Don’t Let China Take the World Hostage

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Don’t Let China Take the World Hostage

Trust NR's easily  triggered xenophobic gene for foreign threats,  resulting in a sh*tstorm of frenzied re-posts of every corporate media demonization of  (non-western) foreign activity in the ramped-up economic hegemony wars.

Let's be clear, there are plenty of very bad Chinese trans-national corporate business practices in Canada that Canadian Governments should never have allowed, let alone encouraged.  And the Canadian Government  lack of interest in BC becoming a world capital for foreign money laundering is not unrelated. 

Powerful corporate exploitation is normalized where there is encouragement from  neoliberal,  corporate-connected governments, (supposed guardians of the commonweal) and will always be VERY ugly, 

 But let's also put the "China threat" in perspective, and here I am re-quoting someone's online  reply to one of the flood anti-Chinese articles; a reply which applies generally:

Half tiger:  
We don't really have to worry about "the corrosive influence of the 
Chinese state in Canadian affairs" because they would first of all have 
to displace the corrosive influence of the US in Canadian affairs. The 
Meng arrest shows just how willingly we toady to every American wish. 
The US also has our solid support when it comes to Russophobia and the coup d'etat under way in Venezuela.
When it comes to foreign policy Ottawa is a suburb of Washington and our relationship with China and the rest of the world has been and will continue to be defined from Washington. Unfortunately for China, the US colonized us first and will guard their prize covetously.
In the meantime Canada continues as the land of diminishing returns dishing out tribute to the empire and a mere parody of the "true north strong and free."

In the hyenas'  feeding frenzy over the tastiest bits of the cadaver of "sovereign Canada" NR seems more concerned over the colour of the a hyena's fur rather than  who gets the lion's share.   

NDPP

How can anyone with half a brain be so committed to msm narratives? The resulting confusion is hardly surprising. 

Sean in Ottawa

I agree with the point about the seriousness of the Canadian government's willingness to look the other way to get any foreign investment no matter the cost. I also agree that by far the surrender has been to the US. The very signing of the FTA is a part of that trend.

That said I still disagree that the Meng arrest is an example of this. I believe that the extradition treaty is a practical necessity given the geography and population weight. I don't think this is true regarding the trade agreements signed or the allowing of foreign investment to swamp local economies.

JKR

Hasn’t the U.S. already taken us hostage?

NDPP

Perhaps that explains the widespread Stockholm syndrome so many here obviously suffer from.

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Ecobar: Get Over It: Asia Rules

http://informationclearinghouse.info/51073.htm

"They call it Euro-Asia in Beijing and they call it Greater Eurasia in Moscow. The whole process is historically inexorable, already forging the future - call it Asian or Eurasian."

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After what has happpened Canadians will never accept Huawei operating in Canada. It's over.

Not true.

If Meng is released back to China, everything will be roses once again.

Canada and China will be kissy kissy once again.

And the U.S. will probably declare another State of Emergency.

 

Noops

"Don't Let China Take the World Hostage"?

Huh?

If one didn't know any better, they'd probably say you were scare mongering!

There has been more spying on U.S. citizens and citizens around the world by U.S. government agencies and U.S. tech companies than China could ever dream of doing.

This is all manufactured scare mongering on the part of the U.S. and North Report.

 

 

JKR

Maybe Huawei is ruffling feathers because they are developing excellent products that threaten Western companies?

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JKR wrote:

Maybe Huawei is ruffling feathers because they are developing excellent products that threaten Western companies?

Especially if that better product includes the possibility of blocking 5Eyes' back door hacks.

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Escobar: US Elites Remain Incapable of Understanding China

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/02/opinion/us-elites-remain-incapable-of-...

"...Another example of how supposedly bipartisan US intellectual elites, instead of offering impartial advice, do little more than parrot Washington's talking points, failing to admit they know nothing of substance about the existential 'threats' posed by Russia and China."

Sounds familar...

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Douglas Todd: China’s long surveillance arm thrusts into Canada

State intimidation and electronic surveillance can be highly effective. It's affecting China's 180,000 students in Canada, as well as journalists.

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/douglas-todd-chinas-long-sur...

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Student groups call for Ottawa to investigate alleged interference by Chinese officials on Canadian campuses

https://nationalpost.com/news/student-groups-call-for-ottawa-to-investig...

JKR

Could there be something to this great yellow peril?

Mobo2000

Article at #124 was posted in another thread, and actually discussed there:

http://www.rabble.ca/comment/5541066#comment-5541066

For babblers who would like a critical perspective on recent Canadian coverage of China and the Chinese government, check out this thread:

http://www.rabble.ca/babble/international-news-and-politics/demonization...

 

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