originally posted by: peck420
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: peck420
And CLAIMING it as soverign territory is JUST FINE with you?
They have NO concept of STRATEGY and history anymore.
I know...it's not like our ally Taiwan hasn't already done the exact same thing...or anything like that.
Damn history...always getting in the way of the BS brigade at ATS.
It doesn't even matter what Taiwan does, in the end, the long run they, wont be enemies.
China is striking a balance between it's "soft" and "hard" power in the region. It places a military to "be able" to fight the USA in the local
region and intimidate it's neighbors, but it does it without fighting, it waits for a generation in Taiwan to die off that is extremely opposed to
China all while the newly wealthy Chinese "travel abroad" showing their faces, it builds cities the young Taiwanese want to visit, it slowly opens
cities like Shanghai, even in Hong Kong Chinese tourists come now in droves, Music and entertainment is loosening as well.
It's obvious the Chinese plan for East Asia is a combination of
"come be under our military umbrella not the usa"
"your economy depends on our economy"
"look how rich we are and how much fun we can be"
The absorption of South Korea will be K-pop let into China and increased tourism and standing up to NK whom they have already repeatedly placed troops
on the border of in recent years an obvious signal that if NK goes crazy they can respond better than the USA
Just this week Chinese news agencies bent over backwards to exclaim how "Japan said Thank You to China" for rescuing Japanese from Yemen and how
impressed the Japanese rescuers were by their navy one article was titled "Pigs Fly, Japanese Thank China" which is the first step to the long
desired "apology" from Japan... Taiwan IS Chinese and the kids don't care about 50 years ago.
China will take East Asia via "Soft Power" in the long run, the combination of ethnic identity, economic control it's powerful local military, top
trading position and softening on tourism and cultural interaction is much more than we can offer... we offer a Nuclear Umbrella, something that's
not needed at all in East Asia if your friends with China
The ONLY way we keep the East Asian nations including Taiwan is if we were to start a fight in the very near future with our stupid "pivot" an
action which could maybe just speed up the situation falling into Chinese hands, any "limited" military action over something the USA causes that
results in US "foreign" troops increasing on Asian soil wont work well, the "common man" doesn't "love" our big Caucasian and African American
soldiers in their local bars trying to screw and sometimes rape their women and the "Common man" doesn't give nearly the crap about small islands
their leaders do... if people "Die" in mainland Japan, SK or Taiwan as a result of a USA caused altercation when it ends we will be gone...
Even Japan... as I said just this week Chinese war ships are rescuing them, when ISIS killed 2 Japanese we did NOTHING
They are going to win the "soft power" war for East Asia without a fight, it's definitive... Visiting the USA outside of Hawaii Asian tourists are
met often with "rude" stupid sales clerks, encounter comment and racism sometimes, our inner cities are dangerous to walk in, customs in airports
are somewhat tense and abusive, Our cities are now "nothing new" while China's are world wonders to go so.... In the cities when the Chinese
travel, they have a lot more money to spend than US citizen which is a reason to court them, when you go there it's polite as all hell, over time,
friendships are made.
The biggest reason though... they simply have more money a lot more money and as the saying goes Money talks and BS walks... and eventually maybe 10
years, maybe 20 years or even 40... the USA is going to be told to "take a walk"