posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 07:26 AM
some historical perspective is needed, after all, China is a land with many thousands of years of coherent history, thats THOUSANDS.
every asian peoples on chinas periphery paid tribute to china, since the bronze age. tianamin means heavenly, the chineese rulers were the rulers of
all under heaven, and thought of themselves the centre of the world, lol, they called them selves the middle kingdom.
there was an implicit understanding by ALL asian peoples until (relatively) recent history that China allowed other peoples to flourish, or not, at
its whim. something we westerners (im kiwi) dont understand too well, often thinking japan to be the historically dominant nation. (china gave japan
the chineese emperor regarded the said islands in question as chineese, it was regarded as a rich fishing ground, . and for thousands of years, noone
would dare question that.
the previous century is known as the century of shame in china. during this time china was subjected to unequal trade demands, the opium wars and
other western conspired incidents. we know about the collapse of the royal family, the nationalists, japaneese invasion, civil war and eventual
communist take over.
what we fail to grasp is the CCPs initial break with the past, territory outside its immediate control was of no concern, but with the slow rise of
china from the great leap forward to todays china researching wave particle superposition, different prioritys are emerging.
china is not a monolithic unthinking beast, its vast peoples very much do have opinions, usually they are concerned with family, and jobs, but one
thing guaranteed to get their attention is any supposed slight, either by western nations, or Japan.
to understand what china thinks of japan, take a john wayne movie where he is fighting japs, multiply it by the rape of nanking, add in chinas friend
koreas experience with the japs, and you may have an inkling of the scope of enmity that exists there. note japan was a tributary state to china in
terms of cordial relations in the heavenly city, until the west showed up that is, where japan got with the program, i.e outfitting its navy with
english advisors, where as the chineese emporer told england they had nothing it needed.
moving right along, china is aghast that the west forgets japans recent history. the islands in question represent much like hong kong, macau, taiwan,
kashmir, tibet and north korea a barometer of chinas growth. make no mistake, they will grow large enough to naturalize those islands and much more
to china, its role as the ruler of all under heaven is its predestination, the middle kingdom after all has a periphery, and japan is on it.
japan is most definity in the wests corner, as is south korea, phillipines and singapore, aus and nz go with out saying, despite what some on ATS may
stir. whilst that may seem impressive, china outweighs us all, and not to mention the chineese communities in this part of the world, lol, america
locked up 100 thousand japs in ww2, we would have to lock away MILLIONS. so hopefully you start to get the logistics side of things.
but here is the rub, china wont attack anyone, ever. why, because they dont bloody need to mate.
this is the people that gave us sun tzu and the little red book. in which i will quote for my ending
tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat
strategy without tactics is the slow route to victory
oh, and only a mad man would fight a land war in asia.