Know Your Enemy! Not China…Xi Jinping!

America’s confrontation with the People’s Republic of China is heating up.  Not just the trade war and the 25% tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods announced by Donald Trump.  Not just the release and promotion of an ultrahawk Pentagon assessment of China’s military capabilities.

The real sign we’re getting serious about China is the appearance of the designated boogeyman: Xi Jinping to personify elite US anxiety and anger concerning China.

This episode looks at the road ahead: the road toward U.S. confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  Its waypoints: the Philippines and Taiwan.  Its watchwords: “decoupling” and “UNCLOS”.

The estimated time of arrival: 2020.

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Show notes

Xi Jinping wanted global power.  He overshot

Trump just had a great 24 hours on China

Our Real Problem with China: Xi Jinping

Top Philippine court orders government to protect South China Sea

PH, US, India, Japan ships sail in SCS

Lorenzana rejects proposal for PH to develop nuclear weapons

Might China Withdraw From the Law of the Sea Treaty?  -- Analysis

Australia’s security agencies are run by ‘NUTTERS’ who have been going ‘berko’ at the Chinese since a journalist wrote a report for ASIO on their influence: ex-PM

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:

    Curious that THEY still try to justify what THEY want to do instead of “Just Do It”.

  2. Nathan Hosking says:

    Where’s the Mp3??

  3. Amber Sayman says:

    Thank you for this video! When is the next one? I’m checking in every few days, of course.

  4. William Field says:

    Cheers Peter Lee

  5. Julien Teyteau says:

    It’s been six months now… I hope Peter’s doing fine.
    I loved those videos, they were so much deeper than the mindless propaganda of the corporate media…

    • I miss all of them. Filip, Pye, Peter … Last week I got a nice email from Filip, he’s doing well. Once in a while I get to see Peter’s take on Twitter. And hoping to connect with Pye in person this coming summer somewhere in Europe.

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