9/21/2019

How the West was won

"When Malaysia’s deputy minister for international trade and industry, Ong Kian Ming, toured a Huawei training centre in Cyberjaya this week, the vibe was more “humdrum public relations opportunity” than it was “visit of epochal significance in a battle of East and West”.

Followed around by an entourage of interns, the minister gamely engaged in all the classic press conference moves: making small talk with trainees, commending the Chinese company for investing in his country and waxing lyrical about the coming 5G internet revolution.

There was ample time for snacks, a chat with Huawei Malaysia CEO Michael Yuan – in Mandarin, naturally – and, of course, the obligatory photo op full of smiling faces and raised thumbs....

(Sense how sour is the above remarks by a Meaghan Tobin post in SCMP? And she continued with the real pain...)

Yet half the world away in Washington’s corridors of power, it’s hard to imagine there were anything but grimaces.

Malaysia is just the latest in a string of Southeast Asian nations to have welcomed the world’s largest telecommunications company with open arms, flying in the face of warnings from the United States that doing so will leave their most highly classified secrets vulnerable to Chinese spies....

But in Southeast Asia, where Huawei estimates there will be 80 million customers within the next year and US$1.2 trillion of business opportunities over the next five years, Washington’s fears have had little impact.

Thailand hopes to roll out a Huawei-led 5G service by 2020 and is already carrying out joint research with the firm in its hi-tech Sriracha district; Singapore’s M1 service, Malaysia’s Maxis and Indonesia’s Telkomsel have all signed up to trial services with the company; and in the Philippines, a Huawei-backed service is to be introduced by the leading wireless provider Globe Telecom as soon as the second quarter of this year."

The above article in the SCMP told a story of the fear in Washington and its anti China allies of Huawei's 5G technology.  To stamp China's march and charge into futuristic technology, the US is trying its damn best in the most clumsy way to strike fear across the world that Huawei is dangerous and cannot be trusted. And they kept uttering that no one trust China and would not use Huawei.

The truth is that no one is bothered by the nonsense coming out of Washington. Asia and Europe and SE Asia are embracing 5G technology without sleep. They are not going to be left behind and 5G is the only way to leap frog the Americans and the West in the game of technology competition. With 5G, Asia and SE Asia, including Europe, are going to conquer the USA and leave the Americans behind. 20 years down the road, Asia and SE Asia will be proudly telling the world how the West was won, how the Americans were left behind as a sore loser, by not willing to embrace 5G but unable to develop their own to compete with Huawei and the rest of Asia, SE Asia and interestingly Europe.

The Make America Great Again slogan is a march backward when the rest of the world are running forward. A generation down the road, scholars would be asking, who defeated the American Empire? How did the USA become a backward country?

42 comments:

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@RB, How wrong you are

>> The Make America Great Again slogan is a march backward when the rest of the world are running forward. <<

Complete and utter nonsense lah. Amongst the "political elite" of the world, they HATE Trump because he's upset generations of "privilege". But the average Joe & Jane Blow tend to love Trump, cos' he says the things they themselves are not allowed to say for fear of being branded "non-PC".

For e.g.: Trump is critical about immigration from "shithole cuntries". Many average people hate their own govts' policies about immigration, but their complaints are either taken as a form of "seditious speech" or fall on deaf ears.

>> A generation down the road, scholars would be asking, who defeated the American Empire? How did the USA become a backward country? <<

For starters, it'll be MORE than just "one genertion". America is Too Big To Fail---for the moment at least. For several reasons:

1) it can print US dollars and borrow money in it's own currency---the "king" currency of the world

2) Other "shithole cuntries" must borrow in USDs because if they don't, no one will lend them any money. For e.g.: who is going to lend India money if the loan is denominated in shithole Rupees? No, for India to get loans it has to borrow in USDs because lenders "trust" USDs and mistrust shithole rupees.

3) US Treasuries are the safest debt, and its a huge LIQUID market.

4) USA maintains military supremacy...not because of hardware or personnel, but because it has BASES all over the fucking world...i.e. the US military is already In our backyards whether they were invited or not. By doing so they have setup their logistics and supply chains, they strategies for rapid deployment etc etc. Even if China and Russia beat the USA at the HARDWARE game (which I doubt they will), they still don't have bases all oer the world in strategic places.

5) When America finally does fail, and collapse...maybe not totally but by a significant amount, it'll come FROM WITHIN, not from a more superior "external" power. It is unlikely that either Russia or China will instigate any hostility against America, or vice versa. America will end itself because of the change in cultural values...from the admirable "thrift, hard work, innovation and brotherhood" to "overconsumption, under production, mounting debt, selfish entitlement, LAZINESS"...an everything else which is fucked up and ugly about modern western culture.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

P.S. To quote comedian Nick Di Paolo from his latest special A Breath Of Fresh Air (hilarious, BTW 🀣):

"I never liked Trump as a TV personality. But I LOVE HIM as a POLITICIAN!"

Anonymous said...

