Category Archives: China

All Quiet On The Hong Kong Front

The guns of September blasted away in Hong Kong only they were not firing bullets, only words of protest against the Hong Kong government, which of course is in reality the government that resides in Beijing. Students were demanding that China live up to its promise that by 2017 the people of Hong Kong would enjoy the right to freely elect the person who is the chief executive to the city. China has put forth a new plan that enables a small group to identify candidates and then people can select among this band of toadies ready and willing to do the bidding of the Chinese government. During the past two weeks as many as 100,000 young people marched in the streets of Hong Kong in protest to denial of freedom. They demanded talks with Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chunying, but he always made clear an intent to take “all necessary action” to end demonstrations.

The most ominous event during protests was the sudden appearance of gangsters who beat up students. There is no doubt they were organized by Chinese Communist officials to introduce violence into the peaceful demonstrations in order to open the possibility of — the arrival of Chinese troops?? That possibility was always on the agenda for the Hong Kong government. Most students are back in class. Some continue to protest, but they will soon become quiet. The last thing anyone desires is the sight of dead bodies on the streets of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Masses Mass For Freedom

The sight of tens of thousands marching in protest is a welcome sigh to those of us tired of thousands marching in the name of terrorism and violence. The streets of Hong Kong have been filled with the sight of over a hundred thousand people, many being young students, who are furious withe the government of Hong Kong and its new electoral law that would allow leaders of the Communist Party to take care of electing the chief official in Hong Kong. This is the first time in over twenty years that Chinese youth are seen marching in peace for the right to exercise their democratic rights as humans. We all recall prior events when the Chinese government murdered hundreds who dared challenge their rule. As of this point those who protest are engaging in peaceful civil disobedience. There is not an example among the tens of thousands of violent behavior.

One does not know what is in the mind of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Will he allow the sight of these students marching for democracy? Will he consider these pictures which are now on Facebook and other social media outlets to continue being shown? Will there be new murders in Hong Kong? No one knows. We can only pray that guns do not appear in Hong Kong.

The Sea Belongs To China

As you will recall back in the days of America’s war in Vietnam, the prevailing opinion of our prevailing experts was that Vietnam and China were close allies, and if we did not halt Chinese expansion then one day Chinese ships would be sailing along our shores and soon depositing thousands of Chinese soldiers who would rape our women and march on Washington D.C. Ah, those were the good old days when we feared Vietnamese and Chinese soldiers. Well, today is today. At this moment, Vietnamese sailors are in conflict with Chinese oil rigs in the South China sea which is claimed by China as ITS TERRITORY. Chinese oil rigs are also off the coast of the Philippines and the Chinese navy insists that islands near Japan belong to China. Just name the sea area anywhere in Asia, and the Chinese government will claim it.

Wu Shicun of the National Institute for South China Sea Studies made clear to people in Vietnam and the Philippines that the old days of shoving around China were at an end. “There are countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines are prone to support antagonism to China. They want internationalization of the South China sea.”

Oh well, another day, another world problem. Why not just give China the entire Pacific Ocean. Perhaps they can find some deserted islands, plant the Chinese flag and proclaim their right to control the fish and any oil in the area?

China Aids US Poor

The United States of America has the world’s most inept Congress when it comes to passing any laws dealing with the plight of poor people. Of course, if the issue concerns those with millions or billions, no need to stand in line for a handout. A Chinese billionaire, Chen Guangbiao has decided to do something about poverty in the USA. He is inviting 1,000 poor people to have lunch with him in the exclusive Central Park Loeb Boathouse Restaurant. Each person will receive a wonderful meal along with a $300 check that can be spent for “occupational training.” Heck, in the old days American missionaries went to China to feed the starving people so I guess we are owed something in return.

According to Chen, “I want to send the message in the U.S. that there are good philanthropists in China.” Gee, thanks. I assume the Koch Brothers will reciprocate with a lunch in China for the poor. They will receive chicken soup along with a dollar bill to send to their local political leader.

Whatever Happened To Vietnam War?

There are millions of Americans who retain vivid memories of the war in Vietnam. Protest marches on Washington D.C., hippies dancing and singing protest songs and spitting upon American soldiers returning from the horror then known as the Vietnam War. We were told by our government that Communist China was behind the Viet Cong rebels of North Vietnam. We were told that once China gains victory in Vietnam, their troops would sweep over southeast Asia and democracy would be defeated by the forces of Communism. That was then, today is now. Today, American is engaged in economic developments in Vietnam, we even conduct joint military exercises with the Vietnamese. Of course, the Republic of Vietnam is currently engaged in a violent conflict with Communist China over who controls the South China Sea– particularly its fish and potential oil resources.\

During the past few weeks Vietnamese ships have been involved in conflicts with Chinese ships and now the prospect of a $1 billion oil rig has inflamed the people of Vietnam. Yesterday, thousands of Vietnamese attacked an industrial park which has numerous foreign factories. They looted and torched ten factories which they thought were owned by Communist Chinese industrialists. It turns out the factories were owned by Taiwanese industrialists. The Communist Vietnam government is now drawing close to the capitalist American and Australian governments in order to thwart economic goals of the Chinese Communist government. I trust this now clears up the prediction that once Americans left Vietnam, the area would be taken over by Communists!!

