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Melissia in reply to jouris

Well, considering our president is currently organizing a "grand military parade" down Washington DC in order to stroke his own ego about the power of the forces at his command like he was some kind of tinpot dictator insecure about his power... "dumb wars" are looking more and more likely.

Melissia in reply to jouris

Speaking of-- have you seen the latest budget? A 13% increase to defense spending, dwarfing every other cut to the point of having an increase in the budget deficit of a trillion dollars. Another box to check on the Tin Pot Dictator of a Backwater Country checklist-- unnecessarily large increases on defense spending.

ý@ýýýýH in reply to Bismarx777

[Bismarx777in reply to JAIHAFeb 11th, 07:09
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Secondly, what I can't stand about non-Mainland Chinese like devil is they give the Confucianist argument. Confucianist argument isn't racist, but assume a cultural superiority, and can quickly turn into one of cultural supremacy. It is not just with regards to Western value, but Islam, Hinduism etc.]

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MOST cultures assume their own "cultural superiority" that soon turn into "cultural supremacy". Some cultures-- e.g. the Nipponese culture and some other cultures around China-- assume "self-imagery superiority" that soon turn into "White racial supremacy"!!! ;-D

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[Here is an article about Hui Chnese in Yunnan

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https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/harmony-and-martyrdom-among-chi....
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This is what a Han Chinese convert to Islam had to say about Han Chinese culture.
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“There is an emptiness in Chinese society,” Huang told me over a dinner of spicy fish hotpot. Authoritarianism made people tools of the system, he said, without god or purpose in life. “Chinese people have been taught slavishness for thousands of years: follow tradition and don’t question authority,” he said. “Then the Cultural Revolution destroyed tradition...]

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Clearly, your Hui Chinese has never heard the common saying in China that "In China, everyone wants to be the emperor himself." To dissuade others wanting to be emperors, and thereby creating unending chaos, the Emperor himself relies on the well tried and tested method of authoritarianism. You beloved Dear Fuhrer, Hairy Lee, was a expert practitioner of this Han Chinese art.

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When will you begin to "can't stand" yourself being an expert on the Chinese-- especially on the Han Chinese?

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[... What we have now is authority but no questions, because people don’t remember how to ask them.” Just as asking questions had led him to faith, he wanted faith to make people start asking questions. “Han are an ethnicity with no real belief system, just superstitions and worshipping with no idea what or why,” he said. ]

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A Dalit expert on the Chinese taking lessons about Han Chinese from a Hui Chinese who doesn't know what being a Han Chinese really is! They all talk as if religion is NOT a form of superstition!!! :-D, ;-D, ;-D The Economist forum is in need of posters with higher IQ.

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{Devils Advocate_1in reply to Felix Qui

[Felix Quiin reply to Devils Advocate_135 mins ago

Devils Advocate_1,
Your lengthy reply quoting one YoungWeber (Nov 21st, 09:46 (at the Economist?)) does raise a point worth some consideration; namely, that "a Westerner cannot give unqualified praise of China." But the same point is pretty much answered by the fact that Westerners also do not tend to accord unqualified praise to anything, including their own cultural heroes and principles. Americans can and do criticize the failings of Lincoln, of Washington, of democracy, and so.
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There is nothing special in extending the same admission of human reality to Mao that healthy patriots of Western nations can readily enough extend to their own heroes. I am a great admirer of the Western values that are inherited from, and stand in marked contrast to the despotic Eastern values the run through Judaism, Christianity and Islam, but this does not blind me to the historical reality that the West has also been capable of committing atrocities.
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The entire reply of YoungWeber seems premised on the idea that Western critics think that the West is in some way perfect or incapable of the same defects that they might rightly point out in others, but this premise is false.
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JAIHA in reply to ý@ýýýýH

