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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same Western shit in the media
China is heading for a hard landing. The housing bubble is going to burst, the banks are going bankrupt, the wasteful squandering of money on infrastructure, etc etc will bring China down on its knee. Don’t worry about the mismanagement and recession in the West. The problem in China is much bigger.
And the North Koreans, they are living a very miserable life, abject poverty, the people are starving. What else is new?
Would our reputable and Asian based CNA send some of their objective reporters to the two countries and write some first hand reports on these two countries? Oh, I think the CNA was invited and did send some reporters there. I am sure their feel on the ground would be more credible than those dumb academics that have not set foot in North Korea. Or they are afraid to say anything that differs from the enlightened Western academics, or they don’t believe what they saw. Ya, all propaganda, on see what they are allowed to see.
Just look at their infrastructure, the dressing of the people, the fat on their faces and please don’t print those skin and bone pictures of the 1950s. China also have plenty of those pictures of the 30s or 50s. Singapore also have some real poverty pictures if one cares to find them. One thing for sure, North Korea is no third world country that is barren with streets filled with hungry and sick people. There are not living in abject poverty. Their homes may cost $10,000 but are landed and much bigger than the mickey mouse flats that we called home and paid hundreds of thousands or millions for it.
When will Asian media gain some pride in reporting Asian truths instead of fabricated half truths from the West with western agenda? Every dunce from the West is uttering words like abject poverty, starving etc etc. Do they know what they are saying? Do they really know what the shit is happening in North Korea, or in China?
It is quite sick and insulting to feed readers with such biased thrash practically daily. Is there an agenda or the blind telling the blind?
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horror! China’s economy slowing down
The World Bank has issued a warning to stupid Asian countries that China’s economy is slowing down. What it is saying is that these economies would be dragged down because China’s economy is going down. China is going to be in deep trouble and will hurt other Asian economies as well.
Now, would the shitty economies that are going bankrupt one by one in Europe be hurting the Asian countries? Definitely not. Even when the US barely achieved a 1-2% growth would not hurt the Asian economies.
Okay, China’s is going to have a hard landing as they prayed. They have been praying and hoping that China’s economy will collapse and their wish is coming true. How hard is this hard landing, and how bad is the slow down? The official report of the World Bank cuts China’s growth from 8.4% to 8.2%! Oh my God, what a pathetic figure of growth numbers. Only 8.2% growth! This is disastrous. What a badly managed economy, such miserable growth.
Now which country in the world is going to chalk more than a 5% growth? Any country out there? You mean there is no other country out there that can achieve a 5% growth rate and China’s 8.2% growth is so bad that the World Bank needs to issue a warning?
What kind of joke is this? Any country that can attain a 4 or 5% growth number will likely be trumpeting to the world on how well it has performed. 8.2% is not good enough, is bad? Yawn.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 Sikhs killed by gunman in Wisconsin
6 Sikhs were shot by a gunman in a temple in Wisconsin on Sunday 5 Aug 12. In the land that prides freedom in anything and everything, freedom to practice religion included, freedom to own guns, hate killings because of skin colour is still common in the USA. Many of the killings and racist bashing of coloured people in the US go unreported. Last month a Sikh taxi driver was beaten and last year 2 Sikhs were shot dead as reported by AFP after this latest shooting.
The hate crimes committed by the white Europeans are pervasive and happened in all continents, in Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand. It is very rare that hate crimes were committed by coloured people against the white Europeans anywhere. The good thing is that coloured people often regard the white Europeans as gods, as people who championed human rights and equality, and they love and worship them. Unfortunately the white Europeans have this deep seated hatred for coloured people and this would surface at the slightest provocations or irritations. In the US and Europe and many white dominated societies and countries, there exist many extremist racist supremacy groups that are targeting at coloured people.
Let’s hope that the coloured people will take such hate crimes in their stride and live harmoniously with the white extremists in their midst. Don’t antagonize them, integrate with them, try the pacifist way of Gandhi, turn the other cheek, and there shall be peace all round.
