Do the Western countries, and particularly the United States (in 1971), which, following Gaullist France (in 1964), forged diplomatic relationships with Communist China and gave it a respectability patent to the point of admitting it to UNO at the expense of Taïwan, and more, with a permanent position at the Security Council (October 1971), that is to say a power of veto on all the UNO resolutions, are aware of having made a deal with a predator to whom they offer immunity while binding their hands? It was not without warnings from lucid people they rejected as retrograde, such as John Foster Dulles who did not conceived that the world peace could be protected by “a nation that has been convinced of aggression and that continue to encourage the use of force in violation of UNO principles”. During the 1960-1970 years, exactions by the Chinese communist power were well known, committed as well against foreign people fallen under their claws (such as the Tibetan genocide) as against their own people (for example during the Great Leap Forward and the Hundred Flowers campaign which caused 40 to 60 million deaths), but the sensible minds who vituperate against American imperialism had nothing to say against the fanfare recognition of a regime twice as criminal as the Nazis’, that still anyway cheats, loots, oppresses and kills according to its needs.
Even worse, since the admission of China in the concert of nations, capitalists of free countries, baited by a cheap labor and a potential market of 1.37 billion consumers (as if the billion slaves on which Communist capitalism rests can and wants to buy Western products), have delocalized in this country no matter how their factories, even if they must transfer their expertise, result of dozens of years of researches and investments, that Beijing requires in return for their presence on its soil. While for any country wanting to develop itself the capital accumulation is the most important factor to achieve, without getting tired for years, all of a sudden China had a manna of billions of dollars brought willingly by foreign capitalists, manna that it knew how to use to take off and become after thirty years an economic and military power.
During the 1980-1990 years, the delocalizing companies justified their factories closing for Chinese benefit in saying they delegated the production abroad only to better focus on grey matter, id est research and development. But as time goes, they realized that products amelioration cannot come off the production process, and Chinese pressure helping, many of them ended up delocalizing in China even their research service (according to the China science and technology statistics of July 2004, there were in China “128 R&D institutions created by 63 multinational companies” of whom 44 come from the United States and 43 from Europe), condemning their native country to deindustrialisation and mass unemployment, for the greater benefit of the Chinese they contribute to enrich and train to the detriment of their compatriots (as long as the word homeland has a meaning for the multinational leaders!). The irony is that these managers who rush to China in order to dispose of their products on an immense market have only opened their country to the invasion of Chinese products. As for selling their products in China, they do it indeed on the beginning, but as soon as the Chinese have assimilated the technology, facilities of installation disappear, barriers rise and the deceived company ends up withdrawing from China (for example the case of Yahoo, Sullair, Zodiac…), but for one relocation twenty other enterprises continue to succumb to the Chinese larks’ mirror. And the more the Chinese get rich at the same time as the Westerners get off, the more the latter flatten themselves in front of Chinese arrogance to the point of forming a lobby to override any measure unfavourable to China.
In liberalism logic, globalization and free exchange can only be beneficial for everyone. It’s right if the participants are in good faith and apply the same rule of game. But of all countries China is currently the most evil partner, disrespectful of international rules and norms, brutal and corruptive, with the most barbarous regime, prompt to liquidate all heads, not even dissident but simply different, able to grind under the tanks young demonstrators at Tiananmen, to disembowel millions of Falungong to take organs intended for their infamous but profitable traffic, to project the extermination of entire populations such as the Tibetan people and presently the Vietnamese people, ally of the worst states of the planet it protects by its veto against any sanction of UNO (case of the Mullahs’ Iran and of the Darfur slaughterer Sudan).
While China amasses billions on billions of dollars and extends its hold on the entire world, the WTO, under Chinese lobby influence, continues to grant it the developing countries statute with derogations in commercial and monetary matters which penalize free countries. Happily, with anti-dumping procedures, European Union does not recognize it (yet) as a free market state unlike more than 80 other countries (among them are Swiss and Australia) reluctant to displease the Chinese juggernaut though they know it as interventionist and cheater. With Chinese products surging even more in their homeland, their citizens will certainly consume at low price but expose themselves to lethal dangers. For dishonesty reigns in Chinese entrepreneurship, where to increase profits, producers and merchants don’t hesitate to use forbidden and carcinogenic chemicals in very high doses, poisoning up to food. According to a report by the European Commission in 2016, 62% of dangerous products arriving in Europe come from China. Controls, when they exist, are difficult and cannot be systematic.
Instead of using their 3000 billion of foreign currency reserves (2017 figure) for repairing environmental damages and relieving the life of hundreds of million victims of their forced industrialization politic, Chinese leaders, filled with sufficiency and power appetite, prefer to use it to realize their world hegemony ambition. Conscious of their scientific delay compared to advanced countries, they buy back the western companies in difficulty and the shares of successful ones in order to seize their know-how. When they cannot do it, they do not hesitate to practice trickery and theft. To supply its factories et if possible to secure a monopoly, China is trying to get hold of all the natural resources of the planet thanks to its well-stocked portfolio and to the complicity of greedy and corrupt rulers and individuals from every country. In the process, it buys millions of hectares of arable land over the five continents (even in France where 1700 ha in the department of Indre and 900 ha in the department of Allier become Chinese), not to feed its lacking provision inhabitants as the media repeat at will, but to produce relatively healthy food for the 400 million executives and close affiliates of the regime, the billion slaves having to be content with poisoned food produced in China itself, the surplus of this production being exported abroad (note that since 2015 China is the leading exporter of agricultural products) at the expense of devils and barbarous (commonly used qualifiers) foreigners.