" ... the US is trying its damn best in the most clumsy way to strike fear across the world that Huawei is dangerous and cannot be trusted... "
- redbean

What about PAP?
- any similarity?
- is the paragraph below untrue?

" ... the PAP is trying its damn best in the most clumsy way to strike fear across Singapore that the OPPOSITION PARTIES is dangerous and cannot be trusted..."

Anonymous said...

@ 9.25am

So what do we want?

PAP's 4G technology
OR
Opposition Parties 5G technology

Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- after 55 years old
- your CPF money is still stuck
- promise is broken

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- at 55 years old
- your CPF money is returned to you
- promise is kept

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

The fact is no politicians in Sinkieland can be trusted, u trust them u die, so be yourself ho boh.

Anonymous said...

How did the USA become a backward country?
RB

How can USA be backward when PAP govt is willing to buy expensive US high tech weapons which can cost up to billions using Sinkies tax payer money?

Why PAP govt not buying much cheaper China and Russia high tech weapons?

Why Lee Hsien Loong's son went to study in MIT and not China university?

Unless u think PAP is stupid lah.

But how can PAP be stupid when majority Sinkies voted for PAP to be govt?

Unless u think Sinkies are even more stupid lah. But are Sinkies really that stupid?

Anonymous said...

The truth is that no one is bothered by the nonsense coming out of Washington.
RB

U sure or not?

U mean PAP not bothered meh?

Anonymous said...

But are Sinkies really that stupid?
9:57 am

Not Sinkies, but rather the Sinkie opposition leaders are stupid.

If they are smart, they would not even want to fight PAP in election when they are not ready to be govt.

Unless they are like one Sinkie opposition leader which I nicknamed as "Aung Juan Soon Chee" who seems to be earning his living by fighting PAP.

If not, how can he be fighting PAP for more than 20 years without having a proper job? Somebody must be sponsoring him to do that.

Anonymous said...

If not, how can he be fighting PAP for more than 20 years without having a proper job?
10:09 am

I think Chee Soon Juan owe an explanation to voters how he managed to do that.

If not, he will sure lose again, just as he had lost every time in the past, including even a by election. Voters do not trust opposition politicians who are not upfront on such matters.

But for PAP politicians it doesn't matter. Whether they upfront or not, or even sleeping in or absent from Parliament, they will still win and got their handsome MP allowance.

Anonymous said...

///OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- at 55 years old
- your CPF money is returned to you
- promise is kept///

Any oppo who "promises" the above is a LIAR.

And any IDIOT who believes the above deserves to be CONNED. He/she will also lose whatever small CPF, lose their financial freedom & hence their psychological freedoms and physical options as well.

Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- after 99 years
- your HDB flat is worth nothing
- PAP govt takes back your HDB flat
- promise is broken

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- your HDB flat is worth more than nothing
- no promises broken

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...


Hi 938am+953am

Sorry lah....want both 4G and 5G? OK?

Hahaha.....

Anonymous said...

Real politicians go into politics to be elected. Pseudo politicians go into politics to not be elected.

A politician can only serve the people who voted for him if he is elected and can represent them in the Parliament.

Pseudo politicians enjoy being in the lime light for the wrong reasons, outside the Parliament, not in the Parliament.

Of course, one can serve the people without having to be in the Parliament, as a commoner.

Aunt Juan Soon Chee is a pseudo politician. Her haydays are over. No matter how hard she tries, many people are not going to vote for her. Why? Because THE stigma sticks.

Dr Tan Ku Ku (to become President) may have a chance to enter Parliament if he forms a GRC Team with LHY to contest the Tanjong Pagar GRC.

This is how the West will be won (in Singapore).


Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- your children will be having sex in small places
- PAP Ministers' children will be having sex in bungalows

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- all Singaporean children will be treated fairly and equally
- nobody will be left behind

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

One PAP IB predicted that PSP will get 85% vote in the coming GE. May be it's true or may be he cock-up?
Too careless in his typing. Never ownself check ownself. This is how ownself check ownself can go wrong. "A" becomes "S", and "Ass" becomes "Ace". That's why there are so many Asses in the Papa-Lee-Men talking cock.

Anonymous said...

Chances
of the US imploding is highly probable if the Global Community becomes less intimidated and also less friendly with it.
The
Americans have been living lavishly from huge profit made from arm sales and borrowed money. lt prints money like printing brochure.
As
the World sees through the Ruse of the US and with rising powers like China, Russia, North Korea,lran and maybe lndia and lndonesia soon, the Americans could lose its clout and wanes in oits influence.

All
signs point to an withering US,
which is in converse with the rest of the World.
lmplosion of the US cannot be ruled out.
lt is a question of how soon it shall happen.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1100am

Don't tcss lah!

U so smart! Give your prediction!

Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- they will increase GST to help the poor

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- the poor will receive food and money
- GST will be discontinued

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

Dr Tan Ku Ku (to become President).....
10:50 am

Hahahahaha.

Now TCB got a new nickname.

Like Matland Anwar tan ku ku (to become PM) .... LOL

Anonymous said...

Like Matland Anwar tan ku ku (to become PM) .... LOL
11:55 am

But Anwar already become MP lah.

