Indian leader Modi arrives for summit with Abe


Staff Writer

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Kansai International Airport on Saturday for a five-day visit in which he is expected to seek stronger security and economic ties with Japan in the face of China’s rising territorial ambitions and military might.

Calling Japan and India “two major maritime democracies in Asia,” government officials in Tokyo said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 59, and Modi 63, are expected to affirm their willingness to cooperate to ensure a “peaceful and stable maritime order” to curb Beijing’s increasing activity in the East and South China seas, as well as the Indian Ocean.

During the visit, Modi is scheduled to hold a summit on Monday with Abe, whom he has met twice in his previous visits to Japan in 2007 and 2012. The two sides are likely to agree to launch a consultative framework for security talks involving their foreign and defense ministers, a senior Foreign Ministry official said.

Abe and Modi are also expected to agree to continue joint maritime drills in addition to trilateral drills conducted with the United States, possibly on a regular basis.

Since Japan is the first country Modi chose to visit on a bilateral basis since taking office in May, this indicates “his high expectations for Japan,” a Foreign Ministry official said.

Abe and Modi are expected to strengthen security ties by upgrading their bilateral dialogue on diplomacy and defense to the ministerial level. The talks are currently conducted at a vice-ministerial level.

Another issue on the defense agenda is a plan for Japan to supply India with its US-2 amphibian search and rescue aircraft, a deal the two nations have been discussing since last December. The Abe administration eased the nation’s long-held ban on weapons exports, including technology transfers, in April.

China has been challenging Japan’s sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands, a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea that are being administered by Tokyo but are claimed by Beijing as Diaoyu and by Taiwan as Tiaoyutai.

India, meanwhile, has grown concerned about China’s expanding presence in the Indian Ocean, as well as their long-standing border disputes and Beijing’s growing ties with Pakistan.

On infrastructure, Abe will likely try to pitch Japan’s shinkansen technology for India’s plan to build a high-speed railway between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

On the more touchy issue of atomic energy, however, the two leaders are expected to have trouble signing an accord on peaceful use of nuclear power because Japan wants nonproliferation guarantees. While the deal would pave the way for Japan to export nuclear reactors, Tokyo wants it to specify that the deal can be suspended if New Delhi conducts nuclear weapons tests.

India is not a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Abe and Modi will likely agree to jointly produce rare earth metals for export to Japan, allowing its manufacturers to reduce their reliance on China for the strategically important minerals, which are needed for making high-tech products ranging from hybrid cars to mobile phones.

Modi, as an official guest of state, is also slated to meet with Emperor Akihito on Tuesday, visit historical sites in Kyoto and give lectures in Tokyo.

Modi was sworn in as prime minister in May after a general election in which his Bharatiya Janata Party gained an outright majority in India’s lower house of parliament. He was elected chief minister of Gujarat state in western India in 2001 and received high praise for economic policies that promoted development and growth in the state.

Before he left India, Modi sent out a series of tweets in English about his hopes for the summit.

“I see the Japan visit as an opportunity to take our ties with Japan to a new level & increase cooperation in various fields,” Modi tweeted on Tuesday.

In another, he added: “Japan’s friendship with India is time tested. We are 2 vibrant democracies committed to advancing peace & prosperity in the world.”

Modi also reckoned he was looking forward to meeting Abe, tweeting: “Am particularly excited to meet PM AbeShinzo. I deeply respect his leadership & enjoy a warm relationship with him from previous meetings.”

Modi then subsequently re-sent his messages after having them translated into Japanese.

“Friends from Japan asked me to talk to the people of Japan directly in Japanese. I also thank them for helping with the translation,” Modi explained.

Using English, Abe tweeted back: “India has a special place in my heart. I am eagerly waiting for your arrival in Kyoto this weekend.”

“Your first visit to Japan as Indian PM will add a new chapter to our strategic partnership,” Abe added. “Together we can do a lot for peace and prosperity in the world.”

Information from Kyodo added

  • Sumit Bhattacharjee

    China is like a snake. Japan had so much helped China in its economic development but now after gaining power China is showing eyes to Japan. Power and territorial hungry China doesn’t respect territorial rights of smaller nations. Today China saying Japanese islands are mine, tomorrow China may say half of Japan is mine. While India had always respected the territorial rights of smaller and smaller nations. India and Japan should join hands together in defense manufacturing.

