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    I thought this would be a fitting topic to dicuss since the countries involed are all active on the MUN

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4872522.stm

    Brazil is worried by the US stance against the Chinese influence in Latin America, to which we can only see benifits around us. We would also like to discuss why, in how the USA influence a great deal of countries, USA thinks it has a right to dictate the moves of China towards Brazil and other Southern American Countries
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    The feature on Tuesday was very interesting.

    China's strategic alliance with Latin America and in particular Brazil is mutually beneficial to both regions, and we are pleased to have these great allies. China looks forward to a great future for btoth developing, dominant countries in the future, despite the US's own paranoia.
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    Brazil echos this staement and wonders why the USA is kicking up all this fuss.
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    South Korea questions on China's intentions. It is well known that China's human rights record is piss-poor compared to Western Democary. South Korea welcomes the US right to stand up in what it believes in.
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    Brazil just has to note - Since when did Brazilian-Chinese relations have ANYTHING to do the USA? Both countries are reaping the benifits of the alliance and it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the USA.
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    (Original post by simeon125)
    South Korea questions on China's intentions. It is well known that China's human rights record is piss-poor compared to Western Democary. South Korea welcomes the US right to stand up in what it believes in.
    Excuse me, Chinas human rights record has vastly improved in the last few years, and deplores South Korea who has been a strong ally of China in the past suddenly turning round and questioning its record, when frankly Koreas record isn't exactly the best either.
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    India supports China's intentions in Latin America. It can only do good for both economies.
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    The United States has long respected the notion that powerful nations such as the US, China and Russia do not interfere with affairs in the 'backyards' of each other, hence why the US does not get too involved over Tibet or Chechnya. The US does not like the Chinese interference in countries near to the US and notes that China is building alliances with some regimes that are strongly disapproved of, not just in South America, but in Africa too.
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    Singapore condemns the US for being concerned over such issues. Brazil is an independent country and not a colony of the United States. China, and any country if she wishes, should be allowed to develop stronger links with Brazil if deemed suitable.
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    The US can obviously not intervene directly but can re-examine its relationship with Brazil.
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    I thanks the US comments, Brazil is a neighbouring economic force in Latin America and so any affliation with China must be watched with concern. I can't believe that China is defending its human rights record, where you only have to google it and it returns 63,200,000 results:eek:

    ChecK:http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=822
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    Singapore pities the US, specifically her foreign policy, if she has to re-examine her relationship with Brazil just because it has seen better relations with one of the US's allies.

    I say ally as China has done nothing to provoke the US, and has in recent months worked towards appeasing concerns of legislators by revising her currency exchange rate, etc.
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    It is not the job of Singapore to determine who is or is not an ally of the United States. China is not a US ally, there are issues over the status of Taiwan as well as the vast web of Chinese spies in the US, and tensions over growing links made by China to countries such as Zimbabwe. There's a reason that last year we blocked Israel selling military technology to China.
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    (Original post by JonathanH)
    It is not the job of Singapore to determine who is or is not an ally of the United States. China is not a US ally, there are issues over the status of Taiwan as well as the vast web of Chinese spies in the US, over gorwing links made by China to countries such as Zimbabwe. There's a reason that last year we blocked Israel selling military technology to China.
    The US cannot treat China both as a friend and as a foe. You cannot deny China of her rights and prvilledges, yet expect her to live up to your standards of human rights, expectations of fair trade, etc. Embrace China, or stand aside.
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    (Original post by Knogle)
    The US cannot treat China both as a friend and as a foe. You cannot deny China of her rights and prvilledges, yet expect her to live up to your standards of human rights, expectations of fair trade, etc. Embrace China, or stand aside.
    India feels that the United States has the right to behave to China however she wishes. Although one may like some aspects of a country, it is not possible for to like them all. India feels that the relationship between the US and China is very strong at the moment, and can only prosper.
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    Singapore recognises the United State's right to flex her diplomatic muscles, just as other countries retain the right to exercise theirs, including the voicing of their opinions through the United Nations.
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    The US can treat China however it wants to treat it, our foreign policy is the business of no-one but us. Other countries are welcome to respond and react but should not for a second believe they are in a position to preach to us about what we should or should not do.
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    Brazil believes it is you poking your nose in our foreign affairs and our alliances, not the other way round.

    The pot is calling the kettle black here. Your saying they cant dictate your foreign policy, but you are meddling with ours!
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    India believes that each country's foreign policy is their's to decide, and should in no way be influenced by other nations. Sadly, this is not always the case.
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    (Original post by JonathanH)
    The US can treat China however it wants to treat it, our foreign policy is the business of no-one but us. Other countries are welcome to respond and react but should not for a second believe they are in a position to preach to us about what we should or should not do.
    Singapore urges the U.S. delete to re-examine his statements. He's contradicting himself.

    Countries are welcome to react and respond to U.S. policy, but not "preach"?

    It is our perogative to advise the U.S. Whether the federal government take it up is an entirely different matter.
 
 
 
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