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When Kangaroo Meets Kungfu

Just a few days ago in The Globe and Mail, there was an article about how Canada should follow Australia’s example in dealing with China because they seem to be better at it. Of course, Canada is facing the ramifications of detaining the Huawei executive and as a result have 2 Canadians who have been in Chinese jail for 2 years there already. The Huawei executive is living with an ankle monitor in 2 mansions in Vancouver on the other hand. Not suffering at all.

Obviously now, Australia isn’t faring any better after a Chinese foreign ministry official known to take hawkish lines does not shy away from picking fights. His post is inappropriate for a diplomat but the content itself touches sensitive feelings. The picture posted is a photoshop that highlights the atrocities committed by some Australian troops in Afghanistan. It may be incendiary, but it is based on actual events. This portrayal may bring intense shame and pain among Australians, but one positive outcome of this diplomatic row is that it generates more media attention on these atrocities.

Otherwise the story will just fade away, and for the few people who remember, the only memory will be that Australia behaved admirably for exposing the crimes among its soldiers. Instead of asking how could this have happened in the first place, the actions of the Australian soldiers give a hint of what actions American soldiers have carried out in Afghanistan, and how much accountability has there been.

China is angry because Australia were amongst the first to push internationally for an inquiry into the origins of CoVID19. And they DON’T like it. Australia has “taken a leading role in an inquiry into the origins of the pandemic” and Beijing is infuriated. Australia is important enough to matter as a good example if you cross China, even if Australia is right, but small enough for China to bully as it is doing with outrageous tweets and unfair tariffs and bans. With controlled media and brainwashed and coerced population China is
calling the shots – for now.

Stepping back, China is actively engaged in a long strategic game with the US (and to a lesser extent, India) for future hegemony and economic control of the Asia Pacific. The world’s responses to the South China Sea, the recent “skirmish” with India, the release of Covid-19, and the premature ending of rights in Hong Kong have been no more than tepid. Australia is currently the point man for the ANZUS (Australia, New Zealand and United States) alliance and the nascent Quadrilateral. Beijing’s maritime expansionism illustrates not only the Chinese Communist Party’s growing military might but also its willingness to defy neighbors and international laws to fulfill President Xi Jinping’s sweeping visions of power.

The fact that China’s Xi is now completing Hong Kong’s take over and subjugation of democracy should give Biden pause. It also wants Taiwan’s military takeover and annexation. The strength of support between allies is being tested ahead of China’s ongoing advancement of its agenda. Expect North Korea to act in February to focus Japan and South Korea away from Taiwan, before China uses a progression of moves on Taiwan to test the resolve of America’s new administration and her allies, sometime around 2Q next year.

The latest trade deal in Asia, RCEP (affecting 35% of world trade) cemented China’s dominance and would not have been so successful had Trump not withdrawn from the trade pact. The result is that the U.S.A. is on a steady decline duplicating the fall of Britain from a dominant economic power to a relatively isolated economy. While Trump’s policies have resulted in a temporary lift to some industries the price has been the immediate costs to U.S. citizens through tariffs has accelerated the transition to economic decline. The strength of the US in its competition with China lies within. If the US continues its slow rot from within – fierce internal division, crumbling infrastructure, dumped down populace, and glorifying greedy finance guys and entertainment celebrities, the US will feel nothing but impotence in doing anything to stop China’s rise within 5-10 years.

The US/China tension is permanent. Diametrically different in governance, foundational principle, and societal value it there is ultimately no congruence on which to base any real detente. The Yellow-Peril xenophobia virus is in full bloom across the USA with united bipartisan support. Once this Yellow-Peril virus is out of the CIA / State Department Lab, it is hard to recall. It produced the toxic relationship because Chinese politicians, just like their American counterparts, can exploit the sentiment too.

So no, I want no part of Sinophobia, thank you.

 

SojoüRner

 

 

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41 Responses to “When Kangaroo Meets Kungfu”

  • For many years, many Singapore:

    Your assessment is accurate, same as me. Maybe you can send this to Tan Kin Lian.

    Actually I do not have any resentment with China’s rise but seeing that they do not talk reasons and bullying all the smaller or dependent nations, I do not think it is a good idea that they become a leading super power. The reasons is if they behave like that even before they become one, what atrocity if they are one.

    China does not talk reason with anyone, as long as you cross their path in the wrong way, they take you down either with words or take your men hostage. And the way they talk to you is same as hooligan and their diplomats have no respect for anyone.

    This is the kind of country, Tan Kin Lian loves and continually to support commie.

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  • avejoe:

    China has struggled and suffered humiliation over 100 yrs from the cold blooded japanese and western bandits who still continue to use guns and bullets to destroy and loot many helpless middle eastern nations today. It is time for China to stand up to these western bandits, notice how these western bandits are trying to gang up to bully China again, just like 100 yrs ago?