Devil's,
let me start by pointing out that I have more sympathy with your (long and winding) post than may become apparent in the following lines...
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"In this 21st Century, the world dream is:
China wants to treat America as an equal-- E_Q_U_A_L, EQUAL:
“Unlike other emergent countries, China wants to be China and accepted as such, not as an honorary member of the West."
America needs to ask itself 2 questions:
1) Does it want China to treat it as an EQUAL? And
2) Is it willing to treat China as an EQUAL?
The answers to these 2 questions will determine Sino-American relationship for the rest of this century and beyond."
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I have no problem accepting the point you make about China wanting to be treated as an equal (apart from the fact that the China dream is hardly the "world dream"... I mean, obviously not.). Chinese have every right to ask to be treated as equals. Everyone has, including Tibetans and Uighurs.
I'm not an American citizen, though, and I couldn't care less what the American answer is to the dick measuring contest that's going on.
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I'm concerned with freedom only. I love freedom! And China's current system is one that suppresses freedom. So I'm not for it, never going to be.
That is true for many people around the world, and it doesn't mean that one necessarily has to be pro-American for it. I don't care one bit about the US. If anything I do care a bit about China.
So let's just conclude that we're on the same page on that but have different perceptions and preferences. Which is natural.
Enjoy your day!

ý@ýýýýH in reply to JAIHA

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[And even if some of the accounts of atrocities were true, since war is always aggressive--forgive me to intrude my very personal understanding and view--must not we forget that they deserved it for being an inferior race? We Japanese understand that we are inferior to European race, and as a Japanese woman I never complain to my master who is superior to me; similarly I find the asian race to be inferior to the Japanese race, and therefore whatever that Japanese did do to an inferior race was and should be justified. As a matter of fact, German philosopher Nietzsche actually once listed the Arabs, Romans, Germans, Japanese as the examples of noble races for their ability to kill, rape, and torture. Is it perhaps not then the right of the noble race to dominant the inferior race such as the Jews and Chinese? And is it perhaps not the case that an superior race or nation such as America ought to dominate the less superior race and nation? As a Japanese national living in America with an American boyfriend, I do not find any objection to be dominated by Americans and I find the natural order of universe to be one of domination and submission; it is right for America to be Master of Japan and it was right for Japan to be Master of Asia. Thus the natural order of universe was and has always been.]
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Thanks for you very HONEST exposition, which merely confirms what I always knew about the psychology/mentality of the Nipponese. The Nipponese are indeed inferior to the "superior European race"-- You are the living proof.

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However, the other Asian peoples are NOT-- The Chinese were the first to prove that in Korea, then the Vietnamese did that again in Vietnam, and Afghans did the same again in Afghanistan, etc, etc. It might indeed be "right for America to be Master of Japan" but neither Uncleland or Japan can prove that they capable of being the "Master of Asia".

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Therefore, what the "German philosopher Nietzsche actually once listed" merely proves that the Romans, Germans, Japanese are animals rather than true Humans. The Romans and Germans, at least, have now shown their capability to return to their human roots. For examples, the Germans have made the denial of the Holocaust a crime in their country. The Nipponese have not and have repeatedly shown their animalistic nature day after day. Animalistic Nipponese are indeed INFERIOR to Homosapiens-- They lack the ability to "seek truth from facts" and to change their mentality and behaviour accordingly.

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The world owes you and Mikey for revealing the true inner nature of the Nipponese. Frankly, if it were just me who told such truths about the Nipponese on the TE forums, I would merely be dismissed an anti-Japanese "racist".}

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ý@ýýýýH in reply to Bismarx777

