Author: Forget America, PH's future bound with China



the 21st century different from the Western made world we've known for 200 years this period is marked by China rising as a central player ending the world dominance of the West and the emergence of increasingly powerful non-western countries these are the scenarios award-winning journalist and author Martyn Jack's layout and the global bestseller when China rules the world the end of the Western world and the birth of a new global order fueled by deep interest in East Asia since 1993 Jack's book has been translated into 11 languages and has sold over a quarter of a million copies since it was published in 2009 it saw the publication of a second edition this year today at the time when the ASEAN is pushing for ASEAN unity and ASEAN Leaders try to solve their territorial disputes and organizations like the International Monetary Fund cease financial integration is the best way for Asian countries to go could the region beyond the way to seeing the manifestation of a new global order all right joining us and hardcopy the author of this book which is a global bestseller when China rules the world the end of the Western world and the birth of a new global order British journalist Martin Jake's is with us this morning thank you for coming let's start by saying happy birthday thank you thank you I was gonna say you are the perfect birthday guest it cannot get any special than this I'm gonna split it no don't spoil it no first let's start first with a book this is the second edition of when China rules the world so let's start with this is the first book that you wrote in 2008 is it still out in the market yeah yeah but yeah there's the first edition but this is completely updated huge so what is the difference of the first and the second book well basically I wrote it this that I revised the second edition in the light of the financial crisis because when I finished the first edition it had only just broken okay so that's the main big add-on if you like because the will shifted a lot yet since that crisis and meanwhile one of the problems in China for for an author is it changes so quickly so you know three years is nothing yes yes in China Chinese time terms it's a lot yeah so it took me 22 months to revise it okay all right before your your personal profile first why the interest specifically in China I mean you're a British journalist and people would think that when you speak you would lecture about how the West would be bouncing back soon you mean I come from that remote island off the northwest coast or a path where the weather exactly they're not like okay well um why the it was China you'd know about China's so well but what happened was I didn't know anything about China until 1993 and I because you're right I made it I always wrote on Britain especially Britain on politics culture etc and also Europe and to some extent the West but I didn't know anything about this part of the world against Japan once but that was only for a conference and then I thought let's do something different and I went on holiday in 1993 to this part of the world I went to southern China Hong Kong Singapore Malaysia okay I didn't know about it yeah I was gobsmacked I mean this was that it was the turning point of my life actually for two reasons firstly because I was fascinated by the sheer scale and speed of the change yeah and secondly I fell in love with my wife okay all right okay let's start with that and coming from the title when China rules the world you said you were shocked with the speed of the change but China is a very unique country in the sense that you had written the behavior of China is different number one you consider part of the success of China that it does not consider itself to be a nation state but more of a civilization State can you expound on that what would make that different from let's say parts of Europe well I think what you say is absolutely crucial absolutely crucial by and large people especially in the West but across the world tend to try and make sense of China in western terms why in western terms because the West be dominant hundred years but China you can't make sense of China in western terms because China is so historically and culturally different from the West always has been yeah is now and always will be yes even from its neighboring countries it's very different even from the Philippines were nothing like our China is run you know there's a Western conceit that as China modernizes it will become a western-style society it will not become a western-style evert so you believe democracy in China is not happening no I think democracy in China is and will happen but it will happen in a very Chinese way it will not simply be you know a mirror image of the American political system okay oh god forbid yeah I sure so okay so it will remain very distinctive and the thing the thing now why is it so different well China has existed within roughly its present borders since 221 BC that is two thousand years it it's only called itself a nation-state since around 1900 that's a bit more than a hundred years okay so for two thousand years China was something different and in my opinion is still primarily different and that is its touchstone its defining characteristic and sense of what it is is that it's a civilization now a civilization state how does that affect their success today let's move it in present-day this idea of a civilization state that kind of thinking that mode how does that that effect their success well I think that China is uh China will let two things first of all China is huge somehow this old Empire which it what it what it was has kept together where all the other empires have disappeared you know in a most remarkable way so the huge centrifugal forces that you get with that size have been combatted if you like or cap counter veiled by powerful centripetal people forces which have kept the place together with great difficulty over a long period so when China is sort of working well all of those play to its strengths if you like okay she's the size is part of its strength when it's when it's falling apart when it's as it has happen in the sense of humiliation and so on then join those peers China gets into big trouble but this is a very benign period for China where things are working very much yeahit's favor okay the second thing I think is that you know what you've got at the core of China is a very very sophisticated culture something which is deeply familiar with how to run a huge country an extremely advanced form of governance you call