Current Western Threats
"What does justify Chinese actions is the US militarization of waters that are unconnected to the US mainland or offshore territories. China has been ringed by US military bases. China is aware that the US cut off oil to Japan during WWII stirring up tensions leading to war, and that the US has used embargoes often since then to try and strangle those nations it labels foes. The South China Sea is a vital transportation and trade route for China.
Furthermore, China is keenly aware of the foreign humiliation of a weak China in the 19th century and later the role played by the US in the mainland’s political separation from Taiwan." Who has Sovereignty in the South China Sea?, 2016, Kim Petersen
Imperialism and War on China
"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the most translated and celebrated documents in the world, marking its 70th anniversary this year. But relatively few people are aware of the significance of its 25th Article, which proclaims the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living—including food, housing, healthcare, social services and basic financial security. As our campaign group Share The World’s Resources (STWR) has long proposed, it is high time that activists for global justice reclaim the vision that is spelled out in those few simple sentences. For in order to implement Article 25 into a set of binding, enforceable obligations through domestic and international laws, the implications are potentially revolutionary. (..) But in the past 70 years, no government has seriously attempted to adapt its behaviour in line with the Declaration’s far-reaching requirements." Reclaiming the UN’s Radical Vision of Global Economic Justice, June 2018, Adam W. Parsons, Dissident Voice
What's with China?
"Politics in Western countries often involves celebrity gossip, scandals, rumors, and tweetstorms. Political leaders pander to adolescent sentiments among the public, cultivating a mindset akin to sports fans -- cheering on their favorite teams while booing their opponents. - However, when one opens the pages of Xi Jinping's "The Governance of China," the second volume now available in English, the pages present a lost art, something that was essential in building civilization: statecraft." Xi Jinping presents the science of statecraft, 2018, C Maupin
".. Deng Xiaoping famously said “poverty is not socialism, to get rich is glorious,” and these words simply echoed Marx’s understanding of historical materialism." Technology & The Marxism of Jack Ma, 2017, CM
"When looking at China's behavior in the international arena, you will notice that China rarely, if ever, threatens the use of military force." In 2017, China wins friends & influence people, C Maupin
"The reports seem to complement what Fidel Castro, an undisputed “hardliner,” wrote in his Aug. 4th “Reflection”: “Xi Jinping is one of the strongest and most capable revolutionary leaders I have met in my life.”, Who-s-afraid-of-xi-jinping-and-why, 2015, C. Maupin