    • jpincn

      Please visit China at least once before calling China a snake. The bad impression that is there in Indian minds about China is mostly because of Nehru’s propagation of anti-China rhetoric to hide his own blunders, as well as because the Indian media always talks negatively about China. When you visit China, you will have a very different experience than what you think now (note: I visited China 3 times).

      • Sumit is right about Chinese government, doesn’t mean its the view of the Chinese people however. And what the Chinese people think doesn’t matter, what the government wants it gets. So its a worrisome situation.

      • jpincn

        Kunal, yes, as for Chinese government, I agree that it has been behaving like retards. But, at the same time, it’s important to know how general Chinese people think before judging them as a whole. Calling them snake or anything like that, without actually knowing them what they think, is not reasonable. In fact, my experience after living in Japan (for about a decade) is that Japanese people are way worse than Chinese people in behavior, despite all their good-looking gestures by government. And, mind it, this good gesture is not natural, but because (1) they see India as a big market and (2) they need to counter China.

      • Raj

        I lived in Japan for 3 years, my experience was really amazing and Japanese people are so nice. I worked there for two companies, and lived in two different cities.

      • Manhar Vashisht

        I’m an Indian and I’ve been to Japan(as a tourist) as well as Malaysia, Singapore, US (East coast and west coast), I can safely say that the Japanese are the most courteous and polite people I’ve ever seen. Total strangers went out of their way to help us even when we just looked confused or needed help. I don’t know anything about the Chinese, but I’m definitely a fan of the Japs.

      • jpincn

        Manhar, you need at least 4~5 years in Japan and Japanese language skills to understand their true face. Japanese society is very well layered within thick superficial gestures. Don’t fall in that!

    • Raj Thackersey

      Indian people are nowadays the worst in the world only second to Arabs, so calling anyone a snake is not feasible anymore. Let put our own house in order first before we start the blame game.

    • KenjiAd

      I’m Japanese living in China (for 3 yrs now). People here are very, very nice.

      Of course there are some idiots who hate anything associated with Japan. And I understand that, unfortunately, their voices and acts tend to be super-magnified when reported in Japan. Remember that when there is one guy smashing a Japanese car in China, there are thousands who don’t do those stupid things. When a Jasco Japanese supermarket was attacked and destroyed two years ago, no Chinese employees left and many of them wept with the Japanese manager.

      I noticed that those Chinese people who hate Japan and Japanese people have never been to Japan nor have any Japanese friends.

      The same can be said of those Japanese people who hate China or Chinese people. “Sumit”, I believe you are Japanese because of your English. Have you ever been to China. And why on earth are you using a name sounding like an Indian name?

      • Sumit Bhattacharjee

        No, I am an Indian from Maharashtra, India. We don’t like China due to their territorial aggression. They have taken our Aksai-Chin in 1962 and now targeting Arunachal Pradesh. Our PM has once warned China during election campaign. Communist China is doing the same in south and east-china sea with Vietnam, Philippines, Japan etc.

      • Glaced_Crazed

        Just to clarify,, “Sumit” is also an Indian name

      • jpincn

        You need more than 5 years to understand the well-covered Japanese society. Your opinion on Japanese is just premature.

  • southernwonder

    best wishes to both outstanding prime ministers of our time in helping forge a great relationship further between the two most wonderful nations. india, unfortunately, never got a good government worthy of its potential since its independence to be able rise up, shoulder to shoulder, with the frontal nations of the world. it’s a sad story of lackluster, if not wasted, 65 years. india, a nation of great promise, has wandered off-course because of its corrupt governments. but now with outstanding pm modi, it is going to be a different story. india now has a lot to look forward to. and who better than japan to partner with in that journey. we hope both peoples interact at all levels in art and culture, festival celebrations, environment, education, sports, business, industries, medicine, tourism, entertainment and more. best wishes.

    • phu

      Outstanding prime ministers?

      Abe alienates Japan’s most important allies, moves Japan further along the road to being a surveillance state, and artificially deflates the yen instead of actually attempting to address Japan’s economic issues.

      Modi ignores humanitarian development, something India desperately needs, in favor of cozying up with the rich and helping their business. He’s also encouraged a murderous race riot, which I’d say qualifies him as a bigot.

