The Political Winds Of Change Are Blowing Into Every Corner Of The World!

Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexico has sworn in a new President who has vowed to abolish the legacy of past Neo-liberal regimes the Nation has endured.

President Lopez Obrador made 16 references to the Neo-liberal economic policies of his predecessors and past governments and said that he would abolish the regime that they had created. He said that the government would no longer be a committee acting for the benefit of the rapacious elite who had pillaged the Nation and he vowed to increase the wages of the poor.

My friends, the global winds of political change continue to blow into every corner of the world be it America, Europe, Malaysia and more recently Taiwan. People everywhere are fed-up of the rapacious behavior of the elites who only protect their own interests and they are dumping Neo-liberal governments by the scores.

And why shouldn’t they? People have realized that after 40 years of Neo-liberal domination and experiment, which started with Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, they are worse off and that all the economic glitter is an illusion! They can see through that Neo-liberalism is a failed economic theory which distorts the human nature and higher aspirations of people.

All of us yearn for a country we can call Home and we realise that we can achieve so much more together when we march as a society of citizens and not as individuals. We realise that making the privileged few richer does not translate to more prosperity for the rest.

All it does is to create more inequality and saps the collective will and spirit of a Nation.

Next year, Singapore too will go to the polls. I do not expect the political winds of change to stop blowing at our doorsteps. Singaporeans too will have the opportunity to ask themselves whether they will be better off in the future after 50 years of Neo-liberal PAP economic policies. After all, the PAP were practicing Neo-liberalism even before Thatcher and Reagan!

These PAP policies have seen as become the 2nd most unequal society in the world (according to the UN report) and we have 140,000 households with well over half a million citizens living in absolute poverty. These are statistics which are shameful by any measure!

 

Tean Lim

 

 

 

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32 Responses to “The Political Winds Of Change Are Blowing Into Every Corner Of The World!”

  • LIONS:

    PAP govt means greedy Pig$ Against People.

    PAP means continued IMPOVERISHMENT of ordinary sgs,like it or not.
    PAP means Policie$ Against Poor sgs.

    Vote to END POVERTY!

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  • Dr. Chan:

    I have made plans to fly back from US to cast my vote since overseas voting has little impact in the GE. I urge all overseas Singaporeans who had been screwed by PAP in one way or another to do the same. Those overseas Singaporeans who still care about Singapore. Please do, so that we can kick out the PAP evil regime.

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  • Bapak:

    Will someone please call him to tell all 70% Sinkies here to change government in his next speech. Thank you.

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  • Public Can Rely On The PAP:

    Pinky said in Argentina that the public can rely on the PAP for the coming General Election.

    Yes totally agree . Public can rely on the PAP for the following without fail

    1) more tax increases eg GST

    2) ERP By Satellite where every land base vehicles will have to pay more for using the roads. Particularly the vans who deliver the fruits, chickens, fish and vegetables to the hawkers and restaurants. The increase will be pass on to the hawkers who in turn will pass it on to the public. The Cost Of Living will shoot sky high and more people will commit suicide.

    3) Minister salaries will be increase as per Lau Goh becos compared to the the Jinz their million dollar salary is nothing.

    4) Pinky’s son will eventually be installed as PM as he has already been seen doing the walkabout with Minister as a grooming lesson.

    5) More foreigners will come in to take away our jobs.

    6) All foreigners are getting richer earning in Singapore Dollars while local citizens are getting poorer cos local salaries cannot be increase further or else business towkays will suffer.

    Go ahead and vote for then if you want the above.

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  • Perspective:

    Dr. Chan:
    I have made plans to fly back from US to cast my vote since overseas voting has little impact in the GE. I urge all overseas Singaporeans who had been screwed by PAP in one way or another to do the same. Those overseas Singaporeans who still care about Singapore. Please do, so that we can kick out the PAP evil regime.

    First, must make sure that you are still on the voting list. LOL!

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  • Perspective:

    With the proposed computerized balloting, what is the guarantee that there will be no phantom votes? With today’s machine learning and AI technology, can the computer be taught to rig the outcome of an election in favor of one party?

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  • Second Perspective:

    @ Perspective

    Well, what’s there to guarantee no phantom voters/voting in a tightly controlled half-a-century-long single-party state
    WITH OR WITHOUT
    computerized balloting?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    That proves everywhere in this world everyone becoming smarter. They don’t believe in the lies of their governments.

    What about voters in Singapore? Do they still want to be screwed? Or are they enjoying the screwing?

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  • rukidding:

    Are we going to have “electronic Polls” this time ?

    Is it really “safe” ???

    Can the voter’s choice of candidate be “secrectly” traced ???

    Is the system really “anti fixed” and “fair” ???

    Hmmmm….lets see what cock excuse they will have to say ?…

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  • gone case:

    brave words all of you. i salute that!
    but let’s stop being in denial and wake up and face the “hard” truths.
    singaporeans are AFRAID of change.
    the PAP will return with a resounding percentage and mandate from us cowards.
    stop living this pipe dream guys.
    give it up.
    you can only help those who WANT to be helped.
    the 70 percenters DO NOT want to be saved.
    why do you find that so hard to understand?

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  • DoUWantToBePAPslavesForever:

    Whether change will materialise here depends on whether sgs can discard their timidness and fear of the PAP.
    Or else 50years on we’ll still be bullied by those miws who think theyre god’s gift to us sgs.
    Do u all love being PAP slaves forever???

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  • On natural aristocracy:

    “Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.”
    - Edward de Bono

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  • What every Sporean should ask:

    What every Singaporean shoiuld be asking him/herself from now till polling day is should they elect A political party betraying their swaporn oath of office n going beyond to enslave the citizens by

    threatening to import foreigners to replace them spending billions to educate millions

    foreign youth n edging Singaporeans out of good schools to fulfil their obligation to their import n to cover up their lack of forward planning, they go even to the extent of telling the young not to strive thrir best acadenically as gangsters n dropout can be millionaires n powerful like graduate peaked with thev promise that no university degree will soon be appointed to be cabinet ministers.

    ingrates self gratifying themselves with millions in salary n benefits further aggravating it by humililating the citizenry as daft n patronising the food stalls in wet market for food not worth the $2.50-$3 they charge n the environment is dirty, stinky…

    Red carrots with proven enforced payback with increase in utility charges, fees, taxes to end up as self gratification like the legendery animal pisiu with no anals so only in with zero out.

    the startling real fear of uncompromising loss of the only roof over their head n the lies of increasing property to urge more in ending in losses

    Evonomic gains with tremendous gain of the rich n power n curse to most Singaporeabs wwho sees their standard of living dropping n all they can see is the growing arrogance of the self gratifying multimillionaires getting riches with increased benefits

    Yes, what Singaporeans expected from the politicians they have elected r converted to self leaving only fear n woories upon them! A proven scumbagshould be eradicated. Who is so moronic to house a poisonous s*ake once proven that they could kill? A humble n man of integrity is better than a smartalecs with greeds in his vein. Yes the wind of political awareness is indeed sweeping “across the globe. No one owes u a living n u woe no one a living when u cast your vote!

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  • Bad Boy:

    @ rukidding:
    December 4, 2018 at 10:44 am (Quote)
    Are we going to have “electronic Polls” this time ?

    Is it really “safe” ???

    Can the voter’s choice of candidate be “secrectly” traced ???

    Is the system really “anti fixed” and “fair” ???

    Hmmmm….lets see what cock excuse they will have to say.

    Another proof of the chinese culture saying 为人不做亏心事,
    半夜里敲门心不惊 is one big BS.

    Ask 69% to do it. Yet ownself has doubts and anxiety! Jiat lat man.

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  • Count all the votes first:

    By only selecting only a percentage of votes to the actual of all of it of the total is honestly questionable. Having a survey of 1000 people or 100000 to what the 3000000 citizens have all have to answer of the surveys will never be what a ratio saying that is all what every citizens wants. The procedures that are being practiced are the most dangerous and most important is it have been used to be selective to what outcome they have carefully wanted n created. The processes have gone to the dogs n they will do whatever it takes to have it favourable towards them. Many of you here still sings 70% dafts. How sure that’s was never narrated the last GE. We all we robbed. Think all think very carefully. What extend will you go to save what you have inherited. You will do anything. So the processes are questionable. All that have been exposed like that of keppel n 1mbd. These PeopleArePlanners can do anything. History speaks for itself. The game like soccer have its biggest fixtures in the international stages whom are from this land. Guess who are one of the best and the biggest fixer of all trades.

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  • Count all the votes first:

    Audits needs to be scrutinised and questioned again n again. Questions needs answers. Ask the right questions and keep asking n asking till we all get the truth. Only the truth shall n shall set all of us free. Yes., they the ceos of swf have made blunders the worst of our histories. We all are paying the price of it yet they still enjoy all the rewards to one of the world’s highest. Like the global economy bubbles that those ceos created, the rest of the world have to pay. Yet those ceos enjoyed their bonuses. 2008 gave them the idea that when that was acceptable why never 2015 n today. So all need to sing the same song. The less we allow the processes to work the better we have a chance to make changes. Trust yourself n believe first we all can achieve the changes needed. Belive we will and it shall be.

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  • Feeling Sad:

    What the Malaysian are being praised and recognised for was thru all the rallies, noises and thru the international stage. We actually did thru our silence and beliefs that we had a system that works. Thou never realising it was rigged. We would have taken that glory all ago. Yet the stole it away. Today what is left for them to steal. We all have nothing to lose and all to gain. What we feel we may lose today is honestly what we have lose for our future generations. Your kids n theirs. So stop being selfish and selling your own for some better days. Truth me it will never last. Never for you old sg’s and new ones. Beat the cancer before it spreads to a point where there is no cure.

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  • TRE?:

    If that first post is all you needed then you are telling all that they will win and we all are fucked. Who the hell is this that is very selectively using posts to sell what the nRrstive the wanted. Trusted you all, now in doubts. Well when they is a will there way will always find the willingness. God bless TRE
    …..

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  • I AM:

    Smile. And continue what you do best tactfully. You are never alone. Toghter we all shape this globe. 01 small spot like Singapore at a time and when ready we will take this globe. For the good of all mankind. Sadhguru is MA and I am an extention of his teaching and works n ideology. We collectively can shape what will be tmrw. Love more smile more.

    …..

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  • Anti-lightning missile PATRIOT:

    “… this is my cuntree, this is my lan…”

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  • rukidding:

    @Badboy,…

    You should be asking yourself why the need to change to electronic ?

    My “words” carries “Two meanings” !

    Trouble is many are “so unimaginative” in their mindset that “they” tend to “interpret” on a “One Dimensational” view, :)

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  • oxygen:

    I WARNED MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO in TRE OF TURBULENCE…..TURBULENCE…….AND MORE TURBULENCE, and that wind of change is now blowing STRONGER AND STRONGER each passing day. Here is some samples of recent events – from law, economic, finance and technology and its conjointed disruptive change SWEEPING THE WORLD – LIKE IT OR NOT.

    Defamation review to examine ‘unreasonable limits’ on public interest reports

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/defamation-review-to-examine-unreasonable-limits-on-public-interest-reports-20181203-p50jyo.html

    Property market falls tipped to dwarf 90s recession

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/property-market-falls-tipped-to-dwarf-90s-recession-20181203-p50jvi.html

    The graph that puts falling home prices in perspective

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/the-graph-that-puts-falling-home-prices-in-perspective-20181204-p50k33.html

    Housing slump ‘the biggest threat to the Australian economy’

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/housing-slump-the-biggest-threat-to-the-australian-economy-20181204-p50k79.html

    Internet giants such as Alipay, Amazon pose existential threat to banks – BIS chief

    https://www.scmp.com/tech/tech-leaders-and-founders/article/2176420/internet-giants-such-alipay-amazon-pose-existential

    Dow, S&P 500 futures tumble after arrest of Huawei CFO
    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-sp-500-futures-tumble-after-arrest-of-huawei-cfo-2018-12-05

    Singapore malls try new tricks to draw in crowds as threat of online shopping looms

    https://www.scmp.com/tech/e-commerce/article/2174824/singapore-malls-try-new-tricks-draw-crowds-threat-online-shopping

    This chart may be a key reason the stock market is plunging

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-chart-may-be-a-key-reason-the-stock-market-is-plunging-2018-12-04

    Those idiots who believe the world still survives in a stable state are living in the fantasy fiction world of their own. They are like apes swinging from branches to branches in tall trees – oblivious to the strong wind of change around them and the precarious dangers these changes create in their living environment endangering their very survival. Soon, enough, they will each in turn fall from heights to sudden deaths or broken bones to die in slow painful deaths.

    The world will forget them – not even worthy of knowledge and awareness of we learnt of even dinosaurs that have long extinct on this planet.

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  • oxygen:

    IS THIS A STUNNING REVERSAL LAST NIGHT IN NEW YORK? Marketwatch.com says yes!

    Marketwatch.com : Think of it as a turnaround Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average staged an epic intraday rally that wiped out 705 points of losses to cap a wild session.

    The Dow just slashed a 785-point plunge, marking its most stunning reversal since March

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-dow-just-slashed-a-785-point-plunge-marking-its-most-stunning-reversal-since-march-2018-12-06

    The volatility of financial market just imploded.

    BUT AUSSIE AND ASIAN STOCK MARKETS FIND NO FOLLOW THROUGH TODAY despite the Japanese candlestick seemingly bullish “hammer reversal” accompanied by conviction of heavily traded volume. Markets across Asia and EU tumbled yesterday following the news of arrest of Huawei executive in Vancouver.

    THE STORM IS NOT OVER, my bet is that the turmoil of turbulence will continue. Here is some news.

    - Japan ban govt contract sourcing from Chinese Huawei and ZTE i.e. the trade war, not merely trade tensions of tariff imposition till now, has ignited. Notice that British Telecom did the same and OZ/NZ govt barred govt contract with ZTE/Huawei. NIGHTMARE AHEAD OF GLOBAL TURBULENCE.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/07/japan-to-bar-huawei-zte-from-government-procurement-contracts.html

    - John Bolton is aware of arrest of Huawei executive on 1 December when Trump-Xi negotiated a truce on tariff war in Buenos Aires.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/06/national-security-advisor-bolton-knew-before-huawei-executive-arrest.html?recirc=taboolainternal

    Rightly or wrongly, the Chinese is going to smell a conspiracy rat around when Xi negotiated in good faith with Trump. Huawei executive movement abroad was spied on, tracked and arrest in transit in Vancouver (not on Canadian soil legally in immigration law).

    THIS IS GOING TO BACKFIRE. THE CHINESE IS GOING TO PLAY THE SAME RAT GAME – it dynamite of trade war is lit and there will be casualty everywhere now that Japan, UK, Australia and NZ all gang up on Huuawei/ZTE (read gang up on China whilst pretending peaceful negotiation).

    Just imagine if CHINA STOP EXPORTING RARE EARTH to the rest of the world – a large chunk of the global economy WILL GRIND TO A HALT. China produced 90% of the global supply of rare earth used in magnet needed for electric car, and other industrial application. TESLA WILL GO UNDER SO FAST that Elon Musk never imagine.

    I HOPE NOT. IF TRADE WAR ERUPTED IN THIS GANGLAND THUGS WAR ON TRADE, WE ARE HEADING FOR A RECESSION OF NO PRECEDENT EVER.

    THIS IS TURBULENCE!!

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  • oxygen:

    CONTINUED FROM ABOVE, ON MY BOOK OF OPTIMISM, I had still hang on the last flickering candle light of hope that the Xi-Trump tariff truce left the door open for further negotiation down the road (even if that surge past their 90-day ceasefire deadline). NOT ANYMORE!

    News of the arrest of Huawei executive and now news report of extremist hardliner, John Bolton’s awareness (who kept the world in the dark of this fact) since December 1, completely shatters my last vestige of hope that the world walked away the brink of an economic catastrophe of Trump’s economic insanity surrounded by his mad men. Never in history a sitting US president sacked so many of his closest advisers and ministers in such a short time – either all his choices were wrong, bad and Trump stupid to ridiculous or the men/women he picked were all dubious of competence.

    XI HAD BEEN HUMILIATED ON THE WORLD STAGE. After centuries of foreign domination and humiliation, they reached this tragic point of humiliation of global proportion. Politically, it is untenable for Xi of this Bolton “coup” staged on Trump. Faith and trust built over 40 years and between the two Presidents are gone.

    Imagine if China plays the same dirty game, what is the residual benefit to global trade and economy?

    NEGATIVE all the way from here.

    BRACE FOR SOME HARD TIMES AHEAD. Global trade and economy is heading for a downturn. Asset prices from stocks to property, maybe even gold must, in my belief (not advice to anyone here) is heading for the south pole.

    PROPERTY-MAD SINKIES are trapped and those still salivating for property madness BETTER WAKE UP.

    THE POLITICAL WIND OF CHANGE INDEED, LOOKS LIKE GOING TO SWEEP ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD.

    I am PESSIMISTIC and WORRY for Singapore.

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  • LIONS:

    oxygen:
    December 7, 2018 at 11:00 am (Quote)
    IS THIS A STUNNING REVERSAL LAST NIGHT IN NEW YORK?
    ==========================================================================

    WELL,guess the BIG GUYS TOOK THEIR PROFITS.
    AND,now,they need to push it down to BUY later?

    this is NO MORE A TRADING MARKET,IT IS A *TRADED’ MARKET,per se?

    maybe ORANGE HEAD IS TRADING ON THE *SIDELINES*,who knows?

    in any case,CHINA WILL PREVAIL over TRUMPY’S exuberance,irrational and crazy as it is!

    if this continues,TRUMP may be the SORE LOSER?

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  • Bbc:

    @oxygen
    China would most likely act as follows:

    I) China would protest the detention of of Huawei executive vehemently and demand immediate release;

    Ii) Carry on negotiating an amicable end to trade war in the three months time frame;

    If above fail, throw punches back.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Bbc

    TRUMP PLAYED THE TREACHERY CARD too early – an informed source within Trump Administration said they snared Ms. Wang to be used as hostage and bargaining chip. The Chinese won’t play ball and Chinese officials now came out to say that Ms. Wang’s detention and trade negotiations are separate issues and China won’t resort to retaliation of detaining US corporate executives. Trudeau was given notice a few days ahead. Who believe Trudeau haven’t been talking to Trump before G20 summit in Buenos Aires now? And John Bolton, US national security adviser also wasn’t inform also a few days earlier (such that raised a question who told Trudeau a few days earlier before Ms Wang surprised capture and detention)? The public told “truths” don’t add up and the Trumps looks pretty stupid and bad in this debacle.

    Chinese social media called Canada and Australia are two US pets! Hilarious, but Chinese were not wrong when BT telecom, OZ telecom, NZ, Japan are now seeking to exclude Huawei from participating in their govt. market. By separating Wang’s detention from trade talks and announcing it, China has taken the high road AND BLOCKED TRUMP from using Ms. Wang has hostage for trade when he can only squeeze narrow, token concession from Xi in Buenos Aires claiming “incredible” trade concessional deal from China. Trump was of course,farting gases – the global financial market does not believe his bravados and fat ass ego.

    The steep reversal rebound in US stock market yesterday night, had no following in OZ/Asian stock market. Tonite as I write, the Dow, SPX, Nasdaq again cope a big caning just as Trump tweet negotiation with China on trade is “very smooth” US mkts smell another fart from him. He is stuck with a label of what Chinese media called “despicable hooliganism” – no so subtle slap that his govt is spying, tracking the movement of Chinese executive and kidnapping them to be held as hostage while claiming Chinese business are spying on US technology. US govt spying on private Chinese executives and complaining Chinese private spying on their US competitors (who doesn’t in the business world??) The Chinese very smart – tells Huawei employees and supplier that everyone in the supply chain SUFFER THE SAME DISGRACE AND FORTUNE DEPENDENCY (not so subtle hint that if US suppliers to Huawei is aware and complicit in the same violations of Iran sanction, Is the US Govt going to arrest US corporate executive and jail them too??) Silicon Valley supplier to Huawei is worried of backfire – you can’t do dirty deed and claim innocent virtue.

    Now Trump life is more complicated. Kim Jong Um is going to play 2-head s*ake in doing deal with Trump too. US lost!

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  • oxygen:

    @ Bbc

    If Ms Wang DIDN’T CHECKED out of Canadian immigration at Vancouver Airport, it is PURE AND SIMPLE KIDNAPPING. If she was apprehended in the transit lounge on a flight out of Vancouver, she is NOT on Canadian soil – legally speaking – at immigration law (at least this is how it worked in Australia). Those who are on the plane sitting on the tarmac or waiting in the transit lounge are LEGALLY IN THE MIGRATION ZONE awaiting processing – if they haven’t or have no intention of checking out through immigration entry clearance and custom. That is to say, Ms. Wang may have not apply and seeking immigration visa to enter Canada, she is not legally in Canada as such. If enforcement apprehend her, they have taken into custody a foreigner without lawful authority unless and until INTERPOL is prior notified and agreed to apprehend this suspect or wanted person. Ms Wang had no such immigration-related surprise prior and in such disturbed state of unthinking through, she might have, mistakenly submitted to presumed authority of Canadian law enforcement. Detaining someone who is peaceful in transit and have not committed any crime is KIDNAPPING AT LAW.

    So Chinese social media labeling the whole episode as “despicable hooliganism” and Canada as a “US pet” is not too far of the mark at law. The question now is this – if the Canadian judge released Ms. Wang on “abuse of law” by Canadian law enfocement, Ms Wang is still trapped. The moment, she stepped out of the courtroom, she is on Canadian soil and can be immediately re-arrested on unspecified charges and this time it is legal! The Canadian law enforcement, may or may not, have given her the details of her alleged offence when they detained her. Withholding of this information might have been a deliberate move to confused her or MIGHT BE A CROOKED TACTIC to shift the burden to proof of her innocence of alleged wrong-doing in order for her to escape the detention and deportation to US.

    All in all, the US looks pretty bad as a terrorist nation with Canada abetting in complicity. Silicon valley and US corporate suites must be alarmed because US sets a precedent which say sovereign can kidnap foreign executives (including Americans) for violation of laws of the host nation (just like Ms Wang violated US iran sanction law). Just imagine this, Barrick Gold has a project in Tanzania in bitter dispute of “underdeclared output, under reporting of revenue and taxation” – if the Tanzanian govt resort to kidnapping US mining executive working in the mine, what is US govt going to complain when they did exactly the same to Chinese executive!

    Chinese don’t play kidnapping game. Trump is fiacking idiot!

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  • oxygen:

    @ Bbc

    Here is the latest market update.

    Dow falls 400 points, bringing decline for the wild week to more than 3%

    CNBC :Stocks dropped sharply on Friday, concluding what has been a wild week for Wall Street. A weaker-than-expected jobs report and China-U.S. trade tensions sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower by 400 points.

    The S&P 500 pulled back 1.49 percent. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.9 percent.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/07/stock-market-dow-futures-fall-ahead-of-unemployment-figures.html

    History will recall that Chinese trade negotiators were the toughest nut to crack. It took the US govt and Charlene Barshefsky 13-years to finally ushered China into the WTO framework in 1999. On Chinese side, was Madam Wu Yi.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/16/world/trade-deal-woman-charlene-barshefsky-making-career-digging-china.html

    Charlene herself was another toughie – unyielding. Micky Kantor, then US Commerce Secretary spoke of her as such – She’s a one-woman phenomenon,…I’ve never seen anyone who can operate better on no sleep, still talk in perfect paragraphs, and just grind down the other side.”

    All of Charlene grinding didn’t work as smooth and fast as she would like on the Chinese side. When she lectured Mdm Wu Yi on intellectual and copyright violations (same as Trump is doing now), Mdm Wu Yi shut her up with this retort UNBEATABLE.

    You Americans and foreign imperialism attacked our country, burnt our Summer Palace down and stole priceless historical artefacts and now displayed them in your museums. Our Chinese nations visiting your museum to enjoy our heritage and history must pay ENTRY FEES TO those who stole our history. Are you all paying us back these money and returning our artefacts.

    US NEGOTIATORS WERE CAUGHT STUNNED OF DISBELIEF of how far off the tangency of reality of demands on copyright violations. It was like a mob of thieves stealing someone private property and demand to be paid as a reward of that theft!!

    SO NOW TRUMP THINKS 90 days he can extract copyright and intellectual property protection from China? He does not know history. His administration is not so shameful of “kidnapping” foreigners to exact a bargaining deal using the prisoner as hostage chip? Now he is endangering US executives lives doing business in even “more despicable hooliganism” ways – from Krysgistan to Chile to Peru to Ecuador to Indonesia to maybe Vietnam and Congo. Stupid or not?

    And his “two pet dogs” will suffer the same fate? The Chinese hold the ace card – giant US corporate know.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Bbc

    TAKE A READ OF THIS INTERESTING ARTICLE ON THE “love-making” bites between Charlene Barshefsky and Mdm Wu Yi.

    We used tough language…..

    CFharlene Barsheefsky:During the intellectual property rights talks, we made it very clear that the Chinese pirates were engaging in theft and should be punished.

    and the reply came from Wu Yi? Here it is

    Wu Yi:’If Chinese are thieves, then Americans are robbers. Just look at your museums, many of the artefacts were robbed from China

    https://www.scmp.com/article/421098/crisis-cruncher-who-leads-pack

    SEE HOW SHAMELESS, DECEITFUL AND ARROGANT THE US SIDE WAS?

    For the records of truth, Charlene Barshefsky also GOT A BIG SURPRISE sprung from the Chinese side. They spied on her passport details at immigration and custom WITH GOOD INTENTIONS ONLY.

    On her birthday, before the opening words of tough negotiation language, Mdm Wu Yi SURPRISED Charlene Barshefsky with a unique present she went shopping herself personally and presented it to her as a personal birthday gift with warmest greetings!

    The humble message thus transmitted across the bitter negotiation table is this – NOTHING PERSONAL, NOTHING OF HATE, NOTHING OF ARROGANCE, ONLY FAIR ADMIRATION of the counter party – each has legitimate interest to protect and preserves of conflicting situations.

    This is Chinese humility and culture – a shocking wake up call to Charlene Barshefsky.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Bbc,

    GONAD TRUMP STILL TALKING CAWKED ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT with Xi Jin Ping these days but this time silent on “human rights”?

    I am amused. Even the most strident nationalistic US corporate would have smell the stench of Trump’s fart somewhere.

    And guess what was the alleged offence of “crime” Ms. Wang? It was claimed she lied to Huawei’s bankers on the relationship between Huawei and its subsidiary entity – Skycom said to have business connection in Iran.

    U.S. alleges Huawei CFO covered up ties to telecom that did business with Iran.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-alleges-huawei-cfo-covered-up-ties-to-telecom-that-did-business-with-iran-2018-12-07

    I am mystified how is a crime incubated by a business executive if he/she lied to his/her banker to secure a business loan WHEN THE MEETING IS NOT OF A STATUTORY NATURE OF SWORN INVESTIGATION NOT TOLD TO THAT EXECUTIVE. What is the interviewee was asked by the banker of his/her sex life and he/she lied too? What crime is committed there? It is just fiacking INSANE that for this “discovery” the business executive business travel itinery was spied on, tracked and then sprung a surprised arrest for some imagined offence un-related to US or Canada? Is this not human rights violation of a sovereign against the freedom of travel, negotiation responsibilities for a foreign executive done outside US/Canadian soil (or even inside)?

    If someone asked Gonad Trump if he had a sexual relationship with Stormy Daniels, what would be his reply? Is it going to be another Clinton fame facile assertion of – I never had sex with that woman – only to confess later I have an “inappropriate relationship” with her?

    Come on, lying for business interest of a business or for protection of sovereign interest is NO FIACKING CRIME! To avoid doubt, just ask Charlene Barshefsky. She lied about Chinese theft of US intellectual property when she pretended or inadvertently forgot about robbed priceless Chinese artefacts robbed from China and displayed in US museum and Chinese citizens are paying entrance fee to enjoy their stolen history!!

    Did Mdm. Wu Yi ordered her guards to arrest Charlene and stored her in Chinese museum imprisonment as a permanent display for lying?

    Since Trudeau & John Bolton knew of Wang impending arrest a few days ahead. Should Gonad Trump and his negotiation team also be arrested and deported back to China for NOT TELLING XI Jin Ping (i.e. lying in bad faith to the Chinese side) with improper self-interest preservations/motives too?

    Now US corporate executive risks imprisonment on foreign soil. Trump “said OK” for US to spy & kidnap foreign nationals?

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  • oxygen:

    @ Bbc

    FINANCIAL MARKET GOT ITS UNCANNY WAY OF TRUTH TELLING of politics and economics. I wrote this the day before yesterday (Thursday) and before US stock market opened for the Friday close last night.

    oxygen: IS THIS A STUNNING REVERSAL LAST NIGHT IN NEW YORK? Marketwatch.com says yes!

    and made this observation in Marketwatch.com read.

    Marketwatch.com : Think of it as a turnaround Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average staged an epic intraday rally that wiped out 705 points of losses to cap a wild session.

    The Dow just slashed a 785-point plunge, marking its most stunning reversal since March

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-dow-just-slashed-a-785-point-plunge-marking-its-most-stunning-reversal-since-march-2018-12-06

    The volatility of the market just imploded.

    AND I CAME TO THIS CONCLUSION.

    oxygen: BUT AUSSIE AND ASIAN STOCK MARKETS FIND NO FOLLOW THROUGH TODAY….. Markets across Asia and EU tumbled yesterday following the news of arrest of Huawei executive in Vancouver.

    THE STORM IS NOT OVER, my bet is that the turmoil of turbulence will continue.

    Well the tumultuous storm continues last night on Wall Street. Trade uncertainty ghost came back to haunt investors.

    The DJIA closed 558 points (2.2%), SP 500 index 62 points (2.3%) and the Nasdaq 219 points (3%) DOWN last night.

    More wild DRUNKEN parties in financial markets to come next week, I surmise.

    STUPID POLITICS HAVE INVADED ECONOMICS SANITY AND THE WORLD IS GOING TO GET REALLY SCREWED UPSIDE DOWN THIS TIME.

    Central banks are out of ammunition to fight this fire and OECD have asked all sovereign government to budget for an orgy of big fiscal stimulus via budget deficits spending if the crunch come.

    In turbulent seas ahead, a lot will be thrown into the water, some among them will die of drowning in debt overload beyond rescue, including Americans of course.

    Trump has really fiacked this up.

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