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“… the U.S.-backed Filipino elite looted many billions of dollars through widespread corruption while violently repressing any attempt by the Filipino masses to improve the situation… under the rationale of ‘anti-communism,’ U.S. business interests profited from Filipino resources… General Douglas MacArthur, who remarked that ‘if I worked in those sugar fields, I’d be a Huk myself.’ Subsequent attempts, peaceful or armed, to redress the injustices in the Philippines were brutally repressed… with consistent U.S. support.”
“… Chiang (Kai-shek) and his successors guided Taiwan’s path to prosperity, conspicuously beginning with a highly successful land reform program… this path to prosperity was only possible because nobody forcibly stopped it from happening. In other words, land reform, resource-financed social spending, and other deviations from neoliberal orthodoxy usually elicited an aggressive response, covertly or overtly, from the United States, European countries, and their local satraps (like those who ruled the Philippines.)”
As China’s helmsman rulers are well known for refraining from interference into the domestic affairs of other nations, for fostering mutual benefits to be derived from international business deals, and for their policy continuity and persistence, the ASEAN peoples will realise sooner or later who their best ally is. Despite some hiccups, a trend has been forming since the 1990s: the nations in the region will build up a prosperous South East Asia hand in hand.
- Chinese troops to seize Zhongye Island back from the Philippines in 2014 (chinadailymail.com)
- China leads mission to explore South China Sea for oil – 1800 kms from China (chinadailymail.com)
- Why PH lags behind (opinion.inquirer.net)
- Typhoons And Tigers: Why Taiwan Has Outpaced The Philippines – Analysis (eurasiareview.com)
- China’s War Against Taiwan & Philippines (theminorityreportblog.com)
- First China-Taiwan Government Meeting Set, United Daily Reports – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- China builds memorial plaza to remember spies sent to Taiwan in 1949 (wantchinatimes.com)
- China Beats the War Drums, Again (theburningplatform.com)
- China Plans To Seize South China Sea Island From Philippines, Says “Battle Will Be Restricted” (zerohedge.com)
- UK seeks stronger trade, security ties with PH (globalnation.inquirer.net)