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  • oxygen:

    @ SojouRner

    THE ARREST AND DETENTION of Huawei executive is a VERY BIG MISTAKE which now complicates adding poisonous depth to the simmering animosities between East-West geopolitics.

    This would NEVER HAPPEN Down Under – it is, literally, kidnapping of a foreigner in transit – impermissible of Australian immigration laws and “fair go” culture. There is no political pulling back now – TRUDEAU is a stupid fart to play along with US witchcraft & kidnapping politics of hostage taking.

    Banksters in the same equation are no innocent lambs. Why are they not punished??

    And yes, the photo-shop of Aussie SAS killing of Afghan children add fuel to the raging fire. The Chinese should have denied its “tacit agreement” of what that pretends. Down Under will prosecute & hold to full account its offending SAS members – their conduct in Afghanistan is UNACCEPTABLE in Australian culture and community. Voters won’t tolerate thugs culture.

    Trade relations between China and Australia is severely damaged, could be permanent.

    LEE-jiapore is surrounded by neighbors who, among themselves, are hostile to one another. We are tossed about in turbulent seas with bigger and bigger wave rolling around us.

    LUCKILY WE DON’T TAKE SIDES, at least overtly.

    Trump-politics is an a*sehole.

    Better pray that the Canadian court release Huawei executive and cool the temperature.

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    China has the majority of Han Chinese is NOT fully United with the rest of the ethnic Groups they annexed by force or otherwise…
    Nationalism ousted the Last Dynasty through Sun and Communism Controls the Destiny through Moa…

    As I see it had Nationalism won instead of Communism China would have been Different with Capilasim & Corruption Rampant they will have NO time for other matters somewhat like Taiwan Today

    At HOME we had Nationalists fighting for freedom from colonial rule through TALKS and was granted self-rule by a group calling themselves Democratic Socialists whatever that is…
    Nationalists were taking an UPPER HAND when a bast**d decides to merge with a Monarchy and name the Nationalists as Commies and Lock them up for Decades one for 32 years…

    Kicked out from the Monarchy when he tried to retire the Malay Sultans the way India retired the Rajas & Sultans

    and what have we today a smaller version of China on the Defensive by spending Billions and NOT Offensive like China where they spend Billions for their people and 3rd world support…
    China would have easily conquered the whole of South East Asia if they had been on the offensive instead they woo SEA with Trade

    That is what China wants TRADE and More TRADE by Sea or Land but not Air lah!!!

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  • Sad situation:

    Sad situation.
    Two big Superpowers fight and the rest of the world suffer.
    Especially those caught in between.
    Will only get worse down the road.

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  • What do u mean ...:

    What do u mean u want no part of sinophobia?

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  • It's CCP-phobia:

    It’s CCP-phobia, not Yellow-Peril xenophobia or Sinophobia. Please do not skew your narrative towards racism. CCP is a fearful entity, it does things in secrecy, cover up the truth and propagate lies around the world.

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  • xoxo:

    Lets be objective,no bias here.
    Big BULLIES always seek for victims or A VICTIM.
    Then,it was the USSR.
    Then Middle East,Korea.
    It could have been INDIA or somebody else if only they seem to pose a THREAT or an imagined threat?

    THE MIGHTY MICKEY MUST ALWAYS HAVE AN ENEMY TO WARD OFF?

    CHINA IS NO PUSHOVER LIKE IT WAS BEFORE.
    It is better for MIGHTY MOUSE TO KNOW THAT THE GIANT PANDA IS UNLIKE THE SLEEPING GIANT OF PAST.

    USA ABANDONED TAIWAN BEFORE AND IT WANTS TO ALLY WITH TAIWAN ONCE MORE???

    EVEN i half suspect the AFC was orchestrated by jealous faltering Mickey then?
    And,look,KARMA shot back?

    USA must know the world is not the same anymore.
    To stick to WHITE SUPREMACY is simply daft!

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  • ShameOnSingapore:

    The only two Chinese cities with world wide appeal are HK and Taiwan. They are the most vocal and fiercely independent because of their liberality. Their personalities and talent shine above their counterparts

    Mainland Chinese, and Singapore Chinese,  are inferior/ insecure, copyist and sterile.

    They are however good at making use of others as stepping stones(step and humiliate your humanity/rights)

    Shameless that the Chinese are trampling on their kind who are better then them

    If you can’t win them over because of violation of human rights,  you sue them or stratify/bind them with your laws – oh what losers, singaporeans(as a nation).

    The Chinese upped your antics and shameless values.

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  • @ Oxygen:

    Lost monies in Auz stock exchange?

    Relax .

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  • Bad Boy:

    Atrocities committed by few black sheeps.

