Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Diplomazia, Geopolitica Asiatica

Giappone. L’occidente liberal si frantuma sul Myanmar.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-28.

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«Japan should play a bridging role to Myanmar’s junta rather than following the Western policy of regime change»

«Japan must position itself as a bridge between the Tatmadaw and the United States and other democratic countries rather than blindly aligning itself with the Western policy of regime change»

«Japan must position itself as a bridge between the Tatmadaw and the United States and other democratic countries rather than blindly aligning itself with the Western policy of regime change»

«Myanmar’s huge development project of Thilawa Special Economic Zone development»

«Japan, a major aid donor with long ties to Myanmar, has not placed explicit sanctions against the Myanmar military, unlike other nations such as the United States and Britain.»

«The Japanese government did halt negotiations on new aid to Myanmar, but not existing aid projects»

«Leveraging its decades-long economic cooperation, Japan can now directly work with the Tatmadaw to reverse China’s geoeconomic influence»

«Any drastic move to cut ties with Myanmar’s military could result in China winning more influence»

«Chinese investment in Myanmar has surged in recent years, driven by Beijing’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure plan»

«Japan must realise its historic mission of guiding Myanmar’s military government in service of a free and open Indo-Pacific and remain unafraid even if its actions diverge from those of the U.S. and other democratic allies»

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Il problema è dannatamente semplice.

I liberal degli stati occidentali ed occidentalizzati si credono investiti della missione di imporre la loro ideologia ad un mondo che proprio non ne vuole sapere. Reputano di essere i depositari della verità assoluta.

Solo che in altri tempi riassumevano gran parte del pil mondiale e dettavano legge, mentre ad oggi ne costituiscono poco più di un terzo: troppo poco per potersi imporre con lo strumento economico.

Non solo.

I liberal socialisti sono in declino ed il loro sistema economico sta devolvendosi, mentre quello dei paesi eurasiatici è in forte crescita, attirando investitori ed investimenti occidentali.

Cina. 2020. Investimenti esteri +81% YoY. Superano quelli negli Usa.

Foreign investment in China up 81 pct in 2020.

Cina. Abolite le restrizioni agli investimenti esteri nel settore energetico.

BlackRock anticipa l’apertura cinese alla finanza occidentale. 3.4 trilioni in tre anni.

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Giappone. Aprile21. Export +38.0%, Import +12.8%, aprile21 su aprile20.

Il Giappone esporta negli Usa per 1,276.134 milioni di Yen, mentre l’Asia raccoglie 4,156.211 milioni di Yen di esportazioni. L’Asia conta quindi poco meno di quattro volte gli Usa.

La scelta di campo sta diventando obbligatoria.

Però questa presa di posizione del Giappone rompe drammaticamente quello che una volta era il bastione dei G7, spezzando la unità di intenti del fronte liberal. E la riunione del G7 è imminente.

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Japan should not follow the Western policy on Myanmar – Diplomat op-ed

Japan should play a bridging role to Myanmar’s junta rather than following the Western policy of regime change, said a senior official at the Japan-Myanmar Association, which has strong ties with Myanmar’s military.

“I argue that Japan must position itself as a bridge between the Tatmadaw and the United States and other democratic countries rather than blindly aligning itself with the Western policy of regime change,” Yusuke Watanabe, the association’s secretary general, said in an opinion piece for the Diplomat magazine.

The Japan-Myanmar Association is a private group Yusuke Watanabe’s father and politician Hideo Watanabe launched to rally support for the wave of Japan’s investment in the Southeast Asian country. The association includes retired government bureaucrats and business executives and members of big Japanese companies.

A former cabinet minister Hideo Watanabe has long been Tokyo’s point man for economic relations, backing Myanmar’s huge development project of Thilawa Special Economic Zone development, and has a long track record of working closely with the junta, including junta leader Min Aung Hlaing.

Myanmar’s military overthrew the elected government on Feb. 1, citing alleged fraud in an election three months earlier, and has since waged a deadly crackdown which has killed hundreds and displaced tens of thousands of people.

Japan, a major aid donor with long ties to Myanmar, has not placed explicit sanctions against the Myanmar military, unlike other nations such as the United States and Britain.

The Japanese government did halt negotiations on new aid to Myanmar, but not existing aid projects.

“Leveraging its decades-long economic cooperation, Japan can now directly work with the Tatmadaw to reverse China’s geoeconomic influence,” Watanabe added, also warning of Russia’s growing influence in Myanmar.

Any drastic move to cut ties with Myanmar’s military could result in China winning more influence, a senior Japanese official told Reuters in February after the coup. read more

Chinese investment in Myanmar has surged in recent years, driven by Beijing’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure plan.

“Japan must realise its historic mission of guiding Myanmar’s military government in service of a free and open Indo-Pacific and remain unafraid even if its actions diverge from those of the U.S. and other democratic allies,” Watanabe said.