In a new book, former U and UK Ambassador to China, John Arbon, explains how “stamping” an item with the U.K. logo can be a quick and easy way to make a mark on a shirt.
Arbon, who served as U.N. Ambassador from 2012 to 2016, tells Breitbart News the U of S logo is “one of the most important symbols in the world” and that it is “very powerful to stamp on a piece of clothing.”
Arbon’s book, Stamped in China: The Politics of Impersonation, comes out today.
The book, co-written with his former U-N.
ambassador to China and China, is based on a new documentary, Stamps in China.
The book is the first to chronicle the U-S.
diplomatic process in China and outlines Arbon’s role in promoting U. S. diplomatic efforts to bring about diplomatic reforms in China following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
The U.s. was deeply involved in promoting reforms at the time, Arbon says, but as the reforms began to take shape, “the U. s. had to make some changes to the way it did business in China.”
For the U, the biggest change was the adoption of the “one country, two systems” system of government in 1989.
Arbon explains, “The Chinese government had long maintained that they wanted to move to a democracy.
They wanted to bring their own system of law, their own government, to a Chinese society.
But the U s. saw that the Chinese government was in charge of the economy and the economy was controlled by the Communist Party.
So it was not a question of the Chinese people wanting democracy.
It was a question for the Chinese Communist Party to be able to control the economy.
So the U had to be ready to say, ‘We are ready to do that.'”
Arbon says the U wanted to “build up the economy to a point where they could say, no, we have to be more flexible and let the people run the economy.”
“We wanted to be flexible to give people the freedom to have their own systems of government, and let them set up their own governments, set up some kind of independent political parties,” he says.
“But it was a very difficult time to change the system in China,” he adds.
“So you have to ask yourself, ‘What is the Chinese system of power in this country?
What does it look like?'””
You have to say that you can’t have a democracy and you can have a dictatorship, but you can be flexible and you have a market economy,” Arbon continues.
“The way that China operates is very different from the U S. system.
They have a very, very, highly centralized system of state power.”
He adds, “We had a very good relationship with China, and I think the fact that we were so successful in China meant that China understood that we had a lot of problems with them.
We didn’t have the same problems with the United States that they did.”
Arron explains, at the beginning of the Tianans Square protests, the Us. were very “open and frank” about the way in which they dealt with the Chinese.
“There was no pressure or intimidation,” Arron says.
“There were no attempts to make them comply.
They just took over.
They took over the streets and they took over every single corner of Beijing.”
But the Tianians Square protests ended with a “shock and a bang,” he explains.
“At that time, the Chinese were saying, ‘No, we don’t want a dictatorship.
We want a free market economy.’
And they got that.”
Arons book highlights the many changes that have taken place since then, including the US. taking the lead on diplomatic engagement with China.
For instance, the China Daily, the leading newspaper in China at the moment, now refers to the U U. of S. as the “Great Power,” and “a superpower.”
The new book also details the way the U has “taken on the role of the protector of the world,” including hosting Chinese leaders at its embassies in Washington, London and Beijing, as well as holding events around the world to highlight the importance of China and the U for the U as a country.
The author describes the “Chinese view” of the U:”China sees the U with great affection and admiration, and China sees America with great contempt,” he writes.
“They see the U in terms of its power and its hegemony, and they see America as an imperialist power.
China sees the United as an enemy.”
The U has always had a long history of protecting China, especially in the years after the end of World War II, Arons book notes.
He points to the 1949 Anglo-American agreement to end the Korean War as a key example of that.