Elaine Meinel Supkis
Hu of China wraps up a very successful world tour. In every country including the USA, he negotiated or wrapped up contracts worth many billions. He extended treaties and made alliances. He was insulted and abused by Bush which was very useful as a contrast to how cordially and formally he was feted elsewhere, showing the world that China is civilized and America run by crude barbarians. Gads.
Chinese President Hu Jintao and Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki agreed here Friday to make joint efforts to further promote bilateral long-term, stable and reciprocal cooperation in various fields.
During their talks, Hu expressed his satisfaction with the continuous development of bilateral relations and said China attaches great importance to bilateral relations and takes Kenya as an important cooperative partner in Africa.
To enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields, Hu made a four-point proposal.
The first is to keep high-level contacts, strengthen personnel exchanges, maintain exchanges of views on issues of common concern such as governance, economic development, improvement of peoples' lives, and international and regional issues. They should also strengthen coordination and cooperation in the multi-lateral arena such as the United Nations.
The second is to actively implement bilateral cooperative agreements on expanding trade and investment, and promote cooperation in processing trade, agriculture and development of human resources.
The third is to expand cooperation in such fields as culture, education, health, tourism, media, environmental protection and sports.
The fourth is to strengthen cooperation within the framework of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum and make joint efforts to ensure a success of the forum's meeting scheduled for November this year in Beijing.
He also had great success in Nigeria. ABCNews:
Chinese President Hu Jintao said Thursday his government will seek closer ties with Africa a resource-rich frontier of opportunity for the world's fastest growing economy after signing oil and other agreements with Nigeria.
Hu, on the second and final day of his visit to the West African nation, said China is seeking "a strategic partnership" with the continent that would improve living standards for Africa, he said.
China's interest and growing profile has worried Western rivals among them countries who may feel their colonial ties should give them an advantage for Africa's resources and markets. And some Africans have complained about being flooded with cheap Chinese goods.
We get a lot of oil from Nigeria which, apart from the very top elite, gets little in return except pollution and social turmoil. This visit rilled the American State Department no end.
Hu presented the same program to Morocco. Chinese Communist Party News:
On April 26, 2006, Chinese President Hu Jintao left Casablanca for Nigeria for a visit after successfully concluding his state visit to Morocco.
During his visit to Morocco, Hu held talks with King Mohammed VI and met with Moroccan parliament leaders. Both sides exchanged views on further developing bilateral friendly cooperative relations.
Related departments of the two countries also signed a range of agreements on cooperation in the areas of economy & trade, culture, medical care and health.
Hu arrived in Morocco's largest port city Casablanca for a visit from the capital city Rabat on the afternoon of April 25. In Casablanca, Hu met with representatives from the Chinese medical team to assist Morocco.
Both countries and their people enjoy a time-honored history of exchanges and Morocco is the second African country to establish diplomatic ties with the New China. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 48 years ago, bilateral relations have been developing smoothly with frequent friendly exchanges at various levels and remarkable cooperation in all areas. In recent years, bilateral mutually beneficial cooperation in the economic and trade area has developed rapidly and last year the bilateral trade volume was near 1.5 billion US dollars, an increase of 28% over the same period of the previous year. Both sides have maintained sound communication and coordination in international affairs, as well as in China-Africa and Sino-Arab Forums.
Hu carefully tagged oil producing nations as his targets of opportunity. China intends to carefully woo these countries and engage them in a closer, friendlier relationship than presently exists for them vis a vis the USA. The United States, as the main supporter and financer of Israeli wars against the natives of Palestine, is hugely unpopular in most Muslim countries. China doesn't have this colonialist burden and thus, can extend alliances and make joint defense treaties without worry about popular dissent.
Now China unveils a very inexpensive but fairly agile fighter jet which is being made for export purposes. Xinhua Net:
The success of the 16-minute test flight marks a significant step in China's aviation industry, and makes mass production possible.
The Xiaolong series is a multipurpose light fighter aircraft developed by the China Aviation Industry Corporation I(CAIC-I), the Chengdu Aircraft Group Corp. and China Aero Technology Import and Export Corporation.
With advanced design and manufacturing technology, this export-oriented fighter plane is small, low in cost and suitable for modern warfare and the demands of military fighters, experts said.
The FC-1 made its successful maiden flight in August 2003, after about four years of development. The plane demonstrated outstanding mobility, and good interception and ground attack capabilities.
Some of the biggest export items the USA makes is a military/industrial products. We depend on this greatly for balancing "trade" with countries like Saudi Arabia. Our biggest money makers are military jets. As I pointed out in the past, China is most anxious to dominate world exports in the field of aviation products and the chances of this happening is very high. One problem about our military race to dominance against the Soviet Union is how both we and they left the rest of the world way behind in technology.
But the costs have been terrifically punishing. Russia went literally bankrupt and the USA is headed straight into bankruptcy, too, the barely armed insurrectionists of Iraq, like the identical ones in Afghanistan, use cheap, primitive methods to grind down a huge military machine like sand inside an engine.
These Chinese jets won't win fights against American jets but unlike our jets, if a few are shot down it is no big deal but every jet we might loose would be ruinous to replace. They are essentially gold-plated delicacies. Of course, we use our jet recklessly because we assume the Chinese will loan us infinite funds to build more and that means more jobs for America! Heh. Talk about insane.
Most countries are bankrupting themselves to buy expensive fighting equipment from America. To sell this gold plated disposables, we loan third world countries a lot of money which we get by borrowing from the Chinese, does anyone see the obvious feed-back circle here? Now the Chinese will go nose to nose in competition with our last, remaining export market for manufactured goods!
And they will win because they can not only underprice our gold plated over-developed goods, they can take avantage of their giant FOREX to offer loans that earn real interest. You see, our loans have an interest rate, too, but that really is merely a transfer of funds from China which earns real interest on loans, not a shadow version of it.
Next time Hu and Wen sally forth and they shall since they seldom stay home for very long, they will be showing off their new, stripped down, light but fast, jets. And they will find buyers. Another aspect of simpler technology is it is simpler to use, easier to explain and requires less technological know-how to operate. We can all see where that ends up! Instead of needing hyper-American technological support, the system is easier to maintain and use.
Meanwhile, our State Department and Bush are running around the planet, desperately trying to contain barely armed, tremendously poor peasants in Palestine and launching a war against Iran who is already torpedoing the American economy quite successfully. The American Federal banking system is madly printing money and shipping it to China to prevent the obvious effects of inflation from deflating the housing boom which continues unabated thanks to monetary manipulations. Keeping the public happy and the economy rolling requires keeping housing values artifically inflated and interest rates artificially low. And these efforts all involve keeping the status quo with China rolling which is why Hu went to DC to be feted, not sign any contracts or make any deals.
The present deal is super-dandy already.