But please, don’t call the white European racists. They are the most peace loving people in the world. They only take to shooting or bashing coloured people once in a while, maybe high on drugs or after a movie like Batman. They did not know what they were doing. Make love to them and they will love you in return.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you will be getting and missing reading western media
This is what David Pilling wrote in his article, Japan, China and their ‘history problem’ in the Today paper, ‘The argument over Senkaku goes back to the start of Japanese colonialism. Japan surveyed Senkaku in 1885, … Saying that there was no sign of the islands being under anyone’s influence, it incorporated the into Japanese territory in 1895. Beijing says the islands have appeared on Chinese maps since the 16th Century. From its perspective, Japan seized the islands when it was setting off on its Western inspired colonial rampage. The islands were controlled by the Americans after the war, but returned to Tokyo in 1972 as part of the reversion of Okinawa to Japan. Beijing says the US had no right to return them since they were not Washington’s to give.’
Anyone reading this piece will think nothing is wrong with the Japanese version and the return of the islands to Japan. What was missing was the acknowledgement by the Japanese Imperial govt even much earlier of Diaoyu Islands as the territorial limits of the Qing Dynasty. What was left out was the ceding of the islands in an unequal treaty after China lost a war with Japan in the 1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki. It was not an innocent act of simply incorporating other countries’ land into another country like the Western powers did during their colonization of the world. Columbus went to American and found no one owned it, so claimed that he found it. Raffles founded Singapore because no one else found it.
It also brushes aside the fact that the islands were held in trust by the Americans only and America was not the rightful owners. It also did not say anything about the post WW2 treaties for all land grabbed by Japan to be returned to China, including these islands. It also turned a blind eye to the American agenda of the Cold War conflict with China and Russia and thus conveniently ignored China’s rights to these islands.
The western media often deliberately ignored the truth and the relevant facts to show a different truth. Unwary and innocent readers would easily be made to see only their side of half truth, and lies as truth. And may daft Asians and Africans would believe these western truths and yell and cheer and embrace them like the gospel truth. Unthinking and not thinking and making an ass of themselves to serve western interests and agenda without knowing it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Questions about China’s role in Africa
Yesterday there was this mischievous article by AGENCIES in the Today paper on Africa. It quoted Botswana’s Ian Khama and Nigerian Central Bank chief Lamido Sanusi ‘questioning whether the trade relationship with China has benefitted Africa as much as it has China’. China’s trade with Africa doubled since 2007 to more than US$200 billion and with a US$20 billion investment by China in the continent.
It is amazing that these stupid African leaders could know how to question the trades benefit to each country and who benefits more. How is this measured is a matter of great science and art. Both parties may be making a dollar each, but one could save 70c while another could squander the whole dollar. So who is benefitting more?
But that is not the main issue. China went to Africa to invest and trade and both parties negotiating their terms of trades apparently must be doing it in favour of themselves before signing on the dotted lines. China did not bring in the armies and the fire power or to put a knife at the neck of these African leaders? So what is there to question who benefitted more or less?
Looking back to the colonial days, the silly and daft African leaders could not even negotiate or question what they were going to benefit from the White men’s presence. The White men came, put a gun on their heads, and took everything, including their women, pride and dignity. Many were hunted down as slaves for the Americans and Europeans. Everything overnight became White men’s property, whole countries and continent. Were the African leaders in a position to ask for a penny? Where were all the western media to report on what happened when the White colonialists invaded Africa and robbed the continent of everything?
And now with China going there as businessmen, investors and even philanthropists, donating generously to Africa, and treating the African states and leaders as equals, what question is there to trouble these thinking or unthinking African leaders?
May I suggest that China skip Botswana and Nigeria since they are so unhappy with their trades with China? Or should these two countries return to the fold of their former colonial masters to get a fairer deal? With China they could negotiate for a better deal as equals. They could sell their raw material to anyone that offers them the best price. Or they would rather let their ex colonial masters have them for free?
There are many such mischievous reports coming from western media painting China as the bad guy without carrying a knife, and the colonialists as the good guys that robbed and raped countries, every country in Africa, took what they wanted without paying a cent. And there are many jokers reading such articles without understanding the history and background of African nations and will jump at China for cheating the Africans as if the Africans are still illiterate and ignorant fools.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Programming how Asians think
The West, with its monopoly of English language media and the English literate feeding on it, has been very successful in programming how Asians think. MacDonald, of junk food status, is a fad in many Asian countries, simply by repeatedly telling the Asians how cool it is to eat at MacDonald. But this is merely commercial advertisement.