      “Outstanding” is definitely not among the many words I’d use to describe these people.

      Yes, India could have a very bright future, but it absolutely needs political, economic, and cultural development before it can ever expect to pull itself out of its largely self-imposed slump. Unless Indians and Japanese start caring about the future of their nations and elect officials that are more interested improving their people’s lives instead of simply enriching their own, they’ll both continue to decline.

      • b28lP

        History is on Japan and India’s side. The ties between the two are mostly economic, e.g. Maruti Suzuki. You are reading too much into the ceremonials and missed out on the latest policies. Modi plans to give everyone in India a bank account. But his supporters (Amit Shah, Maya Kodnani) have criminal cases against them or are criminals, just like a third of parliamentarians. No one wants to be left alone with a bunch of murderous rioters, but Modi as Prime Minister has not dealt with them differently than the Congress. History is not on America’s side… China has no soul and does not distribute wealth properly. In far-off Western China people defecate in the open and wipe their asses with woolen gloves.

      • Lotiq

        race riot? in India? when did that happen?
        hindus and muslims of India are the same ‘race’

  • jpincn

    Dear editors, please correct phrasing of your article! It’s not India which is seeking security ties with Japan; it’s rather Japan which is desperate to strengthen ties with India, as the Chinese are determined to make a bold move against Japan whenever they can. BTW, I have been to China, multiple times. I didn’t see any bitterness among Chinese people against Indian people. So, I don’t see why Chinese and Indians can’t go together. Well, I know there is a bad impression among Indians when it comes to China, but that’s all related to how the Indian media and Indian politicians loyal to Nehru have propagated China-related news. I would suggest Indians to please visit China at least once before judging them.

    • Sumit Bhattacharjee

      Nehru propaganda, huh ! It looks like you are a Chinese or a Paki. Didn’t you even know how China forcibly taken our land called Aksai Chin in 1962, where Indian pilgrims now have to take Chinese Visa to visit Mansarovar and now they claim Indian state Arunachal Pradesh. China is also militarily powering Pakistan to increase terrorist activities in Kashmir. We Indians have very right negative thinking towards China. These Chinese are only territorial hungry. Chinese don’t even feel shame in claiming other’s territory. Indians don’t hate Chinese citizens but only hate aggressive territorial hungry China’s Communist government.

      • jpincn

        Sumit, no, I am neither Chinese nor a Pakistani, but simply an Indian who have been living in Japan for a decade and have visited many nearby countries too (multiple times) and know the ground realities.

        Of course, I am totally with you when it comes to the land-grabbing attitude of China. We should counter the whenever they try to grab our land, like we should do with any other country. What I have been pointing to you is that we should not keep any SPECIAL animosity towards Chinese; that’s all. If we have chance to improve relationship with Chinese, why not? Just because Japan is showing a good-gesture, we should get blown by that and start saying bad things to Chinese is not good. In fact, plz understand it clearly that Japanese are showing good gesture towards Indian not because they love Indians; that’s simply not true, I can tell u that with guarantee. Japan’s gesture is motivated by two facts: (1) they need market for their companies to sell their products and (2) they need to counter China, because Chinese are determined to go against them, given the inhuman way they have treated them during WW2.

        BTW, I would strongly recommend you to visit China once; you will have a way different opinion about them that what you do now.

        As for 1962 war, Chinese did what ANY other country would do in that situation. Nehru was threatening them on daily basis, but without any preparation. To preempt, the Chinese attacked. Nehru was naive, and tried to hide it by projecting that the Chinese stabbed Indians on back (check out yourself on internet; you will get to know the details for sure). From that time, we Indians have an image that Chinese people are evils/snakes/etc. Now, it’s time to get real and look at our future relationship with them in a positive way.

      • DanLeonard

        What angers me about Chinese is their habit of hobnobbing with rogue regimes like Pakistan and North Korea. And the Chinese call their relations with such rogue & failing countries as “strategic”. Apart from that, the Chinese arm the Pakis to their teeth to fight against India, which includes transfer of sensitive missiles technologies and nuclear weapons technologies (blue-prints). The Pakis would not have gone nuclear, if the Chinese hadn’t provided the blue-prints of nuclear bombs to them. All these moves of China are highly provocative, as far as India is concerned.

