As I think about the plethora of international alliances that China is forming, It reminds me of women who are fatally attracted to abusive men. Those men who don’t hesitate to beat any sense of self esteem out of their women, especially if they show any signs of wanting to gain their independence. During the courting stage this man manages to hide his abusive side and lavishes the woman with gifts and model behavior. She willingly believes she has met “Mr. Right.” But, once this particular type of monster believes that he is in control, that the “little woman” is completely dependent on him, things change and the potential for disaster is extremely high.
Right now, much of the world is in the courting stage with the Chinese Communists as they romance multiple countries on every continent. This process is important, as they will not be able to accomplish their economic, military, technology, or resource goals without strong alliances throughout the world. And, they will not be able to achieve their ultimate goal until most of the world’s countries are totally dependent on them.
Once they have achieved their goal of being the world’s only superpower, things will change and the potential for disaster becomes high.
Last year, Global Research reported that Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, desiring an alliance with Russia, said, “We are in favor of Russia playing an important role in international and regional affairs.” In Putin’s response he referred to China as Russia’s “strategic partner in the full sense of this word.”
In addition, The Heritage Foundation reported the following:
On July 16, the presidents of Russia and China signed a Treaty for Good Neighborliness, Friendship, and Cooperation in Moscow. … The treaty should signal to the Western world that a major geopolitical shift may be taking place in the Eurasian balance of power, with serious implications for the United States and its alliances.
Some authors even suggest that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, … a major alliance between China, Russia, and a few other minor Asian countries, is really the beginning of a new cold war. The Herald in an article titled, “Leading historian issues warning of new cold war,” reported that Scottish historian Niall Ferguson believed the alliance was, “… more of a threat to the West than the credit crunch,”
Ferguson, a best-selling author, broadcaster and professor of history at Harvard University, said that the development of the new Russia-China power block was set to put the two economic heavyweights on a path to confrontation with much of the rest of the world.
The current concern about the alliance between Russia and China is even stronger among some Russian critics. Lev Navrozov, an influential Russian writer and historian, is extremely concerned about this alliance; obvious from his article at Newsmax.com,
Hypothetically, or rather quite realistically, it is this China-Russia alliance that will make Communist China the owner of the world.
There seems little doubt that China sees this alliance as critical to its goal of world domination. It also seems obvious that the current Russian leaders see an alliance with China as their only option.
Russia isn’t the only Asian country that China is interested in forming alliances with; China is also pledging closer ties with Japan.
China on Monday said it will work with Japan to promote mutually beneficial strategic relations after Japan’s prime minister sent a positive signal.
“We noted Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s comments on promoting strategic and mutually beneficial relations between China and Japan, and we would like to make joint efforts with Japan,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing on Monday.
In addition, the YonHap News Agency reports,
South Korea, China and Japan launched a cooperation office in Seoul Tuesday in a symbol of their commitment to improve relations and bolster exchanges in a region often unsettled by history and territorial disputes.
Chinese Ambassador Zhang Xinsen stated,
China, the ROK and Japan are countries with great influence both in Asia and in the world. To strengthen trilateral cooperation will not only benefit the peoples of the three countries, but also contribute to peace and development in Northeast Asia as well as in the whole world.
China’s Asian influence is also strong in Pakistan, as reported in the Associated Press of Pakistan,
Syed Hasan Javed, High Commission of Pakistan to Singapore. … reiterated that Pakistan-China relations cover a wide canvas of growing cooperation in strategic, security, defence, economic, science and technology, culture, education, civil society fields.
The Australian reports there are some influential thinkers in Australia who believe that the United States is declining as a world superpower, among them Dr. Hugh White of Australian National University’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, stating that America is “rotting at its core.”
China is on the rise, an economic powerhouse that is Australia’s chief trading partner and therefore accounts for a good deal of its prosperity. Canberra, … should persuade the US to abandon any hope of primacy in Asia and share leadership with China; if hostilities escalate, Australia should tilt towards neutrality.