More serious and deadly, and insulting, is the programming of Asians to hate another country, particularly Iran and North Korea as part of the Axis of Evil. China used to be the number One target, including Myanmar. Today it is all Iran and North Korea.
The daily provocations by the Americans and South Koreans against the North Koreans are turned around to condemn the North Koreans as the provocative one. Major war games simulating a landing and invasion of North Korea on the borders of that country, flying stealth bombers that are nuclear capable, and now stealth fighters in the Korean peninsula were claimed to be normal acts and non aggressive. From the North Korean’s point of view, these are intense and aggravated acts of provocation and acts of hostility.
Then there is this constant barrage of western articles repeating western dismissive fantasies against the North Koreans being written and published almost daily to paint the North Koreans as mad, insane and unpredictable and war like people. Another article appeared in the ST today that said nothing new or good about the North Koreans but with the purpose of reinforcing the message that the West have been painting about North Korea for the innocent and unthinking Asians to read and to sink into their subconscious mind. North Korea is bad, North Koreans are mad…. The repetition of such a one sided distorted message, over time, will programme the Asians to utter without thinking, to regurgitate what the West want them to think and say about North Korea. And many Asian media are accomplices to this act, blindly aiding the West to make fellow Asians think stupid, Asians to hate Asians because the West wants them to do so.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiananmen Square ‘massacre’ was a myth
By Deirdre Griswold
WikiLeaks confirms it
Published Jun 29, 2011 2:53 PM
How many times have we been told that the U.S. is an “open” society and the media are “free”?
Usually such claims are made when criticizing other countries for not being “open,” especially countries that don’t follow Washington’s agenda.
If you live in the United States and depend on the supposedly “free” and “open” commercial media for information, you would without a doubt believe that the Chinese government massacred “hundreds, perhaps thousands” of students in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. That phrase has been repeated tens of thousands of times by the media of this country.
But it’s a myth. Furthermore, the U.S. government knows it’s a myth. And all the major media know it too. But they refuse to correct the record because of the basic hostility of the U.S. imperialist ruling class to China.
On what do we base this assertion? Several sources.
The most recent is a WikiLeaks release of cables sent from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to the State Department in June 1989, a few days after the events in China.
Second is an assertion in November 1989 by the Beijing bureau chief of the New York Times, an assertion that has never again been referred to by that newspaper.
And third is the account of what happened by the Chinese government itself, which is corroborated by the first two.
Only one major Western newspaper has published the WikiLeaks cables. That was the Telegraph of London on June 4 of this year, exactly 22 years after the Chinese government called out the troops in Beijing….
They knew the truth in 1989
The New York Times knows it’s credible. Their own Beijing bureau chief at the time, Nicholas Kristof, confirmed it in an extensive article entitled “China Update: How the Hardliners Won,” published in the Sunday Times magazine on Nov. 12, 1989, five months after the supposed massacre in the square.
At the very end of this long article, which purported to give an inside view of a debate within the Chinese Communist Party leadership, Kristof stated categorically: “Based on my observations in the streets, neither the official account nor many of the foreign versions are quite correct. There is no massacre in Tiananmen Square, for example, although there is plenty of killing elsewhere.”…
The full article can be found at : http://www.workers.org/2011/world/tiananmen_0707/
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hanoi’s submarine deterrent against China
There is an article titled, ‘Hanoi to deploy submarines in deterrent against China’ in the Today paper on 9 Sep. The analysts and scholars were all in praise of the Vietnamese submarine capability and trumpeting that China is now getting a big headache with Vietnam acquiring 3 kilo class Russian submarines. And Vietnam is deploying the area denial strategy to keep Chinese ships and submarines out of Vietnamese water. The strategy, intelligence and assumptions are truly impressive.
Let me see, 3 submarines from Vietnam will now contain 70 Chinese submarines. This is the most brilliant military strategy I have ever heard as a student of military history. Sun Tzu or Zhu Ge Liang would look like amateurs. China must learn from Vietnam on how to use its 70 submarines to contain American submarine fleets that are probably ten times more and bigger and more sophisticated. China must quickly send a team to learn from the Vietnamese in this ingenious strategy that Sun Tzu would raise his hands in defeat.
