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Posted: 4/5/2001 11:53:17 AM EST
Not sure how much stock you can put into these stories, but it seems interesting. [url]http://www.newsmax.com/showinsidecover.shtml?a=2001/4/4/234202[/url] With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff For the story behind the story... Thursday, April 5, 2001 12:44 a.m. EDT Bush Kin Predicts China Will Overtake U.S. President Bush's uncle, Prescott S. Bush Jr., predicts that Communist China will supplant the United States as the world's No. 1 economic power within the next half-century. Prescott currently serves as chairman of the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce. In a letter to prospective members, he wrote: "China has a special place in my heart. I have been personally involved in China for over 15 years. My brother, George [the former president] has been instrumental in the development of U.S. and China relations since 1974. "I, like many others, strongly believe that China will be the world's largest economy in the next 50 years, and along with America, will play a significant role in shaping the world's peace and economy." The undated Bush letter was first uncovered by the Web site FreeRepublic.com and is currently available on the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce Web site (www.usccc.org/chair.htm). Prescott, named after President Bush's grandfather, has reportedly been in Beijing since last weekend, when two Chinese warplanes forced a U.S. reconaissance plane to land on the country's Hainan Island. [url]http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/4/3/211851.shtml[/url] Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Demands China Free U.S. Prisoners Wes Vernon Wednesday, April 4, 2001 WASHINGTON – The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired admiral Thomas H. Moorer, says the Communist Chinese are preparing for ultimate war with the United States, and President Bush needs to show strength in dealing with them in the crisis over the crippled U.S. Navy EP-3 plane. "They should release the prisoners," said Moorer, who was once the nation's highest-ranking military official, in referring to the 24 U.S. airmen and women being detained after the emergency landing. "The onus is on the Chinese," added the admiral, who also serves on the board of directors of NewsMax.com. "They are taxing the rule of international waters." President Bush has handled the situation well so far, the retired military officer believes. "But as time goes on," the president will have "no other course of action" but to "gradually tighten the grip" and "take a hard position." Several options are available for the president to consider, Moorer argues. And he thinks any, all, or any combination of them should be considered. Remove the "most favored nation" trading status (now named Permanent Normal Trade Relations) with the Chinese. Bolster military assistance to Taiwan. "Get them [the Chinese] out of Panama" and restore the U.S. Army position that was there for years. Rally U.S. allies to support any of the above actions deemed appropriate. "A hard position is necessary," Moorer reiterated. "The Chinese have no respect for international law." In answer to a question, the retired admiral said China has been preparing for ultimate war with the United States. "They’ve stated flatly the U.S. is their No. 1 enemy," he declared. To those who say provoking the Chinese will result only in their carrying out missile threats against the United States, Moorer said, "I’ve heard that for so many years,"
Link Posted: 4/5/2001 11:58:51 AM EST
NEW YORK -- The name Harry Wu needs no introduction to freedom-loving Americans. Having survived the laogai or slave-labor gulags of communist China, Wu came to America and testified before Congress about the horrors of China's slave-labor system. Wu was born into a bourgeois family that was fairly affluent when compared to the rest of China's population. "My father was a banker and my mother had descended from a family of well-to-do landlords," Wu told WorldNetDaily. "My youth was one of peace and pleasure. Then in 1949 came the communist revolution, led by Mao. My life changed dramatically. During my teen-age years, my father lost all his properties. We had money problems. The government took over all the property in the country. We even had to sell my piano." "At first things seemed OK in China. The government was busy with the Korean War and suppressing the old government elements. The first four to five years after the revolution we were basically OK as a nation. But then the government began to wipe out religion -- Buddhists, Catholics and all Christians." Wu said that during the initial years after the communist revolution, "the majority of the Chinese people wanted to dedicate their efforts toward serving the people of the nation. We believed this would make China a wealthy nation." "The communist government told the people, 'There will be no more imperialism, no more colonialism.' In China at that time, the government stopped prostitution, gambling and drugs. We believed that if we worked hard, we would have a bright future. The communist leaders killed many bourgeois landlord elements and demolished the churches. "There had been many problems in China since the Japanese invasion. We believed at first that the new communist government would be clean and straight and honest. We wanted to
Link Posted: 4/5/2001 12:09:21 PM EST
www.worldnetdaily.com for the rest of the story
Link Posted: 4/5/2001 12:16:43 PM EST
Makes one appreciate his situation here in the land of the free, home of the brave.
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