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Post time 2018-11-16 06:24:44 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2018-10-5 06:29
The one untying the knot needs to be the same one who ties the knot.

So the U.S. needs to remove  ...

Hence we are at an impasse.

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Post time 2018-11-17 10:03:36 |Display all floors
This post was edited by wchao37 at 2018-11-18 02:43
Boston101 Post time: 2018-10-1 04:43
It is when China clearly breaks the WTO rules.

Oh here you are, quietly mumbling to yourself long after I had posted.

Whether a nation has broken WTO rules is not something for one single member to decide.

The tariffs Donald Trump has imposed on others are not limited to China, but to almost all major countries in the world.

That means the U.S. is the only isolationist member nation breaking the rules -- making tariff-imposing decisions without first consulting the WTO.

China, in contrast, has asked the WTO for permission to impose countering measures against the U.S. for illegal tariff measures without the necessary consultation.

Better put more spit and shine on that bald behind of yours and start squeezing out dark brown gravy from that numskull.

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Post time 2018-11-17 10:09:36 |Display all floors
Boston101 Post time: 2018-10-5 20:51
No way José! China has had tariffs for way too long. Between those tariffs, stolen, IP, and borde ...

Weak and groundless accusations.  

Obama and Hillary would have serious issues with your version of events -- as if they had not recognized the  Chinese tariffs which you are claiming here to have existed before Donald Trump.

Say only things you can back up with facts, or else just keep quiet and no one would take you as a deaf mute.

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Post time 2018-11-17 10:14:18 |Display all floors
Boston101 Post time: 2018-11-16 06:23
So what does that have to do with free trade? What part of free trade don't you understand? If you ...

I didn't realize you can be THAT ignorant.

According to WTO rules, free trade doesn't mean you can freely impose tariffs on other nations without first consulting the WTO for permission.

The fact that China did consult the WTO for permission to impose counter-tariffs on the U.S. showed that she is a rule-abiding member of the WTO, while the U.S. isn't.

Hey, thanks for asking about the Chinese economy.

No one wins in a trade war, but unlike you, we can take it and your policies can't survive for long.  Even the Juz are against Trump now.

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Post time 2018-11-17 15:31:27 |Display all floors
This post was edited by wchao37 at 2018-11-18 04:10
Ted180 Post time: 2018-11-15 01:52
The brutal subjugation of aboriginal people was an inevitable occurrence. This happened every time a ...

Brutal subjugation is not even an acceptable way an 'advanced' culture should use to show its superiority, but unfortunately that's what America has been trumpeting in its rise to power.

As I see it, aggressive and hegemonic use of force is completely a matter of individual choice.

For example, in the state of California, the state legislature decided not to allocate reservation lands for the Native Americans (Indians) but instead chose to exterminate them physically to avoid future headaches.

Under Spanish rule, the population of Californian Indians had dwindled from 300,000 in 1769 to 150,000 in 1848 when the Americans took over. In January 1848, a Californian newspaper called "Star" carried an editorial arguing that Indians were inferior non-Christian savages and opined that the latter needed to be treated like animals.  

California's Legislative Ordinance spelt out the limited ‘rights’ of local Indians -- including that Indians couldn't testify in courts against whites.  So if an Indian got robbed or raped he/she or other witnesses couldn't testify against whites in court, not to mention the fact that the Indians could be killed at random without cause.

The so-called 'Indian Code' was supposedly written to 'protect' Californian Indians, but as in most promises or contracts made by white America with the natives, it turned into a hollow piece of paper which in reality suppressed the Indians even further.

Not only were the Indians rented like properties to whites as indentured laborers, no one was permitted to make higher bids once labor contract was signed between the two parties because in practice the contracts were always unilaterally renewed against the wishes of the natives.  That means under the guise of protecting work and businesses for the white businessmen, the government could find an individual bidder guilty for his 'crime' of bidding higher for a native's work.

In 1850 California passed an Act for 'governing and protecting' Indians, in which the infamous "Apprentice Program" was initiated.  They yanked native children away from their parents so that they could be in control of their lives from a young age and paid them a pittance for their work (later they simply sent them to Boarding Schools to study English and the kids weren't even allowed to use their own native languages).

When white businessmen couldn't get enough of them using legal contracts, they simply pillaged Indian villages and kidnapped the surviving children as 'apprentices.'

In one of these documented cases, a white man was charged with kidnapping native children, to which he simply replied to the court, "I didn't kidnap them. Their parents were dead."  When the court asked him how he knew that, he simply grimaced and said, "I killed them myself."

