Wednesday, August 23, 2006

China's Emergence as the anti-United States Choice

While America has its eyes focused on the JonBenet Ramsey circus, Venezuela's President Chavez is spending the week in China selling oil. China has already established significant trade agreements with Cuba and will be doing oil expiration/drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. It also has extensive trade agreements with Iran. With America losing respect worldwide, China has emerged as an alternate choice for many leftist countries.

China isn't limiting itself to just economic development. China is also investing heavily in its military. According to the Pentagon Beijing is investing heavily in military force, "particularly in its strategic arsenal and capabilities designed to improve its ability to project power beyond its borders."


Chavez: China to Expand Oil Cooperation

AP

BEIJING -- Visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said China will expand its cooperation in oil exploration and help his country build a fiber-optic communications network under agreements to be signed in Beijing this week.

The visit by Chavez, who arrived in the Chinese capital early Wednesday, comes amid growing Venezuelan oil sales to China, which wants increased access to Latin American energy sources for its booming economy. Chavez also plans to go to Malaysia and Angola.

In China, Chavez is to meet with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao and also visit the eastern city of Jinan.

Chavez said Venezuela's growing relations with China are part of his government's efforts to create a "multipolar" world to counter U.S. hegemony. He accuses Washington of using its might to bully countries like his own from developing military technology.

The left-leaning Chavez has forged strong ties with Beijing since taking office in 1998. He said last week that he will buy Chinese-made oil tankers and seal an oil exploration deal.

"We're going to sign a series of agreements for another leap in energy cooperation," Chavez said after arriving in Beijing. He said they would include accords for China to begin extra-heavy oil production in Venezuela's Orinoco River basin and to jointly develop the eastern Zumano oil and gas fields.

Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil exporter, currently sells 150,000 barrels of crude, fuel oil and other petroleum products a day to China. Venezuela says it plans to increase that amount to 200,000 barrels this year.

The United States is the No. 1 buyer of Venezuelan crude, but Chavez's government has sought to sell more to other countries.

5 Comments:

At 7:07 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Chavez and Cindy and Michael Moore and Kim Jong Illlllllllllllllll and Whacko in Iran...Lord help us all if they unite AC.

 
At 8:39 AM, Blogger MissingLink said...

They can get together WHT but they cannot unite.

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I have to disagree with you felis...there are many enemies of freedom who ARE uniting. Castro, Chavez, Kim, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, bin Laden, Hu Jintao are just a few who would love to see United States and its closest allies brought down.
Unfortunately, I believe that our policies have brought these forces together and I'm no longer sure that we have the courage to confront them.

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

Crusader,
I have no doubts whatsoever that the enemies you listed are real and act together against the West (or what is left of it).
Of course China has its own plans and ambitions as the world Hegemon and if victorious the other forces will become victims as everybody else (in this respect they cannot be united for too long).

One of the biggest mistakes ever was allowing China become the world's manufacturer.

Unfortunately there are many people in high places who do not fully understand that free market by itself has nothing to do with democracy.
Free market economy is very old and democracy is very young.
Of course true democracy cannot exist without free market but on the other hand most powerful tyrannies also had free market economies.
It is a very naive view that by commercializing China it will become somehow democratic.

Another huge mistake was made by not involving Russia into this production Bonanza that China now enjoys.

In Poland's case Reagan and Thatcher told the communists ruling elite you can have what you stole, you can also have western technology and financial help but you must quit.
And they did.

Why would the Chinese ruling clans give away their political power?
They do not have to. Their economical collapse was stopped mostly by the US without ANY concessions whatsoever.

And let us make no mistake who is feeding the current Islamic phenomenon.
Iran is cocky because it feels Chinese support. Where all the arms that the terrorists use come from? And how about Pakistan pretending friendship with the US and supplying Taliban uninterrupted with Chinese hardware?
Yes, this situation is very grace and the real tragedy is that our leaders pretend that nothing happens. The next election is the biggest worry for them not Chavez or China.

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Well said FELIS

 

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