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Story in latest Time magazine. "The Grey Wave Set To Crash China."

"By 2029 China's population will go into "unstoppable decline. The country may face no greater threat.

Fewer people means less domestic consumption, and thus rapidly slowing economic growth."
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How many years has the west been predicting the China bubble was about to burst at any second? 20 years?
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Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

Welcome back Isaac. 


my ploy worked Smile
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New Zealand gets 'punished' by Chinese tourists following Huawei ban, according to state media

Posted 45 minutes ago

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-19/china-tourists-punishing-new-zealand-over-huawei-decision/10825340
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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Story in latest Time magazine. "The Grey Wave Set To Crash China."

"By 2029 China's population will go into "unstoppable decline. The country may face no greater threat.

Fewer people means less domestic consumption, and thus rapidly slowing economic growth."

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-03/the-struggles-and-benefits-of-chinas-little-emperor-generation/9323300?pfmredir=sm

"She's going through a growth phase." - GW
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Understand what Belt and Road is about. It is to counter those things.
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Yep good luck with that.
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pt and his mates are flogging a dead horse.

Will China let Belt and Road die quietly?

Xi's global investment program faces domestic criticism amid economic and fiscal worries

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The news for China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been unrelentingly bad.

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia has canceled two mega BRI projects, including a $20 billion railway, citing high costs. Pakistan's new government has called for a review of the crown jewel of BRI -- China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), to which China has committed more than $60 billion in funding. Myanmar's government has just told Beijing that construction of a suspended China-funded hydropower dam would not be allowed to resume. The Maldives, the tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean, is trying to renegotiate down the $3 billion debt -- equal to two thirds of its gross domestic product -- it has borrowed from China to fund BRI projects.

But, inside China, it is hard to detect overt signs of any wavering in support for BRI the pronouncements from top Chinese leaders, especially President Xi Jinping. For Xi, BRI's architect, this vast project spanning half the globe with infrastructure links connected to Beijing represents his vision to project Chinese power and influence.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Will-China-let-Belt-and-Road-die-quietly

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Darren Weir knows a lot about China
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Only Darren Weir?

China is also doing a good job at buying into the Aus breeding and ownership industry. Maybe even propping up?

Some here in tbv land, even.
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Thought I would give this thread a bit of a leg up, interest seems to have waned Shocked

The world's most innovative company is a Chinese super app


Beijing: It's not the news Donald Trump's China-hawks would want to hear in the final stretch of a bruising trade negotiation where Washington's biggest ambit claim has been the accusation that China's tech industry is built on theft, not innovation.

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I think Isaac has gone soft on China.
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if you are ignorant and arrogant enough to be relying on tbv for information on china so be it.

the world is awash with news on China now, from all sources.

you cant keep a lid on them any more pt.

The western rats are deserting that nest very quickly.

Its all been very interesting reading.
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Xi Jinping's dream to connect the entire world economy with Chinese-built infrastructure is poised to claim its biggest victory yet


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Are you a Chinese agent Whale? You aren't allowed to post anything that isn't negative to China in here.
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Is the China threat over?
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How timely pt, you smug bugger...

Australian surfers win David v Goliath battle against Chinese company in Fiji

After a legal struggle described as a David versus Goliath battle, two Australian surfers have helped halt a Chinese development accused of causing extensive environmental damage to a tropical island.

In 2015, Navrin Fox and Woody Jack bought a 99-year lease on an acre of land on Fiji’s Malolo Island with plans to turn the site into a small eco-friendly resort or Airbnb."We just had a crazy dream when we saw the land and thought that looks awesome," Mr Fox said.

However, in late 2017 a Chinese developer leased the neighbouring piece of land and proceeded to trespass on their property, to cut down a third of the property’s trees and to dump construction equipment onto the property"We had a natural rainforest until they came along and cut half our trees down without us knowing," Mr Fox said. "I just felt disbelief. It was a horrible feeling inside."

Worse was to come when the company, Freesoul Real Estate, which intended to build a large resort on the site, brought in excavators to rip up the reef off the shoreline from Mr Fox's beach."They had no permits to do what they have done to the reef, and no permits to dump the reef onto our beach," he said.

Mr Fox said he was then assaulted by a Chinese Freesoul employee as he tried to access his own land.

The surfer only suffered cuts and bruises but was worried the fight could have escalated.

"I was concerned when he picked up an iron bar and decided to walk over," he said.Despite the Australians taking legal action and numerous court injunctions, the developer did not stop work, Kenneth Chambers, lawyer for the pair, said.

"They [Mr Fox and Mr Jack] have put their life's savings into this and ended up next to a monster," Dr Chambers said.

Malolo Island in Fiji.

Malolo Island in Fiji.

The country's environmental laws are adequate, the lawyer said, but enforcement is an issue.

"There have not been many prosecutions in the 14 years since new legislation has been enacted even though it is a very good law," he said.

