China Building Floating Islands in South China Sea

Paul Chong                                      Sunday, 5 February 2017

 

island-fr-afarfloating-islandsThe American have always been known for their aggressive though creative imagination to capture people’s mind , hearts & soul . . . with propaganda, intimidation & threats of war. Mostly playing the part of the aggressor & under the guise of introducing western democracy, bringing about regime changes with the fall of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein & Libya’s Gaddafi, for example. The consequential costs of human life, misery & suffering are totally unacceptable . . . suffice for me to say this much without saying more.

Ironically, the Americans have all the justification & rationalisation for all that they have done. Bush was after “weapons of mass destruction”(WMD) when he invaded Iraq.

It would be suicidal to launch an attack on US. Silly ambitious Japan did by bombing Pearl Harbour during WW2 & suffered its defeat by US dropping off two atomic bombs over Hiroshima & Nagasaki. Militarily, US is supreme . . . “touch me not”.

China had enjoyed greatness before in its dynasty past as well as great humiliation in the hands of grabbing foreign power since prior to the fall of the last dynasty. No other nation can appreciate peace & harmony more than China.

To say the very least, China is truly committed to peaceful development, harmonious living, cooperation & co-existence. But why is US so jittery? China has a civilisation of over 5,000 years, that was “on the wane but never gone away”. It’s used to building mega structures . . . the Great Wall, Grand Canal, Forbidden City, Three Gorges Dam . . . after all, it’s a BIG country with a BIG population of over 1.3 billion (like every one in five living there).

Americans like to consider “white” as being supreme & beautiful. Contrarily, without the array & enhancement of colour mix, white alone does not have that impact. Beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder. Beautiful rainbow has seven primary colour. An artist requires a variety of colours to paint. Can the human landscape do without colour?

It has estimated by experts that by 2025, China should complete a phase of infrastructure that will rival what the United States has built in its entire history. It is estimated that China will overtake US as number one economy by the earliest 2020 or latest 2025!

futuristic-floating-cityfloating-citySince 2015 China been building giant Floating Islands (also Floating City) in the South China Sea. China’s pursuit of construction projects to assert its claims to disputed territory in the South China Sea. China is not backing down over its “ancestral” claim. Initially, China was just building up Spratly Island.

China, not just satisfied with turning South China Sea reefs into its first defence front, while Chinese Shipyard looks to building giant Floating Islands. The speed and scale of China’s island-building spree in the South China Sea last year aroused fear among the disputed claimers over a scattering of reefs and islands in the South China Sea, more than 500 miles from China. Material for the project is transported through a floating pipe.

Dispute with provocation can lead on to war. China’s Foreign Office, however, is willing to negotiate & settle peacefully through dialogue. Dialogue for negotiation should be left to concerned parties without outside intervention.

Below: Map of “Nine-Dash Line” to demarcate China’s territorial waters in South China Sea.

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Obama’s Neocons Have Produced A Mess In Ukraine

Guest Column by Henry Kissinger

Source: Strategic Culture Foundation

November 17, 2014

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Henry A Kissinger

Strategic Culture Foundation

Kissinger: Ukraine should forget about Crimea and NATO membership

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke about global threats, the secession of Crimea and Ukraine’s NATO accession.

Mr. Kissinger said that there currently is an urgent need for a new world order, but its coming into being will be long and complicated. “There are no universally accepted rules,” said Mr. Kissinger in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel. “There is the Chinese view, the Islamic view, the Western view and, to some extent, the Russian view. And they really are not always compatible.”

Speaking of Crimea’s accession to Russia, he noted that this is a special case, as Ukraine and Russia were one country for a long time. In his view, the West must recognize its mistakes. “Europe and America did not understand the impact of these events, starting with the negotiations about Ukraine’s economic relations with the European Union and culminating in the demonstrations in Kiev,” said Mr. Kissinger. “All these, and their impact, should have been the subject of a dialogue with Russia.”

He is sure that Ukraine has always had a special significance for Russia. Failure to understand this was fatal, and the Ukrainian authorities can forget about the Crimean peninsula. “Nobody in the West has offered a concrete program to restore Crimea,” said Mr. Kissinger. “Nobody is willing to fight over eastern Ukraine.” In his opinion, introducing anti-Russian sanctions was a mistake.

We have to remember that Russia is an important part of the international system, and therefore useful in solving all sorts of other crises, for example in the agreement on nuclear proliferation with Iran or over Syria,” Mr. Kissinger said. “This has to have preference over a tactical escalation in a specific case.” He added that Ukraine should not hope to become a member of NATO in the foreseeable future, as the alliance will never vote unanimously for the accession of Ukraine.

Footnote: neoconservative, esp. in advocating democratic capitalism.