Monday, January 24, 2011

Why does Confucius stand at Tiananmen Square east

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January 11, at the east of Beijing's Tiananmen Square, a 9.5-meter high bronze statue of Confucius was setup in front of the National Museum. Why did the Beijing Authorities do this?

There is a saying in China that “Hold the feudal overlord, so as to control his vassals 挟天子以令诸侯”. By holding Confucius, Chinese ruling party is trying to give the international world an impression that this party is passing on and carrying on Chinese traditional culture, and it is functioning as a same role as each dynasty in China’s long historic river. Through the Confucius statue, Chinese Communist Party also emphasizes to the outside world that only the Chinese Communist Party is the unique and the only legal representative of Chinese culture in recent China and the world, and it is just as same as each Chinese ruling social level in each dynasty of Chinese history.

In China’s thousand years of history, there were many great thinkers and educators such as Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, etc., but only Confucius was conferred posthumous honour-titles by each Chinese dynasty starting from 479 B.C, including Republic of China in 1935. Till now, there have been over 300 Confucius Institutes in more than 90 countries. These are why Chinese government and its communist party chose Confucius as a signboard to the world now and set up a statue of him at Tiananmen Square east trying to tell the world the unique and legal representativeness of the Chinese Communist Party in Chinese history.

People should not forget that Chinese President Hu Jintao is also the General Secretary of Chinese Communist Party. By his nature, his past, and his qualifications to the ruling communist party, analysts do not believe there is any possibility that he would/will do anything not good to his party on purpose. Analysts believe Chinese government led by the communist party will still insist on Mao’s thoughts. Confucius is only a coat for Chinese government to dress up for its international role.

Analysts believe Chinese government and its ruling party would never setup a Confucius statue at Tiananmen Square east if it will not benefit but hurt the ruling status of Chinese Communist Party. On the same reason, Chinese President Hu Jintao would not visit a Confucius Institute during his official visit in U.S. last week, if this would/will affect the ruling of his communist party.

Mao Zedong for inside and Confucius for outside. Hold the feudal overlord (Confucius) to control his vassals (other countries’ people and governments) and to pave the way for the communist China going to the world. This stratagem is so good and tricky that not every smart person is able to see the mark it points really to, even the left wing members of the Chinese Communist Party.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hu Jintao visits U.S.

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Chinese President Hu Jintao landed in the U.S. capital of Washington Tuesday for a four-day state visit. Although the two countries expressed their goodwill to aim at enhancing their positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship, analysts believe a downturn point in their relationship is still inevitable in the near future. Taiwan issue is still the first obstacle in front of U.S. and China.

During 2010, U.S. operated eight military drills with Asian countries around China. High pressure from outside made China more eagerly develop its military technology. Through this, U.S. may realize that keeping a closer financial and economical relationship with China is a better and easy way for U.S. to control China. This relationship may drive China on to the way of newly changed Tunisia. Some analysts even said that White House’s warm welcome to Chinese President Hu is “covering the dagger with a smile”.

Certainly, China knows that U.S. will keep selling arms to Taiwan, otherwise it means U.S. has to give up Taiwan by its own. That is why some analysts said Chinese President Hu’s goodwill speech at a welcome ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House this time is another “feigning madness without becoming insane”.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

J-20, a placebo for New Year’s Eve

On Chinese portal websites these days, some pictures of a Chinese 4th generation fighter called J-20 are fascinating Chinese Internet users. Analysts believe these pictures posted on Chinese personal blogs were intentional leakages from Chinese authority.

Recently, China’s morale was downgraded by the fact that U.S. has stood firmly behind S. Korea and Japan on the issues of Northeast Asia (Yeonpyeong Island and Senkaku Islands). Meanwhile, Russian-Indian joint development on T-50 stealth fighters has worsened the mood for China going into 2011. At this moment, a piece of good news to pop up the morale in China is extremely needed.

It is not new to U.S. that China is pursuing a plan of its 4th generation fighter that is compatible to U.S. F-22 raptor and Russian T-50. The Pentagon has never stopped watching closely the fledgling plan of the Chinese J-20. The Pentagon never doubts that China needs at least 15 years to mature the J-20 technology, f.g., on stealth coating and turbofan vector-engines. It is ridiculous that a country which has no technology to copy Russian Su-33 for aircraft carrier fighters is able to build stealth fighters same as F-22.

Basing on the crystal clear to the development of Chinese J-20 and Russian T-50, U.S. has banned the exports of the F-22 for years and kept non-production of this military plane since 2010. Although the intentional photo-leakage of a China’s J-20 stealth fighter can hardly trick U.S., we can see from the reactions on Chinese portal websites that it has really boosted morale in China. The placebo effect from J-20 granted Chinese Internet users a sound sleep on new year’s eve.