    • I agree to what you are saying. Also, I love China a lot as it is traditionally and culturally very very rich. I would like to visit China too for months. Regardless of that I am an Indian and I have same thoughts as you are saying for India. China has taken Aksai Chin, Was always saying Sikkim and Arunachal as their part, works on the extending policies and giving special Visas to Arunachal people. Is that a good gesture? I and everyone knows Chinese are the most hardworking, efficient and energetic people in the world and because of them everywhere in the world has Made in China items, we repect that and admire it but not on the cost of our land. Also, its not a fight brother, its an open discussion of thoughts :-)

      • jpincn

        I replied to Sumit; take a look. It also addresses your query :-)

      • Hi dear… I really liked your reply to Sumit and it really changed my mind to what I was thinking before. I am really thankful to let us know the true. I love Korea, China and Japan but for China, I always had a bad thought. I was called to join a company in Shenzhen but my parents said that anywhere, but not China as chinese are bad people.. specially toward Indians. Otherwise I love China and want to visit it completely. But yes, I do not like its Land extension policy. Rest all is good.

        Thanks again to change my mind.

    • Raj

      why people hate china in India, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Cambodia?

      • jpincn

        Because the Chinese Government has been acting stupidly. When it comes to people, people from these countries (except Japanese) do not hate Chinese people that much. It’s same as, for example, Indian people do not hate Pakistani people that much, but hate the Pakistani government and militants because of their bad acts.

      • north of u

        Good to see Modi’s visit to Japan. It’s important for these 2 Asian
        powers to cooperate generally but also to stand up to Chinese aggression.

        To Raj – look at a map of China’s nine-dash line claim to all of the South China Sea all the way down to Indonesia’s territorial waters.
        And with it’s increasingly powerful military including blue water navy and modern fighters it has been actively trying to enforce it’s claim to waters off the Philippines, Vietnam and further north to Japanese controlled islands.

        Also, while it’s true that many of the Chinese people may not be as aggressive as their government and military, there is still strong support for those xenophobic and aggressive tendencies toward their neighbors. for eg the anti-Japanese demonstrations and destruction of even Japanese cars.

  • Subramaian

    Strong relationship between India and Japan is good for India, good for Asia, surely China has created enemy with all its neighboring nations, it is not good for anyone, in order to control Chinese bad behavior strong India Japan relationship is important.

  • seshachalamgopalakrishnan

    ”Kyoto and Varnasy appear to be having lot of religious background even
    With its 2000 religious places- 1600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto
    shrines, as well as palaces, gardens and architecture intact, it is one
    of the best preserved cities in Japan. Among the most famous temples in
    Japan are Kiyomizu-dera, a magnificent wooden temple supported by
    pillars off the slope of a mountain; Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the
    Golden Pavilion; Ginkaku-ji, the Temple of the Silver Pavilion; and
    Ryoan-ji, famous for its rock garden. The Heian Jingu is a Shinto
    shrine, built in 1895, celebrating the Imperial family and commemorating
    the first and last emperors to reside in Kyoto. Three special sites
    have connections to the imperial family: the Kyoto Gyoen area including
    the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Sento Imperial Palace, homes of the
    Emperors of Japan for many centuries; Katsura Imperial Villa, one of the
    nation’s finest architectural treasures; and Shugaku-in Imperial Villa,
    one of its best Japanese gardens. In addition, the temple of
    Sennyu-ji houses the tombs of the emperors from Shijo to Komei.
    it is interesting to note that Kyoto was spared from much of world war
    destructions perhaps due its
    cultural value like Kasi,The city was also removed from Atom bomb hit
    list while Nagasaki got that hit
    doodu chennai india

  • Rohit

    I pray and hope both nations cement a strong bond and create an active relationship.

  • S Ramakrishnasayee


    It is no doubt heartening to note
    that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan will help India get
    Japanese expertise and aid to develop its infrastructure. But, one feels, the
    nation has to imbibe the spirit of industriousness from the people of
    that country. There is no substitute for hard work.

    S. Ramakrishnasayee, Ranipet

  • QueligXavier

    I am a Chinese working as a China analyst at a think tank. It is becoming more and more apparent to many people, that the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) knows it is on its last straw of survival.

