The Irrational, Racist Fear of China

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    The Irrational, Racist Fear of China » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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    The Spratly Islands could actually be the only proof that China is ‘flexing its muscle’, or that it is ready to defend its interests.

    The Government of the Philippines, a former US colony, is at the fore-front of harsh criticism directed at China.

    I went to talk to Philippine academia, to top scholars in Manila, and I managed to speak to several of them.

    Opinions were generally similar, summarized by Roland G. Simbulan, Senior Fellow and Professor in Development Studies and Public Management at the University of the Philippines, explained:

    “Frankly speaking, those Spratly Islands are not so significant to us. What’s happening is that our political elites are clearly encouraged by the US to provoke China, and there is also a big influence of the US military on our armed forces. I would say that the Philippine military is very vulnerable to such type of ‘encouragement’. So the US is constantly nurturing those confrontational attitudes. But to continue with this type of approach could be disastrous to our country. Essentially we are very close to China, geographically and otherwise.”

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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    China is the main reason for destabilization of Asia and disturbing peace in this region.
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    The title is untrue.

    It should be "The Rational Fear of Hegemonic Expansionist China"
     
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    You are coming to this conclusion a priori, and then applying it to the evidence at hand.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Why the suddenly aggressive behavior by China? - Los Angeles Times
     
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    Yahoo!
     
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    China’s Dangerous Weakness, Part 1: Beijing’s Aggressive ‘Self-Defense’ « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary
     
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    Didn't know the Chinese were a separate race.

    Wait, so the Indians knew about this all along? #-----i :confused:
     
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    If the fear of China was based on *race*, then why would the fear be about China alone? Would it not be of all East Asians since they all belong to the Mongoloid race? Empirical evidence suggests that at least four (Japan, SK, Philippines & Taiwan) East Asian countries are strong US allies and the rest are at the very least, friendly to the US. In contrast, China only has one strong ally in its neighbourhood, the failed state of NK.

    So it may even be that Americans like East Asians far more than the Chinese do, and ergo, the *racist fear* may actually be harboured by China than the US.
     
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    When all else fails, play the race card :rolleyes:
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    And the fact that PRC claims/claimed territory and has/had border disputes with almost each and everyone of its neighbors says what exactly?
     
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    How about India and her neighbours?
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Is this thread about India?

     
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    Nothing, because most nations have or have had border disputes with most of their neighbors throughout their existence.

    Also, Srinavas' argument revolved around the present and future destabilization of Asia, not necessarily past disputes...
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Even in the current context, PRC still claims territories of almost half of its neighbors.
     
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    'Almost half' is not 'most'.

    What's more, plenty of countries have boundary disputes with more than half their neighbors. For example, Japan is an island country, but it has disputes with South Korea, Taiwan, Russia, and China - in fact, all the countries that neighbor it. Since Japan is also in Asia, and we are assuming that the % of disputed borders shows whether a nation is 'aggressive' or not, then the country that is the main aggressor in Asia should be Japan, should it not?
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Not really. What Japan has are disputes emerging out of WWII. Japan wanted to settle dispute with SoKo in the International Court of Justice, but SoKo declined. Japan is trying to settle war disputes with Russi through dialogues and treaty. As for the Senkaku, Japan legitimately bought the islands from private owners.

    Not like PRC which claims territories of India, Bhutan, Vietnam, Philippines, SoKo, Japan etc. etc. merely by claims contrary to all international norms, by waging war, and by hegemonic military muscle flexing.

     

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