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Going Where No Man Has Gone Before - Obama-Xi Summit - A Victory for Peace. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-6-9 10:05:34 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2013-6-9 10:11

As I had surmised earlier, tackling the issues, while very important, is a mere prelude to the creation of something more fundamental that is unlocks every dispute, and that somethng is called "TRUST".

Our whole currency and credit system is based on trust.  We trust that a piece of paper or a number in the proper digital setting will deliver to us goods and services that represent "all that money can buy".  On the back of the dollar bill is a reminder that it is backed by the full faith and credit of the US government.  Well, here, we are not talking about how many "dollars" or concessions changed hands between Obama and Xi.  We are talking about something more fundamental in that they have established a new political currency that both sides can use to keep score of what they owe each other, and that new political currency is rooted in their personal trust that the other side will keep its promises, just as each vows to do his part.

Trust, on a political level, represents "all that power can get".  

And that is a lot more than what money can buy.  In fact, it affects the exchange rates of their currencies.  It affects trade, investment, and loans.  Beyond these obvious beneficiaries of trust between two countries, is the fact that trust also determines the likelihood of war and peace.  Thus, it is good to know that Obama immediately invested this currency into peace, by saying that the US has no intention to stop the peaceful rise of China, and in fact, welcomes it.

No more the PIVOT to Asia rhetoric that is a thinly veiled clarion call to the Allies to encircle China and prepare for the worst.  Instead, we hear a new rhetoric of mutual help and cooperation.  Many ultra-nationalists accuse Obama of selling out America to China.  To them, China is the same as their religious hate object, the devil.  Hating evil is not hating the evil that lurks behind every man's thought, but simply hating China.  Having peace with China to them, is impossible, because they have arrogated to themselves the authority and power of Divine Judgment, ignoring a major pillar of morality, of treating others as one would want others to treat oneself.  

Obama shows exceptional foresight and courage to accept the challenge of peace, and reject the temptation of war.  For this, and this alone, one must say, "Contact, Mr. President, has been made.  China is on the channel.  Please go ahead."







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Post time 2013-6-9 12:12:52 |Display all floors
DIAOYUDAO IS A HISTORIC TEST OF SINCERITY AND COURAGE.

The litmus test of Obama's sincerity has nothing to do with making concessions to China, but simply with recognizing a fact as a fact, that Diaoyudao was and is under China's sovereignty.  If facts cannot move events, nothing can.  

Xi has to stand on solid ground, which is the historical fact that Dioayudao belongs to China.  If he cannot stand his ground on a solid fact, he will not be able to stand his ground on anything else.

Only those who are sincere and courageous can pass the test of Diaoyudao.


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Post time 2013-6-9 14:54:03 |Display all floors
I think the US China relationship is much bigger and more complicated than a single issue
epecially some disputed un in habited islands.
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Post time 2013-6-9 19:23:44 |Display all floors
laincoubert Post time: 2013-6-9 14:54
I think the US China relationship is much bigger and more complicated than a single issue
epecially  ...

Of course, the whole relatiionship of anything is always bigger than a single issue.  Among the issues, however, Diaoyudao is the LITMUS TEST of US sincerity and Chinese courage.  Facing the truth requires both.

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Post time 2013-6-10 10:35:33 |Display all floors
abramicus Post time: 2013-6-9 19:23
Of course, the whole relatiionship of anything is always bigger than a single issue.  Among the is ...

Don't expect sincerity from the US
No one does,for a long time.

Just asked her allies,the ones that have a "special" relationship
The US is super power and that gives it certain licences
For courage, sometimes it takes more courage to sit it out and wait .Dont fall into a trap, that would give you victory at a too high cost.Better to have victory at minimum cost and disturbance .
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Post time 2013-6-10 14:18:32 |Display all floors
obama lies through his teeth.

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