COMMUNIST EXPANSIONISM IN ASIA – UNFINISHED KOREA-VIETNAM WAR


COMMUNIST EXPANSIONISM IN ASIA – UNFINISHED KOREA-VIETNAM WAR

COMMUNIST EXPANSIONISM IN ASIA – UNFINISHED KOREA-VIETNAM WAR

Democracy, Freedom, Peace, and Justice in Asia are threatened by Communist Expansionism in Asia. United States tried hard to prevent the spread of Communism to mainland China. Having failed to do so, the United States fought battles in Korea and Vietnam but again failed for Korea and Vietnam are not real enemies posing the threat. The problem cannot be resolved by imposing UN sanctions on North Korea. Communist China’s Expansionism in all directions, including Tibet, and South China Sea must be challenged and contained simultaneously. US cannot win this battle without Knowing the Enemy.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

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TO STOP KIM JONG-UN, CHINA NEEDS A BIG PRIZE: THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

Clipped from: https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2017/09/07/to-stop-kim-jong-un-china-needs-a-big-prize-the-south-china-sea/#143f9f926df1

Without any doubt, China can stop Kim Jong-Un’s missile tests. Once and for all, and save a lot of trouble for America and its allies—and for Asian market investors.

But to do that, China needs a big prize, the South China Sea. All of it, so Beijing can write its own navigation rules, exploit all the riches that are hidden beneath, and satisfy the nationalistic sentiment it has nurtured.

(NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Korean Peninsula is far away from the South China Sea. But the on-going crisis in the Korean Peninsula isn’t independent from what’s going on in the South China Sea, as there is a key player behind each conflict: China.

In fact, Kim Jong-Un has emerged as China’s decoy in South China Sea disputes. As the world is fixated on Kim’s nuclear tests and missiles launches, China continues the building of artificial islands in the South China Sea, bullying every neighboring country that dares to challenge its ambitions to dominate the vast waterway. Like threatening the Philippines with all-out war should it enforce an international arbitration ruling, which confirmed that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea.

China also told Vietnam and India to stop searching for oil in the region, or else risk an attack on the oil and gas bases. And it has demanded that Indonesia rescind its decision to rename its maritime region in the southwest part of the South China Sea as the “North Natuna Sea,” asserting its own sovereignty in the area.

But it hasn’t stopped there. It further demanded that America’s close Asian ally, Japan, stay away from its “own” South China Sea.

Meanwhile, bilateral trade between China and North Korea has increased by nearly 20% last year, as Apostolos Pittas, adjunct professor of economics at Long Island University Post notes.

So far, Asian markets have been responding more to the Korean Peninsula crisis, losing a couple of percentage points any time Kim fires a missile and less on China’s South China Sea bullying.

Fund 5-day Performance 1-Month Performance
iShares MSCI Philippines (EPHE) 1.80% -0.99%
iShares MSCI Indonesia (EIDO) -.80 -0.34
Market Vectors Vietnam ETF (VNM) 1.0 -1.32

Source: Finance.yahoo.com 9/6/2017

That’s why China has no real intention of taming Kim’s ambitions — unless America and its allies are prepared to let Beijing take control over the entire South China Sea, and step up its bullying tactics.

Are they prepared to pay this big a price?

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