“It’s better for the U.S. to shut up”

(via REDDIT) Yahoo News reports:

Sha Zukang, China’s ambassador to the
United Nations in Geneva, told British Broadcasting Corp. radio that American concerns about his country’s growing military might were misguided.

“It’s better for the U.S. to shut up,” Sha said. “Keep quiet. It’s much, much better.”

Sha said the world need not worry about China’s growing economic and military might because “China basically is a peace-loving nation.”

“China’s military buildup is not threatening anyone,” Sha said. “This is a legitimate defense.”

China’s 2.3 million-member People’s Liberation Army is the world’s largest fighting force, and Beijing has alarmed its neighbors with double-digit percentage increases in military spending nearly every year for a decade.

I want to think that China wants to join the larger community of Core nations.

The US leviathan force capability is not going away any time soon. The US needs to continue to engage China and prod/shame them into doing the right thing.

How about a a US/UN request for a division of PRC Light Infantry/Engineers for a Peacekeeper/Sysadmin Force in Lebanon with Turkish language/cultural advisers?

Red Army Stock Photo

Update: More at BlogCritcs

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