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by Sertorio
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore royalty slogs it out for the crown.
Replies: 21
Views: 339

Re: This election marks the beginning of Singapore’s decline.

I notice that the US and Western Europe (especially the PIGS) have horrendous government debt. Not only are their governments not being able to save for a rainy day, they incur debt that future generations have to pay for. Japan's public debt equals 225% of GDP... Generalizations, particularly ideo...
by Sertorio
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton

Doc wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:46 am
Make it a threat if the CCP invades Taiwan The US and much of the world will consider the CCP the illegitimate government and China and recognize Taiwan as China's legitimate government **might** deter a war.
Keep dreaming impossible dreams... China is the major power of the near future...
by Sertorio
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australia is arming itself "just in case".
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: The PRC used to be so wonderfully friendly.

Calm down. Sertorio! You are right that we out here have no grudge against China but we do have a healthy sense of our own security and a burning desire to ensure our own survival indefinitely into the future. Within the past decade the PRC has demonstrated utter contempt for the rights and interet...
by Sertorio
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton

Let's not forget that Bolton has a book to sell, and few career options with the government anymore. Whivh does not mean that the proposal is necessarily such a bad one, Milo. I think it's a good one. I think the folly of treating too freely with dictatorships is now plain and obvious, if it was ev...
by Sertorio
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton

Within your own and my own lifespan your country Portugal was an autocracy ruled by a political strongman that many have described as a dictator. But midway along it underwent a largely peaceful people's revoltuion that propelled it into becoming a democracy. Your preference for the Beijing regime ...
by Sertorio
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: US should diplomatically recognize Taiwan: Bolton

https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/us-should-diplomatically-recognize-taiwan-bolton/ Bolton, who served under President Donald Trump between 2018 and 2019, spoke during an online seminar on Thursday. He suggested that the current US administration could be more willing than ever to elevate the status of...
by Sertorio
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australia is arming itself "just in case".
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: The PRC used to be so wonderfully friendly.

Calm down. Sertorio! You are right that we out here have no grudge against China but we do have a healthy sense of our own security and a burning desire to ensure our own survival indefinitely into the future. Within the past decade the PRC has demonstrated utter contempt for the rights and interet...
by Sertorio
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australia is arming itself "just in case".
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: The PRC used to be so wonderfully friendly.

Countries which insist on being antagonistic and persistently unfriendly towards China will end up having what they seem to fear most - a China ready to defend its interests in a muscular manner. In my country we say that you don't catch flies with vinegar... SERTORIO : it is CHINA that has become ...
by Sertorio
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australia is arming itself "just in case".
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: The PRC used to be so wonderfully friendly.

The chief destabilising force is of course The Peoples Republic of China. To survive in such a combustible geopolitical environment Australia needs to be as ready as we can be for any likely contingency. I just wish it were happening during some more prosperous time as our economy is now sinking in...
by Sertorio
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 671
Views: 231264

Re: US Foreign Policy

US/India relations warm https://scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3091891/us-india-relations-continue-warm-modi-and-trump-exchange "In India the contest for influence is between the old friendship with Moscow and the new friendship with Washington." A natural development, given recent events . ...