Ignorance Of The Youth

Justin Bieber is a celebrity and he is a young man with a modern education. That statement is enough to provide evidence that Mr.Bieber is an ignorant individual who believes “the past” refers to what he did last week. After spending the past five years teaching at St. Louis Community college sites it is clear to me that if ignorance of history was a virtue, 90% of
modern youth would wind up as saints in Heaven. Someone told Mr.Bieber that the Yasuksini Shrine in Tokyo was a place in which love of humanity was central to its existence. He visited the shrine and then posted pictures with the caption, “thank you for your blessing” on his Instagram page. I assume someone with intelligence gasped in shock at the pictures and explained to the ignorant young man this shrine was dedicated to Japanese soldiers who had murdered and raped during World War II. Justin did remove the pictures..

I doubt if Justin has any idea who fought in World War II, let alone what happened. The Japanese army murdered over five million Chinese people. In the city of Nanking they raped at least 80,000 women and forced thousands more in China and Korea to serve as “comfort women.” Gee, Justin, have you ever considered reading a book???

Anyway, Justin is no more insensitive than Japanese Prime Minister Abe who is certainly no “Honest Abe” when it comes to defending Japanese murder and rape.

Latest On MH370

For some strange reason, the CNN constant coverage of the missing MH370 flight has not been continued every moment of the day and night. After all, we still have not seen every square mile of the Indian ocean, and few images have been displayed about the Atlantic ocean or the Mediterranean Sea. I am disturbed at lack of reporting about strange noises that I heard coming from a strange car that followed me into my apartment complex. I distinctly heard a “ping noise” emanating from this car. Why no follow up? I realize they are searching for a “black box” but I have yet to hear any mention of a “yellow box” or an “orange box.” How come there is only concern about a “black box?” I suspect this is simply another piece of evidence that when a crime is committed one should look in the direction of “black things of folks.”

Angus Houston, who does not come from the city of Houston, Texas, is in charge of the search for this black thing that sends out a “ping” sound. There are unconfirmed reports a ping has been heard in waters near the city of Perth in Australia. I am shocked that CNN did not have a morning discussion as to the significance of this ping sound. I so miss those pert blond haired girls on Fox News who so love to pretend they know something about ping sounds. Of course, most of them believe the ping sound is proof that someone is playing ping pong.

Anyway, this is the absolute latest from Angus Houston: “There has been no major breakthrough in the search.” Great news. Why? Because he did NOT say there was no minor breakthrough in the search!

Remember The Murderers

The people of Japan has transformed their society in dramatic ways since the conclusion of World War II, but there is one aspect which remains locked in the past. Japanese leaders insist their nation was the VICTIM in World War II, nor the force which led to the death of millions of innocent people. Japan seized Korea early in the twentieth century and ruled with brutality in order to stamp out the very essence of Korean society. During World War II, thousands of Korean women were forced to become prostitutes in the service of Japanese soldiers, and the Japanese continue to insist, they did this voluntarily. Japan invaded China in 1937 and the ensuing war led to the death of millions as well as the brutal rape of over 50 thousand women in the city of Nanking. Japanese school books continue to insist their nation has no apology for these actions because America and other nations caused the wars and forced their soldiers into these actions.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued the path of arrogant behavior by visiting a memorial which honors Japanese soldiers who died during World War II. His visit to the Yasukuni memorial infuriated Japan and South Korea which regard such action as refusal to acknowledge the horror of Japanese action during the war. The Chinese government bluntly noted, “strong indignation at the Japanese leader for trampling on the feelings of the people of China.”

It is time Japanese educators visit Germany and learn how a nation confronts the horror of its past.

Why Do We Care About MH370?

I confess to the crime of devoting my efforts and blog to disseminating information regarding the story of a plane that fell from the skies somewhere in the ocean, and perhaps we will discover the location of watery graves–eventually. We humans so enjoy a mystery. Our entire lives are filled with mystery. We really have no clear picture as to how we got to this planet and the process that led to we becoming thinking life creatures. The essence of our existence is a mystery. For example, from whence comes the Big Bang? If there is nothing, then how does something emerge from nothing? Is there another universe which led to creation of this universe? Who knows and it is doubtful if we will ever learn the truth of our existence. So, when a story comes along that is a mystery wrapped in a mystery what else can we do but become fascinated?

The most mysterious aspect of this story is failure on the part of Fox News or Senator John McCain or Ted Cruz or the Tea Party to point some finger of blame at President Obama. Did his weakness and timidity in the face of terrorism inspire a pilot to crash the plane knowing Obama would not do anything? In the end of MH370 we simply must uncover a way to blame Barack Obama and Obamacare for this tragic story!!

I await the film which undoubtedly will have a Muslim terrorist seize control of the plane and some gallant American thwart the plot. Now, about the happy ending??

Horror That Is North Korea

Any attempt to write about the regime of North Korea is akin to writing about the Holocaust. In both cases, the lack of any semblance of respect for human life is the most noted characteristic of leadership. Whether Adolf Hitler or Kim Jong-un is the center of attention the end result is the same, there are people we encounter in our lives who simply lack any feeling of human compassion and believe death and brutality are organizing principles for human life. A United Nations report on North Korea notes that for over sixty years the government has engaged in a non-stop war against its OWN PEOPLE. Families are sent to jail, children along with parents, they are starved and worked to death for normal human behavior which the government defines as “acts against the state.” The UN urges that North Korean leaders be charged with crimes in the International Criminal Court.

A Chinese delegate to the UN argues the report is unfair. “The inability of the commission to get support and cooperation from the country concerned makes it impossible for the commission to carryout its mandate in an impartial, objective and effective manner.”

For once, the Chinese are correct. How in God’s name could any normal person who investigates anything about the North Korean government’s behavior toward its own people fail to display disgust?