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{Devils Advocate_1in reply to tocharianMay 6th 2013 7:08 GMT
[tocharianin reply to YoungWeberMay 5th, 21:35
For China, the idea that they should have equals, let alone superiors, in the rest of Asia is insulting; their desired paradigm is simple; admire us, copy us, but you can never be one of us. The “Chinese Dream” is so threatening to Southeast Asians, especially Burmese, because it would mean China would be free to use the paradigm of "Tributary States" and due to China’s size serve as a bully to barbaric people in the neighbourhood.
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The” Chinese Dream”, like all national dreams, is about opportunity; more specifically having all the opportunity Harvard has to offer available to Mingze Xi and Guagua Bo and not available in your home country. You may, and I emphasis the word may, have more opportunity in in the West than in your home country, but you will never have the same opportunity as the naked functionaries and the princelings.
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It appears the Chinese shall soon be free of all of that Communist Party domination; who knows they might draw in and reverse-engineer foreign ideas such as Marxism and stealth drones themselves. A “Chinese Dream” is simply opportunity for the Chinese at Harvard and Stanford and yet that is a dangerous and hateful thought to the Burmese.
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LOL]
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For Toc, the idea that China could attain a higher level of achievement than Burma is insulting and offensive; his desired paradigm is simple; if the Chinese dare to think about achieving anything better than the Burmese do, then all the Burmese must HATE the Chinese to their guts. Toc's “Burmese Dream" is to feel infinitely inferior to his 'superior European race master' and feel infinitely superior to the Chinese, and if the Chinese dare not accept their inferior status assigned by Toc, he will conduct "an epic historic struggle" on The Economist forums to FORBID the Chinese to progress any further than the Burmese do.
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The "Burmese Dream”, Un-like all other national dreams, is NOT about improving oneself through working hard and grabbing opportunities; more specifically, it is about hating the Chinese if they dare not feel inferior to the whites-- Like Toc himself does, or if they dare not sit contently at a level below that of the Burmese. Toc may, and I emphasis the word may, say that he believes in equality, equal opportunity for rewarding hard work and ingenuity, he, in fact, believes the world ought to be a well structured place with the whites on the very top of the human race, the honourary whites, like the Nipponese, Burmese following below, then the Chinese and other yellow people, and with the dark-skin Rohingyas, Africans, at the very bottom-- For him, that structure must hold regardless of how much or how little each of all these different peoples put into improving their own life.
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It appears Toc will NEVER be free of this CASTE mentality; who knows if Toc had licked the dicks of his "superior European race masters" every night. A “Burmese Dream” will allow Toc to feel superior towards the Chinese, while at the same time feel inferior towards the whites-- That is why he is extremely contented at a Brit inserting his Y-chromosome into the top Burmese woman, while, at the same time, feels offended at the Chinese inserting their Y-chromosomes into lesser Burmese women.
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JAIHA in reply to Bismarx777

Devils is hardly the cause but merely another symptom. Chinese are full-blown racists, albeit they would never admit it. Why?
They maintain a (so-called) 'ethnicity' based discrimination system, according to which citizens, which ought to be equals before the law, are treated very differently. People here have even asked me what my "minzu" was when I'm clearly what is called in China 'an alien', hahaha
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As long as this term is being tolerated, let alone perpetuated and abused by the political system, China will remain a racist country with racist citizens. Obviously.
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Watched 'Hidden Figures' last night. Nice movie, really. Amazing how racist the US was only 50 years ago!
No wonder China still has a long way to go, considering where it's coming from...

ý@ýýýýH in reply to JAIHA

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[Yet large sections of Asian and Western opinion already concede to China the role of a predominant power, assuming that it may be best to acquiesce to inevitability. The Chinese are delighted to be benchmarked to the US with the corollary, as ­argued by Harvard University’s Graham Allison (http://www.scmp.com/culture/books/article/2098048/book-review-destined-w...), that the latter must accommodate China to avoid inevitable conflict between established and rising power.]

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Has Saran asked himself WHY "Western opinion does NOT concede to India the same role of a predominant power"???

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[However, in other metrics of power, with the ­exception of GDP, China lags behind the United States, which still leads in military capabilities and scientific and technological advancements.
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In reality, neither Asia nor the world is China-centric. China may continue to expand its capabilities and may even become the most powerful country in the world. But the emerging world is likely to be home to a cluster of major powers, old and new.]

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China KNOWS that very well. That is WHY China is exhorting itself to do better every new day so that it can play a more useful role in the coming Multi-Polar world.

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[Any emerging and potentially threatening power will confront resistance. China, like other nations ­before it, cultivates an aura of overwhelming power and invincibility to prevent resistance.
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Despite this, coalitions are forming in the region, with significant increases in military expenditures and security capabilities by Asia-Pacific countries.]

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China seeks CO-operation with others. You can resist cooperation all you want. China will simply seek cooperation, and mutual benefit, with other partners.

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Didn't some people greeted with glee at China having difficulty with the Sri Lankans in the port deal a few months ago? It turns out the the Sri Lanka needs the deal more than China does:

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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/sri-lanka-signs-hambantota-port-deal-china-170729073859204.html}
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jouris in reply to Melissia

He does seem to be determined to check each and every box on the Tin Pot Dictator of a Backwater Country checklist. It will be fascinating to see what he comes up with for the uniform with gold braid and lots and lots of medals.

