"600 missiles: How about nuclear bombs that US and Russia have? How about the military spendings that US, Japan, UK, France and Germany have? Then you know China is much much more limited in this respect because Chinese is peaceful people."
* Interesting logic? No wonder kids like sucker??
Chink? Chink is the Future, Kids!
by: sucker2k2 11/22/04 01:06 pm
Msg: 25194 of 26398
In Southeast Asia, Chinese Language and Culture Centers (CLCC) are replacing the US Information Services (USIS).
To learn Chinese language, to understand Chinese culture, is the way to secure better life and future.
Chinese universities are full of foreign students coming from Asia. Americans are losing influence. Even Taiwanese students prefer to go to the univeristies in the motherland, rather than those in America.
Across Southeast Asia, US State Department's United States Information Service (USIS), which once offered English-language training and library services, were closed and staff was slashed as part of the worldwide cutbacks in the 1990's. It is now replaced by Chinese governmnet's "Chinese Language and Culture Centers" (CLCC) to offer free lessons of Chinese language and culture.
"The Chinese are actively expanding their public diplomacy while we are cutting back or just holding our own," said Paul Blackburn, a former public affairs officer of the United States Information Service who served at four American embassies in Asia in the 1980's and 90's.
China Radio International, with light fare and upbeat news and features, now broadcasts in English 24 hours a day, while Voice of America broadcasts 19 hours and will soon be cut back to 14 hours, he said.
CCTV-9, China's flagship English-language television channel, which features suave news anchors and cultural and entertainment shows, is broadcast worldwide. America may have CNN International, but in the realm of public policy, the United States has "nothing comparable," Mr. Blackburn says.
As Washington cuts back, China is providing concrete alternatives. The Chinese president and Communist Party chief, Hu Jintao, made clear the importance of China's cultural offensive to Beijing when he addressed the Australian Parliament last year.
As I said, based on the history book, back in 1843, US refused to join Great Britian and France to recognize Hawaii as an indpendent nation (kingdom). But in 1875, Hawaii signed a sugar trade treaty with US as an independent nation (kingdom). After American business Sanford Dole and US troops abolished Hawaii kingdom and proclaimed "Republic of Hawaii" in 1893, no foreign nation recognized this new nation. US claimed Hawaii is under US sovereignty in 1894, and a part of US territory four years later in 1898. No foreign country recognized that either.
If you want to argue Hawaii has the historical status problem, then the answer is "YES"! And the status problem is much greater and much real. Personally, I don't think Taiwan has any "status" problem as DPP tried to make people to believe.
International politics is counting on power, both economic and military powers. I don't see any chance that Taiwan status become an issue in this international community, no chance at all.
You know? This board is such a place where people take what they need from, while this is NOT a place where people talk about what a truth is. Don't believe me? Go ahead to make a call that "the Mars is a rectangle". I can assure you that no one is gonna challenge you.
They may never get $50 million that Taiwan governmnet has promised. Taiwan has withdrawn its medical team second day it got to Jakarta, what a shame! No other nation has done that yet!
by the way, sucker, you haven't answer my question exactly how many nations has ackowledged and recognized Hawaii is part of US territory.
<<<The correct statement should be: Chinese, except those fake Taiwanese chinks, are peaceful people in the world! Fake Taiwanese is not peaceful: they robbed our land resource and pretend to be native Taiwanese! Are they peaceful? Judge yourselves!>>>
The Chink dog just stopped short of saying Taiwan belonged to China even before the earth was created.
As LA Times and Singapore's Chennel News Asia reported, China's presence in the global effort to aid tsunami victims is hard to miss here, and China steps in as the leader in Tsunami aids.
The country's large, red tents are pitched in the middle of the town's air force base, the center of regional relief operations. Its team, which includes 16 emergency doctors, is larger than that of any other foreign country on the base and has made frequent runs to remote villages, treating about 1,000 victims a day.
In sharp contrast to United States and other nations, China's military hasn't joined the tsunami relief efforts. United States and other nations have sent defense personnel to Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and other areas. Chinese officials have suggested that Indonesia may not have wanted Beijing to send its military for the relief efforts.
China's pledge of more than $63 million in relief aid is small compared with those of Australia ($750m), Germany ($664m) or Japan($500m). China knows its limitations, "China is still a developing nation. Its foreign aid budget is relatively small," said Zhu Feng, an expert on international security at Peking University.
But in the eyes of leaders of the countries who receive the aids, China is always committed to what she promised and this is much more important than an empty aid pledged. China Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said "We've made a promise, we always keep our promises. It's like this in the past, it's like this now and it will always be like this," during the Jakarta ASEAN summit meeting.
Since launching economic reforms and opening up in the 1980s, the world's most populous country has steadily gained political and economic might, especially in the Southeast Asian region, which it has traditionally regarded as its sphere of influence.
Unlike United States, China also gave substantially during the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s, pledging billions of dollars in loans to countries such as Thailand, and winning trust along the way.
"China's trying to raise its soft power profile, to present itself as good citizens of global community," said Richard Baum, director of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies.
"This is exactly what China wants. It wants to secure respect as a responsible, major power, a benevolent power," said Joseph Cheng, a long-time China analyst at City University in Hong Kong. "In the past two to three years, China's foreign policy has emphasized its rise is peaceful, that it is no threat to its neighbors and even that China's prosperity will mean prosperity for the region." he also said.
"China must win the hearts of the countries in Asia, especially Southeast Asia," said Riza Sihbudi, head of international political development at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, a government think tank in Jakarta. As its influence increases, he said, China "will threaten the U.S. interest in Southeast Asia."
Indra Wahidin, head of the Chinese committee at the Chamber of Commerce in North Sumatra, said he regarded China's tsunami relief work as strictly an expression of humanitarianism with nothing attached.
According to LA Times, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is overwhelmed by governmental pledges of more than $4 billion. But he has serious doubts about how much it will actually delivered as promised this time.
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami complained in December that of $1.1 billion pledged after the Bam earthquake in 2003, only $17 million had arrived, that is only 1.5% of what is promised.
After Hurricane Mitch devastated parts of Central America in 1998, governments and institutions gathered in Stockholm in 1999 and offered nearly $9 billion in emergency relief and long-term reconstruction, an Inter-American Development Bank report states. Five years later, less than a third of the money has materialized.
There have been significant shortfalls in governmental and institutional aid promised to India, after the 2001 Gujarat earthquake, to Mozambique, after floods in 2000, and after other disasters, according to records kept by the U.N.'s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Aid for countries recovering from man-made disasters can also be slow to appear. A donor conference for war-torn Liberia in February also brought promises of more than half a billion dollars. But by the end of 2004, only $65 million had been delivered, a U.N. official said.
"The word pledge doesn't always mean commitment," said David Roodman, a research fellow at the Washington-based Center for Global Development. "A country is considered lucky if they get half of what is pledged at these donor conferences."
Up to this moment, the top donners are: Australia $750m, Germeny $664m, Japan $500m, US $350m, Norway $183m, France $103m, UK $95m, Sweden $76m, Denmark $75m, Spain $68m, Canada $67m, China $65m.
ONLY China said she will keep the promises. Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said in front of more than 20 all other foreign leaders during the Jarkata ASEAN summit "We have made promises, and we mean what we say"