Chinese state media threatens Britain with 'severe punishment'

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  1. Ray

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    Chinese state media threatens Britain with 'severe punishment'

    Britain will face severe diplomatic and economic punishment in response to the “pointless” posturing of its foreign policy toward China, Beijing has warned the Government.


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    An editorial in the Global Times, a state-run newspaper, said William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, and Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, had put Britain in the line of fire by holding out for a strong line against China.

    The editorial followed reports last weekend of a split in the Cabinet, with the David Cameron and George Osborne, the Chancellor, much keener on a good relationship with China.

    “If Britain and China start competing over who can be tougher against the other, can Britain be the winner?” the editorial asked. Attempting to challenge Beijing’s position was a “pointless game”, it said.

    Britain has been frozen out by senior Chinese leaders since Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg met the Dalai Lama last May. There has been no ministerial contact with China other than brief encounters at world summits such as the G20.

    A spokesman for the British Embassy in Beijing said there were no concrete plans for any high-level meetings in the coming months.

    Mr Hague is said to feel lukewarm about Britain’s relationship with China. Since he became Foreign Secretary nearly three years ago, he has made only a single, one-day visit, in July 2010.

    He is said to be far more enthusiastic about India and last year spent two days on a “diplomatic offensive” in Brazil.

    The Treasury argues that Britain’s approach is jeopardising Chinese investments at a time when London is pushing to become a global trading centre for the yuan.

    “Clegg [and] Hague suggest being tough against China,” said the Global Times editorial, published on Wednesday. “But leaders like Cameron believe Britain should ease tensions with Beijing to help recover the economy.”

    Any “reckless moves against China’s interests” would be met with a strong response, added the nationalist newspaper, which is backed by hardliners in the ruling Communist Party.

    “Once China adopts political and economic countermeasures, they can hardly bear the suffering.”

    “China has more leverage than Britain has in their bilateral relations.

    “China cultivating more contacts with separatists in Northern Ireland and Scotland would make London quite uncomfortable. China’s GDP is close to that of Germany’s, France’s and Britain’s combined.

    “Perhaps it’s time for Britain to change its way of thinking. Chinese now don’t want to be bothered by such tough posturing.”

    A Beijinh Embassy spokesman said Mr Cameron’s “private” meeting with the Dalai Lama was “one of many factors” behind the lack of high-level contact between the two governments.

    Writing in The Daily Telegraph earlier this month, China’s former ambassador to Britain, Ma Zhengang, said: “To translate the potential of China-UK cooperation into reality there must be greater mutual trust between the two countries, in political, economic and other areas.

    “To borrow an expression now popular in China, we want more 'positive energy’ from China-UK cooperation.”

    Chinese state media threatens Britain with 'severe punishment' - Telegraph

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    I really love the Chinese.

    They think that they own the world and they can hector the world as they want.

    Even little ticks act pompous and hoity toity!

    What a way to go!

    And such sneaky ways they adopt - meeting separatists of Scotland and Northern Ireland. And then they will act coy and cute that they 'never interfere with the internal affairs of another country'! The bogus refrain when they supply arms to African dictators who undertake genocide against their own people, as in Sudan and Zimbabwe!

    Another hypocrisy exposed!
     
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  3. ice berg

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    LOL: it is global times. It is mainly for domestic consumptions.

    THat is like reading ToI to get a feel of indian foreign policies. ROFL
     
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    TOI is not a govt run newspaper.
     
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    Chinese media has no comparison in the world!

    It is most stupid to equate it with international media.

    Chinese papers are paid media hacks and if they step out of line, it is the Laogai for them!

    Period!

    They project the Chinese Communist Govt views which the Chinese Govt DARES NOT to state!

    The archetypal Chinese hypocrisy!

    Speaking through both sides of the cheek as the Americans would say!
     
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    not all the newspapers run by the government are serious medias.....

    global times is not obviously the serious one..... it is more like a entertainment one
     
  7. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    however, the british atitude indeed doesn't deserve attention.....now,UK can not affect the interest of CHina too much with its little economy and miliatry power...

    the UK's deed is more like a little boys' posture to show his presence to adults while he feel ignored by others.
     
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    Global Times (China) is a daily Chinese tabloid under the auspices of the People's Daily newspaper, focusing on international issues.
     
  9. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    west people are the masters of double standard.....Chinese are just their student....

    before west have thown at CHinese with stones such as issues Tibet and XInjiang, they should not expect that CHinese will counterattack with issue of North ireland and Socetland...
     
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    you are wrong.

    just like CCTV channel 6, globletimes is a Lace tabloid which entertains mainland Chinese with hawk posture...although it is under the auspice of people daily....
    it doesn't represent official voice of CHina at all.


    the offical throat of CHina is China daily
     
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    to some extent , UK's meet with Dalai is somewhat like North Korea's nuke explosion.......

    both are a posture to attract other attention and show their presence..........

    the best reaction to such meanless posture is just to ignore it and marginize them.
     
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    The Mighty Chinese Navy should send 10 of its destroyers to destroy Evil Britain and teach them a lesson. :china:

    This way China would PROVE if it can actually fight and not merely issue warnings everyday.

    Good time for China to get experienced in real fight.
     
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    it is a more costperformance for Chinese to sponsor some secessionists in UK,such as independence-advocators in ireland and scotland....

    to sent battleships oversea is a stupd low cost performance way.....Soviet liked it...so Soviet collapsed . USA liked it, and USA now almost bankrupted....CHinese are smart enough..
     
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    Yeah... Chinese are so smart so they would only issue warnings since they know the old saggy Britain would still beat back China even today since it's backed by USA.

    China have a seperate department of issuing warnings known as CDOW :china:
     
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    BTW. CHina's GDP is almost equal to the combined of UK,France and German....

    In 5 Years, China GDP is more larger than the combined of UK.France,German ,Italy and Japan.....

    China has enough power and leveges to make west taste China-styel "double standard"
     
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    hehe , USA is almost bankrupt......USA's senate will suck US navy more than anyone else,by cuting the budget....

    BTW, the day CHina's GDP surpass USA's will come much more early than you and I thought. This year, CHina's GDP will be about 10 trillion USD...
    In 2015-2017, CHina's GDP might surpass USA....

    In 2020....... the rank of global GDP will not measured with US dolalr any more....instead of RMB>
     
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    Back to the original question.......how would mighty China punish Britain? :hmm:
     
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    UK and her friends will sink in the ocean with such a Chinese fart !

    UK will gift Tridents to India.
     
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    BTW.
    military power is always based on might economy and industry .....

    when economy might and industry might decline, military power will naturely decline gradually.....

    that was the fate of British empire during 1870s-1950s.....that was the fate of Soviet druing 1970s-1990s.... that would also be the fate of USA in the 21th century.....

    when economy might and industry might are rising, the military might will gradually rise tooo....
    that was the fate of British empire during 1770-1870. that was the fate of Soviet union during 1930s-1970s,that is /will be the fate of China in 21th century...
     
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    when the economy decline and can not provide enough budget, great HMS fleet of UK have be decomsosited ; the great numbers of Nuke subs left by Soviet gradually turned rusted in seaports; and USA senates just simple "suck" its super AC by cutting budget....
     
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    don't forget the nuke warhead of trident is managed by USA.....without the permission form USA, even UK can not use tridents.
     

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