On Aug 7, 9:51 pm, rst9 <rst9w...
> How can we use Vietnam as a negotiating tool? Why would China care
> about Vietnam?
Stop we-ing deceitfully. The "we" in your heart refers to members of
the CCP, the largest body of organized crime in the world. And when it
comes to "constant intimidation", why are you so indignant when CCP is
blamed of it by so many neighboring countries? How many countries is
CCP constantly intimidating to extend its colonial control over the
South China Sea and the East China Sea? Japan, Korea, the Philippines,
Taiwan, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Australia, New
Zealand etc. are all being intimidated by the CCP and not by the USA.
In fact, it is USA that is reassuring these countries of support in
the face of CCP intimidation.
And I haven't even mentioned the plight of Tibetans and of Uyghurs in
East Turkmenistan under the colonial rule of the Chinese Communist
Shouldn't you be saying, "We are being driven by our imperialist
agenda to lay claims to the South China Sea and to the East China
Stop saying "we" as if you are refering to USA. The "we" of your heart
is the CCP. It is the CCP that is into constantly intimidating the
neighbors of China. USA would be doing the right thing if it assures
these neighbors that they can count on US support against such naked
intimidation. It is the CCP that is building a fence around itself by
pursuing its colonial agenda.
The CCP caused the death of hundreds of thousands of people in 1979
just to "teach Vietnam a lesson". No surprises there. CCP's treatment
of China's citizens isn't any better.
The CPC was responsible for the murder of 45 million people between
1958 and 1962. Compare that to the killing of 55 million people world
wide during WW II and you get a true idea of
the crimes committed by the CPC dictatorship in Beijing.
Mao's Great Leap Forward 'killed 45 million in four years'
BY ARIFA AKBAR
Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as
the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had
unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said
Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank
Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the
time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an
effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was
responsible for overseeing "one of the worst catastrophes the world
has ever known".
Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history from 1958 to
1962, when the nation was facing a famine, compared the systematic
torture, brutality, starvation and killing of Chinese peasants to the
Second World War in its magnitude. At least 45 million people were
worked, starved or beaten to death in China over these four years; the
worldwide death toll of the Second World War was 55 million.
Mr Dikötter is the only author to have delved into the Chinese
archives since they were reopened four years ago. He argued that this
devastating period of history – which has until now remained hidden –
has international resonance. "It ranks alongside the gulags and the
Holocaust as one of the three greatest events of the 20th century....
It was like [the Cambodian communist dictator] Pol Pot's genocide
multiplied 20 times over," he said.
Between 1958 and 1962, a war raged between the peasants and the state;
it was a period when a third of all homes in China were destroyed to
produce fertiliser and when the nation descended into famine and
starvation, Mr Dikötter said.
His book, Mao's Great Famine; The Story of China's Most Devastating
Catastrophe, reveals that while this is a part of history that has
been "quite forgotten" in the official memory of the People's Republic
of China, there was a "staggering degree of violence" that was,
remarkably, carefully catalogued in Public Security Bureau reports,
which featured among the provincial archives he studied. In them, he
found that the members of the rural farming communities were seen by
the Party merely as "digits", or a faceless workforce. For those who
committed any acts of disobedience, however minor, the punishments
State retribution for tiny thefts, such as stealing a potato, even by
a child, would include being tied up and thrown into a pond; parents
were forced to bury their children alive or were doused in excrement
and urine, others were set alight, or had a nose or ear cut off. One
record shows how a man was branded with hot metal. People were forced
to work naked in the middle of winter; 80 per cent of all the
villagers in one region of a quarter of a million Chinese were banned
from the official canteen because they were too old or ill to be
effective workers, so were deliberately starved to death.
Mr Dikötter said that he was once again examining the Party's archives
for his next book, The Tragedy of Liberation, which will deal with the
bloody advent of Communism in China from 1944 to 1957.
He said the archives were already illuminating the extent of the
atrocities of the period; one piece of evidence revealed that 13,000
opponents of the new regime were killed in one region alone, in just
three weeks. "We know the outline of what went on but I will be
looking into precisely what happened in this period, how it happened,
and the human experiences behind the history," he said.
Mr Dikötter, who teaches at the University of Hong Kong, said while it
was difficult for any historian in China to write books that are
critical of Mao, he felt he could not collude with the "conspiracy of
silence" in what the Chinese rural community had suffered in recent
The German invasion of Russia in 1941 was the first step of Hitler's
attempt to acquire more land for the German people to populate. The
CCP dictatorship's brutal suppression of the Tibetans and the Uighyurs
is an adaptation of Hitler's idea of Lebensraum. So is its aggressive
but spurious claims on the South China Sea and the East China Sea.
The Pacific nations are all aware that imperialist China has come to
believe that "Today, it's all about military power, the only thing
counts." In 1979, the CCP dictatorship under Deng Xiaoping's
helmsmanship caused the death of nearly 150,000 soldiers just to
"teach Vietnam a lesson". It is another matter that a significant
proportion of the dead were Chinese soldiers. But that mattered very
little to lull the blood-lust of the CCP dictatorship in Beijing.
As far as the Pacific countries (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the
Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New
Zealand etc.) are concerned, it is the CCP dictatorship in Beijing
that is the greatest menace to world peace. In fact, China's small
neighbors thank USA for the fact that China hasn't dared since 1979
to launch a bloody invasion to teach any of its small neighbors a
lesson. As far as the Pacific nations are concerned, it is the USA
that is providing a shield against the blood lust of the CCP