    The party is facing severe and endlessly increasing systematic stress on all fronts:

    1. Increasing external oppositions from all other countries in the world including all of China’s neighbors. They are forming more and more alliances and becoming more outspoken with rising strengths against China, in addition to increasing anti-China sentiment from people in all other countries. Many countries including Canada and Australia and U.S. have just tightened their immigration policy to prevent Chinese from entering their countries. Even on these casual internet message boards, when you look past the paid Chinese propaganda professional commenters, you notice rising general anti-China feelings from all over the world.

    2. Increasing internal severe and massive violent social unrest and anti-CCP mutiny from people of all Chinese living places. To beat down internal dissent in mainland China, the CCP every year is forced to spend even more money than on its massive military budget. All the semi-external places (Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet, Macau) are fighting harder and harder to break free from China. Taiwan is for all practical purposes already a separate democratic country, with its own army specificly trained to fight the PLA, and anti-China sentiment there (especially among younger Taiwanese generation) is at all-time high after seeing how China violently suppress Hong Kong as an example of “reunification”. This whole situation is continuously worsened by the free flow of information, with Chinese people knowing more and more from traveling abroad and learning about truths from jumping beyond the “Great Fire Wall” on the internet.

    3. Its own economy and social system never able to advance to higher level beyond mass skill-less manufacturing, due to complete absence of law and common morals. High technology and innovations and scientific development all require many citizens working together voluntarily contributing long term in a system they trust, with things like rule of law, no censorship on knowledge, no restrictions on speech and expression, copyrights, open minds, patents, common morals when collaborating and trading with each other etc. These qualities are all destroyed in modern China by the CCP. When was the last time you heard an announcement of technology development or innovations or scientific breakthrough coming from a Chinese organization / company / university? You haven’t because there ain’t any. Unlike mass manufacturing factory work, high level human developments cannot be forced by or bought with a dictator’s central planning. The only way contemporary China gets these things is from stealing and spying from all other countries e.g. secretly installing spywares in foreign executives’ electronic devices when they enter China, but that has become much more difficult since the whole world has caught on to their act.

    This systematic fatal flaw is why you do not see even one Chinese brand or company that can compete in the international market in any industry of the human race. For example Lenovo, who is already one of the few Chinese brands some people may have heard of, cannot make either the chips that power their computers or the operating system that run them, so it is just one of many plain vanilla boxmakers without any competitive advantage offering only cheap price. Another example Huawei is blacklisted by many countries and international customers because everyone knows Huawei’s products send all communication data back to the CCP. This CCP weakness is also why China cannot produce even one home-grown science Nobel Prize winner in its history, nor one famous business guru, nor one cultural figure, not even a third rate national soccer team. No rule of law in China also means no people or businesses, both Chinese and foreign, ever invest in China long-term or on a large scale because everything frequently change on a whim along with the political climate. No one trusts any contract or agreement in China because they are always broken by the Chinese and there is no legal protection whatsoever, meaning China can never advance to a knowledge economy or service economy. Your business can be taken from you any second by the military police working for someone with “guanxi”. No rule of law also ensures Shanghai fail to become a financial city despite the CCP dumping huge resources into it for 30 years.

    4. China’s mass skill-less manufacturing itself is going away to other countries due to sharply increasing costs and openly hostile and unfair business environment full of frauds and sanctioned protectionism and government robberies. The labor force is endlessly more demanding in wages and benefits expectations and working conditions, especially since all of today’s Chinese workers are single child used to coddling and indulgement by their own family. It is further worsened by the rise of robotic automatic manufacturing and 3D printing. This situation is a death knock to the “growth-based legitimacy” of the CCP, which is the only thing CCP can rely on for continuing ruling power. For sure Chinese people tolerate or even “like” the CCP when the economy seemingly explodes, but when one day it crashes and the country’s hopeless bad shape hit them in the face the people’s “support” for the CCP will turn on a dime.