With developed and democratic countries, Chinese acquisitions remain discreet to the extent that, in order to exploit the bought resources and companies, the new Chinese owners employ local labor and retain some of the former staff ; but in the countries where reigns corruption, they don’t hesitate to practice settlement colonization by bringing the workforce directly from China instead of giving employment to natives. These millions of Chinese workers with their families not recorded as immigrants since they are in principle temporary residents will become so with time and will be added to the Chinese diaspora whose number Beijing wants to multiply, as much to lift the demographic pressure as to have a much more considerable fifth column abroad.
Strong of its economic power, to counter the United States influence, China builds since 2013 a “Silk road diplomacy” named “One belt, one road” which consists in making dependant on it 68 countries lying on a line connecting it by land and sea to Europe. Both intimidated and seduced by big investments perspective, some of these countries have already fallen into its lap (such as Pakistan, attracted since 2015 by the eventual benefits of a 46 billion dollars investment for the construction of a Sino-Pakistani corridor that will allow Chinese to directly reach the Indian Ocean, or Somalia which has just ceded to China 364 km2 at Djibouti to install its first military base outside Asia) or show themselves at least conciliatory such as Australia which feels compelled to grant excessive privileges to Chinese companies on its territory.
To the economic expansion corresponds an unprecedent military boom. In a few decades, China has risen to the 2d rank of military power with the largest number of troops (more than 2 million) and a constantly increasing budget (currently 190 dollars). Ready for a clash with the United States, it puts in place a five-year plan (2016-2020) for the modernization of the army in order to provide it with the most sophisticated weapons and equipment. Assured of the superiority of its land forces (which own the largest amount of tanks and artillery), failing to match the American aviation, it equipped itself with an impressive number of missiles (with 1600 to 1800 nuclear warheads, according to Russian general Victor Iessine), taking advantage of the fact it has not signed the Salt agreement limiting strategic arms that Russians and Americans must respect.
Among missiles, two models have been designed on purpose to attack ships and aircraft carriers, the CM302 presented in 2016 and the DF21D launched in 2015. With them, China can, despite its present inferiority in the maritime field, threaten the US fleet and push the United States out of the Eastern Sea which it claims to be its preserve. For in the minds of the Chinese leaders, the world hegemony passes first by the mastery of the seas, that is to say the control of maritime routes, and China being in Asia, it must absolutely exercise domination over the main link between the West and Asia that passes south of the East Sea. And that’s where Vietnam comes in, both lock and access to the supremacy.
For Vietnam, besides its natural riches which has not stopped exciting the Chinese lust for millennia, occupies by geography an unique strategic position which amplifies Beijing desire to seize the country. It is off the Paracel and Spratly islands located on the Vietnamese continental shelf and officially governed by Vietnam since the 17th century that pass all the ships coming from Europe, Africa and the Middle-East in direction of East Asia and vice-versa. To establish its sovereignty over the two archipelagos is to be able to control a maritime route through which transit about 5000 billion dollars of goods each year, not to mention that these islands are surrounded by waters full of fishes and shelter under them huge hydrocarbon deposits (from 1% to 25% of world reserves depending on estimates). Taking advantage of the weakening of Vietnam during the North-South war and the war against itself, China took over the Paracel in 1974 which it occupies entirely, and the Spratly in 1988 which it partially occupies. Knowing these occupations illegal, it seeks to impose a delimitation line of its territorial waters that encompasses both archipelagos, named the Nine traits line or U line, which all its neighbours are challenging. Since 2009 it builds a military base with port, airport, building, etc. in the Paracel and since 2014 it constructs artificial islands over its grabbed reefs in the Spratly to transform them in a much bigger military base.
De facto China makes the law in the Eastern Sea, the regional countries being not able to oppose its shenanigans. What it aims for is to be sovereign de jure. And for that, it needs the recognition of its sovereignty on the archipelagos by the only country which can claim it rightly, namely Vietnam. In 1958, it obtained from Hồ Chí Minh an implicit cession of the Paracel and Spratly via a diplomatic letter signed by his prime minister Phạm Văn Đồng recognizing the waters delimitation fixed by itself. The problem is that it is only an implicit cession, furthermore written in rather vague terms, and mostly the document has no legal value because at the time Hanoï had no right over these archipelagos which were under Saïgon jurisdiction. In 1990, the fall of the URSS and Chinese military pression pushed Hanoï leaders to surrender feet and fists tied to Beijing to the point of signing secret agreements (for fear of Vietnamese people reaction) for a progressive annexation of Vietnam to China to be effective in 2020. That’s how since then, with the support of the Hanoï power, over time the Chinese take hold of all of Vietnamese resources and of its best lands, in the first place of the Paracel and Spratly which they forbid the approach to Vietnamese fishermen. Vis-à-vis the people kept in the dark and stupefied by propaganda, the authorities just deny or minimized the situation while engaging in fierce repression of patriots opposed to China. Although they are entirely loyal to Beijing, as long as they are in power, for the public and international Hanoï dictators are reluctant to publicly declare their submission to China, especially the transmission of sovereignty over the archipelagos to the Middle empire, to the great discontent of the latter.
This reluctance of Hanoï plays for the free world, but it will not last, for 2020 is approaching and Beijing has advanced all its pieces to make Vietnam a Chinese province. The only way for all the countries that refuse the hegemony of the Golem they themselves have begotten is to prevent this programmed annexation, id est to help the Vietnamese people to rise up against the communist regime in order to establish a new nationalist power which will denounce unlawful agreements and fight against the odds for its independence. China will be forced to resort to armed force but it will have shown its true face, and alerted international opinion will stand behind its governments, ready to shoot down the Golem.