@FailForward It’s all about protecting their interests in terms of Taiwan and the surrounding area. Nothing different from what the US does today. The problem is, the US can’t stand that it’s losing influence in the world, so must demonize those forces that it can’t compete with in a Free Market.
@marathon Well, “can’t stand” is a bit too emotionally loaded. From US perspective, it’s an absolutely rational behaviour to protect its safety and interests as much as it can and as far away from their core territory as it can. And over the last 8 decades it can project that power very far. So it’s also rational on their side to do so. If I were a top decision maker on their side, I would do the same. The fact that as an occasional receiver of their policy decisions I am not always happy with it makes little difference.
@FailForward Sorry but I don’t find anything rational about the US behaviour recently. Time and time again it has come across to many outsiders as pretty irrational. Their form of capitalism has been shown to not work for the masses. It’s a battle of which system is better — I believe history will show that the Sino method is far better for their surrogates. China uses a softer glove with their colonization. So, I believe any rational person/nation would realize it’s China’s time.
@marathon Do I understand it correctly that you are suggesting that it would be better for your own country to switch from US sphere of influence to China’s sphere of influence and that it would significantly improve your life?
Good luck there. I was born in a non-US sphere of influence and I am glad we are out. If I had to choose only between living in China or living in the US, I’d take US anyday. But of course, different people have different preferences. Some don’t mind government oppression. I do.
Well future wise there won’t be much to be said about any US sphere of influence. It’s in decline.
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