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China's expansionist strategy

Old 30th May 2020, 09:49
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No, you may not be allowed a conspiracy theory.

Too much of a straw man which can be raised then demolished in order to exculpate the CCP’s other actions.
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Old 30th May 2020, 11:19
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In the meanwhile, there is something serious brewing between Indian and China. China it seems has moved 3-4 km inside Indian territory. I read a great article on this subject ’India China: Eyeball-to-Eyeball’, on WordPress(insightful.co.in). You guys may check it out.
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Old 30th May 2020, 13:49
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"The virus is far too efficient,"

Actually it isn't - it currently has only infected 270,000 people in the Uk in over 4 months - 4% of the population - and its only killed 1 in 1700 of the population - and 90% of them are over 60 and already sick. One reason biological weapons are more widely used is exactly this issue - they are unpredictable and slow. The real damage to the world is the lock down - but that is voluntary and could be reversed immediately if a "hot" war broke out
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Old 30th May 2020, 14:28
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
"The virus is far too efficient,"

Actually it isn't - it currently has only infected 270,000 people in the Uk in over 4 months - 4% of the population - and its only killed 1 in 1700 of the population - and 90% of them are over 60 and already sick. One reason biological weapons are more widely used is exactly this issue - they are unpredictable and slow. The real damage to the world is the lock down - but that is voluntary and could be reversed immediately if a "hot" war broke out
Ok it isn't efficient, but the reaction is highly jittery. The statistics, as you've explained show it isn't making the kind of inroads that the overall reaction justifies. But there is certainly paranoia about this virus, if we've got Bookshops wanting to disinfect books which have been picked up, browsed then put back. If not disinfect, they want to trolly them away for several days quarantine.

The reaction across the Globe may vary somewhat, but this kind of behaviour seems irrational, I say that because such standards of safeguarding largely can not and will not be maintained. Ponderous action like that we're seeing in bookshops isn't going to make any difference. As usual, however serious this situation it is, we've lost sight, not just the government, but the press and opposition voices are too combative for all political reasons. The government can't lead as opposed political groups are getting their digs in to try and counter the government advice.

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Old 30th May 2020, 16:33
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I prefer to think a little more conventionally, it would not be beyond the bounds of reason to conclude that China is constructing a series of diversionary tactics (South China Sea, India/China Border tensions, Australia, Coronavirus, etc.) to mask it's real strategic intentions.

The more I think about it, this is very likely to result in concluding the outstanding annexure of Taiwan.

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Seems a bit less than subtle, to rattle your various neighborhood fences before launching a major fight.
Perhaps an easier explanation is that China has serious economic issues and blaming 'foreign devils' for the troubles they are causing is a good way to get public acceptance of the problem.
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Old 30th May 2020, 17:08
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As the Disney song said: "Keep 'em guessing"

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Old 31st May 2020, 07:45
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Old 31st May 2020, 08:01
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Originally Posted by etudiant View Post
Seems a bit less than subtle, to rattle your various neighborhood fences before launching a major fight.
Perhaps an easier explanation is that China has serious economic issues and blaming 'foreign devils' for the troubles they are causing is a good way to get public acceptance of the problem.

That I think is probably closer to the truth.
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Old 31st May 2020, 08:56
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And a popular war is even better?
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