Skip to comments.China's strident tone raises concerns among Western governments, analysts
Posted on 01/31/2010 1:05:58 AM PST by myknowledge
China's indignant reaction to the announcement of U.S. plans to sell weapons to Taiwan appears to be in keeping with a new triumphalist attitude from Beijing that is worrying governments and analysts across the globe.
From the Copenhagen climate change conference to Internet freedom to China's border with India, China observers have noticed a tough tone emanating from its government, its representatives and influential analysts from its state-funded think tanks.
Calling in U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman on Saturday, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei said the United States would be responsible for "serious repercussions" if it did not reverse the decision to sell Taiwan $6.4 billion worth of helicopters, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles, minesweepers and communications gear. The reaction came even though China has known for months about the planned deal, U.S. officials said.
"There has been a change in China's attitude," said Kenneth G. Lieberthal, a former senior National Security Council official who is currently at the Brookings Institution. "The Chinese find with startling speed that people have come to view them as a major global player. And that has fed a sense of confidence."
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Like an arms sale to Taiwan has anything to do with it...
I never have figured out why dress fatigues includes orange ascots and white gloves in woodlands camouflage with facepaint.
It’s just a military parade outfit.
Never forget who you are dealing with!!! Chicoms
Hand them all the money in the world that they can spend on a modernized military.
Down grade our own defenses.
Give them all the ecomomic atvantages and power!
A nation that has a one child policy which results in an over abundance of males creating a 200 million man military.
And they may start pushing their weight around
The day will come when this monster will have to be faced - question is will we be able and willing??
It was great folly to make Red China wealthy; as with all totalitarian states, wealth makes them arrogant and bellicose.
Revelation 9:13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
And they could lose 200 million people in a war, yet still far outnumber us.
Just a gut feel, but China's attitude hasn't changed a whit. Now State & Obama & Google & union commies butting heads with their Chinese counterparts has ramped up to 'piling on' status. An ignorant clueless left continuing to move further to the left, ignoring unintended consequences in the process. The Complete LACK of governance will be Obama's Legacy.