interested in how and where the ...

China needs to be selectively open to the west, just as the west is China.
Look at what happened in Japan, where the exchange rate of yen against dollar was forced to go up skyward as a result of the US pressure, that led to decades of economic stagnation. And look at some South American countries that have been floundering economically, which can all be attributed to them being open to the US manipulation through financial means and coercion.
China apparently is wise hedging against those risks, as we are well aware of the west's ulterior agenda and their hypocrisy. Thumbs-up for China.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2017-11-10 19:13:01 |Display all floors
Jaaja Post time: 2017-11-6 15:09
That's not the whole of it.

Western world has become increasingly interested in how and where the ...

China needs to be selectively open to the west, just as the west is China.
Look at what happened in Japan, where the exchange rate of yen against dollar was forced to go up skyward as a result of the US pressure, that led to decades of economic stagnation. And look at some South American countries that have been floundering economically, which can all be attributed to them being open to the US manipulation through financial means and coercion.
China apparently is wise hedging against those risks, as we are well aware of the west's ulterior agenda and their hypocrisy. Thumbs-up to China.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2017-11-10 19:20:29 |Display all floors
sfphoto Post time: 2017-11-10 13:15
I think you misread Kelly's remarks:

Japan actually is a perfect example of the west manipulating and screwing a country that is supposed to be a sovereignty country economy and diplomacy wise.  
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2017-11-10 19:45:35 |Display all floors
Liononthehunt Post time: 2017-11-10 19:20
Japan actually is a perfect example of the west manipulating and screwing a country that is suppos ...

Not just Japan but the entire Western World is being screwed because of their public debts owed to Western Capitalists. Here's my proof:

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