China is preparing for war…
China’s state media has warned that the “battle is on” with the United States, as tensions with the West continue to grow amid the coronavirus pandemic.
An editorial in the state-run Global Times newspaper accused the Trump administration of “seizing China by the throat”, saying the rising superpower is “prepared to engage in a long-term battle with the US”.
It comes after US President Donald Trump announced earlier this week that the US would work on a response to China’s planned national security legislation for Hong Kong.
“Since China is determined to push forward the national security legislation for Hong Kong, it has been prepared for any possible reaction from the US,” the editorial said.
The President of China has urged the country’s army to prepare for armed combat, claiming the coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on national security.
On Tuesday, President Xi Jinping said China must ensure its military is strong because the coronavirus pandemic has had a “profound” effect on the world situation and China’s security.
State media China Daily reports Xi instructed the military to gear up combat preparation and conduct battle drills in a flexible manner.
…Trump responds by ratcheting up the threats…
President Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on China Friday, naming misdeeds that range from espionage to the violation of Hong Kong’s freedoms, and announced a slew of retaliatory measures that will plunge US-China relations deeper into crisis.
…and yet where is NZ?
New Zealand is missing from a firmly-worded condemnation by the Five Eyes nations of Beijing’s new security law that cracks down on Hong Kong.
Foreign Minister Winston Peters on Thursday night issued a statement saying New Zealand held “deep concern” about the national security legislation for Hong Kong, passed by China’s National People’s Congress.
…Winston has recently been attempting to become political relevant again by attacking China, but Winston’s new political boyfriend, Todd Muller, is a bought and paid for tool of Beijing so Winston can’t attack his new romance’s economic backer.
The possibility of conflict between China and America is bad news for NZ.
Trump needs war before his election so he can manufacture a conflict to hold onto the White House.
China’s own people need to have their attention diverted from asking questions about how the Chinese Government deceived the planet and lied about the enormity of the pandemic by externalising an enemy in the form of Trump.
Thanks to the National Party, NZ is enslaved economically to our Chinese Overlords while being owned politically by America’s mass surveillance 5 Eyes.
I’ve been asking questions as to why NZ wasn’t informed back in November of the pandemic when US intelligence knew China were lying.
I asked if we were informed and why didn’t Jacinda do more.
Turns out that Trump has been with holding intel to 5 Eyes partners as punishment for whatever petty reason has drifted into his headspace on any given day and NZ wasn’t given any heads up to the Chinese pandemic.
Which begs the question, why the hell are we in 5 Eyes if we aren’t getting crucial information?
Why the hell did National sign us up to a Space Force deal that turns Rocket Labs (which is itself an extension of the US Military Complex) into a launch site for US Military Satellites, especially as that now makes us a target for Chinese and Russian Subs sitting of the East Coast of NZ to strike satellite launches from NZ.
So we are not getting intel from being a member of 5 Eyes that could have warned us about the pandemic.
National have made us a military target by allowing Rocket Labs to be a pawn in the US Military Industrial Complex.
All the while National have enslaved us more deeply by being economically addicted to China.
I think the first solution to how NZ survives conflict between our largest trading partner and our political master is to not have National anywhere close to power!
If we wish to maintain our Independence, we need to show leadership by openly criticising both sides and asking for a more peaceful, productive and collaborative co-operation in the Pacific, especially at a a time of climate change and increasing poverty across the Pacific.
I think we have a leader in Jacinda who could articulate this powerful vision and provide that leadership, because if we don’t make a radical departure now we are going to get sucked into the geopolitical vortex between these two and be forced to choose a side that in’t in our true national interests.
We have an enormous number of Pacific Islanders and Asian-New Zealanders living here, they are a natural resource as cultural bridges back to the rest of the Pacific, why not take the strength of our optimistic youth and their fresh ways of inclusion and use them as a Pacific wave of diplomacy to work together and not against in the Pacific?
Why let the war mongers dictate the narrative? Why not have a leader who can articulate a vision of co-operation in the Pacific challenge that narrative by being direct in our criticism while inclusive in our solutions?
That window of opportunity for dialogue and co-operation is however rapidly closing.
I fear the Hawks have won the debate and the Doves haven’t realised it yet.
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