their governance advanced yes one is that I think China's I think China has the most competent state in the world and China knows how to run things now when we talk about governments in the West yes we only talk about how we elect and select yeah or more red tape or government intervention which usually business does not like in the West yeah we will yeah we're very reticent about the state in the West the Chinese are not reticent about the state the Chinese think the state is absolutely crucial to China it isn't it probably with the family the most defining institution of China so the state in China that Chinese don't talk about election and selection in that that way they talk about the competence of the state how good it is in delivering and yeah if you look at the last 30 years of China's growth and transformation and so on the state has presided over what I would argue is the most remarkable economic transformation in modern history that's an it's a poor country and so why is that that's the biggest irony of it all China is known for building things even before you need them they spread like in five or eight percent of their GDP on infrastructure and yet you say there's still a poor country yep well they are a poor country in terms if you look at the income per head of the Chinese you know one-fifth of America of the of the income of Americans and half the population still lives in the countryside and the people who live in the countryside are still poor I mean despite everything that's happened so what you've got you know okay it's true by 2018 the Chinese economy will be larger than the American economy but the reason for that is essentially it's got a lot of people yeah point three billion people but it's that the only reason I mean India would have roughly the same clearly in your book it's not just the number of people but the fact that people living in China believe that literally they are one race there their goal is to keep themselves united you had said that yeah this is very important I mean it's a very good point you raise I mean the Chinese have it there is something remarkable about China it's this huge country 1.3 billion people and over 90 percent of them think they're there of one race yes the Han yeah of course that would matter when you run when you're trying to build a country it's the glue it's the blue cement that's all really placed together yes of course China is a product of countless races yeah but historically over a long period of time the DIF the sense of difference between them has been eroded and you've got this very very powerful sense of a hand identity and it's the Han identity really which defines China okay all right and more than that another thing that was interesting that you pointed out was this when during the Hong Kong handover you had said that the world was thinking oh that's not gonna work you look at that when China takes over Hong Kong Hong Kong is gonna be call me an ester Kong Hong Kong's gonna lose its luster and China did something surprising it did yes nobody predicted China to do that it what it offered was one country two systems it said we will Hong Kong as long as Hong Kong except otherwise yeah it can keep its present system it can keep its different political legal and economic system yes we will not interfere with it for 50 years and you know what I think I don't think in the West for example in my country the old colonial master yeah I think most vast majority people didn't understand what the Chinese were on about when they said one country two systems and they didn't believe them nearly 16 years later you look at Hong Kong the political legal and economic system is as different now from China's as it was then English Chinese really did mean it a nation-state would never do that but a civilization state would because a nation-state believes one nation one system so when German Germany was unified what happened East Germany inhibit one nation one system China is a civilization state you don't have one system within a civilization state you probably have multiple systems nobody once yeah oh yeah a real system so it was actually it was not odd for the Chinese to do this it was odd for the rest of us who've been brought up for hundreds of 200-300 years with the logic of a nation-state to think in these terms it wasn't only the Chinese no the reason I find it's quite interesting is because recently we had a framework agreement they call it for it with a Bangsamoro region and it was a peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and they had wanted their own system in their own in specific problem provinces and it was always a long-running debate and China did it it was one nation two systems and I often wonder how is that possible to do in the Philippines where you have a set of provinces who would have their own system to please let's say a Muslim group over a Christian community that occurs to a central system well it's an intro it's a very interesting question what will happen as China becomes the most important and powerful country in the world and it's not really a nation stage 32nd really nation state it's primarily a civilization state it'll set a new tone in the world a new example and the example will be a civil you know how to run an enormous country a civilization state which allows in many ways a lot of variety which has not been familiar with a nation-state now when you think about it you know the whole nation state model was of European invention which was their new of course it the American versa the rest of the European transplants operated on the same basis and they dominated the world and they colonized a large part of the world and it wasn't until the middle of the 20th century that countries like the Philippines you know the majority of the world's population really acquired their independence and we think now well you probably think well that's quite a long time it's not a long time it's a very short space of time now I think with China as the sort of most powerful country in the world we should we should consider what the possibility that what will happen is the world will become more pluralistic that countries that are not products of that European tradition and European culture like your own even though you were colonized for so long can consider experiments of this kind okay yeah I mean India well it's an experiment when I was in India in in July and I did I did lots of talks and so on and I would India is so different from China he has you know very very different but when I talked about the civilization state they had immediate rapport