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This post was edited by huaren2323 at 2013-9-9 09:49|
NgTran Post time: 2013-9-9 07:55
Love thy ASEAN neighbors?
China had no right to set conditions on the visit of the Philippine pres ...
If Indeed China imposes a Pre-condition to the Nanning conference to Standing Chief of State ( President Aquino III) then it is faux pas in diplomatic decorum. I doubt it though given the Foreign policy of China is to be more inclusive.
You are correct that Philippines is a founding member of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). It replaces SEATO (SouthEast Asia Treaty Organization) ...TREATY being Multi-lateral must like NATO aimed for economic block with military support by the USA to contain the communist block. Unfortunately the more than 50 Million Chinese casualties (this did not include your Filipino Chinese or Chinese from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia) who died fighting the Japanese that did not bode well for Chinese as a whole after the War.
The Bamboo Curtain was drawn and Chinese of ANY political affiliation were marginalized.
Right after the war in 1947, the SanFrancisco protocol signed by Chiang Kai Shek of Taiwan who represented China absolves many of war reparation from Japan with a implied understanding that war reparation is to help Taiwan re-industrialized and NOT RED CHINA. Do you ever wonder why Taiwan has a mature car, motorccyle and heavy industries, electronics agriculture? Did you know Taiwanese fought as Imperial Japan troops during tthe WAR?
The UNCLOS ( United Nation Chartered Law of the SEA) was drafted with Taiwan representing CHINA. It defined territories that today lead to the 5 way rumble among Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, The Philippines, Taiwan and China. You add the greed from the 7 BIG SISTERS, politicians who sold the concessions and mining rights. Then sprinkle the euation with the unmitigated thirst of China Japan and Korea for oil, you have a formula for world class conflict.
Unfortunately, guns and USA could not help the Philippines and Vietnam when USA is no longer the Biggest Fist in the world and tired of playing world policeman.
To be fair, one must try to look from the viewpoint of 1.3 Billion Mainland Chinese how they were disenfranchised after the 2nd World War despite bleeding the Imperial Army by bloody war of attrition and savagery within mainland China fighting alongside with USA which support them as they supported Stalin to bled Nazi Germany. Would you feel that you are being BULLIED when after the war, Japan becomes the beneficiary and China a villian? Gen. MacArthur in his enthusiasm caused the Korean War as he did not heed President Truman NOT to cross the Yalu River into China?
I am an oversea Chinese with heritage/bloodlines from both China and Japan and have known the angst they each both carry in their hearts.
China bullying Vietnam, Philippines within the context of latent days spat, should be taken within the historical perspective. Vietnam goaded China into a short lived war between them when Vietnam invaded and threaten to occupy Kampuchea. This is AFTER China support Vietnam in their successful war with USA. About 20,000 China casualties.
Ming Dynasty Zhu Di in retrospect may have been wrong in not pursuing the hegemony of Asia and Africa after the Voyages of Admiral Cheng Ho that began in 1421. The humiliation of China in the late 19th century and marginalization in the 20th century would not have happened. And my family would not have been scattered worldwide.
I enjoy Filipinos and Vietnamese friends and I have several of them. Be careful and heed Napoleon Bonaparte to leave China alone. You may regret what you wished for. Takew note that during the revolution of your First Presdient Emilio Aguinaldo, Great Britain connived with Spain to disenfranchised the Filipinos. I would not be surprised if the USA would connnive with Japan or Taiwan or India or China or any or some of them to disenfranchised Filipinos for their own national interests. China as a country MUST survive as a nation and will definitely armed itself for defensive protection of their territorial integrity. If you cannot beat China join China. Placing your bet with USA or the west should be reconsidered from long term interest point of view.
On a separate note. FilipiNos workers are welcomed in Singapore, Hong Kong, China ( I employed many myseLf) AND even Taiwan lately had the philippine Coast Guard not been trigger happy in murdering Taiwanese fisherman in June 2013. On the other hand, disgruntled policeman Mendoza took a busload of Hong Kong Chinese tourists in Luneta and an equally inept SWAT killed Mendoza and 8 others hostages with overwhelming discriminate discharge of M16 and hand guns in 2012. The case is still unresolved as is the murder of your president's father when he got down from the plane that took him from USA to Manila in 1986. So who is the bully or where is justice?
If I am protected by heavily armed body guards with shoot to kill order of any would be intruders or kidnappers, why can't China?