It is akin to the Philippines threatening to go to war with China with its fishing fleet led by a museum piece of scrap metal called a battleship. China must be having a big headache with the threat from Vietnam’s submarine might and the Philippines naval fleet of fishing boats.
I am very impressed with the analysis and worried for China. Soon China’s navy would be contained by Vietnam and the Philippines and would have to confine its naval vessels to the East China Sea only, and be kept away from the South China Sea.
We are seeing the rise of two naval powers in the South China Sea to over shadow China’s sea power with minimal effort and resources but sheer brilliance in ideas and strategies. Impressive is the word.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

American propaganda in full swing to attack China
A few days ago there was a report about China’s investment in Indonesia and the basket of infrastructure projects it is offering to Jokowi. The most important piece of the article is a sneak comment that the Indonesians are wary of the Chinese as if the Indonesians are not wary of the Australians and the Americans. Who poses an immediate threat to the Indonesians, China or Australia or the Americans?
Who twisted Suharto’s arm during the Asian financial crisis to force the closure of ailing banks but allowed their own failed banks to continue by pumping more money into them? Are the Indonesians that stupid not to see who was the devil? Are the Indonesians so daft to sign a deal with the Chinese without doing their due diligence? And the Chinese did not put a gun at their head like the Dutch and the European powers and during the financial crisis. What the Indonesians are negotiating with China is at arms length with both parties as equal, and working out the best deals they could get for themselves. The sneaky western reports are simply sneaky and insulting the intelligence of the Indonesians.
Yesterday, 28 May, there was a similar Bloomberg Editors’ article in the Today paper trivializing the leaders of Latin America in the same way they did to the Indonesian leaders. The Latin American leaders are stupid, daft, and are misled or cheated by the Chinese in their economic deals with China. The Latin American countries are in for a bad deal, without the Chinese putting a gun at their heads like the European colonialists and the Americans did. So, the Latin American countries had very good deals with the Americans and their colonial masters until today, with their nations’ resources exploited and robbed, that they are still trying to climb up the value chain?
What had the colonialists and the Americans being doing to the Latin Americans that today, they are still lagging behind the industrial world, and their economies are still that of developing nations? China is a new kid on the block, just entering the Latin American market to trade, not to pivot like the Americans did in Asia with their military machine and weapons of war. What is so bad with China coming to Latin America with money to trade, to buy up their natural resources that they are going to sell anyway? Should the Arab countries stop exporting their only natural resource, oil, to the world as the rest of the world is exploiting them? Who are Bloomberg Editors trying to bluff?
Or are they telling the Latin Americans to buy more arms and weapons from the Americans? Are they saying that these leaders are idiots and did not know whether they are getting a good deal or bad deal? They are still treating the rest of the world as daft colonized people, to be exploited, to be conned and to be controlled by the American and European powers. Only these powers can provide the Latin Americans good deals, like the last few centuries of colonialism and exploitation with power coming from the barrel of the gun.
Is China a threat to any Latin American country? Did China bring its warship to trade? Can the Latin Americans say no to the Chinese if the deal is not to their favour? Come off it, the world leaders are not daft anymore and will strike deals freely for their own interests. If they can’t find a good deal they would walk away and look for another better deal.
The western media would not fail to daily implant their disinformation to influence the minds of the unthinking. They have succeeded for centuries when they controlled the media. Now there are alternative media and people need not read their propaganda unthinkingly. Only stupid people and stupid media will reproduce their trash happily without thinking, and paying for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another patronizing western view on what is good for Asians
‘Asia must rebalance not build banks’, an article by a Jonathan Holslag, a professor of international politics sat the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in the ST telling China/Asia not to build new banks to challenge the western dominated banks like IMF/World Banks and Asian Development Bank but to change them. Reading his other book titled, ‘China’s coming war with Asia’ you can tell where he is coming from. He would not know that he is speaking from the point of what is good for the West must be good for the Asians.
