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One China Policy Stand-off

by Oui Mon Dec 26th, 2022 at 10:51:10 PM EST


To Maintain Peace at Xmas



Empire Building South-East Asia

Japan's constitution and Article 9 guarantee for Pacifism died along with the death of Abe.

Death throes of an empire: nationalist spirit with advances in technology giving an edge relative to neighbouring states leads to feeling of superiority, dehumanizing other people as inferior. The ingredients for genocide and inhumane acts by a state. History repeating itself ... fascism. The fabric of a state and its culture falling outside the realm of multilateralism, going it alone. One can easily equate narrative of superiority with today's exceptionalism. All men (and women) are created equal and no false interpretation of a 250 year old constitution can change that. As the world burns and the glaciers melt.


Deglobalization and WTO Free Trade Principles

Deglobalization, Trade War and Unipolar Bullying

Battle Over Solomon Islands

Australia `must ready Solomon Islands invasion' to stop China security deal | March 25, 2022 |

Australia must be willing to invade the Solomon Islands and topple its government if that's what is necessary to stop a proposed security pact between China and the Pacific nation going ahead, one commentator has argued.

David Llewellyn-Smith, founding publisher of MacroBusiness and former owner of leading Asia Pacific foreign affairs journal The Diplomat, says this is "Australia's Cuban missile crisis" and chillingly warns a Chinese naval base in the Solomons would be "the effective end of our sovereignty and democracy".

Hegemonic and colonist mentality behind Australia's threats to invade Solomon Islands

Australia and US Making Up for Neglect

US Strategic Interest

Indo-Pacific NATO Interest, Biden Aggression

China's Economic Rebound

US Capitalism v. EU Social-Democracy

Life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen to the lowest levels seen in 26 years, below China and also Cuba.

slaynews.com | Artificial Sweeteners Behind Spike in Sudden Deaths, Heart Attacks, 'Experts' Claim 24 Dec post-COVID-19 SADS R&D peer-review

• The U.S. Sun: Urgent warning to gardeners as soil 'increases risk of killer heart disease'
• Daily Mail: Expert warns that shoveling snow can be a deadly way to discover underlying cardiovascular conditions as straining the heart with physical activity could cause sudden death
• Wales Online: Energy bill price rise may cause heart attacks and strokes, says TV GP
• Wales Online: Sweating more than usual and at night could be a sign of heart attack
• Health Line: Can Snoring Lead to Heart Failure?
• CBS News: Watching less TV can reduce heart disease risk, research suggests
• Daily Mail: Entirely new kind of 'highly reactive' chemical is found in Earth's atmosphere - and it could be triggering respiratory and heart diseases and contributing to global warming, scientists claim
• The U.S. Sun: Summer holidays warning as flight delays increase risk of silent killers
• Toronto Sun: Daylight savings may increase chance of heart disease, strokes: Studies
• New Scientist: Taller people may have a higher risk of nerve, skin and heart diseases
• Medical News Today: What is the link between cold weather and heart attacks?
• New York Post: Falling asleep with the TV on could bring early death: study
• Debras, et al, "Artificial sweeteners and risk of cardiovascular diseases: results from the prospective NutriNet-Santé cohort", 7 Sep 2022
archived Rein in the four horsemen of irreproducibility

by Cat on Wed Dec 28th, 2022 at 04:17:36 PM EST
Quite a long paragraph Cat ... summing up most nonsensical assumptions and educated guesswork, back to basics: Charles Darwin. 😉

Survival of the Fittest: Herbert Spencer was a philosopher and social idealist

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Dec 28th, 2022 at 06:41:53 PM EST
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'A sea change': Biden reverses DECADES of Chinese US trade policy, 26 Dec Politico
"You really have seen a sea change in the way that they're looking at the relationship with China," said Clete Willems, who helped design China US economic policy in the Trump White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economics and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. "The Biden administration views Chinese < wipes tears > indigenous innovation as a per se national security threat ... and that is a big leap [and a long march?] from where we've ever been before."
Taken together, the "protect" and "promote" agendas represent a fundamental rethinking in the American government's approach to China's technological advancement and, ultimately, its economic development. While American policymakers were previously content to manage China's technological growth and make sure it stayed a few generations behind the U.S., security officials now seek to bring Beijing's development—particularly in chips and computing, but soon in other sectors—closer to a standstill.

National security adviser Jake ["The Snake"] Sullivan, who has led the development of much of the protect agenda, previewed the actions in September. Previous U.S. policy, he noted, sought to maintain "relative advantages" over adversaries through a "'sliding scale approach that said we need to stay only a couple of generations ahead."

< wipes tears >
US State | Secretary Blinken Launches the Office of China Coordination, 16 Dec alias ....
...China House will ensure the U.S. government is able to responsibly manage our competition with the People's Republic of China (PRC) and advance our vision for an open, inclusive international system.  Our goal in creating China House is to help deliver on elements of the Administration's approach to the PRC.

China House is a key component of the Secretary's modernization agenda, which is focused on equipping the Department to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the decade ahead.  The Secretary and Department leadership are committed to ensuring we have the talent, tools, and resources to successfully execute U.S. policy and strategy towards the PRC as the most complex and consequential geopolitical challenge we face.....

archived "Antony Blinken will soon travel to Beijing", DOD | Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2022, World POWs G20 summit preppers pretense
by Cat on Wed Dec 28th, 2022 at 04:51:44 PM EST

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