Olmert goes to China

Discussion in 'International News' started by Shaster, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Shaster

    Shaster Member+

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
  2. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    One minor correction. The Iranian official who visited China recently was Dr. Ali Larijani, who is the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council. (Somewhat akin to Iran's national security advisor, but more influential). Dr. Larijani is not Iran's prime minister. Indeed, under Iran's current system of government, the head of government is the president and we don't have a prime minister anymore.
  3. Shaster

    Shaster Member+

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    You are right. As I releaze Iran has no PM anymore.

    China may play a deal broker here. In one sense, Iran, as an indepedant force (not a US puppet) is vital to China's national security (not just about energy) in western side. So help Iran to hold this statu is very important in China's strategic thinking. "Lose" Iran will open the backyard of Central Asia, and open Afghanistan for a hostile force buildup, that will bring instability into both Xinjiang and Tibet.

    In other sense, if USA and Iran make friends and hugging and kissing each other, it may give USA a freehand to promote China as enemy numero uno--such as pre-911 time.
  4. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    I'm hoping he'll meet a nice Chinese girl and decide to stay (no offense to Mrs. Olmert).
  5. valanjak

    valanjak BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 14, 2005
    The Chinese don’t care about Israel as long as Israel is Americas number one ally and puppet , just one day after Olmert leaves Israel the Chinese give a harsh message to the US and that’s that the Chinese are going to do business with Iran no matter what the US ( Israel ) thinks

  6. Shaster

    Shaster Member+

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    I disagree.

    Chinese enjoyed a very special relationship with Jews. Beside few handreds of thousands Jews in China today (China recently added Jew as one of new ethnic group of Chinese people), many of important people in Israel today, such as Olmert, have specail connection with China.

    Consider how influence Jews in USA, it is in China's interest to maintain such great relationship and friendship, and also use her warm relationship with Arabs, to help both sides on a fair negotiated settlement.

    In current situation, China's military and economic power is still too weak to face a confrontation from USA/NATO/Japan. So she will not ignore anyone, but with voice of diplomacy and peaceful resolution.
  7. dreamer

    dreamer Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    How is Netanyahu any better?
  8. dreamer

    dreamer Member

    Aug 4, 2004

    China doesn't really have a major reason to be hostile to either side.
  9. odessit19

    odessit19 Member+

    Dec 19, 2004
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    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    In many cases he's the same, but at least he talks tough and sometimes acts more for Israel's security.
  10. Shaster

    Shaster Member+

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    Recently there was a conference hosting in Beijing with former Israel and Palestine officials. The conclusion from both sides are China should involve on the peace talk. Israeli feels that China shared her view regarding Islam militancy, and Arabs feel that China is a very objective power on the issue unlike some "other country", and even Iran feels that China shared her view of a Mid East without much "world cop" running around. Of course, that is not what USA likes to hear.

    The flap side is that China has no much new ideas to offer, but at least have good relationship with everyone involved.

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