China has been trying to appease the pressure from the Empire to act as dictated by the Emperor. But China quietly refused to comply. China is not going to make an enemy out of North Korea. The envoy left Beijing still smiling. Over the weekend the Empire acted. It sailed two warships to within the 12 nm territorial limits of a Chinese island in the South China Sea. This was the gravest provocation to date, an act of aggression that the Americans coded as an exercise on ‘freedom of navigation’. The Americans sailed across the Pacific Ocean to violate the territorial sovereignty of China and expect the Chinese to take it quietly with heads bent.
The Empire has been setting many conditions to tie the hands of China in trade and other peaceful enterprises and forcing China to take hostile actions against its allies. China is not allowed to sell fighter aircraft to Iran and weapons to many of its allies while the Americans are even selling to Taiwan, a renegade island that broke away after a civil war. The empire also signed a defence treaty to intervene in the civil war, to come to the defence of Taiwan.
Why would China want to play ball and be on the losing side of the Empire? Why would China allow the Empire to dictate terms and curb its peaceful activities with countries of the world? Why would China be forced to take responsibility when North Korea acted independently? North Korea is an independent country unlike South Korea, a semi colony of the USA. China has no right to interfere with the actions of an independent country.
The latest provocation in the South China must be the last straw that broke the camel’s back. It is about time China stands up to the bullying of the Empire. China does not need to cooperate with the hostile and aggressive Empire. China should conduct its diplomacy in its own interest and in the way it likes. China should no longer cooperate with the Empire in the interest of the Empire.
It is about time China exerts itself as an independent country and a super power that would look straight in the eyes of the Empire. No more cooperation. The Empire can do as it pleases. China would do as it pleases. China must build up its military forces in the South China to avoid being attacked by the Empire.
The message of the Empire is simple and clear. China must come under the influence of the Empire to obey the dictates of the Empire. Refusal to do so would lead to war. And it would be China’s fault for provoking a war with the ‘good’ Empire. China must be prepared for war with the Empire. The Empire is banging at China’s door. China cannot hide behind the door and pretend everything is fine. China must step out of the house to face the Empire squarely. Not doing so would encourage the Empire to misbehave and act wildly and war becomes a certainty.