The Communist Chinese dictatorship is well known for its brutishness. At home it glories in the highest capital punishment rate in the world, is in the process of making Tibetans a minority in their own country and has allowed a very small number of apparatchiks to live the lives of millionaires whilst the rest of the country flounders in relative squalor. Abroad, in the gravely mistaken belief that this will secure its energy requirements, it supports the genocidal Islamists of Khartoum and the lunatic ayatollahs of Teheran. Both these regimes will fall quite soon. When that happens, the people of the Sudan and Iran will not be remembering the supporters of their oppressors in a kindly light.
So what? Well its good to see Obama showing some backbone and giving self defence arms to the Taiwanese and also announcing that he will meet with the Dalai Lama. In a typical froth, the Communists have declared that these moves will not help US-Chinese relations. So what ? Exactly what have the Communist Chinese done for America? They have flooded the States with cheap goods putting millions out of work* and they have refused to put the slightest pressure on Teheran over its nuclear weapons programme.
The Chinese Communists need to aspire to a little bit of the intelligence and decency of the Dalai Lama. They need to behave.
*Before I get accused of holding a naive view of the imbalance of trade between the West and Communist China, lets remember that it is not a level playing field. Communist China is only able to undercut because ( i ) it has a savage control of its labour keeping wages down and making strikes illegal and ( ii ) it is totally unbridled when it comes to giving its manufacturers massive subsidies.