If we take the reports at face value propagated by the Mainstream News Media and China, we are led to believe that the rising tensions between China and the United States center around our arms sale to Taiwan and President Obama's refusal to honor China's demand to forgo a scheduled meeting with the Dalai Lama. The above issues are certainly a thorn in our relationship with China, but matters of far more importance represent the real cause of our nations problems with China. The tension between China and the U.S. has been escalating for years; the reasons are complicated and fraught with several underlying issues that neither party will publicly admit, and as usual, our Mainstream News Media is keeping its citizens in the dark. Some of the tension is a grave matter of national security, and one issue was substantiated/discovered by Shawn Carpenter, a courageous employee of Sandia National Laboratories who, after exposing a dire breach of our national security was rewarded by being fired from his position at Sandia Labs. As usual, no good deed goes unpunished"
Today's rift in our relationship with China began several years ago when globalization was in it's infancy. China's ascendancy as a leading economic power was not due to Chinese ingenuity, nor are its new weapons systems that rival some of our own and threaten the West's domination of sea and air power in the Asiatic region. They had help and that "help" came primarily from Wal-Mart and the constant industrial/military espionage that has allowed China to become a global power. China's economic strength was fostered by corporate greed and their abject (American corporations) refusal to refrain from transferring vital western technology to a nation that has constantly displayed an utter disregard for human rights, unnecessary and brutal aggressive behavior as they seek to implement their "One -China Policy," their systematic migrations of Han Chinese into local cultures to destroy centuries of tradition and allow the Han Chinese to destroy other ethnic interests , and constant stonewalling of the United Nations Security Council for economic reasons that benefit China's quest to corral natural resources throughout the world. American corporations are acutely aware of the danger of Chinese industrial/military espionage, yet because the "God of Profit" trumps national security, they still outsource more and more American manufacturing capability to China contributing to what has become a direct threat to our economic survival.
Then And Now
We are not unfairly singling-out Wal-Mart as the leader in building the Chinese economy at the expense of our own economic survival, the loss of American jobs and our vital manufacturing capability and the staggering danger all of the above poses to our national security! The Chinese were essentially newcomers to large scale manufacturing and the varied logistics and management necessary to implement the skills and marketing techniques necessary for China to ascend to its current status as a global economic powerhouse:
Indeed, Chinese fascination with the Wal-Mart model is growing fast. The company offers up its executives for seminars, where hundreds of Chinese retailers and officials gather to hear lectures on procurement, accounting, human resources and how to prevent theft. Last month Wal-Mart donated $1 million to Beijing's Tsinghua University so that the prestigious school could establish the first institute for retailing research in the country, and Wal-Mart executives plan to sit on the board. Newsweek, December 2004
As early as 2005, Justanothercoverup and several other news magazines and Blogs began sounding the alarm that China was actively stealing American industrial and military secrets on a massive scale. We also noted that constant outsourcing would result in the destruction of our economy and destroy America's Middle-class. This fact alone, if American corporations were patriotic, should have curtailed the massive migration of our manufacturing and economic lifeblood to China but instead, even more of our businesses were outsourced to China in spite of published reports that China was essentially stealing anything and everything they could from the United States:
Theft of Advanced Technology
China's official, government-sanctioned theft of advanced-technology intellectual property is another regular feature of China's industrial policy. In late 2002, for example, Chinese engineers attempted to steal software and hardware secrets from Sun Microsystems, NEC Electronics Corporation, and Transmeta Corporation offices in California's Silicon Valley.21
A year earlier, an agent apparently supported by the Chinese government stole industrial secrets from Lucent Technology and others. Among the files of the arrested Chinese engineers, FBI investigators discovered correspondence with the "National High-Technology Research and Development Program of China," which revealed that a Chinese government "panel of experts" had determined that the engineers' activities in the U.S. would have "a positive effect on development of China's integrated-circuit industry" and had recommended that "every government department implement and provide energetic support."22
