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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You'd better hope there is never another superpower war, because it will inevitably turn, as Bush Jr. would say, "nucular".
    'Sink two aircraft carriers': Chinese Admiral's chilling recipe to dominate the South China Sea

    Fighting words.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/new...iU8AKSPPUY5uvE

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    ^ From a person many steps away from the big red button. If only some other countries had similar security.

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    China's world first: Electromagnetic railgun goes to sea

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/new...ectid=12184829

    And if you've never seen what an electromagnetic railgun can do....awesome, literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    ^ From a person many steps away from the big red button. If only some other countries had similar security.
    In China, how many senior military men with "permission" to speak such things are "many steps" away from the supreme leader Xi? Do you really think Xi was not aware of what would be said?

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    What the US does with a jack boots, threats, extortion, coercion, murder and invasion, China does with money. It's why so many countries are turning away from the US. They're going to part of someones empire, so why not the one that gives them the case rather than murders and kills all the people and then uses their country as a launching pad to attack the next country on the murkins hit list?

    Always amused to catch up with these threads where harryNoRead and his mates puke up the US State department narrative as if it's beyond suspicion
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    With the election of President Duterte and his declaration that the “U.S. has lost” in the SCS in Beijing during a state visit to China in July 2016, Duterte secured $24 billion in Chinese economic pledges to help the Philippines develop infrastructure and its economy. They also mutually agreed to put aside the territorial disputes between them to focus on cooperation and stabilizing their relationship.

    By most accounts, the relationship has moved in a positive trajectory as some of the economic pledges made to Manila have begun to trickle in. To date, an estimated $800 million out of the $24 billion has been accounted for. As with most large-scale economic pledges related to infrastructure and development, it takes years for the economic assistance to take root and to be able to assess its effectiveness. Still, there are questions concerning Chinese commitment to fully delivering promised funds, especially if Manila strengthens its relationship with America and or Japan, or if Manila returns to a more contested approach to its territorial claims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    In China, how many senior military men with "permission" to speak
    What makes you believe the Rear Admiral has, "permission to speak" and/or that his views are the views of the Chinese politicians and military commanders. Is he on the decision making panel, does he have a military position with the capacity to decide on military actions?

    "Rear Admiral Lou Yuan is deputy head of the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences. Admiral Lou, who holds an academic military ranknot a service role —"

    Your source:


    Do you even read the article under discussion, that you post about? Did you not see the original piece was from the Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA). Who are "highly likely" to have an axe to grind, don't you agree?

    "Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) reports Admiral Lou gave a wide-ranging speech on the state of Sino-US relations. The high-profile, hawkish military commentator reportedly declared"

    The NZ Herald publishes, a reported CNA report, that itself uses the cover of, "reportedly declared" Who wrote the articles pertinent points, not the NZH, not the CNA, some unknown "reporter".




    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Still, there are questions concerning Chinese commitment to fully delivering promised funds, especially if Manila strengthens its relationship with America and or Japan, or if Manila returns to a more contested approach to its territorial claims.
    ^From your links "About us" page:

    "It is about American interests"

    https://nationalinterest.org/about-the-national-interest

    Lots of unnamed "questions" and possible scenarios, If....., with......., or if.......... returns...... Which nobody can foresee. Only prudent planning and scheduling is available.

    The Chinese financial commitment will be utilised once the governments have decided, what, where and when, not to any here today, dismissed tomorrow, propaganda article. As many are aware overextending by both parties is not always useful. Decades, not manipulated hourly share prices, are the relevant time scales

    One presumes you agree with sober heads deciding the spending of CNY 165,000,000,000 is the correct way forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    What the US does with a jack boots, threats, extortion, coercion, murder and invasion, China does with money. It's why so many countries are turning away from the US.
    It's why so many corrupt leaders are turning away from the US you fucking moron.

    The people don't have a say in the matter.

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