Thursday, April 30, 2015

Assess: Goings on in (South)East Asia. "Sex Slaves and Abe's Speech." 30,4. Welles.


Assess: Goings on in (South)East Asia. "Sex Slaves and Abe's Speech." 30,4. Welles.

Historical Context: 

Japan, South Korea are historic allies.
PRC, North Korea are historic allies.

Applied to Current Events, Abe's Speech:

Right now (South Korea and the PRC), critiquing (Japan PM in United States) in tandem.
About what? Sex Slaves.

Sometimes men and women like to talk about Sex Slaves.
Sometimes men and women should talk about women CURRENTLY being used as Sex Slaves.
Missed opportunity, PRC and South Korean media COULD be talking about modern Human Trafficking Issues.
These largely re, South East Asia. ASEAN.
ASEAN diaspora in Washington, DC is talking about modern Human Trafficking issues. 

So, when do the PRC and South Korea work in tandem?
So, when do the PRC and Japan work in tandem?
So, when do Japan and South Korea work in tandem?

Much if this is elusive to even the most perceptive of western analysts.

What we can do, is watch our own fiscal responsibilities.
I would suggest more bilateral trade agreements, targeted for organic supply/demand.
I would suggest that the Ex-Im bank is why we don't need endless regional trade agreements.

In summary: 

Japan and the PRC seem to work together when American liquid capital flows East.
Japan and South Korea seem to work together when American liquid capital flows East.
PRC and South Korea seem to work together when American liquid capital flows East.
I would like more Asian media coverage of modern human trafficking issues.


30,4. 2015. 

Welles, Donna E. 
Welles, Donna E.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

[Strategic Triangle: Egypt - PRC - Saudis. 28,4. Welles. 2015. Iran.]


[Strategic Triangle: Egypt - PRC - Saudis. 28,4. Welles. 2015. Iran.] 

Cultural Revolution, PRC recalled diplomats from every nation but Egypt.
PRC, Egypt always a special relationship.
Egypt has the formal education, Sunnism?

Egypt natural ally, counter Iran.

Saudis 600 years old.
Iran 3000 years old.
Egypt 5000 years old.

5600 v 3000.
2800 v 3000. (Avg age)

Debate, longest continuous civilization.
Persia, Egypt, China.
Saudis are the name of a family, not an empire.


28,4. 2015. 

Welles, Donna E. 
Welles, Donna E.

MEMO: Angola Status. Bilateral Trade w PRC. April 2015.


MEMO: Angola Status. Bilateral Trade w PRC. April 2015.


Incident Report: 

Immigrant running from police, hit by car and killed.
Immigrant community in Angola concerned re treatment, all immigrants.

Current Bilateral Trade Relationship w PRC: 

Diamonds, Oil from Angola to PRC. 
Electronics, Manufactured Goods from PRC to Angola.

Conclusion: 

Think US has an opportunity to trade with Angola.
Wonder re Portuguese influence re 21st C Angola.


27,4. 2015. 

Welles, Donna E. 
Welles, Donna E.

LoC, Ask the Librarian. Japanese Version, The Art of War? Welles. 28,4. 2015.


I just finished reading Sun Tzu, The Art of War. 

The timeline in the beginning says that the Japanese version was translated into English in 1905 and the Chinese version was translated into English in 1910. 

Question: Is this Japanese version something that I can access at the Library of Congress? I now have read, I believe, the Chinese version. I know there are two versions, the two dates each was translated. Now I want to read the Japanese version to compare them. 

Thank you.


Today I asked this question electronically via the Ask a Librarian, Library of Congress. (28,4. 2015.)
You can Ask a Librarian at the Library of Congress, here

Monday, April 27, 2015

[Sun Tzu, The Art of War. Applied, People's Republic of China (PRC). Welles. 27,4.]

Welles, Donna E.
Washington, DC
27,4. 2015.

[Sun Tzu, The Art of War. Applied, People's Republic of China (PRC). Welles. 27,4.]


Economic Conclusion:

Method presented in The Art of War presupposes Imperial China has the economic base, re giant aqueduct system per massive agricultural projects.
Method presented in The Art of War presupposes Imperial China has the economic base, re elite manufactured goods, technology such as silk, seismographs.

Where are the vulnerabilities, The Art of War?

Two times, Imperial China in possession of this rubric has been defeated.
Mongols per Genghis Kahn, British Empire per the Opium Wars. 13thC, 19thC.
Momentum, (Mass*Velocity) per Mongols. Acted like a sniper rifle per Kung Fu master.
Coal Power per Royal Navy, British Empire. Acted like a flamethrower per Kung Fu master.

Applied to the People's Republic of China, 21stC Global Security

Sun Tzu doesn't advocate ensnaring enemies in quagmires, elaborates warning against them.
'Converted Spies' abound; Insiders who already know everything. Likely, third-parties re Globalism.

