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Epic Faux Pas, China has no Gene for ‘Innovation’- Xi Jinping

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 17, 2014

China’s king commie made an epic blunder the other day. He said the Chinese ‘do not have a gene for invasion’ , when he meant to say that China has no gene for ‘innovation’.

Ask anyone from Tibet or Xinjiang if China has a gene for invasion. Along those lines, ask India, Vietnam and most of China’s neighbors. More recently, you can ask anyone who has water lapping up against the South China Sea.


China does not accept that “might is right,” said China’s president and party secretary, speaking yesterday at a commemoration ceremony in Beijing for the 60th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. “There is no gene for invasion in Chinese people’s blood,” Xi continued, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on May 16.

Speaking of invasions, that is what China did when it sent troops into northern Vietnam in 1979, a foray that sparked a short-lived but bloody war between the two countries. China and Vietnam have a history of “collaboration and cordiality, but also tumult and hostility” going back as far as the first century B.C., wrote Dennis McCornac, a professor at Loyola University Maryland, in 2011.

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