    Everywhere also have.

    China also have gong an beat up victims.
    China U’s or schools also have teachers , principals outrage of modesty and extortion.

    Dont think China condemn Myanmar troops on The Rohingya people.

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  • oxygen:

    BREAKING NEWS ON MARKETWATCH. COM -HERE IS THE LATEST on Huawei executive ignominy’s likely possible outcome which I hope for.

    U.S. talking deal with Huawei CFO accused of violating sanctions

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-talking-deal-with-huawei-cfo-accused-of-violating-sanctions-11607040345?mod=home-page

    oxygen: TRUDEAU is a stupid fart to play along with US witchcraft & kidnapping politics of hostage taking………..Trump-politics is an a*sehole.Better pray that the Canadian court release Huawei executive and cool the temperature.

    SEE HOW A SOVEREIGN (U.S) Justice Department right under the nose and presumed direction of Trump bend their knees talking of a negotiated settlement with a Chinese CFO?

    IT WAS KIDNAPPING – period.

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  • BK:

    Dear bro, always interesting n provocative (: In brief, I share the sentiment of China rising. But logically n historically, it cannot be in its current form. A metamorphosis must happen politically and internally in China.

    Hence, all those projecting a linearity of China ecilpsing US, I find them either Chauvinists or lacking historical perspective.

    US overtaking Britain was in a different texture, context and with a kinder membrane for switching power, an osmosis from an empire to leader of nation states.

    The run in will be longer for China, although, 10 yrs on, assuming Xi is off, something interesting can be expected.

    For Spore, for our ppl, I think Asean is a better bet. Our regional background deserves our full focus as the outer regions shift loyalties, treaties and where the guns are pointed.

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  • Great Asia:

    Currently, there are two COVID-19 investigations. One is headed by the WHO and it’s composed of international scientists with the objective of identifying the origin of COVID-19. The other is proposed by Australia with the backing of the US and other members of 5-eye, it has the motive of establishing China as the origin of COVID-19 through political means.

    Bananas are more white than the White. So are you a banana?

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Know China:

    Watch these videos you will know China in-depth, FYI I lived there.

    https://youtu.be/rClPq0iFg2M

    https://youtu.be/nWgqdfAomVI

    https://youtu.be/KQaNdTKQyLY

    https://youtu.be/Rohq4hClRkk

    Watch these videos to understand China.

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  • For many years, many Singapore:

    After watching the videos, I confirmed that the marketing and suppression of truth is very well executed in China and also same as in Singapore. Singapore is more transparent but the PAPPY knows it and clamps down on alternate media such as TRE or TOC.

    The CCP has successfully brainwashed their people into nationalistic align to their party agenda. This is the same strategy deployed by PAPPY, where everything with oppositions are bad for the economy and country.

    China is pushing everyone to look at GDP growth and economy, same as in Singapore, the strategy works for the sheep. And there is surely cover up as I understand the economy in China is very bad due to pandemic from the ground people and was shocked that their GDP figure reflects differently. I think the way of fixing GDP is easy in China but in Singapore they are smarter and changes the formulas or pull figures here and there.

    It looks like China and Singapore share a lot of similarities except we are more free but not as free as we would like or compare to other real democracies.

    Dumb like TKL only looks at GDP and growth, neglects all the bs done by China towards their citizens and the serial brainwashing to keep them tame.

    If China does become Super power, they will be worst off than today, they will behave worst than the current bullying and arrogance. Although we may think Trump is an axx but honestly, he has done nothing harmful to Asia nor Europe, all he did was talking and talking. But with China, you see them in physical actions with embargos, sending soldiers into other countries, planes and ship intrusion, or taking foreigners hostage. If you are a sensible person, I am not sure you would condone such behavior.

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  • @ Great Asia:

    So are u a eunuch ?

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  • Sojoürner:

    BK:
    Dear bro, always interesting n provocative (: In brief, I share the sentiment of China rising. But logically n historically, it cannot be in its current form. A metamorphosis must happen politically and internally in China.

    Hence, all those projecting a linearity of China ecilpsing US, I find them either Chauvinists or lacking historical perspective.

    US overtaking Britain was in a different texture, context and with a kinder membrane for switching power, an osmosis from an empire to leader of nation states.

    The run in will be longer for China, although, 10 yrs on, assuming Xi is off, something interesting can be expected.

    I can still recall US conflict with China began on the Korean peninsula when it involved bombs, bullets and bayonets. Twenty years later, in 1971, Nixon continued the war but with less-bloody weaponry — commercialism. Though impoverished and unable to feed itself,China took the long view; Mao accepted Nixon’s terms.

