Let’s keep propping them up.
Posted by Dorian at 05:47 PM
Technorati Tags: China China+Crackdown
How are we propping them up, again?
Yeah, I wouldn’t say we’re propping them up… we’re trading heavily with them, of course, but I’d say that’s the right way to go and ultimately what’s bringing down the regime. The “rising unrest” bit is the real news here – an indication that a growing middle class will only tolerate an oppressive government for so long.
Contrast that with Iraq (or Cuba), where leaders used (or use) sanctions to keep their people helpless and keep their anger focused on the U.S. Sanctions are pretty much the worst foreign policy tool in our arsenal.
There’s nothing like and 8% growth rate (or whatever it is China has) to make people start to question why they’re not having elections like the rest of the world.
Keeping the status quo in Taiwan; recognition of China; most favored nation status.
Turning a blind eye while they execute 3,000 people a year, awarding the Olympic Games to Beijing, Google’s craven cave in to the gangster regime’s censorship demands….
Still, their economy is growing at nigh on 10% a year. What can a chap do?
We are feeding them till they explode. Or it could just be my wishful thinking. Hopefully the rapidly growing economy will lead to rampant corruptions and “inequity” that it will lead to civil war. The problem is getting the corruption and unrest to spread to the army and security forces.
Here to an eventful and bloody Chinese New Year.
I will be in Beijing next month. No worries, I will fix the situation.
Where’s GW the Freedom Cowboy when you need him most?
So, you’re for invading China, Del? Because otherwise I don’t understand your comment.
I just don’t understand why he wanted freedom for the Iraqis so much, yet he never seems concerned over the billions of people still oppressed by the Chinese government. Why doesn’t he free Tibet while he’s at it. If freedom is his cause, let it ring everywhere.
Personally, he can go. I’d rather stay at home and enjoy some Sunday dim sum.
Well, here’s one clue: Iraq has about 40 million people and China has 1 billion. I can think of about five other relevant differences between the two countries but that’s one to chew over.
I never questioned the difference between the two countries. The point is, GW doesn’t really care about freedom, its just his cover.
His cover for what? A top secret plot to invade the Middle East? Admittedly, Bush has nothing to advance freedom in China, but I’m guessing that it has more to do with the fact that China’s military is several times larger than ours, and threatens to attack our ally, Taiwan.
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