Geopolitics of Covid-19 will it change the perception of Friend and Foe

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  1. Ipv6Ready

    Ipv6Ready Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Interesting thought exercise....

    South Korea President Moon resisted banning Chinese travellers except from Hubei (even with huge internal pressure) and is now expected to feel the wrath of South Koreans who called on total banning with the developing pandemic in South Korea.

    Interestingly President Moon has been saying China's Covid-19 problems are South Korea Problem too for weeks.

    Today with sudden jump in number of cases, an unexpected call occurred between President Moon and President Xi. President Xi thanked President Moon for South Korean Government support with the virus and China will support South Korean efforts to fight the virus with closer cooperation.

    Nada from Trump.
     
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    Nothing surprising, Moon is only acting on business interest because Chinese tourists are important to South Korea. But business has often little to do with strategic interest. If you consider that Russia and North Korea are among the first to close the Russian border with China, and recently even ban all Chinese nationals - regardless of where they are arriving from. But in actual practice, perhaps anyone who looks like a Chinese maybe banned entry.

    What I'm curious is what would happen to North Korea. The people are too weak to withstand a disease like pneumonia.
     
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    Not sure about that, looking at history of Australia, Australia jumped ship from UK to USA ie followed the money, like countless other countries.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if South Korea and Philippines are the start of shift and as for Australia, China is triple the value of USA in trading terms.

    Basically if USA banned Australia, Australia will suffer but if China banned Australia, Australia will become the first White third world country.

    China trade is bigger to Australia than USA, Japan, UK and NZ combined if you take out South Korea.

    With South Korea as part of US alliance, China trade is worth more than USA, Japan and South Korea combined
     
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    In the short term, business is important but in the long term history comes into play. China and Korea are not foes to begin with except if you go back to maybe the Sui and Tang Dynasty when China tried to conquer Gorgoyeo, the present day Manchuria and North Korea. China, Tibet, Korea and Vietnam has a relationship that dates back for 2000 years.

    The concept of China is invented by the West. In the imperial days, there is no China, only the emperor in Beijing which appoints dukes, governors and kings in the provinces, Tibet, Vietnam and Korea.

    What I’m trying to say is the new world order is not going to be the same as the Anglo Saxon empire, otherwise North Korea will be a prosperous state.
     
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