Terrorist China misleads rival US
By Paul Lin 林保華
Taipei Times  2015.9.26

Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), leader of the world’s largest terrorist nation, started his visit to the US on Tuesday. How his trip unfolds will not only affect the US-China relationship, but will also have an impact on the future of the world.

China’s terrorism originates from its violent domestic and foreign policies. Its means are not necessarily the most barbaric, but its power and influence are the greatest. Many people, including Americans, did not believe this, but they are beginning to do so.

Michael Pillsbury, who is the director of the Hudson Institute Center for Chinese Strategy, said in his book The Hundred-Year Marathon that because China has been employing a strategy of deception to mislead other nations, the US has been consistently wrong in its rapprochement policy toward China since the 1970s.

What kind of interaction will China and the US have this time around? To answer this, the situation prior to Xi’s US visit needs to be taken into consideration.

First, China held a military parade on Sept. 3 to show off its military might to the world. While some parts of the show exhibited China’s real power, some were just a sham. The main goal was to deceive and intimidate the US to discourage it from taking a hard line against China. If successful, China would gain time to purchase, deceitfully acquire or steal advanced technology to catch up with the US. For decades, the US has been indulging the Chinese and now no country in the world can rival China, save the US.

Second, the official that the Chinese sent to the US to prepare for Xi’s visit was not its minister of foreign affairs, but Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission Meng Jianzhu (孟建柱), the head of China’s intelligence agency, who reached some sort of agreement with US officials on cyberwarfare. In the past, China would have simply denied all of its cyberattacks, but a book published by China’s military in the late 1990s titled Unrestricted Warfare (超限戰) advocates such attacks.

Third, China uses the foreign media that it controls to propagate its latest military achievements, such as the news about the successful test flights of its Mach 5 aircraft. Not only could this be used to frighten the US, but it could also cause Boeing Co to lower its guard when it comes to technological secrets when the Chinese visit Boeing. Moreover, China has launched a rocket, called the Long March 6, that carried 20 micro-satellites into space on Sunday last week to boost its bargaining power.

Fourth, Xi is using military might to intimidate the US while talking about building a new model for relations between major powers to deceive US politicians. Also, he visited Seattle to buy off big consortia, which are funding US politicians. China has also demanded that the US guarantee that Xi does not encounter any anti-Xi protests during his visit, which is his way of making the US more accustomed to how China rules, thus facilitating the realization of globalization — Chinese style.

The US made bad policy decisions in the past because it did not understand the cultural differences between Chinese and Soviet communists.

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union was notorious for casting veto votes in the UN Security Council. China, on the other hand, uses abstentions to trick the US into believing that they are friendlier than the Soviet Union ever was, to the extent that the US is willing to make deals with the devil.

Chinese culture thrives on Confucianism’s hypocrisy and Legalism’s trickery, which the Chinese experts in the West cannot comprehend.

In terms of national interests, the US compromises with China for the sake of economic interests at the expense of national security. In reality, China needs the US more than the US needs China. Perhaps the US has now realized this. China suffered the most from the US’ interest rate hike, so perhaps the war will begin after Xi concludes his US visit.

Hopefully, democracy will eventually defeat autocracy in this all-out war. Only when that happens can the public be free from fear.

Paul Lin is a political commentator.

Translated by Ethan Zhan


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