I am afraid TCB may also tan ku ku (to become MP)...

Anonymous said...

If you watch the videos of the building of ports, airports, train stations, dams, highways, high speed rails, undersea tunnels and mega bridges over miles of open sea, you cannot feel but impressed by the progress of China. Not only in China itself, but all over the world.

Again, if you watch the videos of technological prowess of the Chinese entrepreneurs, in AI, aviation, space exploration, missile technology, telecommunication equipment, automation of ports, airports, factories and high speed rail construction etc, you will be awed.

All that talk about China stealing US tech is overhype. Most technical innovation, if I am not mistaken, can be copied by reversed engineering. There are also innovations that the US do not have at all, which they will claim is stolen from them. Taken literally, since it is stolen from the US, so the US does not have it now. How ridiculous can it really be!

Take the space station, which is done by the Chinese themselves. The US will maybe claim the technology was stolen from them. How in the world could China have stolen that technology when China is barred from participating in their space station program?

For the world to distance itself from US hegemony, the very first step is less reliant on oil and other fossil fuel. That will make the US Dollar less valuable and less in demand in the oil trade, which it depended on. That would be the first nail in the coffin of free printing of fist money by the US from thin air to buy all the goods produced by the rest of the world.

This is the greatest fear of the US when it comes to clean energy, like electric cars, wind turbines, solar panels and anything that moves that depended on fossil fuel. That is why there is so much effort and fear mongering by the US to kill off electric vehicles, wind turbines and the solar panel market with all kinds of fear manufactured in association with such technology. Trump even warned Americans about buying electric vehicles, while his take on wind turbines can only come out of his CB mouth.

Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- your sons will do National Service
- foreigners no need to do Bational Service

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- foreigners will alao have to do national service

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

Hi the 4G/5G Guy....

Indeed very very very very interesting to read your comments......

It's good to be able to tcssssss and kpkbsssss here......

Good for you!

Hahaha......

Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- Ho Ching
- CEO of Temasek
- salary is a secret

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- Ho Ching's salary will be revealed

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

PAP 4G technology:
- work until die
- work as grab, foodpanda, cleaner, security guard, dishwasher
- CPF see no touch
- HDB go zero

OPPO 5G technology:
- free $5K per month just show pink IC
- no NS
- foreigners do work & NS
- just focus on playing with kids, go holidays, chit chat with parents
- free HDB
- free annual holiday to Disneyland or equivalent cost

Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- Singaporeans work for CECA Indians

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- CECA Indians work for Singaporeans

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- Money is invested in shares of foreign companies

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- Money is invested in the training of Singaporean citizens

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

Hi...be very very careful!

You can be invited to lim kopi with your 4G/5G comments!

Don't play play!

Yam SENG!

Anonymous said...

PAP 4G tech:
- kena lim kopi

Oppo 5G tech:
- go high tea session

Anonymous said...

PAP 4G tech:
- you work for money
- but money no enough

Oppo 5G tech:
- money work for you
- can shake leg & shake cock

Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- Prime Minister is declared innocent by Parliament

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- - Prime Minister is declared innocent by the High Court judge

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- Prime Minister is declared innocent by Parliament

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- - Prime Minister innocent or guilty nevermind
- coz every month got free money
- NS for foreigners, holidays for sinkies

Anonymous said...

@anon 4.16pm

// PAP 4G tech
....... .......
OPPO 5G tech
....... .......//

The lists can goes on & on till is endless (even until the whole solar sys or universe...)

Juz remember this:

The origin of all disputes/adversary and the emergence of contradictions stem from the result of our choice of different values ​​in our hearts.

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Anonymous said...

Matilar, not say I wanted to say you. Your argument against RB is totally nonsense and without substance. In view of your incest background, may be it has affect your logical thinking ability. I just think that you need to be sodomized to wake up.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- Our National drink is "Teh Sue Sue"

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- Our National drink is "Singapore Sling"

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

PAP's 4G technology
- #1 leader can get cancer anytime
- #2 leader can get stroke anytime

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- everybody shares in taking up the leadership role

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- where got cancer?
- where got stroke?

- definitely no inferior genes
- definitely no family problems

Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

Hahaha....

PAP's 4G technology
- OPPOSITION's 5G technology

OPPOSITION's 5G technology
- PAP's 4G technology

Correct?

Hahaha......

Anonymous said...

PAP 4G tech:
- I make $$$$$$$$$$

Oppo 5G tech:
- I still make $$$$$$$$$$

Becoz one day, oppo & 5G will also turn bad or become obsolete.

WSG

imho said...

The west is losing because of offshoring. The capitalists are so greedy that they are willing to trade in trade secrets for more markets. The west must ban offshoring and tax those capitalists sky high to punish them and close the technology gap that was lost.

Anonymous said...

The West, USA in particular is still winning big time. We are communicating in English in this website, our children n all over the world still listening to ang moh pop singers, dancing to their tunes, USD remains sole global currency, USA warships suka suka can park anywhere. China still producing cheap goods though very high quality to serve lazy US consumers. You tell me who is King?