with the idea now they're not a civilization state in the manner of China China has been independent with independent country united country since children 21 BC 2,000 years India only acquired that in 1947 yeah but I don't think the black beans silly to civilize yes to the Indians the whole notion of civilization is extremely meaningful I agree yeah so they they I could feel them sinking this is an interesting idea it might work all right now very quickly now that China is clearly I mean right now you have the East that is the only part of the world that has genuine growth right now and China is a big part of it and I wanted to ask you the difference between the United States and China and I asked this when I was at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Government is China's always been mysterious unfamiliar bad BR let's face it unlike the United States in many parts of the world they may not be perceived as the good guys but they do try and play the big brother in many parts of the world too they they make sure that their allies are either they have treaties with them now China is very different my question how should the Philippines treat China with a territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea we're the Philippines fields China is not respecting all the UN agreements all the modern-day agreements that's been passed China is looking at old maps their historical maps believing that it is the South China Sea and they don't want to go to the UN they don't want to tackle there they only want it to be tackled bilaterally a small country like the Philippines and a big superpower like China tell us well you put it very well I think that is the difference that is the difference which is you know the Chinese have this give this enormous weight to history so they do yeah because they don't really explain oh you said it in your book they're not a colonizer historically yes they are not well it's interesting it could I just I'll just correct you on one put yes lightly on this they did under the Ching dynasty in the 17th century they did expand in their own continent only westwards yeah so you could call that a form of colonize a internal colonization across the continent like America did in fact yeah yes yes America move way out but that expansion it's like not know overseas maritime based colonial empire ok I cannot think of a territory that the terror that the Chinese America ever colonized yes yes so tell they do have a colonial tradition so what do we do with a West Philippine Sea problem well I think that um so you said I think appease a lot attend a lot of attention to history yeah yeah their history yeah they're yeah because you know they were the Middle Kingdom they were the center of the of the world the land under heaven the center of civilization so they tended to look down upon other nations yes very cool so yeah yeah yeah they didn't colonize them but they tended look down upon them why would it I mean there was opposite to the Europeans the Europeans wanted them you know get as many territories as possible and subject the peoples there to civilization yeah you know so what would be the approach to China I'm curious what are you a bilateral approach or a multilateral approach well since you know them so well well I think that that I've got something I want say before that okay and that is that the Philippines must recognize which way the MU world is moving and what is happening to their own region they need the big picture not starting with the little picture which is some rocky islands I love it yes every new cargo are new muscles you can't start thinking about the future the Philippines in those terms because this region is being absolutely transformed in a remarkably short space of time by the rise of China yet to be frank with you God please me forever I want frankness historically speaking forget about America in this region it is in decline it is in it's in rampant decline my god you are the first person I heard it has said this you know okay but you you you are aware of the ties between the Philippines and the United States the Philippines knows more about a Malaysian professor at the World Economic Forum who I interviewed when I was in Davos had said this Karen the problem with the Philippines is you know more about the United States than you know about your neighbors and it made me think he's probably right Filipinos understand more about being American than what it is about being Malaysian or Indonesian because everything so diverse or Chinese I mean one of the great problems of the Philippines is you know what much more than any other country in this region is that you were colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century and then you were colonized by America at the turn of the last century for 50 years so the experience that for the Philippines has hand has been overwhelmingly a kind of Western orientated experience yes so and that doesn't go away just because you got independent 50 years ago because it's in the my mind has been colonized I agree so the mind thinks America the mind thinks the West yes it doesn't think I am part of Asia what is Asia which it is part of Asia there are many traditions in the Philippines which are Asian you know there's many influences which are Chinese yes as many people's that are derived in your country derived from the Chinese yeah you know so this is absolutely critical for the Philippines is that it must think look the future of this region for the indefinite future is going to be more and more bound up with China so therefore the critical relationship not just for the Philippines but for Malaysia for Thailand for every South Korea actually Japan in the longer run every country in this region is China okay what sort of relationship are we going to have with China how do we engage with China how do we leave our relationship with China to our best advantage because actually I don't actually sure it is it is a tremendous opportunity yeah this is a huge country great yeah at the speed of light yeah the Philippines you mean no I'm talking about China our China but the Philippines is also growing yeah but the point is that yeah when you got a huge population of 1.3 billion people growing that quickly that 10 percent of the opportunities here not for the Philippines yeah but in Philippines is still looking the wrong way I'm still looking the wrong way you know that way that way you know what I love if the US Embassy is watching right now well you're leaving today yeah I'm getting on the first go back no but I was gonna be your thoughts it's