It is not right and not a good thing to build a new Asian bank like the AIIB. China is doing it for its self interests and at the disadvantage of other Asian countries for influence and creating more demands for Chinese goods. What he is saying is that the IMF and World Bank and the ADB were created not for the interests of the Americans/West and Japan but for altruistic goals, to give money to Asia and the world. They are so selfless and generous. The AIIB is not like that?
Really, why is it necessary for China and other Asian countries to want another bank if the IMF, World Bank and ADB were out there to serve them and not western interests? Why is it necessary to work with these old western establishments to rebalance them and not to create new banks? Have not the Asian countries been trying to work with these establishments for change for the last 5 decades and not making any headway and forced to build their own banks?
This is the admission by Holslag, ‘The AIIB is a master stroke of economic diplomacy. The debate about its possible benefits distracts from the imbalanced economic partnerships to the vague benefits of influencing it from inside and the bad habit of the United States and Japan to cling to their privileges in the World Bank, the IMF and the ADB.’ Despite this admission that the Americans and Japan would not yield an inch to accommodate the rise and interests of Asian countries, despite saying that they looked pathetic and China looking magnanimous with the AIIB initiative, he must sneaked in another blow that China is ‘seeking to advance its own selfish interests’.
And he wanted Asian countries to work harder to reform the IMF, World Bank and ADB? After 50 years of working from within, from a position of weakness, the Asian countries were totally ignored. And this is the exact reason why Asian countries have given up on trying to work with them and wanting their own banks, and with a bigger voice to serve their own interests, not the interests of the West and Japan. It is too late. Why didn’t the IMF, World Bank and ADB agree to reform and change to accommodate Asia earlier?
They are willing to change, to serve Asian countries and not their own interests? Please remove your tinted lens and look at yourself and how the American and the West in collusion with Japan have been exploiting these old establishments to serve their own interests first and foremost and Asian countries are there for show and to be exploited.
Now Asian countries have their own banks and their own voice. The loudest voice is Asian and Asians are calling the shot in their own banks to serve Asian interests. Is that not acceptable, bad? You want the IMF, World Bank and ADB to continue to exploit the Asian countries at your terms? If they don’t change, they would be history. And the change must come from them, voluntarily. The world has changed and Asian countries are rising and want a say in these organizations serving western interests.
Can the professor see this?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

China’s intervention in the stock market doomed to fail
There is another standard doomsayer’s article in the Today paper on 13 Jul 15 with a title, ‘Is China’s use of state control, money to stem stocks rout doomed to fail?’ When I look at the author, Tom Mitchell, Gabriel Wildau and Josh Noble, I can guess the answer. This kind of China bashing literature has been flooding the western media and our local media for decades. China is doomed to fail in everything it does. There is nothing clever or sustainable in what the nerds and backward and unintelligent leaders in Beijing could do right. China is full of flaws and the economy is waiting to collapse. And the intervention in the stock market is another unthinkable thing to do. Bound to fail.
In the meantime, for the last 40 years, China quietly plod along, growing from strength to strength and is now the biggest economy in the world in real purchasing power terms, overtaking the USA. How could these foolish Chinamen do this? Unbelievable, cannot be true. China must be doctoring their numbers to bluff the whole. They are all fools. Just wait for the collapse to come.
Unfortunately in the case of this monetary intervention by the Chinese govt in the stock market, I must agree it is a silly thing to do. They cannot hope of artificially propping up a market by throwing money at it and think it will work. It is unsustainable if the fundamentals are wrong. Any PE of above 40 or 50 times is questionable. If there are a few exceptions, it is understandable. But for the whole market, for all the stocks to have such high PEs, in the hundreds, how can it be sustainable?
The Chinese may be banking on their huge surplus and a huge population turning investors against a small number of stocks. Even these factors may be abnormal relative to the rest of the world, but still the enormous PE cannot hold. The general PE in the market may tolerate a few more points higher than international norms, but when it is at a ridiculous level, it must come down.
State intervention is not a flaw per se. State intervention is necessary under the present market condition when there are big boys manipulating the market. The manipulations by the big boys are not different from state intervention. The criticism by the analysts against state intervention is as flawed as allowing the big boys to do what they want in the market with their huge war chests. The big boys are also intervening in the normal functioning of the market. They are not the real market forces by an oligarchy out to manipulate the market to their favours in the guise of free market forces.
