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Old 04-16-2014, 02:34 AM
 
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It is not true, Taiwan has a lot of political and economic issues in the 21st century, some are directly or indirectly related to Mainland China.

Taiwan now is having a comparatively weak economic performance. The students protestors in Taipei recently oppose to closer economic ties with Mainland China.

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China has no intention to annex Taiwan, at least for the foreseeable future, because like you said, Taiwan is doing well and China only wants to deepen the ties.

However, if Taiwan does declare independence, China will not hesitate to attack it, no matter what the west does. There is no question about it. I don't think Taiwan has any chance of being independent without some sort of a third world war, and I am not sure if the US has the apetite for that. China hates wars and will do everything to avoid it, but when it comes to Taiwan, they won't hesitate for a second.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:42 AM
 
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U.S is not a troublemaker.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:44 AM
 
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No, it is not true. When they get to know more about America, they usually view it more negatively. Most ordinary Chinese don't know very much about America. The Chinese seem to agree very much when their government criticized the US and Japanese governments and organisations. US and Japan are the most criticized countries by the Chinese governments. The anti-American sentiment in China is of course much more mild than the anti-Japanese sentiment, and American-Chinese personal friendships, dating and marriages are not controversies in China. The Chinese do thank the Americans for crushing the Japanese in world war 2. Chinese don't really hate Americans, just a bit of dislike like other countries.
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Most Chinese seem to have a pretty positive view of America. I mean basketball is so popular there for instance, as well as American chains.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:33 AM
 
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Seemed like you were objecting to my contention that there would be many more wars if the USA left he world stage and then talked about a completely different subject, the US Dollar as a world currency. I doubt anybody posting on City Data (including you and I) has figured out what would happen in that case.

The USA has invented computers, internet, atomic bombs, put the only men on the moon...I would be much more worried if we lost our tech edge than if our currency is traded in a different way.
I can only say you seriously underestimate the importance of reserve currency status for the US. The US has repeatedly used its monetary policy to rob the world (southeast Asia, Latin America, Europe).

Most people would think that counts is technology and innovation... I wish it were true and maybe it is for other countries, but not for the US. But one requires significant finance background to appreciate the correlation.

American troops and the USD are what keep the US strong. Not Silicon Valley (not that it is not important).

I agree that there would be more wars without the US foreign policy, but let's not kid ourselves, the US, not others, benefit most from it.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:37 AM
 
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I don't think so. I am Asian and personally i don't think that U.S.A is the trouble maker.
many troubles are indirectly instigated by the US. Many of us simply don't know all about it.

For example the US would LOOOOVE to see the euro zone collapse, or at least remain weak. It would also enjoy seeing China and Japan antagnizing each other.

The US only accounts for 21% of world GDP now, but it keeps pretending the share is 45%... things will gradually change and someday it won't be capable to acting like a world cop.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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It is still a sovereign nation that Russia rolled into and took for their own without that nation's blessing. Ukraine had no say in whether the Crimea region had that vote, and the vote was overseen by Russian authorities- yeah, nothing shady there.

And now Russia is building up masses of troops and equipment on Ukraine's eastern border for a possible invasion of the rest of that country.
yeah, on the other hand, China is not a sovereign nation and Tibet should be allowed free to go.
That's how the west applies its double standard.

as to "possible invation of the rest of that country", really? So I guess American troops in South Korea is for possible invasion of east Asia?
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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The World; "wahhhhhhh, there's never a cop around when you need one!"
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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The World; "wahhhhhhh, there's never a cop around when you need one!"
a cop is supposed to keep order and justice as his job, not to just suit his own selfish needs.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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And yet all of you trash America on an American website. Oh the irony...
I found it funny to watch the UN general assembly take a vote on Crimea last month. The ones siding with Russia backing the annexation were the ones like Syria, North Korea and Venezuela.
The ones abstaining we're interesting too, all developing countries including the BRIC countries China, India and Brazil.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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American troops and the USD are what keep the US strong. Not Silicon Valley (not that it is not important).

I agree that there would be more wars without the US foreign policy, but let's not kid ourselves, the US, not others, benefit most from it.
Agree with your first sentence.

Disagree with the second one. Your argument is maybe the fundamental assumption of US foreign policy, maybe probably the reason why US military lost numerous life and failed in many wars.
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