Taiwan, China & America...

The other night I listened to John Batchelor of WABC 770 AM talk radio chat with Gordon Chang (Forbes et al) about the possible threat of war with China and America over Taiwan. The majority of the Taiwanese do not wish to be part of Communist China, they enjoy their freedom and independence, but the Chicoms are showing size.

China warns U.S. arms sale to Taiwan to hurt ties

China Upset Over Taiwan-U.S. Jet Fighter Deal

China warns US over Taiwan arms sales - The Telegraph

I have read a quite a few articles about China and the Chicoms. And almost every evening I listen to the brilliant John Batchelor who interviews people around the world. Of course, that doesn't mean that I know what is going on. Therefore, I try to become more aware.

The old guard and the military hold onto power. Yet the country might implode either economically, spiritually or democratically. There is a huge middle class who have tasted the finer things in life, but millions more who have not.

Frankly, I think India, the largest democracy in the world will catch up and surpass China.

I highly recommend reading "Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang" to get an understanding of how the Old Guard played the corrupt communist game... and still do.

Peaceful Rise in China or Old Guard Belligerence continues? http://onwardjames.blogspot.com/2011/05/peaceful-rise-in-china-or-old-guard.html

CHINA is "rule of men" not "rule of law" — said Premier Zhao Ziyang.

China deserves caution, not trust -Peter Worthington