Between 1950 and 1955, Mao said that Korea and Vietnam were the gums to China’s teeth, which meant China was next.
After all, China had already lost more than 50 million people due to the West’s meddling in Asia, which started with the first Opium War.
About 5 million civilians and military died in Korea and another 5 million in Vietnam—started by Western nations that took part in the Opium Wars in China and had carved off pieces of China’s territory.
What are Americans and other Westerners going to think when they read Eric Talmadge of the Associated Press, who writes that China is developing a missile, the Dong Feng 21D (DF21D), which will be designed to get past the defenses of the most advanced American aircraft carriers at a distance of about 1,500 kilometers or 900 miles from China’s shores?
Since Los Angeles is more than 5 thousand miles from China’s eastern coast, the DF21D is no threat to American noncombatants.
It’s obvious that all China wants is breathing room and the ability to conduct their affairs without interference from the West which caused so much suffering and death for more than a century.
So far, China only shows signs that they take their security seriously.
If America had lost 60 million people due to invasions and war, wouldn’t the American people feel the same way?
See The Long March or return to China Securing Its Future – Part 2
Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too.
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