CHINA’s rise and USA’s relative decline on world stage has led to some TENSION…
As CHINA is set into restoring its pride before its pre-19th century DECLINATION;
The BRITISH seizure of HONG KONG, started CHINA’s YEARS’ of HUMILIATION1 – –
While the US is desperate to maintain its superpower status and POSITION;
Though US and CHINA worked together in the past with mutual gain, respect and CONDESCENCION,
A geopolitical contest got launched by TRUMP, which could derail either country’s plans for WORLD-WIDE ASCENSION!
The prevalent anti-CHINA sentiment in our country being spread by some TROLLS, some OPPOSITION…
Could actually bring much HURT into RP’S PROSPERITY and QUICK PROGRESSION;
The rise of CHINA as the world’s ECONOMIC PREMIERE is TRULY INEVITABLE – –
To disdain CHINA at this point in time, would be a loss, ‘cause it’s UNINTELLIGIBLE;
With 1.4 Billion of CHINA’s population, it’s a great loss for BUSINESS EXPORTATION,
And would also mean so much loss for cheap items for inbound IMPORTATION!
CHINA is now actually going TRULY CAPITALIST…
In fact, their dreaded CCP label will in the end no longer EXIST;
CHINA’s leadership is intent at changing their party’s SOBRIQUET – –
CHINESE CIVILIZATION PARTY, instead of
CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY, sounds sweet like a BOUQUET;
An alliance too with CHINA gives as an evangelistic OPPORTUNITY,
To CHRISTIANIZE the MAINLAND, as it has been the FILIPINO PRIESTHOODS’ CUP OF TEA!
A bloc of 160 countries in the world out of a total of 193, is TRADING with CHINA…
103 states have signed (including U.K) CHINA’S “SILK ROAD” strategy2, which could bring to EAST ASIA and RP much economic MANNA;
The pronounced advocacy of CHINA is economic growth and PROSPERITY – –
It would truly be mutually helpful to both CHINA and our COUNTRY;
With CHINA’s expertise in building infrastructure so QUICKLY and PROMPTLY,
Building a 57-storey edifice, which emerged in 19 days3 so AMAZINGLY!
CHINA is the only country in the world TODAY, with 40,000 kms. of SUPERSONIC TRAIN TRACKS4…
While the U.S.A. has none, even inside their own MILITARY BARRACKS;
The bottom 50-per cent of the US citizenry today, has suffered economic DESTITUTION – –
But its government can afford to spend in those MID-EAST WARS, dollars worth 7 TRILLION;
Even dropped 27,000 bombs in the past decade, unto those enemy ISLAMIC NATION,
Would’ve been better, if the 7 TRILLION were paid to its military retirees at 3 M each, as some kind of BONUS PENSION!
Anent the South CHINA SEA dispute which has perturbed us ALL…
It would be best that every nation involved should strictly observe diplomatic PROTOCOL;
Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the PHILIPPINES and CHINA are the exclusive CLAIMANTS in ALL – –
But why is the U.S.A. intruding, neither is it a CLAIMANT, not even a claim in just an ATOLL;
For it is AMERICA’s advocacy of EXCEPTIONALISM, as the supposed superior race and international POLICE,
But going to war and putting up a MILITARY SOLUTION is truly so FOOLISH!
CHINA has actually abandoned HARD-CORE COMMUNISM…
In fact, it progressed through its reversion to FREE ENTERPRISE, as championed by DENG XIAO PING5;
State-ownership of private homes have been abandoned and DISDAINED – –
Economic prosperity came in, and TOURISM won much FAME;
As 150 M Chinese tourists yearly (prior to COVID), went out and back they CAME,
If CHINA were truly oppressive and cruel, those 150 M in their tour destinations, should have REMAINED!
The best solution to the SOUTH CHINA SEA DISPUTE is pure COMPROMISE…
For certainly INDEED, a military solution would be UNWISE;
That’s why the DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION is actually thinking TWICE – –
To make CHINA an enemy at this critical time is not a good ADVICE;
Let the concerned states bring the dispute on the negotiating table6, before we cast the DICE,
But let’s not include the U.S.A., as it could nibble away much wanted PEACE, like a nest of hungry MICE!
- The seizure of Hongkong by the British imperialist forces brought about the signing by CHINA of the TREATY OF NANKING. The TREATY OF NANKING (August 29, 1842) ended the First Opium War, and it was the first of the unequal treaties between CHINA and foreign imperialist powers. CHINA paid the British an indemnity, and on top of that, it ceded the territory of Hong Kong, as well as agreed to establish a “fair and reasonable” tariff. British merchants, who had previously been allowed to trade only at Guangzhou (Canton), were now permitted to trade at five “treaty ports” and with whomever they pleased. The treaty was supplemented in 1843 by the British Supplementary Treaty of the Bogue, which allowed British citizens to be tried in British courts and granted Britain any rights in CHINA that CHINA might grant to other countries.
