'China getting wary of allies'

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    'China getting wary of allies'

    BEIJING, 12 FEB: As USA made forays into Asia-Pacific region consolidating ties with countries like India and Japan, China is getting wary of its allies ~ North Korea, Pakistan and Myanmar ~ which are also swayed by Western influence, an article in state-run media said.

    “At present, China's relations with Japan, India and Asean countries are slightly tense. At the same time, former close allies like the North Korea, Myanmar and Pakistan are opening up to the West,” an article in the official china.org. cn said today.
    Notably China describes all the three countries as former close allies. “North Korea is the country which China assists the most. However, it no longer treats China as a close friend. Instead, it wants to build direct relations with the USA,” the article in the official portal said.

    Compared with China, no other big country spends so much on its allies but gains so little reward or respect, it said. “As Kim Jong-Un becomes the country's new leader, how much the DPRK will respect China is yet to be seen,” it said.

    The big surprise for Beijing, appears to be Myanmar where China has invested billions of dollars to create infrastructure for its oil pipelines under the previous military regime, the article said. “A former staunch ally to China, Myanmar has also changed its attitude towards US last year,” it said pointing out the rapid pace at which Naypyidaw opened up to USA after Secretary of State Mrs Hillary Clinton's visit.

    “It's a natural move for Myanmar and the USA to approach each other. Before that, Myanmar Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released in November last year....Later, the Myanmar government stopped China from investing in its Myitsone hydropower project,” it said.

    “If this trend continues, Myanmar will finally sink into the West's arms and become an important pawn for the US' deployment to China's borders. China has been pursuing opportunities to build railways, gas and oil pipes in Myanmar”.

    “If Myanmar cosies up to the USA, it will be a setback for China's energy strategy. Energy development in Myanmar remains the best solution for China to avoid conflict with the USA in Malacca,” it said. There were apprehensions about all weather friend Pakistan too. There's no doubt that Pakistan is China's best friend. For this reason, Pakistan has also become a focal point for the US defence strategy, the article said.

    “Last December, Nato aircraft and helicopter gunships attacked two Pakistani border posts. Some believe the attack served as warning to China's neighbour countries to remind them who they should be friends with,” it said.

    Nowadays, Asian countries have neither respect for Chinese culture nor recognition of Chinese values. Previously, they have engaged China mainly to look for trade opportunities. “Once China's economic development slows, its attraction will disappear unless China is able to successfully win hearts through the purveyance of soft power,” it said.

    “The USA is never going to leave Asia. China and the USA must learn to live with each other at peace in the region,” it said. Meanwhile, China needs to find more ways to attract neighbouring countries rather than simply trying to persuade its neighbours to weaken their ties to the USA, the article said.
     
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    China culture? The same that CCP tried to destroy through the cultural revolution? Or the culture of copying, manipulation, deceit and slavery?
     
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    This is what happens when one tries to keep their feet in two boats at the same time without even standing in one boat. If u follow the coercive foreign policy when u are on the rise, friends also will defect at the first possible instance. It only shows that china can't be trusted. All this coersion will work beautifully if u are on the top already. China sees pakistan and myanmmar as the energy routes. pakistan to delay india's rise. north korea to balance south to avoid US dominance. Too much of 'Art of war' and this is what eventually happens.. I think i should write 'Art of peace' for chinese sake :lol::namaste:
     
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    Their peaceful rise out of poverty and into war will bring them back to poverty.
     
  6. Ray

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    China is wary of nothing.

    Always seeking new ways in her hegemonic pursuits!

    The Chinese civilisation is a fascinating read.

    However, the Han culture is suffocating even to the non Hans of what China claims as hers!
     
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    This is all bogus.... only Myanmar is out of the chinese influence... the other too still remain Chinese pawns
     
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    Myanmar is not completely out yet. It is sending out feelers, but nothing concrete yet. Probably would take Suu Kyi to come to power.

    Not aware of anything about North Korea. Maybe I missed some news in that direction?

    Pakistan however is firmly within the Chinese grip, no doubts there! Its only getting deeper and higher and what not! :)
     
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    Rest assured there''d be no self destructive war as long as there's an equilibrium. "Allies" often stand on the sidelines measuring China on parameters such as "strength" and "guts" and "credibility"

    Recently the ally NK has granted China access to the Sea of Japan.

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    The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - China to Invest $3 Billion in N.Korea's Special Economic Zone
    Shall the report disperse at least part of the 'fear' that allies are being swayed by 'Western influence'?
     

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