exactly it's very provocative and I think it's what a lot of people also need to hear because Hong Kong is an hour's is an hour away it's nothing it's nothing from the Philippines so many workers in or many Filipinos many Filipinos so many people go to China do business I mean whether it's a small-scale and true proneural business but I don't think the Philippines has ever really grappled what you just said in that in those terms in terms of big time partnerships with China this is the crucial question and the problem is that because of what you said you know the western-centric mentality of the Philippines for very good historical reasons yeah means that the Philippine Philippines is within East Asia Southeast Asia and ASEAN a laggard relative lagging it's behind the curve yeah comes to the rise of China the involvement the China the recognition of China the importance of trade with China Philippines is more or less at the back at the back at the back of it my god you are really something I know right so yes this is observe Philippines is large compared to its Asian neighbors yes what yours is absolutely no yeah yeah Southeast Asia yeah so lit so what what what what needs to happen is that there needs that we Philippines must recognize what is happening recognize which way the future is going and what the future is going to be like and start thinking of itself in that context yes think now that brings me to the islands yeah what the Philippines shouldn't do and I think he has been sorely tempted to do it and if I may say so being a little bit down that road is to think well we can sort out the Chinese with our American allies in any way they're encouraging us to be a little bit vocal on this question and so you know that's true yeah no going afraid that's what's happened yeah and how does that affect well that what's happened is that you know the relationship with China has deteriorated us yeah and and the Philippines the Philippines is our in a way you know been a bit of a stalking horse for the American pivot in the region and I think this is good news for the country actually because if what I'm saying is true which is the future in this region for the Philippines is China they're asking that they're making the wrong point and asking the wrong questions the question is not how can we have an argument with China but how can we get on with China now that doesn't mean that the Philippines should abandon its territorial claims I'm not arguing that at all yeah I'm not arguing it I'm not arguing that the Chinese claim is more legitimate than the Philippine area I mean I'm an agnostic about it okay it's a difficult problem to work but it's not an impossible problem to sort out but is that but it should not matter the argument over the island should not be allowed to derail the relationship with China to poison the relationship with China to say the relationship with China that is so short-sighted that is so backward looking that's so regressive the Philippines has got to find a way of handling the island question in the context of a rapprochement with China of engagement with China and it can it can it can and it will again if it's got the political will of course it's possible look take another claimant which equally important claim Japan melenz them okay let's do something else okay definitely all right these China Seas difference.you Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia has got a claim on the Spratlys a powerful claim on the Spratlys they've been in dispute with China for a long time over it they have a very good relationship with China yeah that's true they have a very good relationship mutual respect the Malaysians have a lot of time for the Chinese and vice-versa yeah so the island dispute does not need to be poisonous but oh god on tonight my rhythm at that point do I recommend a Chinese standoff boys and girls standoff don't think think of the big picture don't abandon the claim pursue the claim but pursue it in a way which recognizes that your relationship with China is going to be hugely important yeah because you know what we've had in the last few weeks we've had a boycott on Chinese products coming from a Loida Lewis a very respected Filipino American planter face do you have that you have rallies in the Chinese community here and it came to a point that some of our Chinese Filipino citizens were worried for their safety it's gotten to that point where there's been like even a standoff at the Scarborough Shoal at one point with Chinese ships fishing vessels and a Filipino Coast Guard you know it's not surprising perhaps this has happened but that you know that the Philippines because of its long relationship with the United States should fear itself to be almost a proxy for the United States stop it I love it op it have yet stop it start there it's time to grow up it's time to think Asian it's time to get the big picture and recognize the historical trend otherwise you'll always be at the rear all right in this region okay I just want to add one thing no we're not is done okay okay all right when I first go I just wait it is perfectly possible to reach a settlement with China on the island it is yes yes I mean it's a difficult question but it's possible there's not going to be a war over the islands the East China Sea in Japan is a different question entirely different question okay there will not be war in the South China Sea with China over these islands with any of them okay with any look with any of the claims alright okay we'll take a quick break I'm loving this discussion I hope you are when we return we'll continue our conversation with global best-selling author Marvin Jake's we'll be right back the book is when China rules the world tweet your questions all right welcome back to hot coffee where thought we're talking with the author of when China rules the world the end of the Western world and the birth of a new global order author Martin shakes is with us this morning a very quick question for you um at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Government the Dean a professor a ma key show ma Bhavani Babu Bonnie yes okay he spoke in our class and he had written a book and Asian's think and another book I can't remember but he had actually said that the success of the Western world in the last 200 years was actually an aberration he said that it was always Asia in the last 2,000 years that was always ruling and yet he believed that this is going to be very controversial especially for you that the West cannot or can no longer recover at the state they were in retrieve the opposition