    The result today, is that Beijing is not just succeeding, it has won, as indicated by the “spineless” kowtowing of Apple, Boeing, GM, Intel, McDonald, Nike, KFC, Walmart, Microsoft, Tesla and the NBA, and the “divided, balkanized America” led by a grasping wastrel?

    The deadliest holocaust of World War II was the 30 million Chinese killed by the Japanese Empire. Hong Kong is a legacy of British imperialism. China’s floundering over the last 500 years is a legacy of Manchu imperialism. Amazing that you draw no parallel between the rule of Xi in China and Trump’s “divine right of kings” declarations in America. When a sitting President can declare that he is above the reach of any law, that any political opposition brands them, and the fifth estate, “enemies of the people” you must surely realize that America has traveled far further towards the Chinese model than could have been possibly conceived of three short year ago.

    Sorry, while the U.S. has spent the 7 decades since WWII fighting (and losing) numerous wars at a cost (at today’s rate) of $$$ fifty trillion, China has spent just the past two decades catching up and overtaking the U.S. by avoiding wars and focusing instead on soft power and infrastructure: Space, STEM, AI, robotics and the emerging quantum technologies.

    It is too late for the U.S. to ‘wake up’ from a national epiphany triggered by 3-4 years of Trump, who boastfully exposed the rot lying just below the surface. Maybe, just maybe, most of the nation will wake up and elect an administration dedicated to fiscal responsibility, a fair tax system, campaign finance reform, defanging of lobbies and, most urgently, a re-embrace of its natural allies to establish a coordinated foreign policy against foreign threats and terrorism.

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  • China is a big bully:

    Just like PAPPY, giving all kind of reasons but you know they are just political excuse.

    The hawkish and snobbish stance of China against many countries are becoming obvious. Yes China is rich but with this kind of absurd and condescending attitude like PAPPY, you support them?

    https://sg.yahoo.com/finance/news/blow-australian-wine-shows-tensions-174937880.html

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  • oxygen:

    @ For many years, many Singapore:

    REALLY, Trump has done nothing harmful to Asia nor Europe? His tariff trade war with China – the world largest trading economy- did ENORMOUS DAMAGE to global economy. No nation – north, south, east and west joins him – HE IS AN UNWANTED ISOLATED FOOL ABROAD.

    Face it, Trumponomic is TOXIC ECONOMY with Trump in his twilight first year obsessed with runaway bubbly stock market (good for casino players and rich asset owners like himself BUT ROTTEN for the rest of the world). He was not, as promised, drain the swamp but filled it with crocodiles. That is partly why – despite an unshakeable bloc of 48% of popular vote – the massive voters turnout cut him down to size and out the farking door.

    To get there of (fake read swamp) wealth escalation, he got rid of Janet Yellen. But new Fed Chair, Jay Powell, won’t play his ball. Just like the first 15 months or so, Trump turned to his reality actor show of “you are fired!” of scorched-earth use-and-fire politics (just look at how the revolving door at his White House), he turned hostile to Fed wanting to sack Powell.

    Trump knows nut about kindergarten economics or he ignored it because he is political theatre of DO NOTHING (just like you said), He is obsessed with forcing down interest rate when the Fed already set on a pathway of rate reversal – rightly or wrongly of Fed policy choices. Unable to lean on Powell, Trump explored the political power of “you are fired” but Powell won’t shift his a*se if that happens and publicly told the world that!

    Too bad for Trump, Powell is NOT a public servant appointment, so Trump can’t sack him. Powell has a very difficult big job of steering the US and global economy out of LOW-INTEREST ENVIRONMENT induced escalating debt-fed false recovery path. Powell saw the utter failure of M. Draghi’s (former ECB chair) – whatever it takes formula of cheap money to lift EU economy. Powell is also cognizant of Greenspan’s warning – TAPER TANTRUM” when the Fed starts to engineer the interest rate upwards.

    True to gospel wisdom – the taper tantrum came in Sept 2019 before Yellen/Powell’s dot plot gradual lift upwards of interest rate. When Fed move it fund rate a small decimal, the credit market reacted violent and unexpectedly caught Fed by surprise. The Fed reversed overnight.

    Left to Trump, he probably called it another “scam” just like Covid-19 pandemic of Trump’s theatrical lies and bluff and stupidity.

    If Trump has his way, we are gone. If he got re-elected, Trump will start tariff war in EU – another inferno to global economy.

    FARK HIM!

    For many years, many Singapore: Although we may think Trump is an axx but honestly, he has done nothing harmful to Asia nor Europe, all he did was talking and talking.

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  • oxygen:

    NOT YET BANKRUPT, but maybe soon, lah!

    So you can ‘RELAX” lah!

    @ Oxygen: Lost monies in Auz stock exchange?

    Relax

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  • oxygen:

    @ BK

    YES, SOJOURNER did presented a fascinating perspective.