Ch2, 'Waging War'. Military Quagmire, Nightmare of the
#2 "If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength."
#3 "Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain."
#4 "Now, when your weapons are dulled, your ardour damped, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains will spring up to take advantage of your extremity."
#6 "There is no instance of a country having benefitted from prolonged warfare."
#8 "The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy, neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice."
#9 "Bring war material with you from home, but forage on the enemy. Thus the army will have food enough for its needs."
#10 "Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance. Contributing to maintain an army at a distance causes the people to be impoverished."
#11 "On the other hand, the proximity of an army causes prices to go up, and high prices cause the people's substance to be drained away." Note: Why are oil prices not high?
#12 "When their substance is drained away, the peasantry will be afflicted by heavy exactions." Note: Americans no longer have access to liquid capital; Americans can no longer borrow money.



Notes:
Sun Tzu, The Art of War was written 500BC.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War was translated into French 1772.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War was translated into English 1905 (Japanese version), 1910 (Chinese version).


[Welles, Donna E. (27,4. 2015.) Welles. Donna E.] 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

[(Fashion Week: Japan - Shanghai - Beijing - Taiwan.) Welles. 25,4.]

[(Fashion Week: Japan - Shanghai - Beijing - Taiwan.) Welles. 25,4.] 

Fashion show re Japan, Shanghai.
Ancient trading partners.
Conducive to Taipei culture as well. 

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/entertainment/2015-04/24/content_20536589_4.htm
Japanese top hat.

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/entertainment/2015-04/24/content_20536589_3.htm
Geisha.

What do I like about this? 

Shanghai - Japan - Taipei re very old and competitive private sector.

What do these people think about that dam in Latin America re the PRC mogul?

25,4. 2015. 

Welles, Donna E. 
Welles, Donna E.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Poland and Russian Nationalism. 24,4. 2015.


Poland and Russian Nationalism. 24,4. 2015.


Origins of Polish Economy. 

Not many winners in decade 2010.
Arguably, Poland is one of the few.
From where does this fortune originate?
Polish migrants to Ireland returned home at the turn of the 2010 decade.

Strategic Triangles. 

Poland - Germany - Russia
Poland - Germany - Belarus
Poland - Russia - Belarus
Poland - Italy - France (Catholic Countries)

What do I think will happen re Poland as per Russian Imperialism? 

Polish and Catholic Nationalism is very strong, integral.
Pope Francis has a big role to play.

Overview re Russian, PRC Imperialism. Welles. 24,4.


Overview re Russian, PRC Imperialism. Welles. 24,4.


Where is Taipei in all of this? 

Taipei feels differently toward Japan than mainland China.
Taipei enjoys high degree re human capital.

PRC and Russian Federation in Communication 

Central Asia
Caucasus

What are the PRC and the Russian Federation doing in the West? 

Capital Flows
Real Estate
Imperialism, need breathing room. (Star Trek VI)

How does this relate to the Middle East? 

Red Herring
Germany "It's like Lenin said, you look at who benefits.." (The Big Lebowski)
Energy, PRC wants low energy prices.
What is the PRC getting in return for low energy prices?
What is the Middle East getting in return for low energy prices?



24,4. 2015. 

Welles, Donna E. 
Welles, Donna E.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Notes: Pornographic Websites Banned in Republic of Tartarstan. (Welles. 14,4. 2015.)


Century-old law cited in request to ban 136 porn sites from Republic of Tatarstan
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/14/russia-porn-ban-tatarstan

What does this mean?

Russia and the PRC are both experimenting with the concept of internet freedom.
This law can hardly be protested in polite settings, as it bemoans pornography.
This law might also softly raise awareness for human trafficking.
Are Russian laws in sync with California in terms of mandatory condoms in the Adult Film industry? 

Russia and the PRC are communicating in terms of influence over Central Asia.
Some of this affects natural gas pipelines from Iran.

I personally favor the Romanov dynasty over the PRC.
I wonder how we can incorporate Taipei into issues per Central Asia?

Welles, Donna E. 
Welles, Donna E. 

14,4. 2015.

Friday, April 3, 2015

(Peer Review re Papers Submitted re March 2015. Welles. 3,4.)

(Peer Review re Papers Submitted re March 2015. Welles. 3,4.)


[Latent Heat Theory re Pacific Ocean; Pacific Ocean re Texas. 2,4. 15,1. 2015. Welles.]

[Reevaluating re 'Speed of Light', C re. Welles. 27,3. 2015.]

[Linear Algebra re (1,0),(0,1) re Predictiveness re Functionality. Welles. 1,4. 2015]

[Debt re United States; re Asia; re China. Welles. 28,3. Math Model.]

[Iran re Symbolic Log. Sanctions re Marathon. Welles. 2,4. 2015.]

[Civil Engineering re Emperor Claudius; For Profit Drain Lake Scheme. AD41-51. Welles. 3,4. 2015.]



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