retrieve the position accept military-wise that's a whole different discussion but in terms of the economy was that controversial for me I agree with him you agree with okay but I was asking I mean why not I why not let me well or argument what do I get the US and Europe totally recover okay it's a good question it's I doubt it well just something about first of all something about the general argument you know until 1820 China was the largest economy in the world one-third of global output with China was responsible for an India was not far behind okay so between them they accounted for something like you know pushing half half half the world's output yeah and Europe used to be excuse me a little pimple on the Asian ass oh yeah if I use my language I know we show in Europe yeah yeah you know so but that's the way the thing work Europe was you're at Europe's a little continent and not that many people okay and so if you look at it in bored historical terms over the last two millennia and longer than that there's no question that Asia has been the dominant continent okay so I want to ask you what do you think what are the qualities why you think they can't recover well that way I mean just to regain the strength of the last word yes look look there's been something very peculiar about the last 200 think about it what's the characteristic of the world up to 1820 with Asian domination where nation productive embassy if you like the characteristic is the van that the Asia is an extremely populous continent okay China twenty percent of the world's population take India around the set between them thirty eight percent of the world's population and then you add a third of the world's population lives in East Asia sixty percent of the world's population lives in Asia now in the Western era which started with Europe from the British Industrial Revolution in the late eighteenth century how many people were constituted the West around about a fifth yeah today about fifteen percent yeah but is it just a population what about the behavior of the people the system size of population is very important okay very important and you've had an extremely undemocratic world where a Western elite in effect yeah by that I mean all the way happy yeah it's a West have dominated the world and and that I think historically was bound to be a transient period okay alright very quickly more concepts Sean asks will it be inevitable this is a Twitter question will it be inevitable for China to totally change their political system in the future you had written an article about this I think is is it more democratic in China or the United States is it better when more people go out and vote or actually a handful of people actually vote your thoughts well I think that will they change yes of course politically yeah of course I mean over time the system will become will modernize and open up and become more accountable and more representative and more transparent yet on but it still won't look like a western-style it will be democratic it will be doc of democracy in a Chinese way I'm sorry but you know I do insist on this point okay but political political cultures vary around the world just like cultures vary our idea we've all going to be clones of the American political system is a nonsense okay very quickly we don't have enough time but I wanted to ask you the outgoing president that once said that the problem would shine are that it should face as corruption is it really that big initial yes it's a virtual issue yes it's a serious issue which they must tackle yeah okay but you know they're not going to get rid of corruption because corruption is as old as the hills okay but they need to make sure that as far as possible it's resisted all right another thing when it comes to China being a superpower economically um at the World Economic Forum in Dalian I was I attended that and the president was speaking who is not he who's already left office but he had said it was a challenge to actually make the Chinese consumers so people have often wondered there's so much building in China so much so much infrastructure but will there be a bubble at some point well there have been many bubbles okay I mean there was a bubble a couple of years ago a property bubble uh after the stimulus program that was always going to be the danger with it the stimulus Bowman where the Chinese have been really good in the West you don't know about the bubble in the West no I'm not talking about the bubble in China okay all right in Beijing and Shanghai in in in the major city okay property property bubble where the Chinese have been very good is pricking the bubbles pricking of them are you in pricking you you have bubbles you have asset bubbles for one reason other people speculate this air speculated in that area can you prick the bubble before it gets so big that it bursts the Chinese so far been extremely successful the Americans they didn't pick it they didn't prick it yes as Lanaya big financial crisis biggest since the 1930s okay all right I II we deserve two hours talking why can't we currently get now there is a next show okay but okay all right just to close it I want to ask you can you give tips for the Philippines with a change in the new world order which you call the global new world order what should the Philippines do right now the Philippines if malecon yang is watching the if the Philippines needs to to recognize what is happening historically what is happening to the region that the future lies in this region and above all China is going to be dominant and therefore the Philippines needs to engage in a fundamental reorientation economically politically intellectually psychologically morally sink Asia sinking Stasia link East Asia and think China that is the future don't mess about with the past live in the future all right Martin Jakes you made my birthday morning I have to say I have to say to you happy birthday again yeah thank you very much so much mental stimulation today and that's a lot to think about I loved this interview so thank you for coming please get a copy of kis book when China rules the world it's gonna get your mind going make you ask a lot of questions and that's the whole point of this interview today provocative questions that you may not have ever thought of unless he said it let's get started a replay of this interview is at 6:00 p.m. tonight 4:30 a.m. tomorrow and a full weekend interview I'll be tweeting the time have a good day everyone and thank you to everyone who also greeted me happy birthday on Twitter I love you all see you again tomorrow

