2 Bullies warring in S. Asia, USA and China, will wreck the world



Context is important when listening to the American propaganda oozed by all its media with some rare exceptions.

China tends to be a propagandist, but it does not have the media control and therefore has lost the propaganda fight and become a global media pariah even though it most certainly is not.

According to a Harvard University study group, “The term “spin” is inadequate to describe how information is distorted in American politics. Increasingly, much of the public believe they are being deliberately misinformed, deceived and manipulated by the information coming from government, from elected officials, and from political groups.”

EA-18G Growler in the South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 14, 2021) An EA-18G Growler attached to the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 launches from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, as well as the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Quinton Lee)


The United States is a very violent and racist nation (anti-Asian). Currently America reports 5-6 million mass murders in conflicts around the world since WWII. Some groups claim that number is over 20 million in 37 countries. The Voltaire network in Italy reports that “The Vietnam War, which spread to Cambodia and Laos, alone caused deaths estimated at 7.8 million plus a huge number of wounded, and genetic damage affecting generations due to the dioxin sprayed by US aircraft.

“The proxy war of the 1980’s in Afghanistan was organized by the CIA, which trained and armed—with the collaboration of Usama bin Laden and Pakistan—more than 100,000 mujahideen to fight the Soviet troops who had fallen into the Afghan trap as it was later described by Zbigniew Brzezinski, specifying that the training of the mujahideen had begun in July 1979, five months before the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan,” writes Manlio Dinucci.

“The bloodiest American coup d’État was organized in 1965 in Indonesia by the CIA – it handed over the list of the first 5,000 Communists and others marked for death to the Indonesian murder squads. The number of people assassinated is estimated at between 500,000 and 3 million.”

China seized the Crescent Group of the Paracels in 1974 from the South Vietnamese government in the Battle of the Paracels. In 1979, China invaded Vietnam and in the month-long war, China captured several Vietnamese cities near their common border.

 

China is a bully. China says it is not a bully. Which countries did you expect to admit being a bully? Which countries admit to bullying? None. China is a bully and denies being a bully. That is the truth.

In May 2020, Chinese forces entered the Galwan Valley and occupied Indian territory. This led to the death of soldiers. The event was the first time in decades that violence reappeared along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the demarcation line between  Indian-controlled land and Chinese-controlled territory. LAC is a demarcated border between India and China, set out by the respective militaries. China’s land grabbing techniques are seen here, claims India, which is to this day, overheated by the invasion and not willing to accept the status quo. Hostilities continue.

This was not the first incursion. China invaded India in 1962 and seized the border region of Aksai Chin, an area the size of Switzerland. China also attempted to seize Arunachal Pradesh, India’s northeastern most state but failed. India’s loss in the 1962 Sino-Indian War led India to develop atomic weapons and to become a nuclear-weapons state.

Of course, this conduct is more than just unacceptable.

China has done enough bullying to earn a bad reputation

‘Who are we hating today?’ “China,” comes the answer from the megalomaniacs in the US State Department and the Pentagon.

China might be an easier choice. Russia gives a bloody nose to any country that looks sideways at the Kremlin. China is placid—puffing up and blowing steam, hurting nobody. The Russians leave a trail of bodies. The Muslims did the same. America wants a peaceful enemy. China is peaceful.

Would the Chinese approach to crime prevention have prevented the Uvalde racist Massacre of Children as Yankee Cops stood by and watched?

Some Americans in government whine and complain about the re-education of the people in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwest China. So far, there is no proof of wrongdoing.

Every time FPMag has asked the Chinese about this, the Chinese authorities show what looks like a crime prevention program. We recognize the problem because we have lost too many friends and co-workers in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan to psychopathic Salafist Jihadists. These are theologically backed murderers—in their own mind. Does that comprise what China saw when it decided to re-educate some populations?

A religion that has as its core theology, an encouragement for murder and misogyny, is a radical, murderous cult, not a love-based religion. The MAGA American cult is a problem.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, four ambush-style killings of Muslim men happened over a nine-month period. That’s not crime prevention. That is crime. Why does America not see that? Another mass killing in America is nothing new?

If Chinese authorities identified a problem and solved it with re-education, it still sounds like a crime prevention exercise. There has been no proof of anything else.

If anyone knows a way to deal with malignant murderous societal problems in a population that comprises somewhere near one and a half billion people, it is still a theory.  Beijing actually must do that job.

FPMag has heard from people held in re-training centers and their complaints stop one dead when they start speaking angrily about not being able to carry their sharp swords. To Americans, that sounds like someone trying to take away their AR-15s. Do the Americans really care? They kill Muslims in huge numbers as in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Africa.

South China Sea (July 6, 2020) Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 5 and Carrier Air Wing 17 fly in formation over the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force (CSF).

South China Sea (July 6, 2020) Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 5 and Carrier Air Wing 17 fly in formation over the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force (CSF). The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual carrier operations in the Indo-Pacific as the Nimitz CSF (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cody Beam)
Photo taken from USS Mustin; DDG 89; U.S. 7th Fleet; CTF 70; DESRON 15; Surface Warriors; indo-pacific; NIMCSF2020;


Some history on the China reclaimed acres in the south China Sea


The South China Sea

China has militarized at least three of many islands it built in disputed South China Sea coral reef regions. The disputes in total come from Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Borneo, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia in varying degrees.

Philippines disharmony with China is a mute point like a brother-in-law who “took our sister away”. Technically, China has done nothing wrong in the real estate category, but it has used its foothold and its maritime militia to scare Philippines fisherfolk away from their traditional fishing grounds.

China occasionally makes emotional and even fanatical claims that rely on ancient heritage and law that nobody else understands but a few weeks study of regional history gives understanding but also an emphatic conclusion that the claims are fanatical.