Without state intervention, the small investors would be at the mercy of the big boys and their intervention to reap them off. The big boys could push up the market or whack the market down to the abyss. They are demanding that govt and stock exchange regulators stand aside and let them do as they pleased. And state intervention is unacceptable but their intervention is acceptable, normal and good for the market.
State intervention is now a necessity in a market dominated by the big boys. Without state intervention, the small investors would be at the mercy of the big boys and turned into gun fodder. States and govts must be strong enough to intervene in the stock market to balance against the big boys rigging the market in their favour.
What is wrong in the China intervention is to prop up a market that is already too high with very high PEs. China better think twice and change their strategies to something more down to earth and more real, if they want their markets to function normally in the long run. This short term intervention must be unworn in a matter of time. Yes, this intervention is doomed to fail and will cost the Chinese govt heavily in financial terms.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Bloomberg China bashing article in the Today paper
I am just curious, why would a main media be so happy to publish stupid articles that are outright dismissive, mischievous and unfriendly to another sovereign state, and repeatedly doing so? What would such media seek to gain or what is the agenda of the media? Just a few day’s back I posted an article by a Singapore teacher lamenting that our young have been fed with an Anglophone diet and are looking at the world unconsciously through the western perspective.
There is an article in the Today paper by Bloomberg on 27 Nov with the title ‘China’s leaders lay foundation of new Silk Road’. It also presented boxes to show the mind boggling figures of 60 countries involved in 900 massive projects with an estimated value of $1.25 trillion. With so many countries willing to participate in this One Belt One Road project by China, would it be a good thing or bad thing? If bad, why would the leaders of 60 countries be interested in these projects and to spend the money and resources on them?
Of course it must be bad, according to the Bloomberg article. And the words used were most crude and inappropriate for a supposedly serious article. The fact that 60 countries saw great benefits in the OBOR is not material. The fact that China is willing to pour in ‘gush of money’ in risky and not well governed countries with ‘poorly conceived plans’ is immaterial. What is material to the author of the article is that it is bad, bad that China is throwing money to build the infrastructure, bad that these countries would now be closely binded to China, bad that China would be building better relations with these countries and having more influence on these countries. It is also bad that it is in China’s interest to cut its transportation cost by building land roads and no longer needs to depend on the costly sea lanes for access to goods, raw material and markets. The countries involved also have nothing to gain. Their leaders are stupid to be involved in the projects, and some will have to pay for them with their natural resources.
And worse, let me quote a Scott Kennedy, a director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, ‘Any time the Chinese dangle yuan in the face of foreign officials, they kind of swoon.’ The Americans would never swoon in the face of money? It must be. And it is so bad that ‘All along the Silk Road they have opened their hearts to the Chinese.’ Really bad! They should be opening their hearts to the Americans by buying more American weapons for war.
What else is new? The questions to ask, what would the leaders of these countries do with their natural resources, sleep on them? Who is there to buy them if not the Chinese, the Americans? And would it be good if the Chinese could also bring in their technology to build the infrastructures they needed to trade with the world? Or should they be signing military alliances with the Americans, to allow the Americans to station troops in their countries to protect them in exchange for their natural resources and to compromise their independence?
These are poor countries, lack of technology and know how, lack of financing, and yes, the countries are not well organized or well run. Who would be willing to pour money into them and risk losing their investments? The Americans, with no strings attached?
What are the risks China is taking for pouring money and investments into these countries? According to the report, ‘With many projects destined for economically weak countries with dubious governance, China’s money could get lost to corruption or be wasted in poorly conceived plans, … Nor is there guarantee that China’s cash will win it camaraderie….China’s infrastructure bonanza also presents dangers to its own economy.’
With all the negatives, would it be better for China and these countries not to be part of the infrastructure development? The countries can continue to keep their natural resources forever and China need not bother throwing money at them?
Or would it be better that, according to Derek Scissors, an AEI scholar, “The Chinese are going to work very hard – throw money at any and all problems – to make sure prized ‘belt and road’ projects all work out….That could turn China’s grand Silk Road dreams into an even grander disappointment.”
Now what is so bad when China is the only loser, throwing money at poor and badly governed countries, helped them to develop, to build their infrastructure and losing money and influence and friendship? And what is so bad to these countries that are going to get everything at the expense of the Chinese with the Chinese working extremely hard for them? The Chinese must be real stupid, only know how to make money in the trillions and only know how to throw them away to these poorly governed countries that the Americans are not interested in, in the mind of the Bloomberg author.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alibaba – The power of the pen
Alibaba paid $375m for South China Morning Post (SCMP) in Hong Kong. It looks like a risky but normal commercial deal for Alibaba to want to diversify into the media industry that could compliment its complex and worldwide business empire. According to the New York Times reporting from Hong Kong, there is a bigger agenda for Alibaba in this purchase. I quote,
‘Alibaba Group Holdings in taking over Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP), is making an ambitious play to reshape media coverage of its home country, taking aim at what company executives call the negative portrayal of China in the Western media…the deal was fuelled by a desire to improve China’s image and offer an alternative to what it called the biased lens of Western news outlets….’
The power of the pen to shape how people think by telling stories laced with carefully crafted toxic messages has been a blatant transgression of the media industry. The Western media have two centuries of head start to mould and shape the thinking of western educated readers all over the world to think, act and behave the way they wanted them to. Many Afro Asians are now more familiar with the folk tales and history of the West than their own history and culture and subconsciously adopted a western persona without know it. They spout nonsense and hate against anything Asians and Africans without a clue as to why they are doing it and who they really are.
The Singapore’s version is the anglophiles, the western thinking bananas fed with with a diet of potatoes and hamburgers and a mind full of hate against China and anything Chinese. Thanks to the contributions of western media like the NYT, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, Agencies, Reuters and what not. They have nothing good to say about China and would put a negative spin to everything China did and a positive spin to everything western.
The acquisition and control of SCMP is a small step taken by a commercial establishment like Alibaba to share its corporate responsibility towards its home country, to say the right thing, to give China a proper and positive image instead of all the craps and biased reports from small mind hill billies in the US and the red neck Europeans. Two decades of planting negativities cannot disappear overnight and media like the SCMP would take at least one or two generations to cleanse the mush in the unthinking Afro Asian minds. There will be resistance, disbeliefs, denials and withdrawal symptoms to wean these unthinking minds of bananas to think straight again. Some may realize it faster than others, some may not. The good news is time is on the side of an Asian perspective as the ageing anglophiles will soon be history and not able to spout their rubbish without thinking.
What the Alibaba intends to do with SCMP is similar to what Channel News Asia is doing, presenting Asian news by Asians. Channel News Asia will lose its credibility when it slips back to using westerners to report Asian news and may even be banned by Asian countries from doing so if it is silly enough to stray away from this successful and acceptable formula.
Do not try to resist. Resistance is futile, and the truth shall set you free.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kim Jong Nam assassinated at KLIA
The South Korean media were swift and detail in their reporting of the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half brother at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. They reported that two women attacked him with poison needles and fled by taxi.
The Malaysia authority only managed to say that Kim Jong Nam was found sick after someone splashed water on him at the airport and he was killed and an autopsy was being conducted. These info were splashed on every media on the next day after the incident.
How did the South Koreans know so many details so fast about an incident in Kuala Lumpur when they were so far away but the Malaysians knew so little? Were the South Koreans monitoring and following Kim Jong Nam everywhere? And they knew that it was an assassination by poison needles! Who could have known or seen the two women injecting poison onto Kim Jong Nam at the KLIA? Interesting story. The South Koreans did not have accessed to the recordings of KLIA’s cctv.
Why would Kim Jong Un want to kill his half brother and do it in public in an airport for all to see and for a foreign authority to do an autopsy to prove and confirm that his half brother died of poison? This is like a murder done in public for all to witness, to broadcast to the world that he did it. Kim Jong Un must be the most stupid leader in the world to do such a thing, to be condemned and to add to his bad reputation painted by the West.
What is the truth? Yes, Kim Jong Nam was killed. By who? He had the same bloodline as Kim Jong Un and could be a threat to his leadership, so must be killed. Ok, a reasonable theory if you believe so. Now more stories to support this theory. The North Koreans have records of trying to assassinate Park Chung Hee. But who eventually assassinated him? Did the agency that assassinated Park also has such records of committing assassinations, more assassinations, in fact assassination is like having breakfast daily in this agency? Could the same agency or agencies did this in a false flag incident?
The South Koreans even know that Kim Jong Nam wrote a personal letter to Kim Jong Un asking the latter to spare him and his family’s lives. How did the South Koreans know? Kim Jong Nam must have sent them a copy for record purposes so that they can publicise it now that he is dead.
The suspect arrested could even be a North Korean, a turnaround defector forced to do the killing. What is the truth? Who knows? But the media already know, it is the work of Kim Jong Un, so obvious. Anyone wants to question the credibility of the media or the intelligence services that provided all the evidence?
I wrote the above two days ago. Now more interesting details are available. An woman, looking quite like a Korean, holding a Vietnamese passport was arrested as the first suspect. This is quite expected. The plot thickened when an Indonesian woman was also arrested as a second suspect. How an Indonesian got involved in this assassination is going to raise the level of intrigue. She looked Indonesian alright, at least does not look like a Korean. She could not be a member of the Korean assassination team, could she?
But the obvious, it is a North Korean job. Kim Jong Un ordered it. Hehehehhe, how simple is the story you can get. Yes, so simple. No need to think. The media are saying so. The South Koreans are also saying so. But two very high profile countries that have just as much interest to want to put all the blame on Kim Jong Un are keeping their lips very tight, like the missing MH 370 case. Definitely got nothing to do with them, so they kept very quiet. Credit must go to them not to interfere with other people’s business when it got nothing to do with them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another silly NYT article trying to demonise North Korea
Some of you here cannot tahan my hard truth about the westerners and their century old smear campaign against Asians in general and China, N Korea, Iran and a few others in particular. Just read the daily verbiage in print in western media and unthinking stupid Asian media allowing themselves to be used by the westerners to rubbish Asians and you will understand why. They will keep repeating their lies and over time many unthinking readers would believe that they are truths. Some are so used to such rubbish as part of their lives and thinking that they are gems and truths and will parrot them around.
There was an article in the Today paper by NYT on 13 July attacking the North Koreans for sending their people to work overseas as slave labours with the govt confiscating their income for the state. I will just quote the silly things they said and readers here should be able to relate them to the conditions of foreigners working here, including Singaporeans that are no difference or could even be worst off, but never reported so negatively as slave workers.
1. North Korean labourers helped build a new soccer stadium in St Petersburg…a project which at least one of them died. They are working in central Moscow, where two North Koreans were found dead last month in squalid hostel near the construction site. (Try to compare this with the death of foreign workers in Singapore, including the maids).
2. Most of their earnings are confiscated by the state. (Got such thing in Singapore or not?).
3. …his highest paid workers now lose half or more of their monthly salary through confiscation, while the leader of each construction squad of about 20 to 30 labourers takes an additional cut of about 20 per cent in return for finding painting jobs for his men. (Familiar? This NYT author must be living in a well).
4. Quoting a North Korean painter, ‘I hope I can come back’ to work again after his work permit expires. (Think what our maids and foreign workers are saying here when their WP expired).
5. The Russian boss said North Koreans work “crazily long hours” without complaint and call him at 6am, even on weekends,…They are basically in the situation of slaves.”(Think of the working hours of the maids here).
6. All the same, he added, North Koreans will want to work in Russia, where, despite the hardships and confiscation of a big chunk of their ‘CPF, oops’ wages, they can live better and freer than they do at home. (Sound familiar?)
How much difference are the North Korean foreign workers’ fate in Russia compare to the foreign workers and the maids here? Why the constant attack against North Korea with such rubbish distorted news?
Shall I stop writing about the western media farce but let them continue to write what they want since the last couple of centuries? What they wrote daily are acceptable, reputable and respectable media, what I wrote now and then are not acceptable, fake news?
PS. Singaporeans cannot distinguish between fake news and facts. It would be worst when fake news are officially sanctioned as real news by govts to spread their lies.
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