Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hillary Clinton on China and India

oct 30th, 2007

i think hillary is 'damning india with faint praise'. the stuff she says about india is meaningless pabulum. however, when she talks about china, she's saying she's fully engaged in dealing with an equal.

that, in a nutshell, is the yank view of india and china. they are pissing in their pants about china, because they don't have convenient sepoys who will sell their mothers for a few dollars. the chinaman always thinks of china's interests, even if he's a second generation chinese-american. the indian always thinks of 'secularism', that, is, how to make mohammedans happy. the yanks know they can buy off indians with a little sweet-talk and a little money. they are not concerned at all about india, which is why they keep supporting dictators in pakistan to keep india preoccupied.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ram Narayanan

Dear Rajeev Srinivasan:

In an article in the November/December 2007 issue of FOREIGN AFFAIRS Magazine, Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Senator from New York, who is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has propounded her foreign policy objectives.

The article is titled, "Security and Opportunity for the Twenty-first Century." It
summarizes her overall position in the following words:

"The next U.S. president will have a moment of opportunity to reintroduce America to the world and restore our leadership. To build a world that is safe, prosperous, and just, we must get out of Iraq, rediscover the value of statesmanship, and live up to the democratic values that are the deepest source of our strength."

She makes references to both China and India.

Following is what she says about China:

**The United States will face ........a rapidly growing China that must be integrated into the international system.

**Our relationship with China will be the most important bilateral relationship in the world in this century. The United States and China have vastly different values and political systems, yet even though we disagree profoundly on issues ranging from trade to human rights, religious freedom, labor practices, and Tibet, there is much that the United States and China can and must accomplish together. China's support was important in reaching a deal to disable North Korea's nuclear facilities. We should build on this framework to establish a Northeast Asian security regime.

**But China's rise is also creating new challenges. The Chinese have finally begun to realize that their rapid economic growth is coming at a tremendous environmental price. The United States should undertake a joint program with China and Japan to develop new clean-energy sources, promote greater energy efficiency, and combat climate change. This program would be part of an overall energy policy that would require a dramatic reduction in U.S. dependence on foreign oil. 

**We must persuade China to join global institutions and support international rules by building on areas where our interests converge and working to narrow our differences. Although the United States must stand ready to challenge China when its conduct is at odds with U.S. vital interests, we should work for a cooperative future.

Following is the text of one paragraph devoted to India:

**In Asia, India has a special significance both as an emerging power and as the world's most populous democracy. As co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, I recognize the tremendous opportunity presented by India's rise and the need to give the country an augmented voice in regional and international institutions, such as the UN. We must find additional ways for Australia, India, Japan, and the United States to cooperate on issues of mutual concern, including combating terrorism, cooperating on global climate control, protecting global energy supplies, and deepening global economic development.

The full article can be read at :


Ram Narayanan
US-India Friendship

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