Futhermore, the International Business Times reports,
Prime Minister Julia Gillard ordered on Wednesday former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry to head the preparation of a white paper which aims to be the federal government’s blueprint to develop a strategic, economic and trade mandate in Asia.
The white paper, which would be titled “Australia in the Asian Century” is expected to be ready for cabinet discussion in early 2012.
South African officials may block the Dalai Lama from celebrating the 80th birthday of his friend and fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, amid fears that Chinese pressure is trumping the country’s much-vaunted policies on freedom of speech and human rights. … The tensions over the Dalai Lama’s visa application also are a sign of how powerful China’s influence has grown in Africa.
WaltaINFO reports that the Chinese/Ethiopia “comprehensive cooperative partnership” has gained “new momentum.”
China reiterates its readiness to enhance political mutual trust, deepen traditional friendship, work hand in hand for common development, the [Chinese] Ambassador said, adding that a number of development agreements and protocols have [been] signed between the two countries.
China is working hard on its relationships in Europe. For example, the China Daily reports,
The relationship between the UK and China has made good progress, with communication and cooperation flourishing in various fields, [English Prime Minister] Cameron said.
Forbes reports, in an article on China’s economic expansion, that while China seems to be asking Europe to put “their own houses in order,” before asking China to bail them out, that China is not above using their economic clout to enhance their alliances within the European community of countries,
Mr. Wen made clear that China was not about to purchase sovereign debt without seeing anything in return. He said Europe needed to take “bold steps” in order to receive Chinese help, the first of which is to formally grant China full “market economy” status (MES). Many regarded Premier Wen’s remarks as a message that there could be a trade-off between China offering help and the EU granting China MES.
The extent to which China is “using its cash” to extend its influence throughout the world was clearly shown in the Forbes article:
… two Chinese state-controlled banks have lent more to developing countries than the World Bank. … [making] loans totaling $110 billion to … developing countries in 2009 and 2010. During the same period, the World Bank issued loans of just over $100 billion.
One of the benefits of this strive for global alliances is the strengthening of the yuan, ultimately to become one of the world’s major reserve currencies. CNN reports,
Chile and Venezuela, two countries in the opposite of the South American political spectrum, have something in common: both are interested in the Chinese yuan.
With the growing clout of the world’s second largest economy and the slow but constant strengthening of its currency, the yuan is an increasingly attractive choice for reserve currency. While there currently are restrictions in its transactions, the two South American countries lead the flight from the U.S. dollar in the region.
China is also deeply involved in loaning money to Ecuador as reported by Bloomberg,
Ecuador, South America’s seventh-biggest economy, has benefitted from higher oil prices and Chinese loans which allow the government to boost spending on … public works projects.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg; Chinese influence can also be seen in other South American countries like Brazil and Chile.
China is deeply involved in Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, and their involvement is welcomed as confidence in the West is receding. The Jamaica Observer states that,
… the way is clear for new alliances to be consummated with willing partners to fill the void created by declining levels of North American and European assistance.
In previous posts I have shown the influence that China is exerting in Cuba, Canada, and the United States; the Chinese are deeply involved with Canadian and U.S. governments and companies economically, technically, and in the struggle for resource acquisition.
This close relationship makes it difficult for us to remain competitive with the Chinese Communists in areas of National Security, as we find that our bargaining power in regard to foreign relations is dramatically lessened and our technology is given to the Chinese in order to have access to this large emerging market.
There’s no doubt that the Chinese are intent on spreading their influence throughout the world. However, I have deep concerns about how these alliances will work out in the future when China has gained effective control. Will they be the benevolent suitor, interested only in maintaining a peaceful environment where all countries and their peoples are free to search out their own destinies?
Or, will they prove to be the malevolent suitor? The one interested only in control and maintaining their own security, only satisfied when the rest of world is committed to accepting that China is the master and that doing their bidding is not a choice but a command. If so, they will have gained control over us all and we will have nobody to turn to for the help we need to get out of this disastrous relationship.
Finally, might this very real threat be exacerbated by those of us who seem to welcome the insurgence of a global socialist/communist government, believing in their hearts that such a government is the world’s best chance at peace and fairness for all? Just asking.