    BK: Dear bro, always interesting n provocative (: In brief, I share the sentiment of China rising. But logically n historically, it cannot be in its current form. A metamorphosis must happen politically and internally in China.

    And yes, a metamorphosis will come visiting to China. TECHNOLOGY is BOTH an enpowerment and oppressor of the peasantry and it is a b***t that cannot be permanently tamed of control.

    The aborted Ant Financial IPO is illumination of the clash of technology and autocratic exercise of power. Xi must know that if he oppresses and continue to oppress technology, his decision will impede China’s economic developmental growth and global competitiveness vis-a-vis US at least.

    If China goes the pathway of digital currency – if it works – it is the death of sovereign domination and enslavement of the world. The sole global convertibility of the US dollar as a sole global reserve currency vanishes – that is, US overnight can no longer live beyond its means and print money to pay the rest of the world with its fiat currency.

    But with digital currency, the technologists and even smart peasants can hack and print their own “digital” currency overnight too in China.

    What can the People’s Bank of China and Xi Jin Ping do about this clandestine money printing of the Chinese Yuan (or whatever currency)? Take the caught criminal out on the street and spare a copper pellet at the back of the skull to immediate extinction?

    There is 1.4 billion in the queue waiting to Xi-s sword of head chopping?

    Falsity can’t escape reality for long.

    Propaganda and brainwashing of peasant OF FAKE OVER TRUTH WON’T GAIN A CURRENCY OF LEGITIMACY.

    The rules of thugs will end up killing each other for the same crown.

    The emperor’s throne in history is rotational – HENCE THE INEVITABLE METAMORPHOSIS of your prediction.

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  • Too biased:

    The author is too biased against China. To label China as hegemony is ultra ignorant (this leads me to relate to certain race).

    Look at China history few thousand years and compared to the west – everywhere China goes she just wants to do business with others not kill and colonise the locals. China’s focus is to make the country developed free of poverty and poor. China also needs to defend herself especially in South China Sea where 60% of goods pass through are Chinese. So you need China builds military base there to counter US threats.

    Please provide facts how China is hegemony and US and the West is not based last two thousand years history. The west is many times hegemony than China (if China does exhibit hegemony. HK and Taiwan are internal affairs of China).

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  • Too biased:

    If you want to know truths about China, watch YouTube let the western people who live in China tell you the truths. I also live in China for few years already.

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  • @For many years, many Singapor:

    So you do not want China to be superpower? And the world except some west will continue to suffer suppression from US.

    If you know China you will know China will not build military bases every where to match US. China is very focused on national development not worldwide military bases expansion. The South China Sea base is for defense against US threats in the event US military vessels cut off the shipping routes which China goods pass through.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on Straits Times(Sg news) : Quote -”Angry Indian farmers are ‘ready to die’ in showdown with Modi
    The farmers want PM Narendra Modi to repeal three laws passed in September.
    The farmers want PM Narendra Modi to repeal three laws passed in September.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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    NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) – As India’s coronavirus numbers swell and the economy stumbles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has another crisis to deal with: Tens of thousands of angry farmers vowing to camp outside the capital for months.

    The farmers – mostly from Punjab, often called India’s bread-basket – want him to repeal three laws passed in September that allow them to sell crops directly to private firms instead of licensed middlemen at state-controlled markets. While Mr Modi has said the laws will help them earn more cash, farmers fear those companies won’t give them minimum prices set by the government.

    “Modi has joined hands with private companies – he is trying to grab our land through private firms,” said Ms Sukhvinder Kaur, 65, who joined the protest along with 10 other women from her village in Punjab state, about 500km away. Braving Delhi’s cold winter, the women sleep on a truck bed, bathe on the side of the road and eat food at a makeshift community kitchen.

    “We are not ready to go back home unless these laws are scrapped,” Ms Kaur said. “We are ready to sacrifice our lives – even ready to die.”

    The protest sites on the Delhi border that popped up about a week ago have turned into semi-permanent camps featuring almost a festive atmosphere, with some leaders saying they have enough supplies to stay put for six months. Tractor-trolleys loaded with blankets, mattresses, vegetables, gas cylinders and utensils showed they’ve come prepared for the long haul.

    The sheer determination of the protesters may test Mr Modi’s reform credentials like never before. While his popularity has withstood one of the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreaks and demonstrations earlier this year against a religion-based citizenship law, the farmers represent potentially a huge constituency: Some 60 per cent of India’s 1.3 billion depend on agriculture in one way or another.

    What’s more, some members of India’s large diaspora have taken up the cause.

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau angered India’s government when he backed the protesters after police initially used tear gas and water cannons to prevent them advancing into Delhi. This week a convoy of about 20 vehicles slowly lapped Australia’s national capital Canberra with signs saying “We support Indian farmers” and “No farmers, no food.”

