Obama vs. China: If you borrow from an eagle, you will always be looking up in the sky.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on February 5, 2010 0 Comments

The Chinese government warned President Obama not to meet the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader. Last week’s news about the US selling weapons to Taiwan has mounted tension between both countries.  China is a growing economy while the US “empire” is declining, which gives China more ability to challenge the US. Plus, the US has an enormous debt owned by China. Definitely, China is allergic to any kind of interference in its affairs.

The economic ties between both countries are enormous. When you borrow money, you put the lender in a position of power. The US needs to learn a simple lesson. If you do not have debt, you are free. Right now, the US is a hostage of China.

Every decision made in Washington should not be based on the Chinese mood. America, stop borrowing money from China. It diminishes your prestige. As the Ovimbundu of Angola say, “If you borrow from an eagle, you will always be looking up in the sky.”

Obama and Hu Ji Tao

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