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China Reality

China Reality

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Published by Paul Richardson
China military sees US as inevitable foe and is planning on that basis.
China military sees US as inevitable foe and is planning on that basis.

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Published by: Paul Richardson on Apr 18, 2011
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China Reality
Panda Lovers, China’s IncreasinglySuccessful Cyber Attacks Mining MilitarySecrets, China’s Increasing FinancialLeverage
Below are excerpts from a Wall StreetJournal article, Sept. 8, 2005The China expert believes that the Chinesesee us as their inevitable foe militarily basedon long and intense study and interviewswith Chinese military leaders. Thus, the benign attitude of so many “Panda Lovers”is not realistic or constructive.Paul Richardson 2011
 
Wall Street Journal 
, September 8, 2005Column 1 of Page A1
 Secret Weapon, Inside Pentagon, A Scholar Shapes Views of China
Michael Pillsbury, influential Pentagon advisor and former Chinalover, believes most Americans have China all wrong. They think of the place as an inherently gentle country intent on economic prosperity.In that camp he lumps the lower ranks of the State Department, theCentral Intelligence Agency, most U.S. investors and the majorityof American China scholars, whom he chides as “Panda Huggers.”Mr. Pillsbury says his mission is to assure that the DefenseDepartment doesn’t fall into the same trap.“Beijing sees the U.S. as an inevitable foe, and is planningaccordingly,” warns the 60-year old China expert. “We’d beremiss not to take that into account.”……“We must start with the acknowledgement, at least, that we areunprepared to understand Chinese thinking,” Mr. Pillsbury says.“And then we must acknowledge that we are facing in China whatmay become the largest challenge in our nation’s history.”…Mr. Pillsbury, a fluent Mandarin speaker and author of threeesoteric books on Chinese military strategy, has become one of thePentagon’s most influential advisors on China, with a direct accessto many of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s top aides.

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