The China War. It’s Real. It’s Here.

The China War is real.

China is figuring out how to fight it.  America is figuring out how to sell it.

Our General Petraeus was at the Raisina Dialogue in India.  According to a tweet from an attendee, he told the assembly:

Petraeus: US declaration of a new Cold War on China is defining issue, means India + others have to choose sides.

Message received.  As of now, it’s not Team China Hawk.  It’s Team China War.

And here’s hoping the war stays cold and dirty for a few more years, and doesn’t turn hot for a while.

But the signs from last week tell us we’re heading toward the hot place.

China made a big decision to escalate, rather than just match U.S. moves in the global Huawei confrontation.

In addition to detaining two Canadians on charges of national security violations as retaliation for the detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, a PRC court hurriedly reviewed the drug trafficking conviction of a Canadian citizen, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg—and sentenced Schellenberg to death.

It’s not just a matter of making Justin Trudeau sweat.  It looks like the PRC has decided it has to push back across the board and show the world China is not a paper tiger.

Pushing China into open confrontation has always been the dream of the China War party.  But will it turn into a nightmare?

Meanwhile, the US media, pundits, officialdom, and assets are working hard to sell a war that has more to do with perpetuating US hegemony than it has to do with making the world a better, safer place.

A keystone of the US effort to roll back China in Asia is the continued electoral success and political influence of the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, and her pro-independence and pro-US Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan.

But Tsai’s prestige took a beating in a major electoral defeat in local elections.  Team Taiwan Independence is there to help her pick up the pieces and, in a vociferous campaign in the international press, sell a pro-Tsai narrative that covers up some deep problems with America’s Taiwan strategy.

More war, less peace, increasing casualties, and escalating collateral damage.  Documented here at China Watch and pretty much nowhere else.

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Show notes

Time Running Out to Stop China’s New Cold War Aggressions

This PowerPoint presentation proves Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is guilty, says the US.  Preposterous, says her lawyer

President Trump, Guo Wengui, and an Odd Series of Events

China Sentences a Canadian, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, to Death

China’s ambassador accuses Canada of ‘white supremacy’ in Huawei CFO arrest

Who are the foreigners executed in China?

Sentence appropriate on Canadian drug smuggler, does not violate principle

Canada’s protests test China’s reforms

America’s China shock

Twilight of the CCP…and Shambaughism?

Taiwan’s local elections, explained

President Tsai’s new years’ talk for 2019

October 2018 Mainland Affairs Council Public Opinion Polling on Cross Strait Relations

Open Letter to Democratic Taiwan

China’s interference in the 2018 elections succeeded—in Taiwan.

Woman is unable to hear the voices of MEN

Sisterhood of spies: Women now hold the top positions at the CIA

Women Now Run the Military Industrial Complex.  That’s Nothing to Celebrate

Latest U.S. presidential contender Kirsten Gillibrand lived in Taiwan

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. Could not watch the video via JW player. It freezes-up even with newest version of video software. The Youtube preview works normally with no freeze-up. Also, access for members is awkward with confusing instructions on how to get to the member version.

  2. Flash V. 32 keeps freezing-up on either of the full-length videos. The arrow spins as if buffering about every 8 to 10 seconds. In contrast, the youtube preview video works normally and without delay.

  3. James Williamson says:

    Lawfare and escalation indeed, Peter. Thank you for this crucial update. (The video player was just fine for me too.)

  4. James Williamson says:

    By the way, Peter, do you think there is any chance that I, a man, may also be suffering from an all-too-familiar mainstream media-style hearing impairment toward facts? Or simply a testosterone-driven inability to make rhyme or reason out of the mil-industrial-surveillance complex’s new female bias toward warmongering? Ha. 😀 (Couldn’t resist.) 😛 Thanks again for this crucial update. 🙂

  5. Truly superb piece Mr. Lee. Always a pleasure to watch your videos.

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