Chinese Dragon Awakens

Awe crap…
China is building its military forces faster than U.S. intelligence and military analysts expected, prompting fears that Beijing will attack Taiwan in the next two years, according to Pentagon officials. [Read whole article]

Yeah, I know… American politics and media are full of paranoia, but still, this just makes me think back to a few weeks ago when I was telling Karen and Mandy that I was a bit scared after learning that America will mobilize its military should China use force against Taiwan. I think there’s enough nationalism here and ignorance in both superpowers to have this happen, and I’d not really be surprised if China vied for the only global placement it feels it deserves – #1. It just makes me go all icky inside.

However, it does comfort me a little about not being allowed to go to Big Black Mountain (大黑山), as keeping foreigners out of a military area has a little more relevancy when put in this context. And here I thought they were just being silly…

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