The Cisco case is only the tip of the iceberg. Other U.S. companies acknowledge that their Chinese joint venture partners and the Chinese government siphon off proprietary technology, trade secrets, and intellectual property, but they are reluctant to pursue the issue for fear that it will negatively affect their business standing in China. Apparently, the Chinese government's preferred way of gaining access to U.S. advanced technology is via human sources, particularly students and technicians from U.S.-Chinese joint ventures in China who want to work in advanced-technology laboratories and production facilities in the United States.25
Nor are American high-tech firms China's only victims. In March 2002, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) accused a former manager of stealing information on its 12-inch wafer fabrication technology.26 Later, TSMC discovered that documentation for its entire eight-inch waferfab production line had been posted on-line without authorization with Taiwan's National Chiao-tung University library and that another employee had downloaded and copied it.27
The U.S. Must Face Up to China's Trade Challenges, The Heritage Foundation, 2003- Advertisement -
The Conundrum Of North Korea And Iran
Ever since China obtained a seat on the United Nations Security Council, they have wielded that power to thwart the international communities efforts to curb nuclear proliferation and have constantly used their veto power to further China's economic standing. China has continually refused to allow meaningful sanctions against North Korea, a nation that has been known to sell internationally restricted weapons and technology to what has been termed "rogue nations."
The Six-Party Talks are hosted by China, and if we listen to China's rhetoric on the issue, a casual observer might conclude that China is sincerely interested in helping to settle this dispute. We believe that China is only engaging in lip-service and have no intention of doing anything meaningful to quell this dispute. Even though Kim Jong Il is often a source of embarrassment to China, they are an ally of China and constantly remain a thorn in the side of South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and the United States a fact that China gleefully, if not publicly, endorses.
The DPRK (Democratic (sic) People's Republic of Korea) is utterly dependent upon aid from China. Without China's aid (food and fuel), the DPRK would collapse almost overnight. If China were serious about resolving the nuclear crisis in North Korea, there's no question or doubt that China could single-handedly resolve the current stand-off themselves. Instead, they choose to allow North Korea to remain a constant source of tension; looking at it from the Chinese perspective, if there ever was a military conflict between Taiwan and China, and the eventually of the United States entering into the conflict North Korea, being a Chinese ally, could easily be of aid to China by further stretching the U.S. military's efforts to subdue the situation.
Iran is another situation where China's refusal to allow sanctions as proposed by the international community is not based on whether China believes Iran is pursuing weapons of mass destruction but is solely based on China attempting to protect their multi-billion dollar energy contracts with Iran. China is blatantly engaging in protectionism, a charge they often level against the United States on economic issues between our two countries.
Disclaimer: At Justanothercoverup, we do not support the constant war-mongering and saber rattling by our government towards Iran. We believe that the United States is acting, in many cases, as a pawn of Israel, and while we do recognize that several Middle-Eastern countries do have legitimate concerns in regard Iran attempting to achieve military dominance over the area, diplomacy, not through the barrel of a gun, should be the method in which to deal with what is becoming a genuine concern for those countries that fear Iran's military build-up.
Furthermore, we support the people of Iran in their quest to return their government to the people, and our heart goes out to all those who have lost their lives as they have watched their government become increasingly authoritarian and now, for all practical purposes, is a theocratic dictatorship. The courage of the Iranian people is inspiring, and we hope that as we in Ameica witness the erosion of liberty and constitutional guarantees in our own country that our general population will remember that "Freedom is not Free," and to remember the courage and indomitable spirit of another nation's people who are willing to lose their lives in the pursuit of freedom.
There has been a recent development in Iran that we do consider to be alarming, and while we know that the United States has often been guilty of "cooking intelligence" to further illegal and unnecessary wars, these recent developments in Iran are indisputable, and even Russia, who has also been against further sanctions against Iran is also alarmed at Iran enriching uranium to 20% and issued a scathing response: