Black People Politics : US, China agree to avoid military conflict

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  1. UBNaturally

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    Pax Pacificana? US, China agree to avoid military conflict
    Published time: November 12, 2014 09:44

    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at the end of their news conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014 (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque)

    The US president has announced Washington’s and Beijing’s agreement to avoid military confrontation by reducing Air Force- and Navy-related incidents. Barack Obama secured the deal after long talks with his China’s Xi Jinping at the APEC summit.

    The sides resolved to notify each other better of their major military activities, such as war games, and establish rules of behavior for military encounters at sea and in the air.

    “There are important differences that we have both practically as well as our vision for our respective countries and our conduct in foreign policy,” Barack Obama said, adding that the two countries are working together whenever they can.

    “When the US and China are able to work together effectively, the whole world benefits,” Obama said.

    Along with the military deal, Beijing and Washington have also signed revolutionary deals on 10-year visas, estimated $1 trillion trade agreement and an unexpected bargain on greenhouse gas emissions.

    “Our relations are now standing at a new historical point,” Xi Jinping told Obama during their meeting on Wednesday. “I’m ready to work with you in this direction,” Xi said as quoted by Xinhua, calling US-China cooperation a “new model” for relations between world’s largest economies and announcing “a new type of military relations.”

    Chinese navy sailors stand in formation as they attend a send-off ceremony before departing for the Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC), at a military port in Sanya, Hainan province June 9, 2014 (Reuters / Stringer)

    The positive news comes as both countries are necessarily pursuing the same objectives in Asia: the US is re-focusing its military might to the Pacific region and trying to consolidate its influence on the Asian continent, while Beijing is attempting to establish China as Asia’s primary military and economic power.

    Some videos footage from APEC arrivals and ceremony

    China might as well had said "Yea, cause you don't want none son!"

    Jon Stewart's finding humor


    China and the United States Are Preparing for War
    Despite the Obama-Xi handshake deal, the probability of confrontation will only heighten as long as the PLA remains a black box.
    • NOVEMBER 13, 2014
    At a Nov. 12 news conference in Beijing, General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed to notify the other side before major military activities, and to develop a set of rules of behavior for sea and air encounters, in order to avoid military confrontations in Asia. "It's incredibly important that we avoid inadvertent escalation," Ben Rhodes, a U.S. deputy national security adviser, told the Wall Street Journal. An "accidental circumstance," he said, could "lead into something that could precipitate a conflict."

    Should we really be worried about war between the United States and China? Yes. Over the last four decades of studying China, I have spoken with hundreds of members of China's military, the People's Liberation Army (PLA), and read countless Chinese military journals and strategy articles. Chinese military and political leaders believe that their country is at the center of American war planning. In other words, Beijing believes that the United States is readying itself for the possibility of a conflict with China -- and that it must prepare for that eventuality.


    With the recent admittance that China has hacked the NOAA systems for weather surveillance, who knows what these super powers are really thinking.

    Wonder if it is a beef over African resources?