50 thoughts on “Author: Forget America, PH's future bound with China

  1. Martin Jacques joined the Communist Party (of England) when he was 18 and was a longtime editor of "Marxism Today". So that is where he is coming from. Give that some thought.

  2. My God
    This lady so noisy
    But the Martin always very very handsome

  3. Who ever yuo get out of us , we dont serve anybody , you all foreigners , we dont need you specially you

  4. US is far away. US has few military bases and boats in Asia. US has no power in Asia

  5. Her use of the word “ok” is disruptive and annoying. Who taught her how to interview?

    Probably the first time in awhile she has been off her knees.

  6. Certainly ~160 years of being ruled, run and closely managed/allied with the US has not worked. What s 10 or 20 years of trying something new?

  7. "Jacques joined the Communist Party of Great Britain at eighteen, and at both Manchester and Cambridge universities was very active in student politics….By 1967 he was a member of the Communist Party's Executive Committee"
    wikipedia.

  8. US Military has the biggest budget in the world, 3 times more than that of China’s. USA is the biggest war mongor. USA started close to 30 wars against small and weak countries ever since WW2. USA bought millions and millions of refugees and death to these countries. Recently USA also illegally kidnapped a young lady from Huawei as a hostage in order to obtain money and 5G technology. USA’s behavior is no better than that of a gangster

  9. Coming from the Philippines, I'd rather have China take the lead on development. What's the point about territory disputes when the Philippines can't even improve on what it has now? Jeepneys are still a thing. I remember when the Philippines was so eager to call itself a tiger and it fell on its face. Do, don't brag.

  10. One thing I notice in this interview. Karen D. talks too much, always interrupting guest speaker

  11. PH will never become what it's capable of until they rid themselves of corruption and cronyism, regardless of who is the future global superpower. But I'd like to pose a few relevant questions regarding China becoming the prime superpower:
    1. Do you think that Mandarin will become the lingua franca as English is now?
    2. Will the RMB become the currency of international trade as the dollar is now?
    (If so how will they achieve this?)
    3. Does China have the capability to raise and maintain a large, experienced blue water navy, capable of maintaining order and enforcing international maritime law as the U.S. Navy does now?
    4. Given the authoritarian and mono racial/cultural nature of China, do you think they will be able to do a better job maintaining peace and stability across a diverse world than the West does now?
    5. Would you trust the Chinese Communist Party to allow continued religious freedom and an open exchange of ideas across the internet?

