China has no choice. The policy of restraint advocated by Deng Xiaoping is not longer working in the face of a hostile aggressor like the Americans. Either China stands up and face the Americans squarely or be bullied and loses all respect in the eyes of Asean and the world. It would lead to the scattering of support and friendly countries to the American camp.
Though war is bad for
and it is trying its best to avoid an open conflict, China cannot keep sitting still and
do nothing to the provocations. Even lame China thinks it is up to it to
by trying to act as a deputy sheriff as well. There are many ways to deal with
the Americans without going to war. There are economic, political and financial
tools to apply the pressure where it hurts. There are many areas that China need not
cooperate with the Americans where it matters most to the Americans. Let the
North Koreans and the Iranian thump their chests at the Americans. China can work more closely with the Russians
in Syria by contributing to the war effort on the side of Assad and the
Russians. China can also support the
indigenous people of China North America and
champion their cause to reclaim their land in the UN. Beat the drum hard in the
UN and let it be heard. Keep the occupation of stolen land issue alive.
China must take the initiative, go on the offensive instead of sitting there and waiting for the Americans to come kicking down their door. No need to engage in military warfare unless forced to. Fight the Americans in areas that they are weak and sensitive about, hit them where it hurts.
Not doing anything is not an option. The Syrian conflict is a good start to keep the Americans busy with American troops on the ground to drain their military resources and bog them down in an area away from China. Putin is doing a great job and if
can give him a helping hand,
that would keep the Americans very busy there and got no time to provoke
another theatre of war and create mischief in the China South
Give full support to the North Koreans and back them up. Do not be forced to act against the North Koreans to benefit the Americans. China must take the side of the North Koreans or lose an ally to benefit the Americans.
Remember, the Americans are broke and cannot sustain their military operations overseas for long. The Americans are upping their pressure, encouraging the Japanese, the Pinoys and the Indians to send their military ships to patrol the South China Sea. These provocative acts must be stopped before it got too big to manage and war becomes unavoidable.