The relation between China and the neighboring country

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    Thailand, (from memory) have large ethic Chinese populace. Over 25% of the populace can trace their ancestry root to China.

    Also, its funny that nothing was ever said, no sanctions imposed by the western nations on the fact that the military overthrow an elected government (more times than I can remember). And Thailand is under Marshall law!

    Where as China is still under sanctions fir something happened 30 years ago! Figures
     
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    an interesting article
    Taiwan loses second ally in a week as Kiribati switches to China https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...-ally-in-a-week-as-kiribati-switches-to-china
    containing this interesting link: Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map data (it's https://pacificaidmap.lowyinstitute.org/ and if nothing else, could be used as the Pacific geography test LOL I admit I swapped Tuvalu and Niue while I'm keen on geography)

    seriously now, personally I thought the US might be donating a significant money to Solomon Isl. and Kiribati because of WW2 Guadalcanal and Tarawa, but apparently I was wrong (I mean "significant money" at the scale of islands in the Pacific, not "significant money" at the Pentagon's scale)
     
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    and in the most recent development as seen by Gl. Times
    US makes Solomon Islands new battlefield of 21st Century over Chinese investment
    follow the link
    http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1167235.shtml
    if interested

    I knew I had heard of Tulagi before:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulagi#World_War_II
    but couldn't place this quickly now

    oh and that NYT article apparently is
    China Is Leasing an Entire Pacific Island. Its Residents Are Shocked. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/world/australia/china-tulagi-solomon-islands-pacific.html
     
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    Fantastic footage of a great elder statesman Lee kuan you (hope I spelt his name right).

    Putting to right those sterotypical of western view of China and all things Chinese. Just loved the way he put those arrogant, ill-informed and prejudice interviewers down without being overtly obvious!

    The sad thing is western countries have not learnt one thing from this. They still view China, and all things Chinese exactly like they did all those years ago!

    If it wasn't for the fact the footage is in black and white, and we knew Lee kuan you, the footage would not look out of place and time if we played that to a young audience now!

    Enjoy

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/331959467607740/permalink/555040281966323/
     
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