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Xi calls on the world “to tear down the walls” of protectionism and unilateralism

Tuesday, November 5th 2019 - 09:36 UTC
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President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged to further open China's economy, declaring the world must “tear down walls” as he opened an annual trade fair in Shanghai. Read full article


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  • DemonTree

    How about they start by tearing down the great firewall of China? Let the Chinese people hear and speak the truth.

    Nov 05th, 2019 - 10:38 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • imoyaro

    The reality is a “Vertical Alliance” needs to be built against the Qin. Those who enter a “Horizontal Alliance” need to be crushed. Don't know what I am talking about? Maybe you need to read some real history books for a change...

    Nov 05th, 2019 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    What, those revisionist ones you love so much in Latin America? I prefer my history without bullshit Marxist theory, thanks.

    Nov 05th, 2019 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • imoyaro

    No, Nazi Boy, I'm alluding to the Shiji. Again you don't read books... :)

    Nov 06th, 2019 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    A history of ancient China published in 94 BC and longer than the Old Testament. Unsurprisingly, haven't read that book, though it sounds interesting.

    You must be referring to:

    'According to the Han Feizi, a contemporary work on Legalist Philosophy, supporters of “Vertical Alliance” encourage the weak multitude to attack the one strong side whilst the Horizontal Alliance promote the one strong side attacking the weak multitude. They are all fickle and capricious, change sides frequently and are unable to decide who their master is. Both Su Qin of the Vertical Alliance clique and Zhang Yi of the Horizontal Alliance clique issue many plans and schemes that are politically subjective.'

    The origins of the terms “Vertical” and “Horizontal” are geographic and are based on either a North-South axis (i.e. vertical) or an East-West axis (i.e. horizontal). Thus the six states allied on the North-South axis were known as the “Vertical Alliance” whilst those on the East-West axis aligned with the State of Qin were termed the “Horizontal Alliance”.'

    Right now the US has a better claim to be the one strong side, and is trying to go up against China alone while China aims to build alliances (or dependencies). But things can change...

    Nov 06th, 2019 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • imoyaro

    Nazi Boy, while I am sure you find your “assessment” based on a couple of Wiki (or whatever) entries comforting, you obviously know nothing about the 300 years leading up to the Qin empire, or indeed, the permutations of the states during the period. But I will say this. Your last statement is incorrect. I would say the “US like” state was a different Kingdom than Qin. Your clue would be “Monkeys with hats.” Figure it out yourself. Meanwhile, the current Chicom regime is behaving exactly as the Qin did, nibbling away at it's neighbor's posessions and operating a totally Legalist, draconian regime. Time to pick up a book, or twelve. :)

    Nov 07th, 2019 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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