    Since six months ago, all the major economic indicators for China have gone on a continuing nosedive – including manufacturing orders, export volume, commercial investments, graduate employment rate, corporate credits, foreign capital inflow, domestic consumptions, real estate prices, consumer spendings, luxury goods demand, HSBC Service PMI, survey of business sentiments etc. Suddenly all the rich Chinese tourists gobbling up luxury goods at different world cities seem to have disappeared altogether. The CCP is on its last resort of printing literally trillions of worthless renminbi to dump into massive failing and zero ROI “state projects” that only enrich corrupted CCP officials. China’s huge multi-year increase of M2 money supply (it is afraid to publish the figures citing “national security”) causes way more long-term harm on itself than short-term help, and when that is over there is nothing else the CCP can do to prop up the failing economy. China currently ranks 82nd on GDP per capita and that is the highest it can go before falling sharply in the coming near future.

    5. Fierce unstoppable purges and mutually-destructive infighting among different factions within the party, who are imprisoning and killing each other every day. This power grab goes on under the laughable thin guise of “anti-corruption drive” when everyone knows all officials in china are corrupted. No work to manage the country or guide the ship is being done while this is going on.

    6. Its many previously-suppressed fatal problems have all grown too big to be contained all catching up to the CCP e.g.

    – severe carcinogenic poisonous pollution everywhere in air and water and soil and their own food etc, with the WHO issuing multiple warnings on Chinese population having the fastest cancer growth rate in the whole world
    – skyrocketing unrepayable bad debts of all kinds everywhere, its true scope no one on Earth knows because all data from China are faked
    – biggest housing bubble in human history, in addition to innumerous crumbling “ghost cities” and shoddily-built vanity project “GDP-creating” infrastructure that cannot and will not be used
    – rapidly aging demographics with a 140:100 male:female ratio (from one child policy, culture of “leftover women”, and many Chinese families killing their own daughters so as to chase boys)
    – world’s no.1 wealth inequality, with a Gini coefficient rivaling 18th century France just before the French revolution
    – complete absence of soft power / cultural influence / social attraction, partly due to CCP censorship. One result of which is minimal and sharply dwindling number of foreign professionals and tourists and students going to China. It also means the CCP only has force as the only tool to use on the international stage
    – all Chinese chasing foreign-brand goods and services while ditching low-quality Chinese-brands, who have a well known history of poisoning their own food and their own baby formula so as to make more money. This dashs CCP’s hope to build indigenous industries and a domestic consumption economy
    – corruptions and fraud throughout the whole rotten core of a system
    – desperate mass exodus at all levels of Chinese society to escape the country using emigration or buying houses / study abroad or marriage to foreigners or plain old human smuggling, resulting in all able Chinese leaving taking huge amounts of talents and money out of the country
    – the law of large numbers, “middle-income trap”, “Minsky moment”, “Lewis inflection point” all work against the growth-based legitimacy CCP desperately needs for its survival

    Most importantly, the CCP knows that if 1.4 billion Chinese learn about basic human qualities such as morals, truth, justice, human rights, rule of law, fairness, freedom, universal values etc the CCP will be toppled very quickly. Therefore its state-controlled brainwashing education and propaganda machinations ensure a complete lack of morals and regard for laws in all Chinese growing up and beyond. Coupled with the fact that Chinese do not work well together, this results in failure in all basic aspects of human interactions with every modern Chinese, whether it is business trading / personal dealings / technology development / creating innovations / human communications / scientific research / artistic expressions / teamwork collaborations / academic exchange etc. Another propaganda brainwashing technique used by the CCP is to make all Chinese people pathologically nationalistic and very emotional on this issue, so the CCP can always create and point to some “foreign enemies” so as to hide all the domestic crises and government robberies going on. This attention-diverting technique is the same trick magicians have used for more than a thousand years to fool their audience.

    An interesting example would be the Chinese reaction to this report – they are expected to dismiss this report as total rubbish, accuse the author “unpatriotic” for saying the truth, shout China will only become richer and stronger than all other countries, yet they will give no counter-arguments and they will make no acknowledgement to the horrible factual conditions and complete lack of basic human qualities listed above in modern China. Ironically, the longer Chinese people deny or refuse to acknowledge the CCP problem, the longer they are only digging themselves into the hole and hurting themselves for any chance of recovery, causing the chinese economy to crash even further. Consider the example of Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, Whatsapp, Twitter, Instagram etc – these services are all completely banned in China while at the same time the rest of the planet are on these services every second communicating ideas with each other, making friends, exchanging knowledge, doing business, working together, improving science and technology and arts, and advancing humanity.