  12. Martin Jacques has a crystal ball on China. How accurate he is about China is mind-blowing. Now is 2019

  13. Why you dont let him finish his point if you know Everything theh why you invited him.

  14. Philippine and their current president have doing exactly what Martin suggested. They are on right track!

  15. This lady is so annoying, non stop interfering with Martin Jacques and trying to show off her limited knowledge, instead of listening and learning something.

  16. My Chinese friend is neighbor's with one of Duterte's advisers, who happens to also be a Chinese person and has a fourth grade education. He is an adviser because he paid for Duterte's presidential campaign by laundering money to the former mayor of Davo City's casino connections.

    Duterte speaks the local Taiwanese/Hokkien language and is of Chinese decent just like the top 7 wealthiest Filipinos.

    This British guy is a broken record, I've seen his videos, he repeats the communist propaganda which is very much Han supremacist. The oldest continuing civilization in the world isn't Chinese, it's the Australian aborigines, proven in 2016. According to his logic, we are simply barbarians compared to the experienced civilization of the aborigines, 10x older than the Chinese civilization!

  17. Martin Jacques!Awesome! very good facts, totally reflex back to the moderator. Martin Jacques! is the greater person know the China affairs. Sent him bravo.Look up atimes.com
    http://www.atimes.com/article/us-drops-the-gauntlet-in-the-south-china-sea/?fb_comment_id=1959298750816557_1961848353894930&comment_id=1959477207465378&reply_comment_id=1961848353894930

  18. Martin Jacques' message to the Philippines is this: don't cream for outside help but moan in ecstasy instead when you get day raped by China! (Scarborough Shoal take over by China in 2012 is an example). This guy is definitely a mouth piece bankrolled by whom viewers should know!

  19. Transportation brings wealth, oppertunity, information, friendship……freedom and future. I was so exciting when China announced the Belt & Road, and helped Africa to build large railway system!

  20. PH read Western news, and they believe everything in English print. Jacques is right, and he is quite blunt, PH should start thinking as Asians.

  21. Filipino is like a Bird perched on top of a Carabao, and looks down at the Dogs, Cats, Chickens, Goats below thinking that he is a big animal.

    Then suddenly the Carabao left….

    T26:10 "The Ph feels itself as the american proxy… stop it.. it is time to grow up…"

  22. Đối với tranh chấp lãnh thổ trên biển các nước nên giữ nguyên hiện trạng và cho tự do di chuyển trên biển đông ký COC với tất cả các nước có tranh chấp

  23. 21st Century domination? So many internal problems. It brutally treats Uihgars, Tibetans. It has a corrupt communist authoritarian party. A good chance of an economic collapse, pollution and of course global warming make 21st century and hegemony over the rest of the world dubious. China will never acheive the scale and scope that the mighty west did when it dominated the world.

  24. How many communist countries need to fall before Marxists will be honest about their failures?

  25. This guy must have received a few million Yuan to propagate for China.
    I have supervised a number of students from China in both British and Japanese universities. They know nothing about their subjects, nothing at all, although they may have graduated from a Chinese university. I have reported these to the scholarship authorities, but they did nothing but sending more and more these worthless students from the Chinese universities. I have nothing against the Chinese as a race because I think Chinese students from Singapore are really good. No country can go far ahead without any intellectual power. Chinese have little intellectual power.

  26. He is a genius. His analysis so accurate.One more addition is the hard working mentality of the Chinese the Mongolian race has contributed immensely to its lightning growth.

  27. Usa owes china 20 trillion dollars and to to say that its in decline seems basic karen and you were so surprised omg are you smart or pretending some comments about tou is true after all

  28. Karen this only shows that prrd is correct with aligning our country with china brilliant and timely long live prrd and the philippines

  29. i just feel thats a bit rude to speak while someone hasnt finished their sentence.

  30. This British person understood a great deal about how to understand China, and .. about China. Much better than the average Hong Kong person. Now is 2018 and this talk was 2012, what he said then is so, so correct even now!

  31. The triad needs to silenced this man. He is exposing too much of the ancient Chinese secret.

  32. China is stealing ideas, not innovating! Tak es easy ride. Trump will stop it.

  33. China respects other cultures. Thousands of years ago, Confucius said that the world is beautiful because of different cultures. China will not attack other countries with different cultures.

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