Tensions on the rise between China and the rest of the world.

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Trouble brewing in Hong Kong, Taiwan and with other SE Asian neighbors, and now China
has sent troops into India.



 
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Troubling brewing in Hong Kong, Taiwan and with other SE Asian neighbors, and now China
has sent troops into India.




If China is going to expand aggressively it's because they know that International intel agencies have figured out their actions in regards to the virus.

Now, will global leaders openly tell us, or will we have to read between the lines based on Chinas usual knee jerk response to being outed?

Communists never change. Any optics we've had to fool ourselves into thinking they have is our own fault.
 

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China does seem to be more provocative since the beginning of this year. They must think they have some sort of advantage.
 

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China does seem to be more provocative since the beginning of this year. They must think they have some sort of advantage.
Or a desperate fear that their racket is being exposed. The more they rattle their lightsabres, the more Americans will decide they need four more years of Trump. Then they will really wish they had taken the first trade deal he offered them.
 

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China does seem to be more provocative since the beginning of this year. They must think they have some sort of advantage.
They do have an advantage. However if they force us to go elsewhere for goods, or even make it ourselves, we will do that.
 

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For over five thousand years, the Chinese people created a splendid civilization on the land nurtured by the Yellow River and Yangtze River. During this long period of time, dynasties came and went, and the Chinese culture waxed and waned. Grand and moving stories have played out on the historical stage of China.

The year 1840, the year commonly considered by historians as the beginning of China’s contemporary era, marked the start of China’s journey from tradition to modernization. Chinese civilization experienced four major episodes of challenge and response. The first three episodes include the invasion of Beijing by the Anglo-French Allied Force in the early 1860s, the Sino-Japanese War in 1894 (also called “Jiawu War”), and the Russo-Japanese War in China’s northeast in 1906. To these three episodes of challenge, China responded with the Westernization Movement, which was marked by the importation of modern goods and weapons, institutional reforms through the Hundred Days’ Reform in 1898 and the attempt at the end of the late Qing Dynasty to establish constitutional rule, and later, the Xinhai Revolution (or Hsinhai Revolution) in 1911.

At the end of the First World War, China, though it emerged victorious, was not listed among the stronger powers at that time. Many Chinese believed that the first three episodes of response had failed. The May Fourth Movement would lead to the fourth attempt at responding to previous challenges and culminate in the complete westernization of Chinese culture through the communist movement and its extreme revolution.

This article concerns the outcome of the last episode, which is the communist movement and the Communist Party. Let’s take a close look at the result of what China chose, or perhaps one can say, what was imposed on China, after over 160 years, nearly 100 million unnatural deaths, and the destruction of nearly all Chinese traditional culture and civilization.

(This is One of Nine in the series)
 

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China does seem to be more provocative since the beginning of this year. They must think they have some sort of advantage.
On the contrary...
China isn't, typically, a capricious country. So far this year, they've raised international eyebrows by being less than forthcoming with Coronavirus information. They pressured WHO to ignore virus information coming from Taiwan. They've started a trade war with Australia. They've taken the gloves off regarding Hong Kong and they sent troops into disputed areas of India.

Any one of these actions by itself could be dismissed as China flexing their international muscles. But, so many contiguous provocations in just a few months. China must really feel they have the upper hand somewhere.
 

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China does seem to be more provocative since the beginning of this year. They must think they have some sort of advantage.
On the contrary...
China isn't, typically, a capricious country. So far this year, they've raised international eyebrows by being less than forthcoming with Coronavirus information. They pressured WHO to ignore virus information coming from Taiwan. They've started a trade war with Australia. They've taken the gloves off regarding Hong Kong and they sent troops into disputed areas of India.

Any one of these actions by itself could be dismissed as China flexing their international muscles. But, so many contiguous provocations in just a few months. China must really feel they have the upper hand somewhere.
You're missing the point. Adversaries lash out when they feel desperate, not when they feel confident. Maybe you don't have much experience with aggressive characters.
 

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China does seem to be more provocative since the beginning of this year. They must think they have some sort of advantage.
On the contrary...
China isn't, typically, a capricious country. So far this year, they've raised international eyebrows by being less than forthcoming with Coronavirus information. They pressured WHO to ignore virus information coming from Taiwan. They've started a trade war with Australia. They've taken the gloves off regarding Hong Kong and they sent troops into disputed areas of India.

Any one of these actions by itself could be dismissed as China flexing their international muscles. But, so many contiguous provocations in just a few months. China must really feel they have the upper hand somewhere.
You're missing the point. Adversaries lash out when they feel desperate, not when they feel confident. Maybe you don't have much experience with aggressive characters.
This is true. I almost never meet aggressive characters in my line of work.
 

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China does seem to be more provocative since the beginning of this year. They must think they have some sort of advantage.
On the contrary...
China isn't, typically, a capricious country. So far this year, they've raised international eyebrows by being less than forthcoming with Coronavirus information. They pressured WHO to ignore virus information coming from Taiwan. They've started a trade war with Australia. They've taken the gloves off regarding Hong Kong and they sent troops into disputed areas of India.

