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China’s “Peaceful Invasion”

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 1, 2011


China’s ‘Peaceful’ Invasion

Latin America attractive as market for arms sales
By Kelly Hearn, The Washington Times

BUENOS AIRES – China, striving to match the superpower status of the United States, is boosting military contacts throughout Latin America and eyeing the region as a market for its growing arms industry, U.S. officials say.

Chinese military officials made 20 visits to counterparts in Latin America and the Caribbean last year, says Gen. Bantz Craddock, who heads the U.S. Southern Command.
Gen. Craddock, in congressional testimony, reported that nine Latin American defense ministers visited Beijing during the same period.

“An increasing presence of the People’s Republic of China [PRC] in the region is an emerging dynamic that must not be ignored,” he said.
“The PRC’s growing dependence on the global economy and the necessity of protecting access to food, energy, raw materials and export markets has forced a shift in their military strategy,” he told the House Armed Services Committee.

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A Sure Sign That Your Country Has Too Many People- Only in China

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