You don't even have basic knowledge of Southeast Asian history nor the Asian theatre of the Cold War. This is why you, like most of the pro-China sycophants, have such a biased view on events.This is a very confused, mostly strawman-type list of arguments.
Which insurgencies is China funding lately? I know Mao funded the Khmer Rouge back in the day. I don't think they're stuck in that mindset 40 years later, I don't believe China is engaging in CIA "gamma"-style destabilizations (see ISIS, Honduras, Boka Haram etc), they are too busy building trillion dollar infrastructure projects all over the world. When you invest tens of billions into countries' infrastructure, you have a strong economic stake in the political stability of those countries.
Are we (US, Saudi) not funding ISIS in China today? Are cults like the Eastern Lightning "Christian" sect, or Falun Gong funded and supported from abroad? The Taiping Rebellion tells you why China would be very nervous about being destabilized through religious rebellions they have had a long history of being gutted and destroyed by these types of revolts. They are entirely within their right in suppressing ISIS-style jihadis, as did the Russians in Chechnya.
In reality, the Qing started out persecuting Catholics. They had already started persecuting the religion in the 17th century and officially banned it in 1724, more than a century before Taipeng.Unfortunately the Chinese lack of mainstream Christian culture leaves it open to charismatic guru charlatans
You see it in South Korea as well. The recent converts there have little biblical knowledge, there is no theological framework so they can be manipulated into following wolves in sheepclothes
You don't even have basic knowledge of Southeast Asian history nor the Asian theatre of the Cold War. This is why you, like most of the pro-China sycophants, have such a biased view on events.
There were decades long communist insurgencies and civil wars all over Southeast Asia during the mid to late 20th century. All of them had levels of Chinese support, funding, and or training, depending on their proximity to China.
Lao monarchy overthrown by Chinese-backed Pathet Lao. Cambodia government overthrown by Chinese-backed Khmer Rouge. Chinese-backed failed coup in Indonesia that led to the purging of hundreds of thousands of communists and suspected communists.
15-20 year armed insurgencies in Malaysia and Thailand. 40-year insurgency in Burma. 50+ year ongoing insurgency in the Philippines. That's not to mention the proxy wars in places like Vietnam and Korea.
I would also note that in almost every one of these countries, most notably in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, it wasn't just the PRC that was implicated in this instability, it was ethnic Chinese in general.
None of this is controversial. It's been covered by many sources, and most history books dealing with the region will touch on one or more of the above events. Many of the above countries broke official diplomatic ties with China during that period, and ASEAN and its predecessor SEATO were largely created in response. China only toned this down as a counter to Vietnam.
There was also Chinese support for insurgents in India; and according to India, there still is, which is but one source of tension between the two countries. It would seem Myanmar shares in some of these accusations, considering recent comments and cooperation with India.
And then there's the drug cartels and similar issues. Even the anti-UN, anti-CIA, nationalist drug-dealer-killing president of the Philippines has pointed to what everyone already knows, which is that the drug (meth) trade in the Philippines and other countries is fueled by China:
I'm not interested in normie-tier "CIA vs. China, which one worser" arguments. Especially when the CIA and global technocrats built modern China.
I've made several very specific points and you have no coherent response to any of them.
This is really the root problem in your reasoning.When you invest billions into roads, hotels, powerplants, factories and hospitals, you definitely don't want guerilla wars in those areas, you want tourism and a stable economy. SEA has been the most economically stable and dynamic region in the developing world for the last several decades in large part due to Chinese investment. China is not bombing or occupying militarily any country, while the US military is in several dozen countries, and involved in a dozen wars, most often as an occupying military force. China is instead investing billions building infrastructure.
I'm toast! Lol I may never go back, considering this...The Hong Kong security law is to applied globally. If you criticize CCP outside China and go to China you might be arrested.
The U.S. State Department warned American citizens on Saturday to "exercise increased caution" in China due to heightened risk of arbitrary law enforcement including detention and a ban from exiting the country.www.reuters.com
U.S. warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China
The PLAN certainly are having their growing pains as they learn to build and maintain a large blue water navy. Earlier, they embarrassed themselves over carrier launched fighters, that went into the ocean, rather than the sky! But still, they have made amazing progress over the past twenty years, and over the next twenty they will most likely continue to astonish their rivals, as they aim to create a navy which can contain, and if necessary, defeat the United States, as they work on their goal of conquering Taiwan.
A huge military warship, especially one for amphibious landings, is going to be loaded with all sorts of flammable materials. But it does seem like they could simply shut off all fuel and power to the afflicted areas, and then hose everything down with fire suppression chemicals, mixed with water. Years ago, I managed a lodge, and the chef completely lost control in the kitchen. A mini inferno ensued, but she pulled down the fire suppression lever, which caused the entire large room to be buried in fire suppression chemicals. It looked like she was taking a major league bubble bath! If not for this system being in place, we would have lost the main building. Oh, and she was a navy vet! LolOf course, "our" ship in San Diego has been on fire for days now, too. Admittedly I'm speaking from ignorance, but it seems to me that a ship that can randomly catch on fire and then burn for days straight while docked in peacetime is probably not gonna do great while being bombed and shit.
“The authorities in Beijing are so eager to silence critics of the regime that they are now video-calling dissidents in other countries to try and pressure them to toe the party line. And they’re doing it while sitting next to members of the dissidents’ families.”
"Would you like to see your grandpa spend several years doing hard labor in a camp for enemies of the state?" The PRC also does this when they want otherwise honest Chinese scientists and engineers living in the West, to steal our western technology, and then hand it over to them... A brutal but effective means of breaking the will of decent people.
I'd seriously consider leaving China if I lived there as a foreigner, especially from an English speaking country. Things might be about to get much hotter than they already are.Communist China has to close its Consulate General in Houston in 72 hours.
Media reported that Consulate staff have been burning documents at the backyard of the Consulate on Tuesday.
Some analysts stated, that Chinese hacking operations would use some infrastructure related to that Consulate.
The US demand follows the indictment of two Chinese hackers.
(Houston Chronicle info)