JAIHA in reply to Bismarx777

The article's by Peter Hartcher. I met him. He's rather, er, 'suspicious' of China...
And sharp. Pretty hard hitting article, I reckon.
Geremie Barme is great, too.
Look, I'm not worried about Australia. The only country one has to worry about is China, the big hermit kingdom protecting the small one at all costs.
The problem with China is that it's a country still caught in a distinctly retro mindset. It went from imperial to communist, and is still stuck there. Kind of like the USSR, sorry, I mean Russia, but more pronounced.
Alas, as one of my swami's keeps saying: All shall be well! :)
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Having a pair of balls is important. Han Chinese have this idea that religion means you're all soft in your head. They overlook that Buddha was a Kshatriya who left the pleasures of worldly life singularly determined to become free.
In Toltec tradition (Castaneda) adepts were called warriors.
And the greatest warrior of all, Sri Krishna, was anything but a pussy, despite his love for pussies, hahahahahahaha
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Now, not all of this was PC, my apologies...

ý@ýýýýH in reply to Bismarx777

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If a Westerner cannot give unqualified praise even for Homer, why would she be any less likely to give unqualified praise for one such as Mao, whose crimes and errors are well known, albeit perhaps not to the great mass of the Chinese people?]

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The way I read YoungWeber's post is that he is talking about the general Western attitude towards China and other non-Western societies. His descriptions are accurate.

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Anyway, I would not say that all you have said are wrong. There is indeed despotism in the East. So what? From you own admission about the West which "does not blind you to the historical reality that the West has also been capable of committing atrocities", despotism clearly exists in the West too.

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Not only that, while Eastern societies may be despotic internally, The West-- especially the US of A-- is despotic internationally. Nonstop, it tries to subvert any non-Western society that refuses to be subservient to it-- including those whose governments are democratically elected by their people. It even bumped off its own lackeys when they try to retain for some degree of independence from their Western masters.

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You remind me of some Chinese who were brought up with traditional Chinese folk beliefs and ancestor-worshiping. Their parents sent them off to the West for some Western exposure. When they came back, their parents found that they had rejected their traditional folk beliefs and ancestor-worshiping and became Christians instead. They parents demanded to know why and they pointed to the FACT that traditional folk beliefs and ancestor-worshiping were nothing more than superstitions. Now armed with WESTERN Christian beliefs, they finally felt that they had rid themselves of superstitions which they so detested!!! ;-D, ;-D, ;-D

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Congratulations! Like these born-again Chinese Christians, you have managed to gain moral high ground by exchanging one type of despotism/superstition for another! Good luck with you new faith.}

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[“But most Hui have no idea what Islam means, either.”].

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Your Hui expert has no idea what faith, religion and superstition are either!!!

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ý@ýýýýH in reply to JAIHA

[JAIHAin reply to ý@ýýýýHFeb 10th, 07:19
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I have no problem accepting the point you make about China wanting to be treated as an equal (apart from the fact that the China dream is hardly the "world dream"... I mean, obviously not.). ]
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The "China dream" is China's dream. China hopes it could do something for the rest of the world-- especially for the poor part of the world. But China will not send boots around the world in order to "make the world like us". Whether other people want to be like the Chinese is for these other people to choose!
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[Chinese have every right to ask to be treated as equals. Everyone has, including Tibetans and Uighurs.]
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The minorities in China have privileges that the Han majority do NOT enjoy. E.g. They can be admitted into universities at lower scores than the Ham students, etc. China is NOT going to make that situation "equal"-- Although some in Amelika want to do just that.

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[I'm not an American citizen, though, and I couldn't care less what the American answer is to the dick measuring contest that's going on.
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I'm concerned with freedom only. I love freedom! And China's current system is one that suppresses freedom. So I'm not for it, never going to be.]
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I am concerned with "freedom" too. So, does Amelika-- as it professes and it you believe it. But, but... WHY can't North Korea have the "freedom" of having nuclear weapons like Amelika (or lndia) its-very-self does??? So much about the land of the "Free"!!!
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Amelika has been threatening NK with the power of its dick, which it keep advising NK "not to underestimate".

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[If anything I do care a bit about China.]
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So did Nehru. That was why he formulated his "Forward Policy" in order to show the world how to put China in its place.
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[So let's just conclude that we're on the same page on that but have different perceptions and preferences. Which is natural.
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Enjoy your day!]
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Some people on TE forum did NOT enjoy my having "have different perceptions and preferences" about the Whites racial domination of Asia.

