Monday, October 03, 2011

How Long Will the U.S. Compromise on China?

It is unfortunate the United States seems to be not supporting Taiwan (true China) as much as it used to. Acting in a righteous manner should never be sacrificed to continue to be on the good side of ones lender. We need to remember that while Taiwan was part of China before the Chinese civil war, the wrong side won that war. Evil won and good lost. The U.S. should give Taiwan the new F-16s and anything else they wish to purchase to protect themselves against possible aggression from Mainland China. The CIA World Factbook classifies China as a “Communist State”, while they may be shifting towards capitalism we need to remember that they are communist. (It is the same classification given to Cuba and we embargo them, morally the U.S. should consider embargoing China to be fair). If the day comes that Taiwan is a part of China, it will be unfortunate, rather we should wish to see China become a part of Taiwan.

If we are willing to sell out Taiwan for the economic benefits we gain from Mainland China then the U.S. has fallen much further than I thought. China needs the U.S. to purchase its goods as much as the U.S. wants to buy them, and wants China to fund the U.S. debt. It is a mutually supportive relationship, one that continues to assist China in gaining strength, and for that reason it needs to be severed. The United States needs to work to rely upon other capitalist countries that respect human rights.

The IMF has predicted the Chinese economy will overtake the U.S. in 2016 Unfortunately the tipping point for this event has likely already passed; still the U.S. needs to do all it can to prevent this event from occurring due to the slight hope and chance it is possible to avoid. As China gets closer and possibly overtakes the U.S. economy, the U.S. will need to have more allies in the region it can rely upon; Taiwan can serve to be one of those allies, hopefully Japan can be another. The U.S. needs to cut its spending down to levels where it no longer needs China and make the China-U.S. relation more important to China than the U.S., then it can leverage China as it may see fit. If the U.S. and the rest of the free world cannot control China it needs to be weakened back to a level that together the free world can control it. As long as China remains communist, the U.S. should work to strengthen Taiwan, economically trip China all it can, and in particular, prevent the Yuan from even being an option as the world reserve currency. He who has the strongest economy has the influence; Communist China cannot be allowed to have that influence. The manipulation of the Yuan also is reason to attempt to punish China, not reward it by becoming greater friends with them.

The U.S. must not compromise in its foreign policy; it must act in a righteous manner towards the rest of the free world. Placating China should not be our goal, weakening it should be. It needs to be known that if you abuse your people, if you do not respect human rights, if you do not promote freedom for all men, rather you are more interested in economic growth and riches regardless of the cost, the United States will not be your friend, ally, or even trading partner, instead we will oppose you until you realize the errors of you ways.

1 comment:

P said...

First, China is not as powerful as it may seem. The readings from this week make that pretty clear. They have hundreds of millions of poor people and spend nowhere near the amount of money on defense and R&D. Their navy is nothing special and the only thing they can boast about is the size of their standing army.

Second, since when has the U.S. truly cared about doing business with human rights abusers, dictators, and other unsavory characters? Look at interventions in Latin America over the last 100 years, or our foreign aid to Egypt under Mubarak, and to Pakistan since the start of the "War on Terror".

The U.S. doesn't care that China jails its journalists, or executes more prisoners than the rest of the world combined. They use the human rights issue as a convenient way to show they are "pressuring" China to change their ways. It makes better PR than talking about floating currency devaluations.