- The “SILK ROAD” STRATEGY, otherwise known as CHINA’S ONE BELT, ONE ROAD INITIATIVE is a development strategy to promote trade cooperation and commercial connectivity by and between Eurasian countries. With this initiative among others, CHINA intends to take a greater role in global affairs and transport its wealth on this CHINA-centered trading network. One Belt One Road has two main components: the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and the Silk Road Economic Belt. The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) connects the European economic industry with the Asia-Pacific financial industry in the east. The Silk Road Economic Belt is the legacy of the Silk Road, which was launched during the Chinese Western Han dynasty by Zhang Qian. This belt goes through the Central Asian countries, such as Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, to the south. One Belt One Road covers numerous African and Asian countries, such as Kenya, Indonesia, the PHILIPPINES, Israel and many others among its total reach of 44 countries. Interestingly, most of these countries are developing ones. CHINA’s One Belt One Road will surely help these countries facilitate TRADE by improving transportation, energy production and trade. Despite, U.S.A.’s appeal to U.K. not to sign the ONE BELT, ONE ROAD ACCORD, U.K. signed it as it praised CHINA’s vision towards WORLDWIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
- The edifice known in CHINA as the Mini Sky City is a 57-story, 204m high building in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province in China. It was built in 19 days in 2015 by Broad Sustainable Building, a subsidiary of China’s Broad Group, using a modular construction system. The company has ambitions to use similar techniques to build a much larger project, Sky City, which is intended to be 220 stories tall. In 2017 Mini Sky City was involved in international architectural competition SkyCity Challenge, where architects from around the world designed 17 of the hollow atriums located inside of the skyscraper. CHINA also has the world fastest record of building BRIDGES… The longest, highest and fastest-built on the planet: “Unparalleled” is perhaps the best word to describe the scale and ingenuity of China’s bridge construction over the past 70 years: From Nanjing’s double-decked, road-rail Yangtze River Bridge and the world’s widest multi-pylon cable-stayed Jiaxing-Shaoxing Bridge, to the newly-operated Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB), CHINA has connected once-isolated cities and communities via the world’s largest collection of bridges – – (1) Eight of the world’s 10 highest bridges, including the tallest, the Beipan River Bridge, which is the height of a 200-story building; (2) Six of the world’s 10 longest sea-crossing bridges, including the HZMB, which is also the longest sea bridge in the world and designed to withstand a super typhoon, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake or a strike by a 300,000-ton cargo vessel. Six of the world’s top 10 suspension bridges; and, (3) Seven of the world’s top 10 cable-stayed bridges. INDEED, WE CAN LEARN MUCH INFRASTRUCTURE-RELATED EXPERTISE from CHINA!
- The building of China’s high-speed rail network counts as one of the greatest transportation success stories so far in this century. When plans for a nationwide network of trains traveling at up to 350 kilometers per hour (220 miles per hour) were first hatched in 2004, it was thought that such projects could only be viable in rich countries. Beijing’s economic planners proved those naysayers wrong. Now, two-thirds of the world’s high-speed rail is in CHINA and passengers take 3.7 billion rides yearly, more than half of that number on high-speed trains.
- Almost forty-years ago, an event occurred that few people know anything about. What happened Dec. 18, 1978, nonetheless would prove as geopolitically significant for the 21st century as the fall of the Berlin Wall was for the last century. This was the day Deng Xiaoping — who had recently emerged as China’s new leader in the aftermath of the death of Chairman Mao Tse Tung — opened a top leadership meeting that would put CHINA on a new course, and unalterably change the contours of global geopolitics. Deng laid out the foundations for CHINA’s success. This meeting — known officially as the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China — brought to an end to decades of suffering by the Chinese people under Mao’s mismanagement and disastrous campaigns. Under Deng’s leadership, CHINA abandoned the ideological strictures of the past and embraced policies founded on practicality and experience under the rubric of “reform and opening.” These policies unleashed the creative and entrepreneurial potential of the Chinese people and allowed CHINA to break out of its self-imposed isolation. Part of these new policies was the near-simultaneous opening of diplomatic relations with the United States — the culmination of diplomacy initiated by President Richard M. Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Deng understood that CHINA needed to develop, which would require a stable external environment that was conducive to international trade and investment. He therefore did away with Maoist support for a global anti-capitalist revolution(s) and set aside maritime disputes with CHINA’s neighbors, preferring instead to gradually integrate CHINA into much of the U.S.-led liberal international order.
- In one dialogue, the FOREIGN MINISTRY of CHINA said: “CHINA enjoys indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea and the island. CHINA’s stand is based on historical facts and international law. CHINA’s sovereign rights and positions are formed in the course of history and this position has been held by Chinese Government for long. On the basis of this, CHINA is ready to engage in peaceful negotiations and friendly consultations to peacefully solve the disputes over territorial sovereignty and maritime rights so as to positively contribute to peace and tranquility in the South China Sea area. CHINA rejected the arbitral procedure done at the HAGUE in part because of its 2006 Declaration made by CHINA when it signed the UNCLOS aka UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAWS OF THE SEA, which excludes all such disputes from the compulsory dispute settlement procedure of the UNCLOS. Indeed, Article 310 of the UNCLOS allows states and entities to make declarations or statements regarding its application at the time of signing, ratifying or acceding to the UNCLOS. Quoted hereunder are the provisions of Article 309 and Article 310 of UNCLOS, which read as follows: “Article 309 Reservations and exceptions: No reservations or exceptions may be made to this Convention unless expressly permitted by other articles of this Convention.”; and, “Article 310 Declarations and statements: Article 309 does not preclude a State, when signing, ratifying or acceding to this Convention, from making declarations or statements, however phrased or named, with a view, inter alia, to the harmonization of its laws and regulations with the provisions of this Convention, provided that such declarations or statements do not purport to exclude or to modify the legal effect of the provisions of this Convention in their application to that State.”