Posts Tagged ‘ China ’

Kordia should come clean or face consumer boycott

This isn’t some bleeding heart leftie appeal, the military dictatorship in Burma (they call it Myanmar) is the most vile repugnant dictatorship around, probably worse than Zimbabwe.

Captain Orcon, walking all over the 'little' people, destroying democracy, abusing human rights, and treating humans like scum.

Captain Orcon, walking all over the 'little' people, destroying democracy, abusing human rights, and treating humans like scum.

The people in power have no intention of giving up their positions which allow them to systematically loot what is a resource rich country of it’s riches and pocket them.

Once upon a time Burma was the richest country in Asia, by the time these scum bags have finished with it it will be poorer than Cambodia. In connivance with the Chinese (who block any attempt to bring the dictatorship into line) they are raping the countryside of it’s rich mineral, gem and timber resources.

Aung San Suu Kyi has spent 11 of the last 19 years in prison for wining a democratic election.

This week, she was, once again due out, and yet again the generals have found a pretext to throw her back in prison.

Why aren’t more people pissed off about this? The people of Burma deserve better than to be ignored. There may not be some trendy pop star backing a concert or a kindly man in robes to travel the world raising awareness of the people plight. Burma has been forgotten.

In New Zealand, we should be appalled and demand more action, and that could start with an enterprise we own, Kordia. Kordia owns Orcon which is busy pushing it’s broadband products. You and I as taxpayers own Kordia and it’s subsidiaries through the Government. Kordia has done business in Burma and it should stop now.

Kordia needs to come clean about it’s involvement in both Burma and Laos (another Communist country with a piss poor human rights record). It should immediately cease any business in these countries or face a full consumer boycott.

It’s not good enough for a tax payer owned business to be doing business with the Government of Burma.

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Chinese propganda right here in NZ

You’d probably think that when someone immigrates to a new country, that they will in some way embrace the life style and culture of that new society – otherwise they would have been better off staying at home.

So with Chinese immigrants you’d naturally think they would be willing to embrace the freedoms both political and economic offered by immigrating from a Nationalist Dictatorship with Communist trappings, to a liberal democracy in NZ.

But maybe this isn’t what’s happening.

Anne-Marie Brady is an expert in Chinese propaganda and is such a high level expert that she has given a presentation to a United States security commission.

Unfortunately she says, and this is not difficult to confirm, that in fact many ‘local’ Chinese immigrants and still heavily influenced by the Chinese regimes propoganda.

There would be an easy way to counter this, starting in schools, and all NZders have something to learn from it. Start teaching history, make it compulsory and include Asian history in the curriculum.

China is going to be an important player in our area in the next decade, better we start teaching our young about their history and what has happened, and immigrants offspring the truth, so that they are able to make informed decision without being influenced by the Chinese regime.

The last we we need in NZ if we run into difficulties with the Chinese is a sizable domestic population in thrall of wrong headed and untrue propaganda!

Jackie Chan Communist Lap Dog

The Chinese regime still loves using terms like ‘capitalist roader’ and ‘colonialists’ so I’m quite comfortable with calling ‘Movie Star’ Jackie Chan a communist lap dog.

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Chan & Friend demonstrating loyalty to the communist party.

I noticed when the Chinese were having a good old squeak about the bronze statues a month ago that they rolled out Jackie Chan presumably because they figured he’d be a credible mouth piece for Western audiences, I guess they figured if people will listen to the likes on Bono about Africa and climate change, they’ll feel Chan will be accepted as a good guy with some valid opinions.

You have to say it’s kind of unexpected that someone who had all the benefits of the relative freedoms of Hong Kong would suddenly side with a bunch of communist dictators.  After all surely Jackie would want ordinary Chinese to enjoy the same freedoms he’s enjoyed, right?

Apparently not.

Mr Chan’s now come out and uneqiviolicly sided with the communist dictators that run China. 

I guess like many western celebrities that go off the tracks, Jackie’s self importance has gone to his head.

He’s now suggesting that actually (other) Chinese are all a bit stupid and need to be controlled. Naturally this doesn’t apply to himself as he should be free to say whatever he wants and travel freely around the world living an opulent lifestyle while ordinary Chinese struggle under semi feudal conditions.

All this bollocks and rank hypocrisy goes down well with the Communist elite in China and soon they’ll have him sitting in their rubber stamp parliament. If I were Chinese I’d be hurling his DVD’s onto a big bonfire in protest.

