in terms of population, commerce, military power and international
influence, to be ignored. Indeed, it commands the development
considered policy, politically, militarily and commercially.
policies have been developed, they have not been communicated to the
population, at large, although when important policies are developed in
relation to another state, it is usual that they are well publicised,
the electors along with Government policy, among other good reasons.
is a matter of concern, especially as the hiatus over the recent
Chinese participation in building our national network of communication
indicated that the necessary policies have not been put in place.
approaches towards China are very worrying: that it is an efficient and
well run state, which plays a key role in international wealth, and
that it is
no longer a true communist state, but has developed into a quasi
government. The first derives from wishful thinking,
consequent on the
fact that trade with China confers significant commercial benefits.
second derives from wishful thinking, derived from reluctance to
powerful state. Both are false and both disable us from
policies towards China.
The effficiency of tyranny
efficient, in the ways in which a tyranny, with powers to command, is
always efficient, but this efficiency is undermined by vast corruption
the stultification of individual enterprise. It seeks to
neighbouring states and to establish dominance in commerce in
countries, for example, using bribery of corrupt national leaders to
them to strip assets from African countries, without benefit to the
people. In advanced states, such as England, they seek to
innovation and to implant major companies into the
economy. Those companies being servants of the Chinese
Government. It projects the view of any given set of facts
suits it, without regard to the truth of such projection.
century, America has been the overwhelming global power and its rule
been benevolent. It has protected the world from Germany,
Japan and from Russia, without forceful intervention in the affairs of
states. There are conclusive grounds for knowing that a world
China were the dominant power would be different and worse, in many
respects. We should take heed of these inconvenient facts and
policies relating to China based upon them. Feeble
compliance, so far,
the resort of European countries, allows China a free hand to execute
political purposes. The vigil outside the Chinese Embassy, in
reminds us of the nature of the Chinese Communist Party, even if we
forgotten Tibet and the years when Mao established absolute power and
in the Party’s hands. It is a self-perpetuating machine,
benevolence or political morality.
I am not
suggesting that we should develop warlike policies. I am suggesting
that we should develop the best self-protective policies that retain a
with reasonable International Relations. I would be very wary
of any form
of trade reliance, or vulnerability and would seek to oppose Chinese
advancement, wherever we are able to do so.
are not our ways and we should develop policies designed to protect
the continuance of our ways.
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