    Response :Australia Kangeroos support Indian b***t farmers . So Australia is a place where Indians like to migrate to . So is Singapore considered a middleman in India ? So will Singapore investments in India go down the drain again ? No India rice never mind .Singaporeans prefer Thai fragnant rice.

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  • No thanks to neo-fascism:

    You’re right…. the communist CCP has taken back Hong Kong and they sure want Sun Yat Sen’s democratic Taiwan as well. Patriot Tumasik is right…. they crave global trade trade trade and the big brother Crony Capitalism Party will oversee the running of your society too.

    https://youtu.be/NWf49KsiO0Q

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  • National Security Act:

    Singapore has internal security act why can’t China has her own national security act to prevent separatists and violence caused by political motive.

    The western media haven been smearing China for decades without self reflection of their own wrong doings throughout human history. Worst is they love to impose their own values on others otherwise they would sanction or even launch war on others. If west love to talk and impose democracy on others, they should return the wealth and land they looted and compensate the natives such as the red Indians in America, the natives in Hawaii, etc by giving monthly allowances based on living standards.

    HK is a city of China, it is internal affair of China.

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  • bullshit is bullshit, so dont:

    Looks like Chinese economic progress has made TKL, Qxygen and PRO PAP die hard fans and ignored all the bs they do to neighbouring countries.

    US has been giving way too much to Chinese in the past, this is very obvious as they want peace and their companies to sell in China. This led to growing trade deficit which US willing compromise to ensure business interest. This deficit has become too large too ignored and Trump of course an axxx would not give in as easy as Obama. Chinese spies have been operating in US under Visas either stealing technologies or harassing rich Chinese migrants who migrated to US either with a lot of dirty money or CCP secrets. The spies have become so brazen that they actually kidnapped and put them on diplomatic plane to China. This was the last straw that forced National Security to start arresting and putting them on news.

    Trade war affecting us in a small scale as compared to China’s who is largely export to US and Europe. Singapore is exporting to China and others. Don’t talk as if our economy was over run by this, it has been over-run by incompetence of the PAPPY and pandemic.

    Ok if we take away the public enemy US and re look at the China vs the rest of the world. We can take it that Trump is the only shit but look at India, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam et cetera, suddenly they are all uniting. Why? Because China has been threatening and bullying them with building more infrastructures in South China Seas, sending troops and ships into their territories. Even Korea with their Lotto group in China is slowly quitting because they have suffered due to China’s frequent outbursts and affecting their businesses in China. So now Japan is slowly pulling out from China, Korea also and many other countries because China always use threats and ways to bully their businesses in countries.

    Remember China is CCP, they own the country, even Jack Ma is threatened recently that he should know his place and he is only a cloud and should stop preaching.

    You love commie so much? Then PAPPY should also be your idol!

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  • bullshit is bullshit, so dont:

    Western media is freer than Chinese media or Singapore media.

    Chinese media is now smearing countries which they target.

    Internal security act is authoritarian tool to destroy dissidents or activists. So China also has this, they are dictatorship.

    HK is province of China, yes agree. China signed UK-China agreement to have 1 country 2 systems till 2047. And they are not keeping the promise and want 1 country 1 system now, this is called chow kuan. Democractic countries of course would raise objections or negative opinions, anything wrong? If Singapore declares martial law tomorrow and no more election and 1 party will rule forever, would not many of us or many other democractic countries complain? Of course since you love dictatorship, you would say this is Singapore internal affair. Wont this be what you will tell all other countries who complained?

    So many PAPPY clowns these days, I thought we value freedom and democracy more than dictatorship, apparently they seem to love dictatorship, so please you are welcome to move to China and enjoy. Dont live in Australia or Malaysia or even Singapore.

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  • BK:

    @ SojoüRner

    I have a very different perspective on Trump. I dont have to like him, but he was a product of the excess of neoliberal order that skewed things for the elites vs common folks.

    Trump is an outsider, if u talk about the deep state, he is one that dont go along with them. Indeed, for all his aggressive postures, he reduced US troops, did not start a new war. Yes , he viewed China as a strategic challenger more than a partner. From US interests, is he wrong?

    Trump hyperbole is balanced by Congress, media, people. Xi is ‘defacto’ the law. Any mainstream media in China criticized him? Impossible.

    But US internal divisiveness is probably irreparable. The process of China rising is to be monitored. The Chinese ppl are on a upward swing, but that drive must encounter the friction of CCP abrasive authoritarianism. Sparks must happen. How this is to be negotiated will be something to watch.

    @ Oxygen

    Yo bro. I have a different view on digital currency. Bitcoin value is anonymity and ability to by pass authority. Whereas,China digital is trying to stop the clandestine flow of physical currency out of China.