Obama to get rid of nukes… not

In NZ whenever a politician needs to distract voters from something unpleasant they drag up Republicanism. This allows commentators and academics to have a field day, spurred on by the media, spouting forth various objections or improvements. From the politicians point of view it serves a useful distraction and by the time the dust settles the original problem has been forgotten, and the issue of Republicanism is “firmly off the table for the foreseeable future”.

So it must surely be with Obama’s latest proclamation that he wants to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

It wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that this isn’t going to happen. Lets just suspend belief here and say that the USA decided tomorrow to ditch all it’s nuclear deterrent, does that mean Israel, France, Russia, Britain, China, Japan, North Korea, India, Pakistan, Brazil and Iran are going to get warm fuzzies and chuck away their weapons as well?

For small not so wealthy countries feeling threatened, a nuclear deterrent is a cheap and effective way of holding your rivals and enemies at arms length. Not one of these countries is going to give up either their public of clandestine programs for very obvious reasons.

I know Obama says his role model is Lincoln, but I still think it’s Blair – Tony Blair. Despite a pretty average performance when it comes to governing, he has a silver tongue and the ability to play the media like a harp. This latest suggestion is as silly as Bush’s “War on Terror” – sure it’s warm and fuzzy, but it’s just as silly. The world is on the edge of economic collaspe and Obama comes up with world peace.

This is a distraction and nothing more – I guess the other leaders will thank him for it as they have plenty they wish to distract their voters from presently.

Chinese Government hypocritical over Yves Saint Laurent Bronzes

_45513427_bronzes_afp226bNo one likes a bully, and usually the bully ends up feeling isolated and a bit of a twit when everyone ignores them. At this point the bully can do two things, reflect on their behaviour and modify it, or just carry on the same way making an even bigger twit of themselves.

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John Key inconsistent over Swazi Apparel

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I say chaps, that's not one of those new Chinese cannons is it?

Barely a week ago our PM was making noises about bailing out Fisher & Paykel because “they are iconic”. 

If it was bad enough that somehow being “iconic” entitled a business to Government largess, F&P manufactures a large portion of their product overseas mainly in China, re-branded their “cheaper lines for New Zealand” ‘Elba’ – presumably we’re too poor here now for the ‘upmarket’ F&P products – and by their own admission, they are really an international company.

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Genocide in Burma?

While the MSM is distracted with the antics of Hamas in Gaza, a crisis involving millions of innocent people is occuring in Asia.

It appears the rather odd isolationist regime currently ‘running’ Burma is practicing something close to genocide on various ethnic groups in the country.

The latest victims of the Military Regime are the Chin people in the western parts of Burma. Clearly the Chin and other ethnic groups have done something to piss off the generals otherwise why else would they be trying to starve them to death?

By rights Burma should be a moderately wealthy country and once upon a time it was one of the wealthiest in the region. It should potentially be able to kick Thailand’s ass when it comes to tourism, and it has the greatest amount of valuable natural resources in the region – that is, unless the Chinese and Indian don’t loot the lot.

Unfortunately it is run by a group of slightly loony paranoid generals whose main aim in life is cash in on the natural resources as quickly as possible while oppressing the people in the cruelest ways possible.

2008-05-07The reason the regime hasn’t collapsed is that it’s large neighbours, China and India, bail it out by ‘buying’ it’s commodities at bargain basement prices. In return for having ‘eclusive’ rights in assisting the General’s looting of the countries resources, China and India help out by blocking UN resolutions, ASEAN attempts to find a solution, and supplying the weapons and military materiel needed by the regime to oppress it’s people, and generally obstructing any attempts to improve the lives of Burmese. 

China’s behaviour is perfectly consistent as it too is a dictatorship. India on the other hand should be ashamed of itself. It’s people enjoy democratic rights that Burmese people should have, yet it turns a blind eye to this for it’s own business interests.

Closer to home SOE Kordia / Orcon has been involved in infrastructure projects in Burma, presumably paid for by the regime. One wonders how the Government can justify allowing a SOE to operate in such a country – surely there are other opportunities out there that don’t involve helping a regime that practices genocide?

I’m looking forward to seeing all those protesters who got so indignant over Gaza protesting outside the Chinese & Indian consulates, demanding they withdraw support for the military regime in Burma. I also look forward to a huge fuss and demands of consumer boycott of Kordia/Orcon. I’ll particularly enjoy seeing Green MP’s grilling the government about Kordia businesses in Burma and Thailand, because one can only assume they were a bit busy to do this while they were in coalition with Labour.

Unfortunately there are no helpful photo’s of kiddies covered in blood, and no nasty Jew’s in tanks shelling hospitals – because the Burmese regime doesn’t allow any journalists into the country. I guess that means that once again this tragedy will be met with a deafening silence.