China’s President, Xi Jinping, Is Telling The World Why His BRI Could Make The World A Better Place!

In our time, there are small wars break out around the world.  Although these wars seem insignificant, but you never know enough of them will eventually turn into an avalanche of World War III.  People of WWI could not have known how much worse a war could be, but WWII proved them wrong.  I think the people who experienced both WWI and WWII would definitely agree that WWII was way worse than WWI.  Both WWI and WWII encouraged humankind to go on killing each other in deranged way, but these last two insane wars got nothing on WWIII if indeed there will be one.  After all, the next war could encourage modern nuclear weapons to be unleashed on multiple bustling places of this earthly world.  I imagine modern nuclear weapons are way way more powerful than the ones that got dropped on Japan in WWII.  According to PopularMechanics.com’s article “Today’s Nukes Are Thousands of Times More Powerful Than WWII A-Bombs,” a modern nuclear bomb is like 3000 more times powerful than the atomic bomb that got dropped onto Hiroshima, Japan in WWII.  If I’m not wrong, such weapons could end humanity, because hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people will die in such a nightmare.

Unlike our historical pasts where an ocean could be a big barrier for people to get to know each other, today our world is very much connected.  From the oceans to the sky and beyond, nothing can actually be a big barrier anymore.  Our technological advances have allowed humans to communicate in seconds across vast earthly distances.  Even the space in the heaven (i.e., outer space) cannot stop us from sending robots to uncharted domains such as Mars, and we communicate with our robots from such a distance just fine.  So, there isn’t anything stopping us from trying to understand each other even though different parts of earth were civilized in different ways.  Countries from West and East, North and South, and even neighboring countries do have their own historical memories and pasts, because each country was grown and civilized in different way.  Thus, instead of dividing us and them, sowing more hatreds to sow more seeds of murderous, deranged human-made catastrophes such as WWI and WWII, we should think about how much more cooperations today humans should make so humankind can move forward without worrying about earth-kind extinction through the usage of nuclear weapons.

The 14th and 15th of this month, China is opening up a Belt and Road initiative forum, and many countries’ heads of state and delegates are going to descend upon Beijing for this meeting.  No doubts, some countries are still having doubts about China’s BRI objectives.  Furthermore, some countries even doubt that BRI could be achieved since there are so many unknown moving pieces within the agenda.  For an example, along the countries that are the path for BRI, there are terrorism activities that may hamper BRI projects.  Such doubts are logical, but other doubts are more of psychology.  For an example, U.S. may not trust China’s global ambition, because U.S. could view China’s BRI as a way to undermine U.S. global influences.  Nonetheless, China BRI is moving forward as we speak.  Some BRI projects are already either finished or in the work across the world, and many more are in the planning stages.  As BRI forum takes shape, I haven’t heard of anything in relation to U.S. meeting up with China in this forum.  It seems either China isn’t inviting or U.S. is isolating herself from this forum on purpose.  With or without U.S., delegates and heads of state of various countries are descending upon Beijing for BRI forum meeting.

Nobody would know China’s true global ambition, but China seems to be very happy in forming relationships with countries all over the world to promote globalization and world connectivity.  These cooperations among countries in the world leading by China’s BRI would promote higher trade volumes and people to people connections.  Will there be good outcomes from BRI?  I guess time will tell, but China is leading the way to more globalization.  In ancient time, when China was prosperous, ancient Silk Road was one of the ways that kept ancient China prosperous.  Today, as China is getting stronger in economic and military terms, China is striving to revive the idea of ancient Silk Road but with modern utilities to create modern Silk Road so China can keep on being prosperous.  It’s obvious, just like any other country, China is China’s first, because she has 1.4 billion plus of people to worry about.  Nonetheless, cooperation is still better than dividing in hatreds.

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has got a short film in which he narrates and promotes the idea of BRI.  In the short film he tells the world why he proposed and is backing the BRI.

If China is indeed imagining, hoping, and willing to promote and work toward a world where global community would be evermore prosperous and peaceful, I think it’s admirable and noble.  In fact, I think U.S. should have joined BRI in a big way.  After all, U.S. could also bring her huge expertise and wisdom to BRI and ensure the initiative to be even more successful.  With China and U.S. leading BRI, I don’t see how the world would see this initiative failing.  I think a successful BRI could bring the world into a more prosperous time.  Of course, I don’t have a crystal ball, and so anything into the future is very uncertain.  As of now though, my instinct says that BRI is going to gain evermore supports and attractions from countries that want to improve their infrastructures, businesses, and cultural connections.  Here is a million dollar question, can BRI help turns back the minute arm of the Doomsday Clock?  Here is another, can BRI help the world to be even more prosperous through strong infrastructure projects and business connections?  Of course, there are tons of questions in regarding to how BRI would change the world, but I guess we have to wait and see how everything would turn out in the near future for projects and parts of the world that subscribe to China’s BRI.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Speech Encourages More Globalization in Davos’s WEF 2017

In a time when there are forces within various countries calling for more protectionism, China’s president Xi Jinping addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos for the very first time to encourage for even more globalization.  Mr. Xi Jinping describes protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room where wind and rain may be kept out, but light and air are also going to be kept out.  Since China has had success with opening up to the world since China joined WTO (World Trade Organization), and so China sees that opening up is a good thing.  Of course, Mr. Xi Jinping also recognizes globalization is also a double edge sword, because in an optimistic world globalization can boost trade and profits, but in a pessimistic world globalization can cut off trades and market accesses.  Anyhow, Mr. Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to address WEF in Davos, and his detailed speech is in the video right after the break.  Enjoy!