    70% of US cash is outside of US. It does two things. 1. As local currencies tank when economies go south, US dollar holds. The amount of US cash circulating is big enough to ensure supply is adequate. A stable exchange mechanism.

    2. Its supply also means it is a great way to launder money.

    I feel, US dollar will be here for a long time.

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  • PRC Zealots:

    @ National Security Act

    U mean China give monthly allowances based on living standards to HK people ? Like what ? Feel free to enlighten us.
    The most is free passport to mainland and stay there as long they want. U mean HK people 大陸叫雞 wont 賴野? My HK friend told nowadays want to watch porn also difficult.

    Instead of talking about history and claim China wont invade wont colonize however since different situation and different times, tell us what to expect or what will happen if assuming change of management China in charge.

    E.g. food prices come down ? Dont think so , u patronize their China stall in coffeeshop or foodcourt or hawker center. Cheaper ? Their 麻辣面 or other foods more expensive.

    E.g. housing price will come down ? Please dont bs yourself , even exclude HK , pricing in ShenZhen Shanghai Beijing still up up up.

    E.g. Close the flood gates? Yeah sure maybe they send back india people but they flood even more of their china mainland people here like HK . And in return driving HK property price up even more.

    E.g. Good jobs will go to us ? Dream on they will hired mostly their own kind ?

    E.g. Working life will more relax ? U never heard of 996, theres even rumours of 997 or 8 10 7 ?

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  • oxygen:

    @ BK

    YES, I AGREE WITH YOU on this point.

    BK: I feel, US dollar will be here for a long time.

    which is why I wrote – CONDITIONAL of qualifying

    oxygen: If China goes the pathway of digital currency – if it works – it is the death of sovereign domination and enslavement of the world.

    The catchwords being – IF IT WORKS

    and my clarity would improve if I haven’t carelessly omitted one word – US

    oxygen: If China goes the pathway of digital currency – if it works – it is the death of (US) sovereign domination and enslavement of the world.

    China would want to end US domination via its currency sole global convertibility via its own digital currency platform BUT IT WILL COME AT GREAT RISKS OF POLITICAL CALCULUS AND POSSIBLE ECONOMIC DISLOCATION IF IT DOESN’T WORK as all digital technology can be disrupted by technology.

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  • oxygen:

    @ BK

    WHILE THE US DOLLAR GLOBAL CONVERTIBILITY and reserve status is likely to sustain, it is not without political and economic costs to US too.

    Just look at the falling USD – I have been on record in TRE warning of this – and the escalating pace of its fall this year – a staggering 10% at least.

    https://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/quickchart/quickchart.asp?symb=dxy&insttype=&freq=1&show=&time=8

    The punishment for Trumponomics (even if future Republicans seeks to revive this dead economic toxicity) is multifold of

    - falling living standards and continuing, maybe escalating pain of tightening living standards necessary in an environment of higher taxes and

    - foreigners increasingly owning US assets (cheaper USD makes it cheaper for foreigners to buy and own listed US assets) such that Trump’s catcall for “Make America Great Again ended up US corporate “great” again and majority of shareholding control in the hands of foreign investors.

    Already I am seeing the beginning of these happenings.

    FALLING US DOLLAR IS ACCOMPANIED BY RISING US BOND YIELDS AND RISING TIDE OF US EQUITIES.

    Rising bond yields means foreigners may be buying US debt securities including high yield corporate bonds (leveraged up to their eyeball that US banks won’t lend to them) and US Govt treasuries which the “issuers” (US corporate/Govt) must fund now and future of interest costs (eating into corporate profits and US taxes on its peasants).

    At the moment, the US Fed is not buying into US equities – the field is left vacant and open for foreigners to buy into US shares/investments and assets. A day will come – maybe not now though – when foreigners gain board control over some of the US biggest corporate stocks.

    And more Americans living on food stamps welfare. How “great” is that?

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  • oxygen:

    @ bullshit is bullshit, so dont:

    MATE THE LAST TIME you visited the loo, you flushed your brain down the toilet bowl together with your manufacture?

    Me die hard, pro-PAPpy fan?

    bullshit is bullshit, so dont: Looks like Chinese economic progress has made TKL, Qxygen and PRO PAP die hard fans

    Since when? Or perhaps you lives in a different planet called “IGNORANCE” AND ONLY JUST VISITING FOR THE FIRST TIME.

    BUT SERIOUSLY, China progress in the economic field in the first 2 decade since 1990 IS SIMPLY THE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE OF ECONOMIC CYCLE – massive build-up of infrastructure/urbanisation spending boom and foreign investment influx – that happens to the 5 so-called tiger economies (LEEjiapore, Korea, Taiwan,etc etc) in the 1970s.