That's how the Native American population in California dwindled from 150,000 in 1848 to 120,000 in 1870.  The only Native Americans you see today in California are the pitifully few remnants you see from such willful, state-sponsored genocide using the excuse of justifiable Christianity-originated ethnic cleansing.

The tenets of Social Darwinism are neither carved in stone nor are they physical laws of nature.  

Had that really been a sacrosanct law of nature, Ming Admiral Zheng He's naval armada of up to 22,000 soldiers transported in hundreds of ships each measuring many times as large as Columbus's "Santa Maria" should have sent Europeans into slavery and traded them in open markets before 1433.  One of his four vice-admirals had already reached the Vatican according to the studies of British Royal Navy's ex-submarine commander Gavin Menzies and subsequent findings.  

In sole possession of superior cannons, mariners compass, and flying fire-arrows (rockets), these Ming sailors could have at least pillaged the eastern coast of Africa had they had conquest in mind.  Instead, not a single record of such acts exists whether from home sources or the historical records from Europe, Africa or the Middle East.  

The only record we have today is the fact that from 1421 to 1433, Zheng He and his men made seven voyages to East Africa (and some historians claim that one of his four vice-admirals sailed as far as the Americas) and generously brought along China's extant technological know-how at that time to the Vatican, and this eye-opening event ignited the Italian Renaissance represented by the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci whose 3-D depictions of machines thitherto unknown to Europe were merely plagiarized versions of 2-D drawings long known in Chinese books like "Tiangongkaiwu."

That China could have exterminated the entire European population between 1422 and 1433 had it had the intention to do so is no longer a contestable issue – it is a historical fact.  

Re-focusing on today's China you can see that more than fifty ethnic minorities have been encouraged to thrive by having had a written phonetic-language system designed for them and tailored to their needs since the mid-1950s, and yet white America still finds it conscionable to lodge complaints against China despite the latter's more-than-fair treatment of minorities, while conveniently failing to mention their own bona fide genocidal homicides against the Native Americans.

Such hypocrisy with evaluative double- or multiple- standards is both unprecedented and self-serving, and it speaks volumes about the Western mindset itself -- as spelt out in the concept of American Exceptionsim.

In this case, the only thing you need to remind yourself is that China’s 50-plus minorities are still physically and culturally intact, while America’s Native American population has almost been wiped out.

As a civilization-state with incomparably rich and colorful historical experience of multi-state governance, China is one of a few civilizations (if not the only one) that have had such experience of taking into account the interests of all countries on a grand scale, and that's why any unbiased Western observer should have welcomed China's age-old concept of Shijie Datong now dubbed as Shared Destiny of Mankind -- as had happened on January 17, 2017 during the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland.

That's why America's proclivity to deny the reality of China's rise is fruitless -- because what China says appeals to the peoples of the entire non-racist world.

The world's expectant eyes -- including those of the environmentally-endangered islanders in the South Pacific -- are today focused on China, and it is in everyone's interest to help her in fulfilling her dream of globalized shared prosperity, and not that of a narrow-minded, stingy and selfish faction of Trumpsters.

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Post time 2018-11-17 17:47:40 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2018-11-17 15:31
Brutal subjugation is not the only way an 'advanced' culture shows its superiority.

As I see it, it ...

@wchao37, very well researched and refined. Great article and encouraging you to write more. Don't forget to include the Texas region and all over the Northern region of Americas! Very pitiful that Red Indians can no longer claim their territorial rights nor to fight back -- genocidal indeed ! The USA is getting more chaotic by the days as more CIA-minded ( bloody bloods on their dirty hands ) politicians were elected to represent Americans and the USA.   

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Post time 2018-11-18 21:20:35 |Display all floors
One doesn't have to go that far. Nearer to Papua New Guinea where heads of states have been meeting are the islands of The Philippines.

Whose people may still remember the Samaran massacre at the hands of the US Army. Which has only recently returned the three church bells purloined.

Was it not MacArthur who said he 'will return' as he left Luzon for Australia, leaving his men behind? The same MacArthur who withheld his air defense until too late to take off to counter the arriving Japanese Imperial attack forces who landed by the thousands and pushed his men into the jungles? The same MacArthur who then kept the granary closed off for some unfathomable reason until they, and their Filipino fellow soldiers had starved? The same MacArthur who then took credit for those remnants who on their own initiative went on to mount resistance while living off the land? The same MacArthur who then took credit for that initiative and was duly awarded the highest Congressional Medal Of Honor? The same MacArthur who later wanted to nuke China?

Before Matthis and Alexander Kott plus a few others of the DoD and Darpa fraternity start concocting new weapons for a new Cold War that Pence has already announced, perhaps they can take five to ponder this leaf from history.

Not exactly the US' finest hour, is it?

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