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[JAIHAin reply to Bismarx7771 hour 28 mins ago
Devils is hardly the cause but merely another symptom. Chinese are full-blown racists, albeit they would never admit it. Why?
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They maintain a (so-called) 'ethnicity' based discrimination system, according to which citizens, which ought to be equals before the law, are treated very differently. People here have even asked me what my "minzu" was when I'm clearly what is called in China 'an alien', hahaha
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As long as this term is being tolerated, let alone perpetuated and abused by the political system, China will remain a racist country with racist citizens. Obviously.]
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Chinese maybe be a racist but it is decidedly less racist then some other people-- both pale and dark!
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[Watched 'Hidden Figures' last night. Nice movie, really. Amazing how racist the US was only 50 years ago!]
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I didn't know that this is "50 years ago" already!
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http://abcnews.go.com/US/photos/black-lives-matter-movement-photos-44402442

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[No wonder China still has a long way to go, considering where it's coming from...]
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Indeed, "China still has a long way to go" in every way and the Chinese KNOW it.
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But the West, and its democracy, has finished running its full historical course some time in the 1990's. Some people want to believe it had WON.
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ý@ýýýýH in reply to JAIHA

China wants to treat India as an equal-- E_Q_U_A_L, EQUAL, too but India has this "Self-image" problem that puts a spoke in China's Equality wheel!!!

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{http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2104386/doklam-dispute-shows-india-must-pick-its-battles-china-seeks

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[China’s pursuit of predominance at the top of the regional and global order, with the guarantee of ­order, has an unmistakable American flavour. It also echoes Confucius, who argued that harmony and hierarchy are intertwined.]

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So, WHY is it so unacceptable for China to do the same-- Since Saran and other Indians seem happily accepting the US's "predominance at the top of the regional and global order"???

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[China uses templates of the past as instruments of legitimisation, to construct a modern narrative of power. One key element of the narrative is that China’s role as Asia’s dominant power restores a ­position the nation occupied through most of history. The period from the mid-18th century until China’s liberation in 1949, when the country was ­reduced to semi-colonial status, subjected to invasions by imperialist powers and Japan, is characterised as an aberration. The tributary system is presented as artful statecraft evolved by China to manage interstate ­relationships in an asymmetrical world. What is rarely acknowledged is that China was a frequent tributary to keep marauding tribes at bay. The Tang emperor paid tribute to the Tibetans as well as to the fierce Xiongnu tribes to keep the peace.]
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See how the Indians "characterised as an aberration" the colonization by the British Empire. Indian "political discourse seeks to project itself as a successor state entitled to territorial acquisitions" and "dominance of the British Empire":

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'The problem is that India does not quite know its place. This makes sense when one considers its vision of its past and its expectations of its future. Independent India inherited the Raj’s armies -- the peacekeepers of Asia and Africa -- and with them, the Raj’s self-image as dominant east of Aden. It has always viewed itself as at least China’s equal in spite of the 1962 loss -- and even as its northern neighbor raced ahead economically. That was a minor setback, Indians feel; eventually we'll .. '

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/view-indias-faceoff-wit...
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Thus, India "uses templates of the past as instruments of legitimisation, to construct a modern narrative of power."

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China has no intention to make India "know its place". In fact, China wants to treat India as an EQUAL-- but the Indian political elites, since the days of Nehru, have other ideas:

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http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2102555/indias-china-w...

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Nehrus-stubbornness-led-to-1962...

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'One report, citing a single anonymous source within the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, notes that the Chinese informed the Indians on June 1 that they would begin construction of a road in the area in June, with two weeks’ warning. That has not yet been reported anywhere, but would certainly highlight that India’s decision to act across the border was based on credible information of China’s intentions; it would also explain China’s extremely negative reaction in light of what Beijing might see as a good faith effort at notifying New Delhi before taking action. '

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http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/whats-driving-the-india-china-standoff-at...

