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Trump Regime’s Hardball with China a Losing Strategy

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China is a major player on the world stage, geopolitical know-nothing Trump outclassed, outshined, and outwitted by its ruling authorities.

He’s an embarrassment compared to other major world leaders, a laughing stock geopolitical wrecking ball.

His regime’s unacceptable Indo/Pacific agenda made resolving major differences with China all the harder – notably US dirty hands all over months of disruptive protests in Hong Kong, along with selling F-16 warplanes and other heavy weapons to Taiwan.

A Final Comment

Former White House council of economic advisers chairman under Obama Jason Furman believes “Trump’s China strategy is failing.”

“His tougher approach has yielded no meaningful Chinese concessions but is increasingly damaging the US economy,” adding:

He “needs to change (his) strategy radically.” Based on the current trend, it seems unlikely.


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China and Japan see the future, and it’s not coal: why Australia will be stranded

Solar PV panels in China's Fujian province.

transitioning takes time, leadership and policy.

Germany’s transition to a low-carbon economy with its “Energiewende” has taken 30 years. It will decommission all its coal plants by 2038. Beijing has stated its intention to clean up its polluted cities, so it will increasingly turn to cleantech for its power supply to improve air quality.

Countries such as China ad Japan – our significant coal customers – see the future, and it’s not coal.

via China and Japan see the future, and it’s not coal: why Australia will be stranded

Old Dog Thoughts – No Tariffs scamming America; Kim firing missiles of another kind; National Security and One Nation;

North Korea's Kim Jong-un.

Fighting Fake News with Real; 14/8/19; Trump is scamming America- No Triff’s on China; Kim drops bombs of different kind; Warning Media about REAL NEWS;

Trump and his minions are preparing to kill millions

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If there ever was an issue where erring on the side of caution is preferable to the alternative, it is global warming. Donald Trump, whether he and his sycophants want to acknowledge it or not, already has blood on his hands created by his racist rhetoric. Will his “grand finale” be a legacy that results in the deaths of millions?

GREED. Too many lifestyles, particularly of the wealthy, are driven not by what they can leave for the future, but how much profit they can make today; therefore, any laws that impede their greed are anathema.

And for those who believe that America’s so-called “leaders” will do what the greedy and corrupt will not: FORGET IT. In addition to Trump seeking to obliterate climate change from the nation’s, and world’s, consciousness, several rulings by America’s corrupt and politicized Supreme Court have ensured that, for decades to come, plutocrats and corporations will be able to buy and sell politicians like trading cards.

 

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Hong Kong protest: China’s extradition law challenged by over a million people

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Over a million people marched through Hong Kong city streets on Sunday evening in a massive protest against a bill that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China.

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‘They’ll be paying’: Trump blasts China as US prepares to raise trade tariffs | US news | The Guardian

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Trump shoots himself in the foot declaring Chia will pay and wiping $1.2 trillion off the stock market. He also said higher tariffs don’t effectct Americans because China pays them? Since when and in what world do buyers no pay customs duties and taxes?  (ODT)

via ‘They’ll be paying’: Trump blasts China as US prepares to raise trade tariffs | US news | The Guardian

Australian government sources blast US official who described US-China clash as a race contest – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Key points:

A US State Department official said the China is America’s first great competitor that is “not Caucasian”
Senior Australian government officials have been scathing of the comments
Analysts have warned this plays into China’s “race” narrative

via Australian government sources blast US official who described US-China clash as a race contest – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Abbott’s re-election backed by Communist-linked Chinese businessmen

Jack Lam and Tony Abbott the Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club in 2018.

Dastyari go the boot what makes Hanson and Abbott untouchable? (ODT)

The club is 70km west of Mr Abbott’s northern-Sydney electorate of Warringah, and its directors include Jack Lam, a gambling tycoon and fugitive from a bribery prosecution in the Philippines, and Tommy Jiang, who since 2011 has partnered in a joint venture media company with a Chinese government radio service subsidiary.
Jack Lam and Tony Abbott the Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club in 2018.

Jack Lam and Tony Abbott the Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club in 2018.

Both men are involved in organisations linked to the Communist Party’s overseas influence operations, including the Chinese Peoples’ Political Consultative Conference, a political organisation hand picked by the Communist party.
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Australia ramps up rivalry with China for influence in the Pacific – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A group of men in traditional Papua New Guinean dress dance in front of an Australian patrol boat

We aren’t moving forward at all Tony Abbott took Australia’s attention away from the Pacific to Europe where he wanted to shirt front Putin in the Ukraine and become an honorary member of NATO.

