"In his first order of the new year to the country’s armed forces, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the need for 'full-time combat readiness',” writes Liu Zhen for the South China Morning Post, "...the PLA must be ready to 'act at any second'."
And a Happy New Year to you too!
Now I know we Americans can beat the free world at anything from war to tiddlywinks (Meet John Doe) but we'd rather not have to prove it. Y'know what I mean? Americans are a lovely peace-loving people with a Great Peacemaker for a President. But we're also a nation who cherishes the Second Amendment, loves their firearms, knows how to use them but hope they never have to.
And the Chinese? Well they're a lovely people too. Yeah! That's right! The Moms and Pops of every nation are wonderful people. Every travel show, like my favorite No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, proves that over and over again.
It's the governments of so many nations and the tiny percentage of radicals that are the problem. Never the people themselves.
That's the case with China and heck! It was the case with us as well 'til we started draining that damn Swamp!
"One if by land, and two if by sea;
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