Any one of these actions by itself could be dismissed as China flexing their international muscles. But, so many contiguous provocations in just a few months. China must really feel they have the upper hand somewhere.
You're missing the point. Adversaries lash out when they feel desperate, not when they feel confident. Maybe you don't have much experience with aggressive characters.
This is true. I almost never meet aggressive characters in my line of work.
I meet them every day in my line of work. As for China, if we play our cards right, they will step back in order to save face before crossing the Rubicon. If we don't play our cards right, well...
 

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China does seem to be more provocative since the beginning of this year. They must think they have some sort of advantage.
On the contrary...
China isn't, typically, a capricious country. So far this year, they've raised international eyebrows by being less than forthcoming with Coronavirus information. They pressured WHO to ignore virus information coming from Taiwan. They've started a trade war with Australia. They've taken the gloves off regarding Hong Kong and they sent troops into disputed areas of India.

Any one of these actions by itself could be dismissed as China flexing their international muscles. But, so many contiguous provocations in just a few months. China must really feel they have the upper hand somewhere.
Maybe or they think the jig is up and they are just randomly lashing out.
 

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China does seem to be more provocative since the beginning of this year. They must think they have some sort of advantage.
On the contrary...
China isn't, typically, a capricious country. So far this year, they've raised international eyebrows by being less than forthcoming with Coronavirus information. They pressured WHO to ignore virus information coming from Taiwan. They've started a trade war with Australia. They've taken the gloves off regarding Hong Kong and they sent troops into disputed areas of India.

Any one of these actions by itself could be dismissed as China flexing their international muscles. But, so many contiguous provocations in just a few months. China must really feel they have the upper hand somewhere.
Maybe or they think the jig is up and they are just randomly lashing out.
Chinese are very good at remembering their own history. In 1900, China was effectively run by what was then called "Great Powers". The Chinese Empress unleashed civil forces called "Boxers", with the backing of Imperial Troops, on the foreign population and effectively declared war on the rest of the world, thinking they had "nothing to lose". What China discovered was that she did have a lot to lose and after losing the rebellion, China was completely subjugated and the country looted. China wouldn't become completely autonomous again for almost 50 years.
 

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China does seem to be more provocative since the beginning of this year. They must think they have some sort of advantage.
On the contrary...
China isn't, typically, a capricious country. So far this year, they've raised international eyebrows by being less than forthcoming with Coronavirus information. They pressured WHO to ignore virus information coming from Taiwan. They've started a trade war with Australia. They've taken the gloves off regarding Hong Kong and they sent troops into disputed areas of India.

Any one of these actions by itself could be dismissed as China flexing their international muscles. But, so many contiguous provocations in just a few months. China must really feel they have the upper hand somewhere.
You're missing the point. Adversaries lash out when they feel desperate, not when they feel confident. Maybe you don't have much experience with aggressive characters.
This is true. I almost never meet aggressive characters in my line of work.
I meet them every day in my line of work. As for China, if we play our cards right, they will step back in order to save face before crossing the Rubicon. If we don't play our cards right, well...
that reeks of some serious economic undertones Unkotare.....~S~
 
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For over five thousand years, the Chinese people created a splendid civilization on the land nurtured by the Yellow River and Yangtze River. During this long period of time, dynasties came and went, and the Chinese culture waxed and waned. Grand and moving stories have played out on the historical stage of China.

The year 1840, the year commonly considered by historians as the beginning of China’s contemporary era, marked the start of China’s journey from tradition to modernization. Chinese civilization experienced four major episodes of challenge and response. The first three episodes include the invasion of Beijing by the Anglo-French Allied Force in the early 1860s, the Sino-Japanese War in 1894 (also called “Jiawu War”), and the Russo-Japanese War in China’s northeast in 1906. To these three episodes of challenge, China responded with the Westernization Movement, which was marked by the importation of modern goods and weapons, institutional reforms through the Hundred Days’ Reform in 1898 and the attempt at the end of the late Qing Dynasty to establish constitutional rule, and later, the Xinhai Revolution (or Hsinhai Revolution) in 1911.

At the end of the First World War, China, though it emerged victorious, was not listed among the stronger powers at that time. Many Chinese believed that the first three episodes of response had failed. The May Fourth Movement would lead to the fourth attempt at responding to previous challenges and culminate in the complete westernization of Chinese culture through the communist movement and its extreme revolution.

This article concerns the outcome of the last episode, which is the communist movement and the Communist Party. Let’s take a close look at the result of what China chose, or perhaps one can say, what was imposed on China, after over 160 years, nearly 100 million unnatural deaths, and the destruction of nearly all Chinese traditional culture and civilization.

(This is One of Nine in the series)
The Wuhan virus could be the crisis that breaks the CCP's back.
We can hope.

It's so strange the way people have evolved in these parallel worlds
so different from ours. Even comparing China with Japan and how they
became so much more 'westernized' than the Chinese ... or better yet, compare North and South Korea.
Obviously the US has a huge role there, good or bad on this crazy little planet.
 
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