Vietnam Man Was Recently A Real Life Tarzan, Still Learning How To Adapt To Modern Civilization

After 40 years of living in Vietnam jungle as a real life Tarzan, Lang was forced into accepting modern civilization.  In the videos right after the break, Lang introduces his jungle home to us modern people.  Even better, he demonstrates few survival skills such as trapping and killing rat for food.  In one of the videos, he eats bats for snack.

China and Russia In Massive Military Drill In South China Sea In 360 Degree Panorama Video

In this early years of the 21st century, we know that superpower countries won’t go to war against each other, because they all got nuclear weapons.  Of course, I hope I’m right about this, because it could be a disaster for humankind if superpowers do go all out against one another.  Anyway, the United States is facing a real challenge as Russia and China team up ever closer to carve out more influence in the world.  The United States of course wants to stay number one and dictate the direction of the world’s trajectory, but Russia and China are not playing the United States’ game.  Just recently, Russia and China carried out huge military exercise in South China Sea.  The video right after the break demonstrates how China and Russia team up in military trainings and efforts.  The video is in a 360 degree panorama format, and so you can use your mouse to press and hold on the onscreen arrows in the video to watch the video in 360 degree, both horizontally and vertically.

Europe’s Migrant Crisis

The pouring of refugees from war torn countries into the West is creating a lot of angry groups and protests in the West.  Some countries in the West are beginning to refuse more refugees.  Some countries in the West have been refused any refugee from the beginning.  Yet the wars in the Middle East and elsewhere are still raging on.  If more wars are going to break out, we should see even more refugees seek migration toward the West.  How will the West handle even more refugees when the current refugee acceptance level is already intolerable?

By the way, I believe in the etiquette of common sense such as a guest should never rudely wreck a host’s home.  Thus I don’t think it’s right for refugees to refuse to assimilate into a host country, after all such a country is providing aid to the refugees.  Common sense also tells me that a host country should either accept the refugees with care or not accept any refugee, because doing anything else would just be egregiously inhuman.  Of course, the refugees should follow all laws and rules of a host country, because refugees should not have any crazy advantage and illegal leeway over regular citizens of the host country.  I think the host country should declare clear rules and regulations in accepting refugees and then enforce such means in decisive, humane and lawful manners.  By doing the right things right, we can bring peace toward all sides.  Sometimes though, it’s better to not do anything at all so an uglier mess won’t be forming.

Meanwhile, extremists who are using religions to brainwash people are only fueling more hatreds around the world.  In my opinion, if a religion which promotes killing and forcefully coerce people into a belief is not a real religion, more like a devil worship cult.  The things a legitimate religion should cherish most are love, compassion, peace, and relative moral values that fit with time.  Also, a religion should have no business in politics and government.

With science, a religion should be open minded about the advances of humankind.  When a religion makes science as an enemy, it’s when a religion is really sliding backward into time.  Such a religion isn’t belonging to the future of humankind, because progress of humankind should be the ultimate priority.  Only progress could we eventually save ourselves from true extinction.  We don’t want to become just like the dinosaurs who went extinct forever, because their fossils are the strongest warnings to us all.  Of course, nothing can outlast time, and so we can’t delude ourselves in believing that humankind will be forever lasted, but at least progress can stretch out the timeline of true extinction.  Without progress and in a nuclear age, I think we are setting ourselves up for hell on earth.  Thus, we don’t need more problems such as violent religions that coerce people into a belief.  What we need is more humankind progress in general — such as science and humankind civilities.

In my opinion, when a religion starts to coerce somebody into a belief, it’s when such a religion should be demoted to a dangerous cult.  We humans are not robots, because we have a brain to think.  We should be able to question a belief without being killed or persecuted in any harmful way.  As long we don’t go around and coerce people into our own belief, we should be able to question any belief in peaceful manner.  A civilization cannot be called a civilization when people are harming each other for one’s own belief.

I can only see more dead people walking when fake religions promote love through killing and hatreds.  Religion goes wrong can only fuel even more wars in this “already madly in love with wars” world.  Without further ado, check out the videos right after the break to see how the West has been coping with inundation of refugees.

 

 

G20 In China: Performances For The Leaders

World leaders of most powerful 20 countries are in China for G20.  China isn’t playing around when it hosts the G20 for the first time.  Thus, in Hangzhou, China displays awesome performances to welcome the leaders of the countries that are attending the G20.  Check out the performances in the video right after the break.