China is on my crap list. Well, heck, they have been on our national crap list for a long time now. The country’s preposterous preponderance of people notwithstanding, it possesses a noticeable deficiency when it comes to thinking for itself, that China does. I have to wonder if they aren’t suffering from the scourge of a Dynasty-X or a millennium Dynasty affliction of sorts. Somewhere along the way the great kingdom got luxuriously lazy and went the way of copying, counterfeiting, and stealing other people’s great ideas. It just saw an irresistible pair of coattails and stepped aboard for a free ride.

China hasn’t been great global team player: It doesn’t play well in the sandbox or the wading pool. In fact, it’s been aiming to stake a claim on the shared space in the wading pool, much to the chagrin of the other waders. Well, (he shrugged) China just wants what China wants and doesn’t give a tenth of a rat’s behind what anybody else wants. If China can’t have it, China will steal a copy of it and write its own name on it. Now that’s not even an original Chinese idea, either.

I submit for your consideration this recent obstreperous tantrum perpetrated by the humorous Han in the theater of world politics. Please stay with me; there are a few moving parts:

1. (Tit) Canadian Lloyd Schellenberg was arrested in China in 2014 on drug-smuggling charges and sentenced to 15 years in prison—shame, Lloyd!

2. (Tat) Chinese Meng Wan Zhou (孟晚舟), chief finance officer (CFO) for telecom giant Huawei Technology Company Limited (華為技术有限公司), was arrested in Vancouver by Canadian authorities at the request of the U.S. for hoodwinking several international banks into dealing with Iran—in violation of U.S. sanctions on that country.

3. (Tit) Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arrested for what Beijing is calling “threats to national security.” Yes, two Canadian businessmen managed to threaten the very foundation of the Chinese nation in its entirety. Nice job, fellas.

4. (Tit) Shortly thereafter, Canadian English teacher Sarah McIver is detained for some mysterious discrepancy on her work visa. The Chinese then declare she’s “working illegally.”

5. (Tit) China warns Canada that if it does not “correct” the arrest of Meng Wan Zhou there will be “severe consequences.” Brrrrrrrr!

6. (Tit) Then the coup d’état: back to drug smuggler Lloyd Schellenberg. The prosecutors suddenly decide his sentence is too lean, so, just days ago, they pull Lloyd back on trial and sentence him to death. Did I mention that they sentenced him to DEATH?

It appears the tit-tat balance is grossly lopsided in the favor of the tits.

China crowns both my crap list and my list of top 10 nations behaving badly. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not yet responded to the news of the pending execution. POTUS DJ Trump vows to step in and rectify the situation if it means quelling the trade war between the U.S. and China while fostering the greatest trade deal ever between the two nations.

Will China execute Schellenberg? Could that be perceived as an act of war? “I frankly find it absurd, the notion that two nations would go to war over the execution of a single individual,” he scoffed in an Archduke Ferdinand sort of way, as he drummed his fingers atop his stack of further readings on China.

China: We counterfeit expensive American graphite golf clubs and sell them at reduced prices on the black market (黑市).

China: We built the Great Wall with architectural designs stolen from the nations we were trying to keep out.

China: And I did it, my way (我用我自己的方式来做这件事).

By God and with honor,
Geo sends

Dedication for this write goes to Ms. Danielle B.