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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 1:00 p.m. PST

Chinese President Xi is trying to unite Asia against the West along racial and cultural lines. And he is doing this by accusing the U.S. and the West of being engaged against Asia in a "clash of civilizations" conflict. It is not going to work with the other Asian countries. Asia is a continent that is culturally and racially diverse, and I would say more so when compared to Europe and the U.S.. And the argument that the West wants to impose its civilization on Asia is convincing no one But it will work in China, and that is probably President Xi's real goal and objective.

Article here


TGerritsen15 May 2019 1:14 p.m. PST

Maybe he's looking to establish an Asian co-prosperity sphere?

mghFond15 May 2019 2:53 p.m. PST

That didn't seem to go so well for Japan.

Walking Sailor15 May 2019 5:33 p.m. PST

Didn't go well for the rest of Asia either. If China wants to try it this time, the rest of Asia better watch out.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 6:05 p.m. PST

I'm not sure many will want to side with Xi and the communists over the West.

Good luck with them, should they decide to do so.

Sounds like the Germany/Russia alliance from WWII.

Lion in the Stars15 May 2019 6:28 p.m. PST

I'm not sure many will want to side with Xi and the communists over the West.

Crud, the Vietnamese are allying with the US against China!

RudyNelson15 May 2019 7:00 p.m. PST

Considering how intensely the Koreans hate the Japanese. How much the Viets hate the Chinese. And other examples of other hatred means that a United Asian front cannot happen. In addition the Muslim influence in Indonesia and Central Asia also breaks the mold.

Zephyr115 May 2019 8:44 p.m. PST

"(…)the West wants to impose its civilization on Asia (…)"

Nobody's forcing them to buy the West's Bleeped text (i.e. products.) They can give up their Western civ technology if they feel that 'imposed' upon by it… ;-)

SBminisguy16 May 2019 10:20 a.m. PST

China has entered into its expansionist/neocolonial phase. Just like the USSR did, and just like its defeated ideological siblings did (Fascist Japan, Germany and Italy).

The Soviets not only directly held territory conquered from other nations, but also assembled their own "Belt & Road" alternate economic system to compete with the West. That system was much more disconnected than the one China hopes to build, and it ultimately failed.

Not to mention the global military presence it built, in conjunction with rival security alliance system which China also hopes to build.

So, can we outlast the Chinese like we did the Soviets? China is also highly dependent on the very global trade system it seeks to supplant. Wonder how well that will work out.

Oh, and on this:

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if one civilisation imposes its will on another

Chinese "civilization" is WESTERN. Irony, yes? Their government system was imported from Germany and Russia, their economic system from Europe and the US, their development model post-1972 from S. Korea and Japan (themselves based on Western civilization). Their military, tech, organization -- all based on Western models. So what is "Chinese civilization" if it has largely remolded itself along Western lines with some *cultural* differences??

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