December 19, 2016
Let's Talk China
First of all I'm getting kind of tired listening to China's Communist Government whine about America. The whine is a constant, and our limp wristed current Administration just gives them what they want, every time.
That is soon to change.
Last week a UN Navy research vessel the Bowditch was operating a unmanned submersible drone near the Philippines.
Look at the above map. Is this ANYWHERE near China? Yet the Chinese claim ALL of the South China Sea as their territory. They bully, or try to, the Philippines, Viet Nam and India constantly.
So the Chinese, who shadow our ship constantly, stole this non-secretive drone right out of the water. The Navy says they were taking salinity and depth measurements. I have no reason to discount the Navy's story as this was not a military ship but a research vessel.
Notice that NOT A WORD was said by the Obama administration. However, President Elect Trump publicly called out the Chinese as thieves.
Which is what they are. Let's just get right down to it.
From the Washington Post;
President-elect Donald Trump reacted to the news by telling them he doesn’t want it back. “We should tell China that we don’t want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!” he tweeted Saturday evening.
The comment could prolong one of the most serious incidents between the U.S. and Chinese militaries in recent memory, potentially complicating ties ahead of Trump’s inauguration.
The latest spike in U.S.-Chinese maritime tensions occurred Thursday, when a Chinese submarine rescue ship close to the USNS Bowditch, an oceanographic survey vessel operating about 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay in the Philippines, took possession of the U.S. drone.
The incident occurred within sight of the Bowditch, which tracks the drone as it collects unclassified data on water temperature, salinity and other factors that may affect U.S. naval operations. According to U.S. officials, the Chinese ship refused initial requests from the Bowditch to return the drone.
So what President Trump basically told the Chinese was, you guys are thieves. The drone is inconsequential, we don't bother with thieves.
We can expect more of this.
What does China have to say?
Donald Trump appears to have not a clue how to lead a superpower.
That was the conclusion of China’s Global Times newspaper on Monday morning as the country’s media weighed in on the president-elect’s latest social media assaults on Beijing.
The article came after the US president-elect again used Twitter, which has been blocked in China since 2009, to berate the leaders of the world’s second largest economy.
“China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters – rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented [sic] act,” Trump tweeted early on Saturday morning after it emerged the Chinese navy had seized a US naval drone that had been operating in the South China Sea.
Notice that China has blocked Twitter since 2009. That should give you a clue as to where they are. Recently, the goofball that runs Facebook bowed over and kissed Chinas backside to get Facebook into China. In order to do that Zuckerberg has to create a censorship tool to please the Chinese.
This recent srticle from CNN...yes CNN titled
"It's Time To Stop Chinese Theft."
(CNN)By selecting Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as US Ambassador to China, President-elect Donald Trump chose a man who Chinese President Xi Jinping considers a "friend." But as a friend, Branstad will be the messenger to deliver the hard truth that the days of America bowing and scraping at China's feet are over.
To start, Trump and Branstad should put a quick end to China's economic espionage and outright theft. And make no mistake: China is stealing from the U.S. economy on a staggering scale.
Bill Evanina, a top deputy to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, estimated last year that the Chinese steal about $360 billion annually from American companies through hacking alone.
That is more than three times the value of all US exports to China in 2015 -- and roughly equal to the entire trade imbalance between the United States and China. In fact, it is more than three quarters the value of US exports to all of Asia.
Add in how much intellectual property the Chinese steal the old-fashioned way, with spies embedded in American companies, and the figure climbs by many more billions of dollars per year. Half of the 165 private companies surveyed by the FBI were victims of economic espionage or theft of trade secrets. Those companies suspect that China was to blame for 95% of the attacks. And the problem is only getting worse, with industrial spying and sabotage up 53% in 2015 over 2014.
Then there's China's huge industry of counterfeit goods like knock-off watches, handbags, DVDs and smartphones. That costs foreign companies, many of them American, another $20 billion every year.
So in many ways when Trump says that China is "killing us" on trade, he's right.
Today, December 19, 2016 is the day that Donald Trump will be elected by the Electoral College as the next US President.
It begins, today....
the US...our Veterans
Jobs and the Economy
There's alot on Presidents Trumps plate, and we as a people HAVE to do our part.
Our part is to work...to get over this idea that we are owed everything for doing nothing.
We need to raise our families in a morally right manner.
Let's make this push so we can give our kids something better than what we've been given.
Our part is also to give God the Glory and Honor He deserves for this last chance at living in this great nation.
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