A sensible reaction from you then. I would also be embarrassed in such a situation.I have sent people links to this forum, eg in the UK Defense Journal, telling them to come here and learn something, but the first thing they see is the Breaking News forum, them they open it and it’s full of hate, they leave and then report that the forum is a hateful one and to avoid it.
I know what the western media is doing, I am not completely brain washed, I get my news from a variety of sources which I have even mentioned on this forum before in order to have a balanced view.
I hate that the media is brainwashing everyone in the west and especially where I live
I used to be so proud of the BBC, I used to think it was the best thing the UK ever did, a way to get the news free from the bias of advertisers, with a mission to inform, educate and entertain.
I only realized it’s not true when I saw the crap they write about China despite all the evidence otherwise, or the things they never report like the breakthroughs or poverty relief, cause I know what’s going on more than most, I read this forum for example.
And I directed my anger at siegecrossbow harshly because of a comment he made, I’m sorry for that over reaction.
For example, Lithuania’s actions have influenced the US to possibly rename the Taipei office to Taiwan, whether it’s all coordinated in advance doesn’t matter.
The US president proposed to Xi that the leaders hold the summit in an effort to break an impasse in US-China relations, but multiple people briefed on the call said the Chinese leader did not take him up on the offer and instead insisted Washington adopt a less strident tone towards Beijing
A different person said it was possible that the two sides could agree to a video call — a step up from a phone call — around the time of the G20. But three people said the US was disappointed with Xi’s apparent lack of interest in a summit.
I do, of course. (and I meant to include your name in the overreaction apology above).Lithuania is definately a pawn used to "test" the water. If anyone thinks this is open to a flood gate of other countries to follow is delusional at best. The reasons Lithuania is choose is because they gave very little to loose by breaking off relationship with China.
Now, try that trick with Germany and see if they are willing to sacrifice their profitable relationship with China?
The Hyprocracy of the western MSM always harp on about how China is using cheque book to prise countries away from Taiwan. But when Taiwan does it, it does it because of genuine concern to help develop and improve the poor of the said county. See the difference?
sorry for all the posts today…
I do, of course. (and I meant to include your name in the overreaction apology above).
Let’s suppose someone did want to try that trick with Germany, there is an election in 2 weeks, could it be influenced? probably not, but I am sure some think otherwise.
Anyway, if Germany does it, or significantly changes their position then China might as well just give up with the EU and focus on rest of the world. They are good at creating markets where they didn’t exist before.
China cares about what Germany thinks and really wants to earn their respect and trust, as equals, it’s a major prize and validation of sorts, and it should naturally happen.
China hit them where it hurts; none of those sanctioned politicians are going to be able to find lucrative work after public office, so this is just a weak attempt to save their future moneymaking prospects.
The more I read about this, the less my argument makes sense.sorry for all the posts today…
This might not be pointless...
The UK (and EU) were shocked by the strength of Chinas response to their sanctions, they think it’s not fair. So, adding this minor sanction could be a way of “levelling up” in the eyes of the west, but not a big enough step for China to respond too, this could be a good state to de-escalate all the sanctions from this year? If it makes progress, the EU could do the same.
Remember, I believe the UK wants to have a positive relationship with China.