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USA and China at Crossroads

  • Jan 19, 2011
China and USA Relations-  Important Crossroads
by Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

I shall be telling this with a sigh   
Somewhere ages and ages hence:   
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-   
I took the one less traveled by,   
And that has made all the difference.            1)

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao  meet in Washington this week 
to reset relations . The two leaders are bound by a multi-trillion dollar partnership in
debt and trade. A plethora of issues are on the plate. These issues are:

o currency reform
o new technologies to benefit consumers
o human rights
o mutual cooperation in neutralizing adjacent nation state hostilities in places like N. Korea
o the trillion dollar debt of the USA held by China

This Administration will use the White House meetings with Hu to encourage China
to let its currency, the yuan, float freely.  A freely floating Yuan will make
American exports more competitive. There are many conditions for a mutually
beneficial trade between the USA and China.

China has had problems historically with migrating high technology from
the coastal areas of China inland to the remote areas. There are methodologies
like Operations Research which can assist in determining optimal routes through
the Transportation/Trans-ship Models, Linear Programming and Dynamic Programming.
Queuing/Waiting Line Models may be employed to service queues optimally in
manufacturing, as well as medical care delivery in places like Mongolia.

Parts of Inner Mongolia have had challenges with overgrazing, land erosion and
desert encroachment. American agricultural experience, patenting and food
manufacturing methodologies can be put to good use in assisting China with
these difficult issues. For instance, an apparatus for controlled grazing and
pasture irrigation is listed below.              2)

United States Patent 5572954 is an apparatus for controlled grazing and pasture irrigation.
Two center-pivot irrigation systems are utilized for controlled grazing. A preceding and
succeeding center-pivot system contain electrified fences for containing herds
and controlling the extent of their grazing. The preceding system contains water tanks
for the herd and the succeeding system irrigates the pasture. Together the systems
eliminate overgrazing and improve the quality of the herd.

Historically, the administrative divisions in rural China have consisted of
production teams, brigades, communes, county governance and the prefecture.
Modern organizational designs may be employed to simplify the implementation
of management practices in the rural areas to facilitate production .

Improvements in water conservancy have helped to eliminate waste, improve
drainage canals and reduce huge floods in China's past history.  China's biggest
flood occurred during August, 1931.  Nearly 4 million people died in the Huang He
River flood. Previously, an 1887 flood of the Huang He River produced
nearly 1 million deaths.

The USA can assist China with the Civil Engineering aspects of flood containment,
as well as new methods and techiques to manage water optimally.

When water rises and approaches the entrance, FloodBreak floats and rotates upwards.
The higher the water rises, the higher the gate rises in front of it. The hydrostatic pressure
of the backed-up floodwater raises the barrier and activates the self-sealing rubber flange.    3)

Once a flood has begun, the barrier will be held shut by the water and cannot be opened
until the water recedes, when FloodBreak returns to the lowered position, opening the
entrance once again. The width is unlimited, and the height can be whatever you need it to be.
Floodbreak provides the only practical passive, 100% automatic floodgate on the market.     

The largest known earthquake in history occurred on January 24, 1556  in Shaanxi, China.
A reported 830,000 people were killed.  Clearly, the United States can assist in
earthquake monitoring , contingency planning and modern disaster recovery techniques.

Energy research and implementation is another area of goal congruency between the
United States and China. Projects like the "Artificial Sun" could produce virtual energy
for the future. Improvements in solar energy could result in harvesting huge amounts
of energy in areas like the Gobi desert in China. Wind energy and horizontal zig-zag
oil drilling are other possibilities for mutual cooperation and conditions for trade.

Human rights issues remain on the agenda. These issues include the rights of
journalists, ongoing issues with Tibet and the decentralization of power within existing
bureaucratic institutions in China .     4)

Both the USA and China have a mutual interest in cooperating to contain aggressions
by nation states in the area.  North Korea has asserted itself in relations with South Korea.

On 4th November 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the new President of the United States .
He committed to end the Korean War.     Stalin died on 5th March 1953.
On 27th July, 1953 the impasse was ended with the signing of an Armistice.  6)
However, no peace treaty followed to formally end the war.   

The undersigned, the Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command, on the one hand,
and the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army and the Commander of the
Chinese People's Volunteers, on the other hand, in the interest of stopping the Korean conflict,
with its great toil of suffering and bloodshed on both sides, and with the objective of establishing
an armistice which will insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in
Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved, do individually, collectively, and mutually agree
to accept and to be bound and governed by the conditions and terms of armistice set forth in the
following articles and paragraphs, which said conditions and terms are intended to be purely military
in character and to pertain solely to the belligerents in Korea ...7)

China holds a trillion dollars of USA debt.  A stable dollar and an ending global recessionary
climate should do much to neutralize this debt over time. After all, the economy of the
United States is nearly $15 trillion dollars and growing .    8)


1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost (1874- 1963). Mountain Interval.  1920

2. United States Patent 5572954 by Elkins
Field of Search: Apparatus for Controlled Grazing and Pasture Irrigation
119/20, 119/843, 119/701, 119/422, 119/502, 119/510, 119/512, 119/518, 239/161, 239/166, 239/163, 239/728, 256/10, 256/23

3. Info@Floodbreak.com

4. http://www.hrichina.org/public/index

5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_border_...s_involving_North_Korea

6. http://www.kmike.com/oz/38th.htm

7.    http://news.findlaw.com/wp/docs/korea/kwarmagr072753.html

8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_the_United_States
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