“The man-made military islands must be demilitarized,” says a civil society group, but serving as an integrated regional peace-time search and rescue system might be acceptable by all the parties in the long term. (https://demilitarizesouthchinasea.org/ ).

Instead of making claims against six other countries, including China, about ownership of useless tidal real estate, the Philippines could partner in the management of all assets in a big or small way. The region needs more and better search and rescue posts for one thing. All parties could benefit. After all, it is the mutual territory of all the claimants if everyone won their argument or if no nation won the argument according to Law of the Sea Conventions.

The reason why that does not happen is because nobody really cares. The claims are just pointless noise with the exception of Vietnamese near-shore concerns, which may have interim solutions but perhaps will arise again with future governments.

Demilitarization is the key to solving all these disputes because the possibility exists that the militarized man-made islands are a potential threat to all of China’s neighbours, notwithstanding that China’s current government says that is somewhat preposterous because it is a peaceful nation, not a bully. Clearly, China is a bully just like America.

Whitsun Reef is not in the PH EEC according to former Philippines President Duterte and of all the rocks, reefs and seaweed knolls China has claimed and upgraded in the South China Sea to respond to American hegemony in the region all of those disputed assets are disputed by a half dozen or more nations, none of which have ever possessed the claimed quasi islands.

Possession is 9/10 of common law which makes China the de facto owner of what it claims. But its militarization of these man-made islands is at issue. Until the American side stands down from its militarization of the Asian Seas, China is able to claim the color of right. Get rid of the American presence and China must demilitarize the Asian Seas as well.

Nothing the USA says to Bongbong Marcos, the current leader of the Philippines, can be trusted. The USA relationship with the Marcos family is corrupted and always has been. The recent surprise visit by Antony Blinken to President Marcos who knew not what to say, received a ton of public disdain and public protests.


“The United States has no business in the Southeast Asian region,” said one netizen.


Blinken and Bongbong Marcos

President @bongbongmarcos and @SecBlinken highlighted achievements of the thriving U.S.-Philippines relationship and discussed ways to address common challenges.  I am thrilled to do my part to ensure our strong and productive ties,” US Ambassador to Manila MaryKay Carlson tweeted. Photo credit: US Embassy in Manila. Photo is cropped.
Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag


Demilitarization of the Asian Seas

America’s tens of thousands of troops and weapons in the Asian Seas region should be sent home both in the spirit of demilitarization of the Asian Seas and to take care of America’s own issues like fighting massive floods; protecting Americans from raging forest fires; public insurrection; America’s waning water supply; fixing America’s disintegrating infrastructure; preventing mass deaths like the massacre of 19 Hispanic children in Uvalde while cops stood around and watched the murders; ending the massacre of Blacks and Asians in every city; preventing daily mass shootings; fixing a health care system that kills the elderly because they cannot afford diabetic and other chronic medical needs; and finding or building homes for the dozens of millions of Americans living on sidewalks of inner cities and under bridges across the country.

China has an ancient culture with elements the world does not understand. Many are worth learning because they have led to a peaceful life. Others need to be discarded as Flat-Earth mentality.

China has a culture that is steeped in brilliance but also a few historical belief errors the rest of the world escaped by being young or forgot because they made no sense.

There are a few currently important examples. The fanatical nine-dash line is an absurdity. The ensuing claims of ownership of the Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal make no sense, but the Chinese claim is less irrational than the many others. Uniquely, the case of the Paracels is a split judgment because the islands are equidistant between China and Vietnam. Not everyone can own these almost-islands but there must be a formula for agreement, or nobody is entitled to ownership therefore under United Nations standards, everyone shares the real estate.

 


China’s marginalizing women and failing to build leadership with a gender balance has created an unchallenged patriarch with testosterone leading the charge, not common sense.


Are you OK with this? Sexist? Misogyny? Comments? Feedback? Photo Credit:: Xinhua

Asia’s marginalization of Women. Are you OK with this? Sexist? Misogyny? Comments? Feedback? Photo Credit: Xinhua
Photo Art: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag

Are you OK with this? Sexist? Misogyny? Comments? Feedback? Photo Credit:: Xinhua

Asia’s marginalization of Women. Are you OK with this? Sexist? Misogyny? Comments? Feedback? Photo Credit:: Xinhua
Photo Art: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag

China is missing a balance that gender equality would provide

In ancient times, as today, China was a patriarchal society like those of its neighbours. Females were expected to be obedient and virtuous.

But gender equality provides a balance of calm, intelligence and unique ways of crisis management and dispute resolution.


The Benefits of Gender Equality Are Far Reaching & Comprehensive

According to a McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, “a best in region scenario in which all countries match the rate of improvement of the fastest-improving country in their region could add as much as $12 trillion, or 11 percent, in annual 2025 GDP.

In a full potential scenario in which women play an identical role in labour markets to that of men, as much as $28 trillion, or 26 percent, could be added to global annual GDP by 2025. MGI’s full-potential estimate is about double the average estimate of other recent studies, reflecting the fact that MGI has taken a more comprehensive view of gender inequality in work”.


 

Readers probably heard of Traditional and Simplified Chinese characters, but did not know there is another way to write Chinese?

Nüshu (女书), or “women’s script” was developed by Chinese women in the 19th century in Jiangyong Prefecture, Hunan Province. Forbidden from formal education, these women invented their own handwriting to share information with other women, write songs and poems, and communicate. Outsiders did not know about this script until the 1980s.

The last person to be proficient in nüshu excluding scholars who learn the script in order to study it, was Yang Huanyi, who lived in Jiangyong county. She died in 2004, at the age of 98.

Biden Administration hell bent on war with anyone but picking this fight using Taiwan as an unsinkable aircraft carrier to attack China will not be allowed.