Skip to comments.The US-China rivalry could become dangerous, Asian leaders and experts warn
Posted on 05/30/2019 11:42:21 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
We are now entering into a period of great power rivalry. The outcome is unclear, but it is critical that we stabilize the system.
That was the warning on Thursday from Singapores Heng Swee Keat, the man set to be the city-states next prime minister. Chinas rapid ascent over the past decade, he said, has caused a clear shift in global politics, and those changes need to be addressed.
The Singaporean deputy prime ministers sentiment was echoed by other political figures and experts gathered in Tokyo for a conference on the future of the region. At the event, which was sponsored by Japanese media group Nikkei, one of the repeated messages was meant for both Washington and Beijing: The worlds economic and military powerhouses need to find ways to coexist before things spiral out of control.
The U.S. and China are increasingly jostling for influence in Asia.
China is the regions biggest economy and is boldly pursuing its geopolitical interests. That includes asserting territorial claims with increasing military muscle in the South China Sea and championing its Belt and Road Initiative a massive investment program that aims to create infrastructure and transportation networks linking China to much of the world.
The U.S., meanwhile, maintains decades-old security alliances with Japan and South Korea. And, under President Donald Trump, Washington is now taking a more offensive economic approach to Beijing.
U.S.-China trade tension is a source of concern for everybody in the region, Yoichi Suzuki, an adjunct fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs and former chief negotiator for the countrys free trade agreement with the European Union, said Friday.
It is not only affecting these two countries but its affecting everybody, he told CNBCs Squawk Box. As you see, the stock market is going down, the economy is slowing.
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“Our “allies” all want to be Switzerland. Maybe we’ll let them be Czechoslovakia to China’s Germany.”
Who’s side are you on?
I THINK Zhang Fei is saying our Asian allies, among Others, SUCK and have NO B.LLS and cry like b.tches when we try go get fair trade deals going with China.
And that we should let them know that they ALL will become China’s b.tches if we take our military toys and alliances and walk away.
And he certainly is on our side.
China has nothing LOL!
The Chinese economy is a house of cards.
The Usa-China rivalry IS dangerous.- If a Democrat were president right now we would probably be making tribute payments to China for shipping privileges in the df South China Sea or through the Straits of Malacca.
Pick a side.
I think Zhang is on the side of America; leave all foreign nations and let the world have fun playing with itself.
I know Zhang Fei is on the side of America.
It was a rhetorical comment.
Sometimes the press can make people say things too negative in response to their spin.
Here’s the AP spinning 3.1% 1Q growth in the US economy as absolutely negatively as it possibly can:
And btw a 2013 NR takedown of this particularly bad AP economics writer: https://www.nationalreview.com/2013/03/worst-economics-writer-kevin-d-williamson/
China has only one ally - Pakistan - everyone else tries to deal with the dragon, but don't trust it
President Trump is right to squeeze
I thought so to, but I don’t think it is - anymore. If we dialed back to 2008 and did this same tactic at the start of the O presidency, then China would have collapsed. But O gave away a lot to China. it has strong internal consumption now
It occurs to me that a full scale declared war might just be the answered prayer we have been looking for. We can designate every libtard an enemy conspirator and round them up. For that I would put the uniform back on.
Duterte is selling the Philippines out to China as best he can.
The US-China rivalry could become dangerous, Asian leaders and experts warn,Don't start nothin', there won't be nothin'
You big, ole meanies just stop picking on poor, little, innocent China.
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