Cadence of Conflict: Asia, September 30, 2019

The Hong Kong law currently going through Congress essentially de-escalates, yet therefore intensifies the Hong Kong issue. Rather than prescribing punitive measures if China escalates Hong Kong into military conflict, the law reassesses the unique standing that made Hong Kong so special in the first place. According to these new laws, if China asserts a policy that “Hong Kong is China” too much, then the US will agree and, more or less, remove the diplomatic relationship with Hong Kong. Then, Hong Kong would truly be “China” and no longer valuable to the world.

As for the Human Rights issues, Congress would need no extra law to intervene. The UN and the US already have enough on the books. And, Trump told Xi in no uncertain terms that there would not be a Tienanmen Square Part II.

Through it all, Western globalist fools are being exposed for what fools they are. While Beijing Communists plot the Sinicizaiton of the world, globalists believe that they must keep doing business with China, otherwise their incomes could be cut in half. They never consider that China’s goal of growth is not to grow the incomes of globalists, nor to cut incomes in half, but to take all the globalists’ money away, then brainwash them into Mandarin-speaking Communists.

For the globalists to rebuke Trump for his trade war would be like telling Moses to continue Israel’s slavery in Egypt so that Pharaoh doesn’t double their slave-labor workload. The Israeli slaves in Egypt didn’t need lighter slave work loads; they needed freedom. Some globalists still haven’t figured that out, but they will, thanks to China.

But, none of that will matter inside China, not this week anyway. Tomorrow, the Chinese will look at evidence of their perfection and greatness—a specific kind of evidence that persuades the Chinese more than anything else. In the midst of protests and trade wars, China is having a parade; and that is why China wants you to believe China should rule the world.

Great Pacific

Chinese tourists and students are turning away from Australia as trade war takes toll // SCMP

Taiwan Learns from Hong Kong’s Resistance to China // National Review


Surface v Air…
China No Longer A ‘Developing Nation’ As One Look At U.S. Exports During Trade War Clearly Shows // Forbes

Prep photos…
Chinese parade a glimpse into military ambitions // AP

Xi’s historic power grab has cost China a great deal of stability // CNBC

US pulling investments from China would be an ‘unmitigated disaster’ // CNBC

‘This Is Huge’ as China Threat Dents Markets: Wall Street Reacts // Bloomberg

No drones, drinking or dissent: China lays down law ahead of 70th anniversary // Guardian

Trump has the upper hand in the trade war with China. He can’t back down now (opinion) // CNN

In Tariff Scams, Some Products Made In China Are Mislabeled To Avoid Levies // NPR

China going big with military parade for its 70th anniversary // MSN News

UN chief warns of a world divided between US and China // AP

Lagarde: Trade is ‘the biggest hurdle’ for the global economy // CNBC

Chinese stocks decline after US trade talks show signs of faltering // CNN

China Boosts Government Presence at Alibaba, Private Giants // Bloomberg

The 70-year one-party limit…
China’s Communist Party is looking at the beginning of the end of one-party rule // SCMP


DPP rejects ‘one country, two systems’ // Taipei Times

US senior official to visit Taiwan for APEC affairs // Taiwan News

Taiwan’s sovereign rating remains at AA-: Fitch Ratings // Taiwan News

PFP city councilor might take over as deputy mayor of Taipei City // Taiwan News

Taiwan’s ruling DPP to pass motion against China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ // Taiwan News

Time is on Taiwan’s side, as long as the U.S. is, too // WA Post

Taiwan eyeing purchase of new Paladin howitzers from US // Taiwan News

Hong Kong

Chaotic Scenes Unfold In Streets Of Hong Kong Days Before China’s National Day // NPR

Hong Kong protesters, police clash as cities worldwide prepare for rallies ahead of China’s National Day // CBA

Photos: Arrest & unrest…
Hong Kong protesters step on images of Xi Jinping’s face and appeal to the world // LA Times

Photo: Nazi-China flag…
Hong Kong protesters defend their use of Nazi imagery // Quartz

Protesters march in Taiwan in solidarity with HK // Taipei Times

Hong Kong protests leave ‘golden week’ tourist boom in tatters as visitor arrivals during Chinese holiday period are set to be slashed by a third // SCMP

Hong Kong: Arbitrary arrests, brutal beatings and torture in police detention revealed // Amnesty International

Hong Kong police warn officers ‘might have to kill someone’ as violence escalates // Telegraph (UK)

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong urges Starbucks to cancel local franchise, East Asia News & Top Stories // Straits Times

Hong Kong May Topple Communism // WSJ

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam faces public anger in ‘dialogue session’ // Guardian

Hong Kong protests: China has ‘no good options,’ former diplomat says // CNBC

Chinese diplomat slams US for ‘negative and disgraceful role’ in Hong Kong protests // SCMP

Trump at UN backs Hong Kong against China // Vox

Police Dressed as Protesters: How Undercover Police in Hong Kong Severely Injured People // NY Times

Korean Peninsula

South Korean president calls for economic engagement with North Korea at UN General Assembly // Fox News


Hypersonic weapons drive an arms race with China, the US, Russia // CNBC