I used to drive a Chinese tour bus to the national parks from Yellowstone to
Bryce and Zion. When people would ask about the group I was with I would tell
them they came to see what they bought.
"Few Americans express concern that Japan is trying to gain overt or
untoward influence on the U.S. Rather, Japan’s debt ownership is seen as a
stamp of approval and an expression of confidence in American stability."-----------------------------Very true. The reason that so few have
such a concern is because since WWII, Japan has shown none of the militaristic
and territorial expansionism during the last three decades that China has. All
of the worry about Chinese debt ownership has nothing to do with that ownership
per se. It has to do with the fact that it is part of a dramatically increased
presence and influence of China throughout the world and the continuing
undercurrent of subtle but increasing hostility toward the U.S. and its
democratic process by a country that maintains single party Communistic rule by
often brutal and corrupt means.It is not merely by chance that we
and China are on opposite sides of political divides on issues related to
countries like N. Korea, Iran, Syria, Russia, etc. Nor does it take very astute
observational skills to note the grimy commonality of their associates nor their
united hostility toward us.
Would that be Communist China? Government started by Mao Tse Tung?
That's not something to be proud of really. They can produce things so
cheaply only because their labor has no rights and they offload their pollution
to their populace, the same oppressed workers. I think the people in
both countries were better off before.