The lawyer labelled the case a "David and Goliath battle", saying there was enough evidence to link Freesoul to China’s One Belt and Road initiative.

Freesoul's Chinese-language website says it signed an agreement with the state-run Shanghai Media Group in 2017 to explore the "highly promising" Fiji tourism market as part of the Belt and Road policy, New Zealand investigative journalism website Newsroom has reported.

However, China’s ambassador to Fiji, Qian Bo, has distanced the country from the company, saying it was not a Chinese entity.

"Strictly speaking, this has nothing to do with the Chinese embassy or China," Mai TV quoted him as saying.

Last week, after international media attention and the detention of three Newsroom journalistswho tried to interview Freesoul representatives, the High Court in Suva issued a stopwork injunction and ordered the company to clean up the area.

The environment department also revoked the company’s environment permit.

"The conduct of Freesoul Real Estate Development has been deeply concerning to me personally for some time," Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said.

"As both a Fijian who treasures our environment and a global advocate for sustainable development, I share in the public’s outrage."

Although the Australians are celebrating a win for the "little guy", Mr Jack said he was sceptical the company would comply with the court order.

"This legal challenge was never about us; you have to do the right thing in regards to the environment no matter where you are," Mr Jack said.

The Sydney Morning Herald has contacted representatives of Freesoul for comment.


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Welcome back Isaac, and thank goodness you are back. I was starting to sleep well at night.Thumbs Up
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Hey Isaac, I know you haven't taken Easter off from your shadowing of Whale all over the site, so why didn't you report this yesterday? Chinese ocean floor mapping around Manus Island.

PS, I dont think they are checking to see whether it is deep enough to get a big vessel in to rescue all of Australia's illegally detained refugees there. Wink

Chinese surveillance near PNG expanding as Australia and US begin Manus Island naval upgrades

Exclusive by defence correspondent Andrew Greene

Updated yesterday at 11:48am

High-tech Chinese ships are mapping waters close to Papua New Guinea just as the United States and Australia begin upgrading a naval base on Manus Island.

Key points:

  • Chinese ships deployed to waters near Manus Island as Australia and US announce naval base upgrades
  • The vessels are among a fleet increasing its surveys around the Philippines, Palau, Guam and Japan
  • Experts believe the information could be crucial in any future maritime conflict

The deep-water Chinese scientific surveys are part of Beijing's unprecedented oceanographic research of the Western Pacific, in an area experts believe could be crucial in any future maritime conflict with the US.

Military analysis of GPS satellite data reveals two Chinese research vessels entered PNG's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) north of Manus Island, just weeks after US Vice President Mike Pence announced a joint redevelopment of the ageing Lombrum naval base.

The ships involved, the Ke Xue a more...


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-21/china-increases-surveillance-near-png/11028192

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Seems Isaac has abandoned his post.

No worries Isaac, I will take up the slack for you. Thumbs Up

British PM has invited the Chinese govt to control Britain's 5G roll-out. This should be well received in Washington, or after Donnie returns from his current extended golf trip at the taxpayer's expense. Or is that what she is intentionally doing here? Wink

Theresa May gives green light to Huawei role in UK's 5G network

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead to the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to help build Britain's new 5G network despite warnings of the potential threat to national security, it has been reported. more...
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You sell your soul to china, and everything else

and completely ignore human  rights.

Made in China, exported to the world: surveillance states

Designed by China, financed by China

It became a pattern. In exchange for credit facilities that totalled more than $US19 billion ($27 million), Ecuador signed away large portions of its oil reserves. A surge of Chinese-built infrastructure projects, including hydroelectric dams and refineries, followed.

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That is your thing pt

so be it.

Dont purport to value labor doctrine

but support China.

Doesnt make sense.
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China’s place in today’s world

n just one generation, China has achieved through capitalist development what it could not accomplish by exporting Maoist socialism. Credit for this unprecedented global clout is generally given to Deng Xiaoping, who once reminded his people that “to be rich is glorious.”

This heresy, which became a popular slogan, was a turning point in China’s ideological transformation. From the doomed effort to form the socialist human being through agrarian socialism, the Chinese Communist Party sought instead to create a robust economy using the tools of market capitalism. Rather than view it as a reversal of the socialist vision, however, the Party interpreted the modernization of the Chinese economy through capitalism as building the precondition for a socialist society, in which prosperity — not poverty — is democratized.



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Funny you should log in here pt.

Have just read a piece re Former Labor immigration minister Nick Bolkus is involved in a lobbying effort by Chinese mining interests to access a secretive Defence Department site where Australia and its allies conduct highly-sensitive military research.

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I have great confidence in the govt, particularly the incoming govt to say no if it is a bad idea Isaac.
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We know which way you hang pt.

China have to feed their mob and they will ride roughshod over any country to get their way.

Sadly i will not be surprised at what labor does.

They would be like on steroids to embrace china.

And then Penny Wong can shake all the hands.


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