Friday, February 12, 2010

Taiwan presses the reset button for US, Taiwan, China relation, that’s refreshing!

Taiwan Posts Best Export Growth in More Than 33 Years, may build bridge to China.

That will help US China relations Taiwan posted Monday its biggest monthly growth in exports in more than 33 years, powered by a recovery in demand from all its major export markets, especially China. China needs Taiwan as much as we need China and Taiwan. This is an important inter relationship. I do not understand why Taiwan can not be part of China but independent as the Democracy part!
Taiwan Posts Best Export Growth in More Than 33 Years

Things have been so volatile between China and the US because of the Dali Lama, currency issues, and rearming of Taiwan by the US that I am really pleased to see that Taiwan's economy is doing so well and partly because of China. After years of volatility

A bridge linking the Taiwan held Kinmen group of islands with China is planned and would be a powerful symbol of improved ties between Taipei and Beijing, as the area is so far best known as the scene of their bloodiest battle in the past 60 years.This is key! That prospect has now moved closer with the decision by Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development to approve the 3.3-mile bridge from Kinmen proper to neighboring Little Kinmen. That would only be one bridge away from China. It would be a shorter bridge to get to China at 3 miles long. I like this! Taiwan to build bridge off China
This is the official reason for what we keep reiterating! Why China Needs The U.S. -- And Vice Versa

Now I have renewed hope that China will remember how important good relations are to both of our countries as we move through the 21st century.

US-China ties 'to shape 21st century'

The US and China will never be the same but share the same big boat hit by huge waves

Cooperation between China Russia and the US is critical! Obama is right to say our ties will shape the future of the 21st century. The US and China are eying each other and moving very cautiously as they try to strike a balance. A few years back I began to view our relationship with China as the most important in the world. Not because we drove each others economy but because if at the time with Bush's instigation to war with Russia China due to the fact of how our 2 economies are so intertwined that if something happened China would side with us not Russia.

I hope that never happens and I feel increasingly confident we can take the road to peace and prosperity into the 21st century with a united world. Many of you know I repeat often that Nostradamus gave us two roads to travel into the future. Bush had us on the first road, the road to war and a disastrous future for man kind. I feel increasingly confident thanks to Obama we are now on the second road, the road to understanding and a successful prosperous future.

China is our Banker as well as North Korea's immediate neighbor. They hold more than a trillion dollars in our Bonds. They have more at stake here and around the world than anyone. Stakes are now enormous! China has to be a key partner in whatever happens here, in North Korea and around the world. We can not do this unilaterally. Along with Russia China and the US must work together to shape the future of the world!

China does not seem to have the leverage they use to or I thought they had. They do have an abstract leverage! They should want to be key players here. They are our banker and we owe them trillions. Being North Korea's immediate neighbor they would be the recipient of hundreds of thousands of refugees if not more. Regardless of the past that is gone. We have to be concerned with the future now. China is key to the world’s future and is very much in the balance.

We can not do this alone! Not just Russia but we need China to help with Iran and North Korea. China holds over a trillion dollars of our debt. They make many of our products so we keep them employed and in that respect we keep each others countries going. They sell the majority of the products they make to Wal-Mart and continue to loan us money.

We are intricately inextricably interwoven in a symbiotic roller coaster relationship. I don't know if I like it or not but it works and must continue. It will get bumpy along the way but I trust like it or not our relationship will continue into the foreseeable future. I am seeing China get stronger and increasingly taking over Japan's role in Asia too. We have many differences but one important thing in common, a desire for a successful future for our two countries! Things are looking up finally!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

I don't think China is what you think it is Jim. With that large a population they are still having problems keeping their people fed. There's been a drought in the southern part of the country and they are facing the same recession as us. Think of them like the guy who drives a Mercedes and lives in a shack. Check out some of the photo blogs from over there and you'll know what I'm talking about. They have wonderful modern trains that nobody can afford to ride.
I'm sure China looks on Taiwan just as they did Hong Kong. It would be a nice feather in their cap to get access to the latest technology if you haven't already stolen it by hacking the west.
Taiwan would be smart to boobie trap that bridge if it ever gets built. China must have been Chunnel envious when they thought of that idea.
As for Iran I'm sure they will be of no help there unless they can find a way to exploit the oil.
Russia as I recall sold Iran much of their arms which is now on hold with sanctions so I wouldn't expect much more than lip service there.

an average patriot said...

Demeur reading your comment I can only say what a convoluted mess. Funny but I was thinking the same thing about the chunnel. I am sure that is rigged as I would expect the bridge to be!