CHINA TELLS U.S. WAR SECRETARY ROBERT GATES ,"PASS US BY,"WHEN YOU VISIT ASIA
CHINA TELLS U.S. WAR SECRETARY ROBERT GATES TO PASS THEM BY ON HIS VISIT TO ASIA. THIS IS SEEN BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AS A MAJOR SIGN OF CHINA EMERGING ON THE WORLD STAGE AS A POWER EQUAL TO AMERICA. IT IS ALSO BEING SEEN AS A MAJOR SNUB TO THE U.S. ESTABLISHMENT.
WHAT CHINA IS SAYING DIPLOMATICALLY IS THE U.S. NO LONGER CALLS THE SHOTS AND THEY (CHINA) MUST NOW BE MORE ASSERTIVE. WE MUST REMEMBER THAT CHINA HOLDS THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF U.S. DEBT & U.S. DOLLARS.THIS MEANS THAT THE U.S. CAN HARDLY DO ANYTHING TO CHINAECONOMICALLY NOR MILITARILY BECAUSE THE CHINESE MILITARY OF TODAY IS NOT THE ONE OF 10YEARS AGO.
WASHINGTON � China has ruled out a stopover by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who had hoped to make improved military ties with Beijing the centerpiece of his trip to Asia this week.
Gates leaves Wednesday for an around-the-world trip that will take him to countries in Asia and Europe, but aides said China has explained that this is not a convenient time.
Beijing didn’t elaborate, but China leaders were angered by the Obama administration’s recent decision to go ahead with arms sales to Taiwan worth more than $6 billion.
Gates will spend the weekend meeting with defense officials from every other major Asian power during a security conference in Singapore.”