This week’s international smack-talk of China took a more academic tone. China’s evidential first enemy: the global super-giant (little old Taiwan), still not thwarted by the near-2,000 missiles aimed at the island, is appearing in more and more news articles and sections. One news site discusses Taiwan’s economy and demographics.
Documented rising sea levels (3 feet over the next 90 years in SE Asia) is now another academic consideration in regional conflict. Japan may bail on TPP over their ally’s catfish (meaning that Big Hollywood will be less able to sneak in their hostile takeover of the world through their copyright-aholic fetish embedded into TPP).
Taiwan’s Ma met Kerry in Panama—it was cordial at best, though reported as mere chit-chat. Ma watching the World Cup actually made news, which means that there was nothing better to report about Kerry meeting one of the most significant US allies in the Pacific, which means that there are deeper hostilities between Taiwan’s Kuomintang Ma administration and the US—probably because Ma wants both US military jets AND wants to keep holding secret meetings with Beijing… Though no one reports on that conflict of interest in the news. · · · →
A Chinese “big wig” visited Taiwan this week, sent from the TAO (Taiwan Affairs Office). The visit met strong opposition. Police were accused of warrantless searches of the protestors. More professors, scholars, political delegates with experience, and former Sunflower leaders are speaking out about too many things in too many locations to list them all. The message is clear: China wants Taiwan to become a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China and Taiwan doesn’t want anything to do with it. Who will win? What will the US eventually do to keep their promise to protect Taiwan from China? One way or another, the outcome will probably be in the form of history repeating itself. Whether Beijing or the US wins this showdown, we know for sure that a showdown is coming and the winner will be whoever has learned the most from history. Those who don’t learn their history are condemned to repeat it. · · · →
- After keeping their promise to Taiwan Legislative Yuan Speaker, Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), the students in the “Sunflower” movement who had occupied the nation’s legislature since March 19 demonstrated evidence that contradicts a long-standing, worldwide precedent in court rulings, police action, and decisions made by executive heads of state. This incident may be history’s first evidence, supporting either position, that “constitutional rights”, “individual liberty”, and “protecting national sovereignty” can be talking points of non-terrorist, peaceful citizens of a given country.
This directly contradicts the need for police action against such protests in the past, as has been seen countless times through history. This indicates that police who use force against such demonstrators may be the actual culprits. Should violence eventually break out between police and peaceful protesters with these talking points, the police may be eventually understood to have incited said violence.
According to a trend of reports from US law enforcement such as from Rawls on March 30, 2011 8:28 PM, reports from State police such as Missouri highway patrol in March, 2009, law enforcement “training” is being influenced by publications such as an unclassified report “Rightwing Extremism” from April 7, 2009, from the Department of Homeland Security, with a recurring list of similarities that allegedly identify “domestic terrorists”. · · · →
I lieu of Beijing’s diplomatic envoy to Vietnam last week over “oil tensions”, it seems that Beijing may be secretly planning to send many more envoys to many more places over many more “tensions”. According to one wired blogger, “tension” is not merely a RESULT of Beijing’s policy—“tension” IS Beijing’s policy. This tension always seems to indicate what Beijing fears may be stronger than their Confucian version of Communism.
The spike in tensions between Beijing and Hong Kong, especially in recent weeks, is not merely about Beijing v Hong Kong, but about how Britain could become involved, and by implication the US. Britain still has a dog in that fight and the crown can flex its English muscles if Beijing demonstrates that they broke their promise: that Hong Kong would remain autonomous for 50 years following the 1997 return to Chinese sovereignty.
The recent privately organized and unofficial online “voting” in Hong Kong received a significant cyber attack—implicating Beijing. · · · →
More “Pacific Mussolini”, China finally makes the first move by appealing to the UN. No one can say there isn’t a Pacific problem anymore and most of the world will blame China.
Chinese media: China will challenge the US in South China Sea
Sunflower Facebook Page: A roundup of recent events
…More on the increasing power grabs and corruption in Taiwan.
Photos: Taiwan Police Day
…English comments on a Nazi-like Police show in Taiwan
Nazi-Taiwan comparison photo
…More in Taiwan are comparing the Taiwan police to Nazi police.
Apple Daily article (original Chinese, N Korea and violence contrast photos)
On eve of visit, China warns UK not to lecture it on human rights
Does China Care About its International Image?
…More anti-China punditry
No [Taiwan] military role in protests: bureau
…Rumors, fears, and clarifications: Taiwan is discussing the military’s role with the police. More evidence of a rising Mussolini in the Pacific. · · · →
China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently…
Chinese pressure forces minister to change plans
…China now controlling flight connections for Taiwan officials.
Beijing rejects tribunal request for plea response
Legal authorities are ‘abusing powers’
…More reports akin to a rising Mussolini in the Pacific
Rising red tide: China’s navy, air force rapidly expanding its size and reach
[Taiwan] Radar might be compromised: report
…1. A sign that China is extremely aggressive and 2. an excuse for US to boost their own presence in the Pacific
Deceptive: Over 80% of People in Taiwan Identify Themselves as Members of Chinese Nation
…Misleading propaganda from the official KMT/”Nationalist” party controlling Taiwan. The 80% “Chinese nation” is an ethereal identity, people who identify themselves with the only option to have Chinese heritage AND NOT part of China. · · · →