    China scored 10% plus annual GDP growth but that slowed down since the GFC despite massive monetary stimulus injection. It is now doing about 5% annual GDP growth, maybe not sustainable forward.

    China is attempting to replicate the same infrastructural spending boom via OBOR right through the Asian continent to Europe to create demand for Chinese business enterprises.

    After Covid 19 fiack-up and cover-up in China, WHO TRUST THEM of their “benevolence” intent of debt-funded (the Chinese lending of course) spending orgy with massive future repayment liability waiting??

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  • Sojoürner:

    @ BK
    A large number of Americans are of German heritage, but that country was overtaken by a murderous regime which became one of the most defiled criminals in world history. For more than 60 years, Germany has also been one of US’s closest allies. Russia was not a member of the Western family, was motivated by an authoritarian philosophy and was determined to bury the West. But more important is the fact that American interests should not be defined by the genetic heritage of either the partner nor the opponent.

    To put a country such as China in a different, more threatening category, is self-defeating. The current Huawei phone controversy, really a battle to preserve Apple’s competitive advantage, exemplifies that changing influence.

    Former Singaporean foreign minister, George Yeo’s analogy of America’s “missionary power” and China’s “anti-missionary power” is anachronistic in our 21st century world. Then too, China’s capacity to field a prodigious fighting force projecting well beyond it’s borders is another. Right, and to follow up on this idea: the real problem with the rise of China is that it wants to export its internal policies as far as it finds it possible to do so. That is why the Confucius Institutes met with such pushback; not because they are non-interventionist (haha) but because they are pushing an agenda of censorship and clampdown on free speech. This of course wholly misses the actual causes of friction between the two countries.

    Look for this instead: adherence to international norms in trade, navigation, freedom of information, judicial process (as it applies to foreign companies operating on one’s soil), etc. etc. etc. If all we had to worry about was non-intervention, there would be no friction worth speaking about. There would be no comparison between US and Chinese world views.

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    After much DIGESTION from Pundits & Scribe…I Believe the US with or without Trump will still be Number One in Power & Economy…maybe less of a World Policeman…China will still have much to catch up to replace the US but has the support of the Lesser nations especially Africa… and ASEAN for all their shenanigans will still depend a LOT from China economically…whatever lah!!! let there be Peace and WAR against Covid-19

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  • Bad Boy:

    安徽17岁女生跳河身亡警方被指施救不力 家属:父母为了陪读去

    https://news.sina.cn/sh/2020-12-05/detail-iiznctke4957735.d.html?from=wap

    Most of what ” stay awesome ” youtuber is quite true.

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  • For many years, many Singapore:

    Commie is planning to be super power that signal is clear.

    US is worried, of course we can see. But many other nations also worried since they are also bullied by Commie.

    My opinions:

    1. China rise is ok as long as they play gentlemen and not start using their domestic methods to unleash onto other countries, we are not their slaves or puppet. Currently they are looking like big bully to many.

    2. US with Biden taking over will be less erratic and more pro business, Trump had 4 years and now he is voted out, this is real democracy. Unlike in China and Singapore, they ownself declare ownself continue to rule, we lan lan have to accept. I only see positive changes coming.

    China is a worst enemy than US, I prefer US than to China. Chinese people are ruthless, they will do anything to achieve their objectives. This why you will find children being kidnapped in China more frequently than in other countries.

    So my take is China needs to be contained and tamed like in Hu’s or Jiang’s time where prosperity was flourishing and everyone happy. Not Xi’s time every time is about war and threat.

    For Singapore, we should ask Pinky to move aside for others to take over. He and his wife is killing this country.

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  • nathan chen:

    Hey Joe, where is the verifiable and conclusive proof of Auzzie soldiers committing atrocity in Afghanistan? Not the ordinary run of mill war-crimes or combat killings, torture and ill-treatment. Here I am referring to the graphic photo of an Austrilian soldier about to slit the throat of an infant. This is fake news. You can question me, where is the verifiable and conclusive proof that the CCP’s version is fake. I don’t need to go into all the gimmicks and tricks of photoshop. How come the author and well-informed readers can miss this point here is beyond me. The Government in Beijing has not denied allegation from the Australian PM that it is a combination of fabricated and manipulated photo, graphics, and text to create entirely new images to for the desired reviled effect. The Beijing spokesman unapologetically said China is doing this in retaliation for Australian’s part in demanding WHO conduct an investigation to determine whether China is the world super spreader of covid-19 virus.

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  • Bad Boy:

    被曝6个月替公司完成7000万对赌协议的杨超越,却还是买不起房
    https://k.sina.cn/article_7068802405_1a5555d650010190h3.html?from=finance&subch=star&kdurlshow=1&cre=wappage&mod=r&loc=2&r=0&rfunc=57&tj=wap_news_relate

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