Friday, August 18, 2006

China to U.S....SHUT UP!

U.S. Should Shut Up!
Ambassador Sha Zukang told BBC radio that US concerns about the country's burgeoning military might were misguided."It's better for the US to shut up," Sha said."Keep quiet. It's much, much better." "China's military buildup is not threatening anyone," he added.
China has needs...lots of people with needs. While Bush and his moronic shortsighted greedy thugs have hamfistedly focused on making money outsourcing our labor to China, the Chinese have been busy ensuring their own future in an increasingly violent world.
China's 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army is the world's largest fighting force, and Beijing has alarmed its neighbors with double-digit percentage increases in military spending nearly every year for a decade.
In a BBC interview, China's UN Ambassador, Sha Zukang made it clear, China's power worldwide is growing, militarily and economically. China's influence over the entire Pacific has quietly grown. Bush seems not to have noticed. transcript

Bush managed to insult China and embarrass us yet again during Hu's visit to Washington with a slew of indignities The visit began with a slight when the official announcer said the band would play the "national anthem of the Republic of China" -- the official name of Taiwan. It continued when Vice President Cheney donned sunglasses for the ceremony, and again when Hu, attempting to leave the stage via the wrong staircase, was yanked back by his jacket. Hu looked down at his sleeve to see the president of the United States tugging at it as if redirecting an errant child.

Thanks, Bush! You fucking idiot...thanks a lot. Russia and China sign friendship pact
The leaders are standing by the 1972 ABM Treaty
The presidents of Russia and China have signed their first treaty in more than half a century.


(Hat tip...Felix and MW here)
Radio link from MW via BBC 4's "listen again page
Further reading:
What China WantsBBC Radio 4's Analysis: What China Wants, was broadcast on Thursday, 17 August, 2006 at 20:30 BST.
As China moves towards great power status, the BBC's former Beijing correspondent Carrie Gracie reports on what this change will mean for the world - and whether we should be worried.

China makes Africa its business
China's recent history presents seductive possibilities for sub-Saharan Africa. In the past two decades, China has pulled hundreds of millions out of poverty and transformed itself into the world's fastest-growing economy.

Its presence is certainly greatest in the resource-rich countries like Nigeria, Angola and Sudan (where its role has been criticized as contributing to the crisis in Darfur).

But China's growing presence is also manifest in less obvious spots. In Sierra Leone, Chinese companies have built and renovated hotels and restaurants. In Mozambique, Chinese companies are investing in soybean processing and prawn production. At the African Union meeting in Banjul, Gambia, last month, the Chinese delegation dwarfed the ones sent by France, Britain and the United States.

Here in Senegal, a country whose economy was long dominated by peanut farming, Chinese construction companies are working on roads, bridges, waterworks and other projects. Small-scale Chinese enterprises have sprung up, importing inexpensive goods and running restaurants and Chinese medical clinics.


Anonymous Goober said...

Never truer words spoken, much much better.

Perhaps we could get the Japanese Ambassador to mention Seppukku.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Panda said...

They're chickenhawks, they'd never commit Seppuku...besides, it would be more satisfactory and just if they rotted in jail for years instead.

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Goober said...

What would be satisfying would be the Yankee Jim treatment. Gee I sure thought that ws far enough of a drop!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Panda said...

Yankee Jim, now there's a scary thought.

9:02 PM  

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