Comments on: Has the United States lost its best friend to its biggest rival? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/26/has-the-united-states-lost-its-best-friend-to-its-biggest-rival/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jashotwe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/26/has-the-united-states-lost-its-best-friend-to-its-biggest-rival/#comment-1116365 Sun, 08 Nov 2015 20:59:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44338#comment-1116365 Now CCTV News can refer to the UK as China’s western most semi-autonomous English speaking region.

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By: Radek.kow1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/26/has-the-united-states-lost-its-best-friend-to-its-biggest-rival/#comment-1116258 Sun, 08 Nov 2015 11:12:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44338#comment-1116258 A yet another piece of evidence that UK government is strongly influenced by the City hungry for more business. People on the street in UK see no need or desire for the government to pay lip service to corrupt countries that oppress their own (and other) people.

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By: iowaproud http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/26/has-the-united-states-lost-its-best-friend-to-its-biggest-rival/#comment-1115837 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 21:46:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44338#comment-1115837 I see a few comments below blamed Obama…must have wondered on the Reuters site by accident….They didn’t read the article which calls out the RIGHT of the US government as being the blame for the worlds new view of the US…Obama is not the cause..GW and his ignorance and refusal to get UN approval for the wars in the middle east are to blame…people blaming Obama, don’t know about world affairs…not too surprising though, they get their facts strait out of the mouths of ratings grabbing misleads from another media outlet that rhymes with box…

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By: zilwiki http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/26/has-the-united-states-lost-its-best-friend-to-its-biggest-rival/#comment-1115040 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:30:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44338#comment-1115040 Is there nothing Cameron and Osborne will not do to further lower Britain’s status as a great power? They reduced the armed forces to 142,000, and can’t even fill the slots, ignored China’s blatant violation of the Basic Law in Hong Kong without even a comment. Now they fall all over themselves in the hope of getting some Chinese money. What will China own after its all over? What will Britain remain silent about in return for Chinese cash? True, President Obama has treated Britain terribly, sending back the bust of Churchill almost the first day on the job. But France manages to get by without kowtowing to the US or China. But then France has no Cameron/Osborne conjoined idiots.

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By: zilwiki http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/26/has-the-united-states-lost-its-best-friend-to-its-biggest-rival/#comment-1115039 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:30:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44338#comment-1115039 Is there nothing Cameron and Osborne will not do to further lower Britain’s status as a great power? They reduced the armed forces to 142,000, and can’t even fill the slots, ignored China’s blatant violation of the Basic Law in Hong Kong without even a comment. Now they fall all over themselves in the hope of getting some Chinese money. What will China own after its all over? What will Britain remain silent about in return for Chinese cash? True, President Obama has treated Britain terribly, sending back the bust of Churchill almost the first day on the job. But France manages to get by without kowtowing to the US or China. But then France has no Cameron/Osborne conjoined idiots.

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By: jaguar6cy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/26/has-the-united-states-lost-its-best-friend-to-its-biggest-rival/#comment-1114709 Sat, 31 Oct 2015 22:12:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44338#comment-1114709 Obama should send that bust of Churchill back to England. O, that’s right ,he already did that the first month he was in office. It was one of his first acts as president. When you elect a community organizer as president you can’t expect good judgment or diplomacy to be one of his skills.

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By: jmcneill http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/26/has-the-united-states-lost-its-best-friend-to-its-biggest-rival/#comment-1114656 Sat, 31 Oct 2015 17:31:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44338#comment-1114656 Relationships between countries continually evolve. Britain will act in its best interests and so will China. Economic cooperation between Britain and China is in the best interests of both countries.

The US would best be served by quietly encouraging China to interact with its allies in a peaceful fashion. China is here to stay in the global economy and the sooner they adopt human rights policies that are reasonably similar to those enjoyed in the West, the better for all concerned. Interaction with Britain can only serve to improve the prospects of improving the rights of Chinese citizens and overall peaceful cooperation with the West. The economic ties will create a mutual vested interest that all sides will want to preserve.

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By: Whipsplash http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/26/has-the-united-states-lost-its-best-friend-to-its-biggest-rival/#comment-1113993 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:43:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44338#comment-1113993 No.

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By: gentalman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/26/has-the-united-states-lost-its-best-friend-to-its-biggest-rival/#comment-1113960 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:52:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44338#comment-1113960 As time goes by,relationships change! Not only in case of Britain and china but also for America with Vietnam,Pakistan,Iraq etc.Iraq once was a friend of US getting lot of technology and now?!
World has learnt over years that wars is not the solution for prosperity but friendship is to co.exist together.It will not be surprising one day if Russia and US become good friends at the instance of Syria.
More than killings,the hardship of immigrants/refugees is a serious problem for countries to solve.Also ISIS makes countries united,a blessing in disguise!

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By: fjklsjfsk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/26/has-the-united-states-lost-its-best-friend-to-its-biggest-rival/#comment-1113855 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:04:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44338#comment-1113855 All this social commentary about ‘kowtowing’, subservience and/or zero sum alliances is rather idiotic / merely speculative diarrhea, not concrete nor quantitative.

Thinking the UK is ‘ditching’ the US for China is simplistic at best. Furthermore the real reason for the UK building trade ties with China is to hedge against a slowing and declining EU (which is economically declining FASTER than the US is)(plus add in the obvious “potential” Brexit dilemma, which although unlikely, is still a REAL possibility, hence necessity). Why is this so hard to understand?

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