Understanding China


#341

Swire’s China Navigation is getting aggressive in the Container feeder market, but not sure if their aim is in Asia or the South Pacific:


#342

China is stepping up control with ships calling at Chinese ports:
https://www.londonpandi.com/article/1248/chinese-pollution-regulations-fines-for-failure-to-contract-with-spro/


#343

CNCo is now led by a new generation and making their mark.


#344

Oh Gosh! What a complete surprise!

http://gcaptain.com/china-installs-anti-ship-cruise-missiles-on-south-china-sea-outposts-report/


#345

Someone, I can’t remember who, said about 100 years ago; “distrust the French and fear the Chinese.”
I believe a high ranking Chinese official said to an aide of GW Bush during his visit to China; “the dominant position of the West in the last 400 years is an aberration of history which we aim to correct.”


#346

The correction has been ongoing since the 1940’s and will continue in a peaceful manner, until such time that there are equality between nations. That is unless anybody feel butthurt because they loose their dominant position in the world and start a war to preserve it. (which will kill us all)

The dominant European Colonial nations has accepted the inevitable. They accepted that the dominance of one nation, or one race over all others is not feasible in the present world. They have largely withdrawn from their former colonies and concentrate on trade rather than dominance.

Until there are no threat, China feel a need to protect its territory from aggressive forces and its trade routes from blockades, which requires control of the waters surrounding it.

It is no different from the US feeling a need to dominate the waters around it’s shores, incl. in the Caribbean and the Bering Sea.

The only threat to the US from the Chinese presents in the South China Sea is to it’s world dominance, not to it’s territory.


#347

I have no problem with China being the dominant country ruling its European colonies.


#348

even once they cut your internet freedom?


#349

You mean as long as they buy up what they want of the US, then leave it to the Russians to pick it clean through proxy?

But who will be tasked with solving the problem that ensues when there is nothing left that anybody else want??


#350

Internet freedom is dying worldwide anyhow. Enjoy it while you can.


#351

yes but thats is one area China is more advanced…


#352

Certainly not Denmark.


#353

Denmark?? Well, OK. As long as it is not the Swedes:


#354

“A division of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organized multiple bombers such as the H-6K to conduct take-off and landing training on islands and reefs in the South China Sea in order to improve our ability to ‘reach all territory, conduct strikes at any time and strike in all directions’,” it said in the statement issued on Friday.

It said the pilot of the H-6K bomber conducted assault training on a designated sea target and then carried out take-offs and landings at an airport in the area, describing the exercise as preparation for “the West Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea”.


#355

Training for wars that hopefully never comes is what Armies, Navies and Air Forces of all nationalities do.


#356

Eureka!


#357

I dont think you need wars anymore, sanctions hurt more especially on the rich ones that took their money overseas before the fighting starts.
Tightened sanctions have brought kim jong un to the table


#358

Or did he see an opportunity to gain a position at the table because he can now speak from a position of strength?


#359

he has zero negotiating power as Trump has just explained the facts of life to him, agree to disarm for trading and money or become another Iraq/Libya and all the other basket cases that are not friends with the USA.
No idle threat when the facts speak for themselves.


#360

Not sure if Trump understand “facts” any better than Kim Jong Un.
The facts are that starting a war against a nuclear armed nation is not very smart.
North Korea has nuclear weapons and rockets able to hit US bases in Japan and Guam. Starving them into submission is not likely to work.If they are pushed too hard they may use them as a last resort.
China cannot allow that to happen as they do not want millions of starving refugees crossing their borders. Nor would they tolerate to have US forces at their door steps. Last time that happened China went to war and forced the US back to the demarcation line that divides Korea since 1945.