China: Living in the Bipolar World

U.S.Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech at the Hudson Institute on October 4.  Exactly one month before the midterms, it looks like the Trump administration is looking to close the books on “How Donald Trump betrayed America to Russia” and move on “How Donald Trump Saved America from China.”

Pence’s speech attracted a lot of attention because it positioned the People’s Republic of China as a hostile power actively undermining U.S. domestic security and interfering in the politics, business, media, and academia of the United States.

The main thrust of the Pence speech was to paint America as the injured party in a campaign of Chinese subversion against the homeland, not just somebody who is trying to eat America’s economic and diplomatic lunch in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

In the process Pence shifted the China’s discourse America’s victimhood and invited the a priori assumption that PRC influence is behind skepticism concerning the US government’s China story.

Covering U.S. China policy from a critical perspective just got a lot more interesting.  But we’re still doing it at Newsbud and China Watch.

China is trying to navigate from a unipolar world into a multi-polar world without getting into a war with the United States.  Instead, China is stuck in a bipolar world, as in schizophrenic, with the unipolar and multipolar forces battling each other.

This episode of China Watch goes into the history and context of U.S. Chinahawking over the last four years, China’s countermeasures and counterprogramming in America and Europe, and what the future probably holds.

And as a special bonus, China Watch discusses whether China is channeling the beast of the Apocalypse.

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Show notes

Vice President Pence Remarks on China at Hudson Institute

What Businessweek Got Wrong About Apple

Apple Insiders Say Nobody Internally Knows What’s Going on with Bloomberg’s China Hack Story

Chuck Hagel’s Demise…James Fanell’s Rise…and Australia!

We’re at the Tipping Point on North Korea…and Who’s Lying About that Aircraft Carrier?

Exclusive: Armitage to back Clinton over Trump

Schriver emerges as potential Pentagon policy nominee

Made in China 2025

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying Making Clear China’s Position in Response to US Leader’s Groundless Accusations against China

Chinese ambassador outlines stances on ties with U.S., South China Sea

A war of perceptions and emotions

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the Re-Imposition of Sanctions Pursuant to the May 28, 2018 National Security Presidential Memorandum Relating to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

China and the last of the multilateralists

Piano event creates new Guinness World Record

Special China Watch reports on Korea

Perhaps no foreign affairs issue in recent history has been so thoroughly misunderstood as the backstory of U.S. engagement with North Korea.  That’s because U.S. machinations relating to North Korea are about as dirty, unsuccessful, and embarrassing as can be imagined.

Here’s your chance to understand the context of U.S.—North Korea relations: a trio of special reports I have prepared on the untold story of U.S. duplicity and failure on North Korea.  Unknown, that is, to Western observers who rely on the selective historical memories of American policy makers and pundits; but deeply known and felt reality to North Korean and Chinese policymakers for whom U.S. bad faith and betrayal is the default setting in Korean affairs.

The Deep State Plan to Sabotage Korean Peace (full episode available on Youtube)

John Bolton’s presence on the White House staff is a red flag to Chinese and North Korean policymakers.  That’s because John Bolton’s core competency is sabotaging the stated and perhaps genuine intentions of the President of the United States to pursue peace on the Korean Peninsula, and substitute “active measures” to promote regime change. 

One of the most consequential failures in modern U.S. diplomacy (or anti-diplomacy) if you prefer, was a disastrous foray into financial secondary sanctions targeting North Korea during the George W. Bush years when John Bolton ruled the North Korea regime-change roost.  The sanctions gambit—targeting a tiny, China affiliated bank in Macau—backfired and literally birthed North Korea’s first atomic bomb.

It’s history that the Chinese and North Koreans know deep in their bones, even as the U.S. government tried to deny and ignore the reality of the fiasco.  To understand the deep distrust and reflexive caution of Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping in dealing with the United States, you need to know about the Banco Delta Asia gambit of 2005.

This is a non-paywalled China Watch offering posted on the Newsbud youtube channel per the link.  Please circulate it among your friends and encourage them to subscribe to Newsbud and get the full story of America’s North Korea boondoggle.

Shame in San Francisco: At the Olympics, South Korea Says “Enough” to a Century of Japanese and U.S. Betrayal

My Asia Brief audio report on the history Americans don’t know… but drives current events on the Korean peninsula.  Resentment at the sacrifice of Korea to U.S. Cold War ambitions and the Japanese alliance runs deep…and Koreans in the North and South are finally able to do something about it.

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

The Korean War was a desperate and dubious battle in which the US was ready to try anything and everything to overcome its strategic and tactical disadvantages.  Biological weapons, nuclear weapons…and Douglas MacArthur’s plans for a strategic breakout via escalation of the Korean conflict to a regional war.  Everything was on the table.

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

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  1. Jon L Curran says:

    There is only one DJT and he will be a lame duck in 6 years. XI is there for life.

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