USA/Asia Files: Incoming Trump Admin heading for showdown with Red China weeks before inauguration, beginning with congratulatory Dec. 2 phone call from Pres. Tsai Ing-wen of Republic of China (i.e., Taiwan), provoking diplomatic protest from PRC Foreign Ministry: “The one China principle is the political basis of the China-U.S. relationship”; Red China returns submarine research drone to US Navy after Trump accuses Beijing of stealing craft from S. China Sea on Dec. 15, device operated by survey ship USNS Bowditch; People’s Daily rants: Drone part of US “strategy” against China, spying on PLAN nuke subs; communist-run Global Times responds to demands from both Trump, Putin to bolster US, Russian nuclear arsenals: “China’s nuclear weapons must be ‘sufficient’ to deter the US when it flexes its military muscle, as well as to convince the US that the PLA will strike back without hesitation in face of military provocation . . . [and with] destructive retaliation”; Trump determined to rectify trade imbalance with PRC, appoints “China hawk” Peter Navarro as top trade policy adviser, UC Irvine prof, Democrat directed documentary film “Death by China”; Global Times pouts: “China needs to face up to the reality that the Trump team maintains a hard-line attitude toward China”
December 23, 2016
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Taking into account the populations of Red China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos and Cuba, more than 1.5 billion people–1 in 5 worldwide–are still slaves to single-party communist dictatorships. Twenty-five years after the collapse of the Soviet Union communism is not dead by any means. It seems, too, Putin is willing to resurrect Lenin’s ideology in Russia if the occasion presents itself. In January 2016, the Russian president addressed the All-Russia People’s Front in Stavropol, declaring:
You know that I, like millions of Soviet citizens, over 20 million, was a member of the Communist Party of the USSR and not only was I a member of the party but I worked for almost 20 years for an organization called the Committee for State Security [KGB]. I was not, as you know, a party member by necessity. I liked Communist and socialist ideas very much and I like them still.