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China ramps up tone in disputes with US
Space War ^ | 02/07/2010 | AFB via Space War

Posted on 02/07/2010 7:58:05 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

China on Friday stepped up the pressure on the United States, voicing fresh anger over an upcoming visit to Washington by the Dalai Lama and pledging a response to a giant US arms sale to Taiwan. With relations between the two nations deteriorating over a set of disputes, China said that it made a "solemn representation" to Washington about President Barack Obama's upcoming meeting with the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled leader.

"China resolutely opposes the visit by the Dalai Lama to the United States, and resolutely opposes US leaders having contact with the Dalai Lama," foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said, as quoted by the state Xinhua news agency.

In a separate broadside, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told a meeting of the Munich Security Conference Friday that a recently announced US arms sale to Taiwan was "obviously a violation of the code of conduct between nations."

"Of course the Chinese government and the people have to react. It is within its sovereign right to do what is necessary," Yang said in a speech.

"I think the Chinese people and the government of every region should feel indignant about this thing," he said.

The Pentagon a week ago approved a 6.4 billion-dollar package of weapons to Taiwan including a Patriot anti-missile system and Black Hawk helicopters. Beijing responded angrily at the time and threatened to punish US companies involved.

Despite political pressure at home, Obama avoided meeting the Dalai Lama when the Buddhist monk was in Washington last year, in an apparent bid to set relations off on a good foot with Beijing early in his presidency.

Obama however told Chinese leaders during his trip to Beijing that he planned to meet with the Dalai Lama, who is widely respected in the United States but branded a separatist by Beijing.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beijing; china; dalailama; obama; plan; prc; statedepartment; taiwan

1 posted on 02/07/2010 7:58:05 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

Let them eat chicken feet.


2 posted on 02/07/2010 8:01:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: sonofstrangelove
Who cares what the Chinese think! It’s not as if we owe them billions and billions of dollars.... wait, it’s exactly like that.
3 posted on 02/07/2010 8:03:13 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Volunteer

The last estimate was $800 billion dollars


4 posted on 02/07/2010 8:04:14 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Hey, it seems like O is holding firm. How about those treasuries? Does China have any good options?


5 posted on 02/07/2010 8:05:19 PM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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To: sonofstrangelove

So, it looks like it is time to stop “buying Chinese”!


6 posted on 02/07/2010 8:05:27 PM PST by WellyP
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To: sickoflibs

China can always “call in the vig” which would be disaterous


7 posted on 02/07/2010 8:07:01 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: WellyP

How can you do that when many items Americans use are made in China?


8 posted on 02/07/2010 8:08:42 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

i am under the impression that obama is not the chinese candidate (this was probably hillary, given the Hsu bundling stuff that came out). He seems more like the saudi candidate, or the muslim candidate in general.


9 posted on 02/07/2010 8:13:55 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: WoofDog123

I think Lucifer bank rolled Mohammed Obamma.


10 posted on 02/07/2010 8:25:01 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: sonofstrangelove

The Far East in general has always struck me as rather shrill...


11 posted on 02/07/2010 8:29:55 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: sonofstrangelove

I’m with O on this one - sell more weapons to Taiwan and meet with the Dalai Lama. Frankly, screw the ChiComs and their political system. If O backs down, he should be removed from office.


12 posted on 02/07/2010 8:49:25 PM PST by uscabjd
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To: sonofstrangelove

They just need to get a copy of the Kenyans BC.

If it costs them a billion dollars, its worth every penny. They’ll get a return ten fold.

The clerk in Hawaii who sells it will be on easy street for the rest of his life.


13 posted on 02/07/2010 8:49:37 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: uscabjd

I love ticking off the Chinese


14 posted on 02/07/2010 8:52:13 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove; pandoraou812; Candor7
"Of course the Chinese government and the people have to react. It is within its sovereign right to do what is necessary," Yang said in a speech.

Of course if you're a Tibetan it is your sovereign right to bleed to death while you lick the jack boots of a PLAN soldier grinding his heel into your throat. Perhaps history will repeat itself and Tibetans and Mongols will rule all the Chinese again. May they have more compassion for you than you bloodthirsty murderers have had for them.

15 posted on 02/07/2010 9:00:43 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: sonofstrangelove
The last estimate was $800 billion dollars

Well sheesh! what are we kowtowing to them over that for? 0baMao can print that much before the weekend is over.

16 posted on 02/07/2010 9:04:36 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

As my pappy once told me when I was a small child -
“Never piss off your banker when you’re looking for some cash! “

Zer0, how are you and Timmie going to foist another coupl’a trillion off to the Chicoms while you continue to bankrupt the US??


17 posted on 02/07/2010 10:08:31 PM PST by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
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To: sonofstrangelove

The Chinese dragon smells weakness in the White House.

Wonder why!


18 posted on 02/07/2010 10:12:04 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GP-35 Grande Puissance-1935)
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To: TigersEye

Dumping even a fraction of those dollar is going to cause ripples in the U.S. economy — the dollar is going to fall, interest rates will rise and the housing market bubble could collapse.


19 posted on 02/07/2010 10:52:34 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

It kind of looks like 0baMao will make that happen whether China dumps any Treasuries or not. Which they may do for purely practical reasons not political payback.


20 posted on 02/07/2010 11:11:18 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye

I agree with you.


21 posted on 02/07/2010 11:14:35 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Darn! I was counting on you to tell me things would be OK. lol


22 posted on 02/07/2010 11:24:12 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye
The Chinese have no sovereignty over Tibet, except what has been acheived by conquest.

What has been acheived by force can be taken away by force.

And that force can take myriads of different shapes.

The day will come when China will wish it had never invaded Tibet.Just a matter of time.

23 posted on 02/08/2010 6:46:49 AM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: sonofstrangelove
Tell the Chinese government to take its hegemony and stick it up their egg fu yung butts.

They have either got to peg their currency, or suffer the fate of a bunch of idiots who cannot join the world as an equal partner rather than some form of falsely superior civilization.

24 posted on 02/08/2010 6:58:00 AM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: Volunteer

“Who cares what the Chinese think! It’s not as if we owe them billions and billions of dollars.... wait, it’s exactly like that.”

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Perhaps we should tear up the note.

China does not play by the rules. Why should we? Just saying...


25 posted on 02/08/2010 6:59:59 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: Candor7

China has a lot of karma coming to them. A lot of it very nasty. Who knows? they may deliver it to themselves.


26 posted on 02/08/2010 1:01:21 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye
they may deliver it to themselves.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Huge natural disaster.They will have to pull out of Tibet.

27 posted on 02/08/2010 3:44:28 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: Candor7

That’s entirely possible given the tectonic dynamics of the region. Internal political/social chaos also has a good chance of coming to be.


28 posted on 02/08/2010 4:09:37 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye

My guess is eathquakes and volcanos combined, dams busted, huge floods, and then a little bubonic plague thrown in for good measure.

Yes their time is comming my good FRiend.


29 posted on 02/08/2010 4:19:13 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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