China exits the Western-centred « international » system “If someone has offended you, don’t seek revenge. Sit on the river bank and you’ll soon see his body pass by.”
Westerners would be well advised to read Lao Tseu when developing their policy towards China. Thus, they would have avoided two major errors, which could be fatal for them, whilst China seems to have been sitting on the river bank for a short while…These two errors consist of two snubs which they have just inflicted on China in a single summer, causing it to lose face globally: first, with the IMF refusal to include the Yuan in its basket of currencies which make up the SDR , plus boning at the next step by a year – probably never; secondly, the Western refusal to answer invitations to participate in the Chinese Second World War commemorations. Does that remind you of anything ? The same attitude towards Moscow the 9 May this year…In reality, the West seems well and truly to want to apply the same strategy to China as that which, up to present, has had some effect on Russia: isolate the country... (GEAB Login or Subscribe)
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