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November 15, 2009

Obama Welcomes Chi-Coms Rise

Obama: US will not 'contain' China


Barack Obama says the US “does not seek to contain” China’s rise as a big player on the world stage.

"The rise of a strong, prosperous China can be a source of strength for the community of nations," Mr Obama said in a speech in Japan's capital, Tokyo.

Better US ties with Beijing do not mean a weakening of relations with US allies in the region, he said.

Describing himself as the first "Pacific" US president, he said the US was committed to the area's security.

Mr Obama is now in Singapore, where he is to attend an Asia-Pacific economic summit.

His trade representative Ron Kirk, who is already at the Apec meeting, says the US wants barriers to trade and investment removed to promote an open global trade system.

Mr Obama will round off his week-long Asian tour with stops in China and South Korea.

North Korea talks

Mr Obama told the gathering in Tokyo that Washington's commitment to the region's security was "unshakeable", despite its commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He said the US would pursue "pragmatic co-operation" with Beijing on issues of mutual concern.

He also warned that he would not waver from raising human rights concerns with Beijing, but did not mention specific concerns, such as Tibet.

The US president called for more assistance from China to thwart the ambitions of North Korea, and warned there would be tough, unified action by the US and its Asian partners if Pyongyang failed to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.

Mr Obama again called on North Korea to return to six-party talks on the issue, adding the US would not be "cowed" by Pyongyang's nuclear threats.

He also called on Asian leaders to pursue balanced economic growth.

'Sustained growth'

On the issue of economic co-operation, Mr Obama challenged Asian countries to break their dependence on exports to the US and to pursue "balanced" and sustainable economic growth.
"We must strengthen our economic recovery, and pursue growth that is both balanced and sustained," he said. "We simply cannot return to the same cycles of boom and bust that led us into a global recession."
He said the US would pursue a new economic strategy that would mean "saving more and spending less".
He urged Asian leaders to break their dependence on exports to the US market and to open up their markets to speed up a global economic recovery.

Mr Obama arrived in Tokyo on Friday and met Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

The two leaders agreed on the need to renew their countries' strained alliance and pledged to work quickly to resolve a dispute over the US military base in Okinawa.


China is rounding up political dissidents ahead of President Obama’s trip to the communist nation this week.


China has detained several dissidents and campaigners ahead of US President Barack Obama’s much-anticipated first visit to the country, their relatives and close contacts told AFP Saturday.

Obama arrives in Shanghai on Sunday and moves onto Beijing the next day for a four-day maiden presidential trip during which he has been urged to raise human rights with the Asian giant’s top leadership.

But as the visit drew close, the head of an activist group for parents whose children were sickened by tainted milk in China had been detained, his wife told AFP.

” “Zhao Lianhai was criminally detained for ‘provoking an incident’,” Li Xuemei said in a text, without giving further details.

According to activist group Human Rights in China, Zhao was handcuffed and taken away late Friday night by police officers who searched his house and took away computers, a video recorder, a camera and an address book. i was criminally detained for ‘provoking an incident’,” Li Xuemei said in a text, without giving further details.

According to activist group Human Rights in China, Zhao was handcuffed and taken away late Friday night by police officers who searched his house and took away computers, a video recorder, a camera and an address book.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Obama is welcoming anything and everything that weakens or threatens our country. He loves communist and dictator countries.

So much for our friendship with Taiwan.

America can no longer "contain" China's rise to economic prominence. China owns hundreds and hundreds of billions of US $$. In effect, we've sold a great deal of ourselves to the Chi-coms.

Until this tide is reversed....until we buy back our own debt....until we begin to manufacture the items we require here in the US....we face death by drowning. And the water is up to our necks now.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 15, 2009 05:47 AM


I hate china. I hate our president selling us out to them. I hate our people who voted for this communist prick, our fellow citizens who don't care a lick about American dominance in the world, thinking that their "rights" are housing, healthcare, and a paycheck; and our true God given Liberty be damned.

Hussein wants asian countries (chicoms) to stop exporting to us.

Alright here's what I propose, a cuba style trade embargo on china. Terms would include enforcment by a naval blockade with orders to turn away and/or sink any ship flying the chicom flag. Once that is in place, begin repaying them the $800 billion that we owe them.

We would also need to deregulate our industrial sector, defund labor unions, begin using our own resources. Of course this would also require the slashing of the size of the government to the bare essentials: U.S. Military, Federal Courts, and the Post Office.

There's much more to this but I'm too angry to think of it right now. It's all common sense but, nobody's gonna do it.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at November 15, 2009 11:19 AM

I try to buy as little as possible marked with that oval 'made in China' sticker. I can't stand it!!! I have made a concerted effort to "go without", for I really do not need this crap that falls apart the minute it gets home. Of course some basic items do not fall into this category and I have to eat my words and buy them. And I am working like the dickens to pay off my credit cards. Even though retail banking says a USA bank/etc., whole ownership is often in the fareast. ALL THAT INTEREST is going to a sweatshop mentality offshore. The Chicoms and their communist regime are making SO MUCH money from us USA citizens. And it appears it will be increasing more and more with this sickness in the wh. I really do think he is sick in the head.
He needs to go to a Wash. DC high school nightschool to learn about capitalism. At least it would keep this a==h=== home. I hate him!

Posted by: jan at November 15, 2009 11:42 AM

Chrissie and John, you are correct about the problem with decades of selling debt to China. It started out small and then grew like a drug habit. Like jan, I try my best to not buy China made items but that is difficult to do.

Somehow America became one of the higher corporate taxing countries. Combine that with almost slave labor in China and third world countries and you can see how we lost our manufacturing base. obama's union pals also figure prominently into the problem.

Now obama has doubled and tripled all of our financial problems wth his fast track socialization plans. The govt now controls banking and real estate. Once obama's healthcare ad energy plas are implemented government will control all aspects of American business not to mention most of our personal lives.

obama travels the world now giving America away and belittling our accomplishments. He is brnging us down so we will equal lesser countries and there will be a one world utopia. I hope that Americans will wise up in 2010 and 2012.

Meantime, buy ammo!

Posted by: TomR at November 15, 2009 01:39 PM

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, I agree, it really is
common sense what you said but to get
it done is something else. deep sigh.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2009 04:14 PM

Jan, I know exactly what you mean. I have
tried to do that too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2009 04:17 PM

Tom he sure is and it makes me so sick to
see this happening.

"obama travels the world now giving America away and belittling our accomplishments"

America is such a great country, the best in
all the world and all the countries and people
our country has Obama that means

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2009 04:18 PM

I truly think the growing backlash will be strong and lengthy. "We" Americans did not get to this wonderful gold-paved-streets country without a lot of blood, sweat and tears. We are people of honor, courage and commitment. No fools here. I believe we will be victorious, for there is absolutely NO OPTION BUT TRUTH AND FREEDOM! We can do this together.

Posted by: jan at November 15, 2009 04:47 PM

China: Cold War, Part II! (We're just substituting the PRC for the USSR and doing Detente-- at best-- again. Dang, didn't we (I mean, Democrats) learn?

Posted by: Anonymous at November 15, 2009 07:17 PM