The U.S. debt to China is $1.241 trillion, as of June 2016. That’s almost 31% of the $4.038 trillion in Treasury bills, notes, and bonds held by foreign countries. (https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-debt-to-china-how-much-does-it-own-3306355)
This fact from The Balance website summarizes how the US-China relationship is more than just a potential military conflict in the West Philippine Sea. The two countries have highlighted the importance of the economic ties between Beijing and Washington
An article from the Chinese Embassy to the US also describes the trade relationship as a “Win-win game” (See http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/xw/t675646.htm).
The US also reciprocates this viewpoint. “The United States and China recognize their shared interest in promoting a strong and open global economy, inclusive growth and sustainable development, and a stable international financial system, supported by the multilateral economic institutions founded at the end of World War II that have benefited the peoples of both nations.” This statement comes from no other less than The White House. (See http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/25/fact-sheet-us-china-economic-relations)
Now, bring back the conversation back home in our country. The Liberal Party and its online minions have made a vapid conversation piece to their yellow supporters and pushing for standing up against China in the West Philippine Sea.
So who fucking said that President Duterte will give up its claim in the disputed region? In fact, before Duterte left for Brunei, the President has already stated that we will never give up our territory given that we have already the UN arbitration ruling in our favor.
If it’s in the interest of the US to maintain a peaceful relationship with China, why can’t we apply that to our own country? The messaging of the yellow zombies is to drum up faux nationalist sentiments while fully knowledgeable of the fact that this country cannot defend itself yet from foreign invaders.
The problem with the territorial dispute with China is not an overnight story. It has been brewing for more than five decades and sadly because of the political instability during the Marcos-Cory Aquino-Estrada-Arroyo-Noynoy Aquino presidencies, we have been left behind by other nations that have equal claims to the region. The culture of corruption that have plagued this nation has been so pandemic that we can’t even boast long range missiles to protect our porous sea borders.
This problem is something that President Duterte is correcting and he sees that going to war against China won’t be a solution. The multi-faceted approach to the West Philippine Sea issue is more than just us asking American military forces to keep out of Mindanao or the expletives that the yellow idiots have been amplifying over the first few months of this administration.
It’s about keeping a good economic relationship with our neighbor who will keep our economy afloat and at the same time avoiding war.
Former Defense Secretary and Congressman Roilo Golez has blogged weeks ago that an alliance between US and China is unthinkable for the majority of Filipinos. He cited his own personal survey and projected that 80% of Filipinos would prefer stronger US-PH ties due to our cultural, social, and ideological affinity.
Using Hollywood parlance to react to this is like O-M-G, Golez is so tama. Like the US is our tagapagligtas and we should make iwas China because we love our daily dose of Kardashians and we don’t want to make tigil the exports of Banana Republic and Polo Ralph Lauren to our bansa. What will my kumpares say if I don’t make suot the mamahaling American clothes and I don’t nood Netflix?
But seriously, I don’t get why the Yellow neanderthals are so alarmed that it is this government’s policy of allowing China to be a trading partner. Why is it ok for the Chinese and Americans to be at peace and have a prosperous economic relationship with each other while Filipinos want us to stick with the US at the risk of waging war against a nuclear neighbor?
I think it all boils down to the ego of the likes of Cynthia Patag, Jim Paredes, Agot Isidro, Leah Navarro, Maria Montelibano, Loida Nicolas Lewis, Vicky Garchitorena, Dinky Soliman, Ging Deles, Etta Rosales, Jessica Zafra, and Duterte critics including former staff of defeated candidates Grace Poe/Chiz Escudero (Yes, we know about your rogue group and how your principals do not know that you are doing yellow work).
Their collective noise and trying to reach out to the international community, particularly the West, is straining our image abroad and they will see to it that they would hijack the all conversations that involves President Duterte.
Maybe it’s about time to fund the yellow groups including their pages which they are admins of: Superficial Gazette, Change Scamming, Juan Nationalist, Oras na Roxas Na, Silent No More, among others. Maybe we should give them guns or whatever they need so they could go to the Spratlys themselves.
Meanwhile, while they’re busy protesting our new relationship status with China, President Duterte is just working hard to see to it that all Filipinos get an equal chance to get resources and live comfortably.