Saturday, January 8, 2011

Chinese Military Seeking First World Status

US cannot accept China military power: state media
by Staff WritersBeijing (AFP) Jan 7, 2011China will eventually have a military powerful enough to compete with the United States, state media said Friday ahead of the visit of US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.
The claim in a newspaper editorial followed reports that China had completed a prototype of a stealth fighter and after a top US military official said Beijing was stepping up efforts to deploy a "carrier-killer" missile system.
"Whether the reported new weapons are true or not, in the long run, China will own first-class weapons that are capable of competing with the US war machine," said the Global Times, known for its nationalist tone.
Gates arrives in China on Sunday to smooth over tense defence relations between the two countries -- one year after Beijing cut military ties with Washington in protest against US arms sales to rival Taiwan.
"Apparently, the US is not ready to treat China as a major power. They cannot accept the fact that China will sooner or later possess a first-class military," the editorial said.
"They are too used to the old power structure, in which China and other developing countries have long been treated unfairly."
In an interview last week with a Japanese newspaper, the head of the US Pacific Command Admiral Robert Willard said China was pushing development of "carrier-killers" and aimed to project its influence beyond its regional waters.
US military analysts have warned China is developing an anti-ship ballistic missile -- a new version of its Dongfeng 21 missile -- that could pierce the defences of even the most sturdy US naval vessels and has a range far beyond Chinese waters.
Whereas Gates's Chinese counterpart Liang Guanglie has said that China will push forward with modernisation of its military thanks to a booming economy, the United States is facing major cuts.
Citing "dire" fiscal pressures, Gates on Thursday proposed deeper cuts than planned in US military programmes, scaling back ground forces for the first time since the 1990s.
Gates, in a compromise with the White House, said the 78 billion dollars in cuts and other measures would result in a slower pace of growth in defence budgets over the next five years, despite earlier plans to keep spending at a higher rate.
China has long described its military build-up as "defensive" in nature but top armed forces officials have recently made increasingly strong statements about its quest for a powerful military.


Anonymous said...

Didn't a dude by the name of Karl Marx once say that "Capitalism will bury itself" ?
How interesting it is that here we are, on the verge of a USA credit default caused by Republican capitalist ideologues, touting unfettered profits for the Rich as the key to Utopia ; that we are today witnessing a Great Power Shift, CAUSED by those very same greed oriented Prophets of Self-aggrandizement. How ironic that the icon of mindless deregulation, namely one G.W. Bush, presided over and was instrumental in, the Rise of Chinese Military eventual predominance AND the demise of the American nation. Irony doubled, when one remembers that GW's final days saw him crawling to Socialist nationalization of his precious stalwart 'Free-market' icons, AIG, Fannie-Mae, Freddie-Mac, Bear-Stearns ( sorry about Lehman Bros. Luck, however ! ).

GW presided over the transfer of American jobs AND ( most worryingly ! ) THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION ; to Communist China.

A True American Patriot, that GW !

Hey, I got a Great idea ........
Let's vote some MORE REPUBLICANS in to Finish the Job !!!

Good Luck America,
because i don't think God is going to bless you any more,
after the stunts you have pulled on your Poor.

Republicans want to take away newly acquired Health care, before the Poor can even get to know it !
Then they want to give MORE TAX BREAKS TO THE WEALTHY !

Didn't Jesus say something about Rich Fat Slobs having a harder time getting through the eye-of-a-needle, than would a camel ??
Take that to heart, you insensitive Right-wing hypocrites.
Read your Bible instead of spouting the racist rants of the likes of Christian pretenders like van Impe and that mindless ilk.

America : While your revered and sacrosanct Corporations are helping China's rise to world Military Predominance, you no longer have time to debate how many more subsidies and Tax loopholes and bonuses to give to your CEO's, while they pad their Offshore Nest-eggs, awaiting the Disaster that is about to befall America. While you and your children starve, riot and die ; the 'Fat-Cats' with whom you placed all your blind-faith ;
the CEO's that will create 'all your jobs' if only thet can get SOME MORE TAX BREAKS, will be watching your nation's chaos unfold from the comfort of their Off-shore retreats. Their kids will be too busy entertaining themselves to even CARE ; to give a 'Rat's-ass' about the plight of YOUR STARVING FAMILY.

The 'Danger of Democracy' is the fact that 15% of voters are sociopathic ideologues that want 'their Agenda' at ANY cost to the Nation. Another 35% are political Rubes, voting WITHOUT really knowing what the Issues are. "Hey, i seen him him on tv, let's make him the Governator of Calee-fornia !"
You might as well roll dice.

Problem is ; these people are holding the intelligent 40% of voters hostage to their whims and vagaries.

No wonder politicians 'sell their souls' for the 10% of Independent voters !

anthony nader
port alberni

Anonymous said...

Just so the retarded post above doesn't influence anyone:

Bill Clinton ensured that China was added to the WTO in 2001. Clinton said this was a "win-win result for both countries" because exports to China supported hundreds of thousands of American jobs. Maybe so, but the reality is that we lost millions of jobs.

Allowing China to enter the WTO directly led to the US losing over 42,000 factories from 2001 to 2009. Companies flocked towards cheap labor in China...this was over 10 years ago. The irony now is that those Chinese-made products have increased in price year after year and are now as expensive as they were when they were made in the US. China's growing middle class affluence is why this is happening. This affluence could have been in the US with the millenial generation. We could get this back, but we need to vote for business friendly politicians who will fight against socialist fools who increase corporate taxes needlessly and seemingly endlessly. Ever hear of corporate inversion? This is what occurs when the US has the highest corporate tax rate in the western world.

It was mere coincidence that GW was president during most of the 2001-2009 period where the US lost so much manufacturing to China. Bill Clinton set all of this in motion. Get your facts straight commie and quit blaming capitalism. The wealth gap has grown exponentially since Obama has been in power, far more than in GW Bush's tenure. What is your answer to this?

You want money from rich people? GET A JOB AND STOP VOTING FOR LIBERALS!