Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Chinese economic interests more important than India's national security : CBCNN

Chinese FDI hitting `national security' barrier
I will illustrate using this article, CBCNN's reporting slant.
How does a Chinese newspaper, like the CBCNN, report this news?
It will tell us why economic interests are more important than national security issues. And because it is god damn communist, it will tell us why neo-liberalism is the most important thing for all of us. These god-damn communists use any ideal selectively and only when it suits their interests. So national security concerns are scoffed at as "old paranoia".
CBCNN tells us why FDI in telecommunication and ports must be allowed - because the numbers are small. See, it is only small numbers; why make such a huge fuss about it.
Left Democratic Front supports it, so whats your problem? Btw, how can the left front be democratic. Never mind, in India, the communists are getting away with even worse things.
Chinese firms are afraid they are going to miss out on 60,000 crores of business if they are shut out of ports sector. This is a major national loss , for China, of course.
The unnamed source covers the rest of the article and this unnamed source gets such a huge space in the article. My guess is this unnamed source is N.Ram's master in China or may be even N.Ram.
Figures and examples are given to display Chinese supercilious attitude.

Notice how well the Chinese case is presented. And where is the Indian viewpoint?

How does an Indian newspaper report this news?
It will tell us why national security is a genuine concern when dealing with the chinese. It would have reminded us how the chinese back-stabbed us during the "hindi-chini bhai bhai" days. We still have border disputes with china and china continues to illegaly occupy parts of Kashmir. China sponsors terrorism in India through Pakistan and supplies it with arms. China is responsible for nuclear proliferation to Pakistan. China directly supports and sponsors naxal terrorism in India. It encourages seperatism and armed revolution of communist groups against the Indian state. China is identified as the number one threat to India. For all these reasons, India views China with suspicion and this is reflected in its policy. So we have a strong case to regulate chinese FDI in India, especially in sensitive sectors like telecommunications and ports.
Vizhinjam port is a sensitive issue: there are sensitive defense establishments nearby, the thorium deposits are close too and the Kerala coast is infested with traitors as reported by The (Joseph P Thomas) commission's report. Why would India want to give an ace imperialist and the numero uno enemy an access.
An Indian newspaper would have pointed out that FDI seeks less sensitive areas. Chinese FDI in India is still around 20 million, while it is several times larger in US. So China would do better to invest in other areas before it talks about investing in ports.
All those visa and other numbers mean little. The trade balance between the two countries is skwed towards China. Obviously, it is China that is benefitting from the existing economic cooperation. Why should India change its policy to benefit China even more.
India is not the first country to view China with suspicion. The CNOOC bid for Unocol was rejected by US on security concerns.
China's relationship with Japan proves that economic cooperation can do very little to improve bilateral relationships. So why should India ignore its national security issues to give economic benefits to China.
The Indian viewpoint would have been given focus. Indian experts would have filled the content instead of an unnamed chinese source.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The CNOOC bid for Unocol was rejected by US on security concerns.

For Energy security concerns.

Quite right too! The Chinese are signing up mining rights in Africa so they have enough to get on with.

Besides US is paying to free Afghanistan from the Taliban so CONOCO can harvest the Central Asian oil reserves. It would be stupid to hand it over to the Chinese after all this expenditure.