    Some people say China economically developed a lot in past 20 years, but the truth is this “development” is actually debt borrowed against the future. After the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre of their own students, in order to survive and hang on to power, the CCP was forced to pursue short-term explosive economic growth that sacrifice everything else, including a foundation or potential for long-term economic and social development. This “scorched earth” policy is like winning the lottery for corrupted CCP officials who can rob a lot of money from the country in the short-term before escaping to America. The only entity left to suffer is China’s future from this point on, a country that has been turned by the CCP into a place with no law, no morals, no system for future scientific or economic or social development, no spiritual support apart from money, no trust or cooperation among Chinese, no trust or goodwill from foreigners, no other country as friends, all resources sold away cheaply, entire environment and air and water and soil and food fatally polluted, only social recognition is to make a lot of money for “face”, no creativity or personal development for Chinese young people, a populus not allowed to know the truths and not allowed to say the truths.

    The end result is that majority wealth of this “debt borrowed against the future” has gone to the 0.00000001% elite ruling class “princeling” CCP families (about 250 of them) who have already smuggled trillions of dollars abroad along with their U.S. passports and their own children (all Chinese elites and Politburo members hold foreign passports, with U.S. and U.K. being the most sought after choice). For the CCP in 1989, 1.4 billion people is great central-planning asset when the country start from nothing and you order them to do backbreaking mass manufacturing repetitive factory work 20 hours a day without workers protection of any kind. But in the 2014 borderless knowledge economy when that no longer works, 1.4 billion immoral and uncooperative and selfish and undeveloped and angry Chinese contained in a lawless system without any hopes of growth is very, very dangerous liability for the CCP.

    All debts against the future have to be paid back – China is no exception. That moment may arrive a bit later than expected but it surely will come, as it has on 100% of occasions in human history. In normal countries bad conditions correct themselves with short periods of market ups and downs, but in China the CCP suppress all problems and criticisms until inevitable system meltdown. For China the moment has arrived to suffer the consequences for all its own chosen actions in past 30 years. All the festering fundamental systematic problems listed above and much more, are only getting worse and worse everyday until one day when the system can suddenly no longer bear.

    Think USSR in 1989.

    ( Cliff notes summary for the smartphone generation with ADD, ADHD and Asperger’s:

    – The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) signed a deal with the devil to pursue miraculous short-term economic growth
    – Miraculous short-term economic growth has been achieved, now China has hit the wall on its path of no return, many bad conditions have caught up
    – CCP cannot go on externally, it cannot go on internally, economy has no way to go but greatly down, many fatal cancers and huge structural problems from the past now overwhelming the country
    – Something has to break, what happens is anyone’s guess, guaranteed to greatly impact China and the world )

  • Ken Fe

    Comments on this site are way more civilized. Keep up the good work China Japan India lovers. Im with you all. Lets create a peaceful world of our glorious past. Correct all the mistakes made by the evil british.

  • Bikash

    Visiting a country and understanding its foreign policy are two different things. I am an Indian and I like China for their hard-working. But, I don’t like their two-sided face in foreign policies. The only country who is supporting Pakistan and North Korea for terror dispersion. China govt. is far away from admire throughout the world. They are protecting North Korea and Pakistan to underneath India and South-Korea who are the top competitors. Moreover why China is challenging Japan on its foreign military support. It is their wish and their economy. They are royal people, and are capable of employing foreign power to protect their resources. China should not bark on these issues, rather it should concentrate on its economy and local matters. People in 21st century are not so fool that they will move with the Mindsets of Nehru. And more importantly the people especially living abroad have a wider vision on foreign policies. So Mr/Ms. JPICN, kindly do not consider we Indians as a fellow members of Nehru. We can distinguish between bad and good. Yes, it is not good to tell any country Snake, dog or any other animal. As a country represents a mother. I apologize for my Indian friend on his/her statement. But, kindly don’t conclude your remarks with good or bad just by visiting a country. If you really want to put a valuable comment, kindly do check their foreign policies, their past behaviours and present plans. China is doing bad in every foreign policies, and it is well-known across the globe.


    Osaka, Japan

  • jpincn

    Cape, I feel the contrary; I feed that Japan needs to learn a far more greater things from India, such as, about dynamic Indian society, social freedom. Mind that a lot of Japanese commit suicide because they get frustrated. Japanese society is unhealthy.