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Having largely lost long-time ally Philippines as an anchor to US foreign policy in the Pacific rim, a loss which comes at a critical time for the US just as China is aggressively expanding its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea, Washington is set to lose another key ally, and a critical one at that: as Reuters reports, in a "blow to the US", Malaysia's corrupt Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose involvement in the 1MBD scandal has been extensively reported by the WSJ for over a year now, will sign a contract to purchase Littoral Mission Ships from China when he visits Beijing next week, according to a Facebook posting by the country's Ministry of Defense.
Confirming the strategic rationale behind the move, Lam Choong Wah added that "the truth is we could have bought these from a number of countries. But China is the only country that has provided political support for Malaysia during the 1MDB scandal. This is payback for that political support."
It's one thing buying chappy plastic things of the Chinese but warships.. Lol.. Lucky Malaysia patrol close to their border, wouldn't fancy taking one of those out into the deep ocean..
Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand are already more in the China camp than the USA's. That leaves Vietnam which is still in the USA's camp due to a past history of conflict with China more than anything else IMO..
originally posted by: Raggedyman
The Chinese have taken so many US jobs it's unbelievable, exporting steel to the world, secondary industry like no other in the world.
Yet we still hear those in the US saying they do things better, well the US doesn't do things better anymore, they just don't get the jobs, opportunity anymore
Stop parroting the party line of "we the US are better" and start asking yourselves " why arnt we relevant anymore"
China, better product or worse has taken and will take your jobs and leave you floundering, time to stop the " we are better than you" crap and wake up to the fact you are not relevant
30 years of crap governments and this is what you get, big talk and no action
Me, I would happily buy some Chinese made products over US products, I have seen some of the foreign owned factories, better than there western counterparts
China has awoken and the US are living of past glories, it's to late when the "we are better than you attitude" isn't relevant to the customer
originally posted by: Encryptor
a reply to: 727Sky
I tend to agree with Misterlondon...
The Chinese probably created plastic warships to save on costs. Their warships probably don't shoot anything but fake bullets made of cheap plastics and should America actually buy their crap, they would lose the next war hands down.
Not Worth It.
originally posted by: Arnie123
a reply to: Belgianbeer
Incorrect. They copy ONLY. If refining was part of it, we would see quality parts. As of now, we do not.
Infact, recently Amazon was fined for allowing tons of cheap chinese knockoffs onto their site and claiming authetic.
originally posted by: Arnie123
a reply to: Raggedyman
No no no, you got it all wrong. I believe in HUMANITY, therefore it would be stupid to think the chinese are not capable of crafting some high quality items. All nations and cultures can, our history is an example.
But to sit there and say, they copy and refine, no they don't. There is a reason we buy cheap, to save a few bucks, it breaks, meh I'll buy another one. Thats akin to driving all the way across town for gas TWO cents cheaper. If anything, they refined the ability to craft parts cheaply, sure, but thats assumed and an afterthought. What business doesnt? You just come off as all things china touches are "REFINED BEYOND GLORY PRAISE BE THESE ITEMS" attitude.