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India can have "east of Aden" all it wants, but pls leave China out. "The problem is that China doesn't quite know its place" either!!! To be honest, I don't think Vietnam, the Koreas,... will "know their place" in front of the self-appointed (or is it British appointed?) "peacekeepers of Asia and Africa", that has grossly inflated its "self-image as dominant east of Aden". See what happened when the Almighty America tried to stamped its "self-image" on these two from 1950 to the 1970's!!! Maybe, Pakistan will be more amenable to India's stamping its "self-image as dominant east of Aden"-- After all, they both came out of the SAME former British colonial territory of British India. It would be interesting to see India try to do just that.

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Surprise, surprise! It turns out that India is not the ONLY country "east of Aden", that "does not quite know its place"!!! So, whom does India intend to keep in peace? Dear Great Leader Un Kim???

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JAIHA in reply to ý@ýýýýH

The problem, Devil's, is that your head is stuck so far up your bottom end that you don't see the obvious...
Look at today's Age:
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"The 61-year-old has a tense relationship with China, which has attacked him for his Japanese heritage (his mother is Japanese and his father was a former US sailor stationed in Japan) and his criticisms of China's militarisation of disputed islands in the South China Sea."
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http://www.theage.com.au/world/president-donald-trump-nominates-harry-ha...
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So, the US nominates a half-Japanese as ambassador to Australia. Australia's Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong, a half-Chinese, welcomes the news.
And the article is written by an Australian journalist of Korean background.
Add to that, that Indian-American White House spokesman Raj Shah might have to defend the decision in front of the media...
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The only people who have a problem with this are mainland Chinese who are still trapped in an early 20th century mindset.
This is the 21st century! In the words of the Beijing Olympics:
One world one dream - Freedom for everyone!

ý@ýýýýH in reply to Bismarx777

[Bismarx777in reply to ý@ýýýýHFeb 7th, 18:58

What about the Chinese only policy of China. When was the last time a Indian immigrated to China? Silence.

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Again hypocrisy is your calling card]

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I have come across news that there are Indians doing business (e.g. There are Indian software firms set up houses in China) and Indian employees of Chinese companies in China. I can find a link about Indian students in China too:

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​https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/china-gets-more-indian-students-than-britain/articleshow/62398336.cms
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But, perhaps Chinese in India fare less well:

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-35593141
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There are also Africans in China-- More than 200,000 in Guangzhou alone"

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https://africansinchina.net/tag/how-many-africans-in-china/
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The Africans in India fare less well too:

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/world/asia/african-students-india-mob...
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So, who is the hypocrite?

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You remind me of neighbour's dog. When I hit it, it ran home with its tail tucked between its legs. But when I tried to hit its master, it came after me with such ferocity that could make a tiger run for its live.

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JAIHA in reply to Bismarx777

Very nice post, Swamiji, thanks.
I have to admit that my previous post wasn't without hyperbole. We both know that the Han Chinese, by and large, in particular if they're not in any position of power, are a fairly nice and decent lot, hardly what is generally understood to be 'racist'.
And even with those in power, it's not 'racism' in the proper sense of the word but an overblown sense of entitlement, conflated with a fair degree of Han Chauvinism. And that despite the fact that the Han Chinese have blown up their own value system (Confucianism, Daoism) and replaced it with an import from the West which has already been discredited in its place of origin. Basically, Xi Jinping and his lot are grandstanding on the rubble of history, hahaha...
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As there seems to be a semblance of synchronicity even while I'm back in China, it so happens that I chanced upon picking Timothy Keller's 'The Reason for God' for some afternoon reading, flipping it open at chapter 10: The Knowledge of God'.
In this chapter he makes the case that one cannot claim anything like human rights without in one way or another having to fall back on the notion that there's some sacredness of life, that people do have a conscience that indicates to them what is right and what is wrong.
Which begs the question:
What gives the CCP the right to impose so-called 'socialist core values' on people while trampling on their much more basic human rights?
Why should anyone prefer 'socialist values' over 'religious values' (or human rights)? Unless he's forced to by the arbitrariness of officialdom, and unchecked power.
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I also enjoyed the quote that you provided from that article. It felt like an appetizer to a book that I've ordered from Amazon just a few days ago: 'The Souls of China'. Quite keen to sink my teeth into it... :)
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As this morning's chapter in 'The Book of Awakening' reminds us, ancient China had more wisdom than is evident in today's China.
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"I just have three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These are your greatest treasures.
Simple in action and in thoughts,
you return to the Source of Being."
- Lao-Tzu

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Enjoy your evening!