Radio Australia was closed on his watch after he cut $200mill out of the ABC’s budget agoodwill gesture to Rupert Murdoch. Foreign Aid was cut and the supposed Pivot became the Pillock of the Pacific that allowed the Chinese to move in. Abbott was meanwhile busy signing Labour’s Trade agreements set up years before with the Chinese to work out. Yes Abbott was gifted along with several other MPs Rolex watches to the tune of $250K which they had to return when the media caught hold of it. Their excuse “we thoght they were fake. No Morrison isn’t moving forward at all  he’s trying to catch up and making a show of it dumping the Billionaire donor who they courted as a political gesture. (ODT)

As the Australian Government presses on with its pivot to the Pacific, no-one wants to use the “C” word.

But China is clearly playing a central role in the unprecedented amount of attention the region is currently receiving from Australia — even if its officials won’t admit it.

via Australia ramps up rivalry with China for influence in the Pacific – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

China’s multi-billion dollar media campaign ‘a major threat for democracies’ around the world – China power – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Chinese Media is a threat but Murdochian Media isn’t a threat to Democracy. How does that work when  Chinese media is paid for and broadcast on Foxtel and News Corp core effort in Australia is to shut down the ABC? (ODT)

In September 2018, billboards adorned with kangaroos and pandas began popping up around Australia’s capital cities as part of a $500 million advertising campaign urging viewers to “see the difference” on China’s Central Global Television Network (CGTN) — available on Foxtel and Fetch TV.

via China’s multi-billion dollar media campaign ‘a major threat for democracies’ around the world – China power – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

China’s ‘artificial sun’ reaches 100 million degrees Celsius marking milestone for nuclear fusion

A moon, which replaces the globe in a light globe, hangs over Chengdu's cityscape.

“The benefit is simple in that it is very large-scale base load [continuous] energy production, with zero greenhouse gas emissions and no long-life radioactive waste.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-15/china-attempts-to-create-an-artificial-sun/10495536

Satellite images expose China’s vast network of secret re-education camps in Xinjiang – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Illustration of Uyghur prisoners in front of the flag of China.

Isn’t this what Tony Abbott and right-wing pundits recomend for Indigenous Australia, and other Australian minorities ditching multiculturalism in favour of cultural asimilation. Indigenous, Muslim and African Australians represent over 6.5 % of Australia. Indigenous Australians represent 25% if not more Aussies in our retraing camps called prisons and youth detention centers and Dutton and Matthew Guy Islamophobic racists want more for disastrous outcomes.

China’s education camps of which we know very little represent 0.015%. There seems to be some level of heavy stone throwing at glass houses going on here with little interest in intention and outcomes. (ODT)

After years of frustration in winning the hearts and minds of disaffected ethnic groups, Dr Leibold believes Beijing has ditched its multicultural approach in favour of cultural “mingling”, or assimilation.

The prevailing party ideology dictates that social harmony can only be achieved with the “standardisation of human behaviour”.

via Satellite images expose China’s vast network of secret re-education camps in Xinjiang – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Slavoj Žižek: Will our future be Chinese ‘capitalist socialism’? — RT Op-ed

Slavoj Žižek: Will our future be Chinese 'capitalist socialism'?

Despite occasional exceptions, it was once considered almost gospel that democracy and capitalism went hand in hand. China’s successful rise knocks the notion on the head.

via Slavoj Žižek: Will our future be Chinese ‘capitalist socialism’? — RT Op-ed

Why Trump Paints China as the New U.S. Enemy

News Corp Australia follows are we now no longer going to shirtfront Putin?(ODT)

On Sept. 26, 2018, President Donald Trump made an extraordinary accusation against China during his remarks to the United Nations Security Council, saying, “Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November against my administration.” He made the claim without offering any evidence, but he did speculate about China’s motivation: “They do not want me, or us, to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade.”

Why Trump Paints China as the New U.S. Enemy

Vanuatu digs in on Chinese presence – Foreign Minister says it’s “great”

All thanks to Tony Abbott’s disinterest

The Vanuatu Foreign Minister, Ralph Regenvanu, has welcomed the intensified Chinese investment and aid efforts in his country while conceding it does come with some extra diplomatic pressure. In an extended interview with Independent Australia’s Lee Duffield at his Foreign Ministry office, Mr Regenvanu took stock of incidents upsetting the Australian Government and many Australians, like the story of China wanting a naval base in Vanuatu, which his government has denied.
MAKING AUSTRALIA MORE INTERESTED

via Vanuatu digs in on Chinese presence – Foreign Minister says it’s “great”

China vows retaliation for latest $200bn US tariff threat | News | Al Jazeera

The United States trade deficit in goods with China hit a record $375.2bn in 2017 [File: AP]

China and the United States face a wider trade war after Beijing vowed on Wednesday to retaliate over Washington’s threat to impose $200bn in additional tariffs on Chinese goods.

via China vows retaliation for latest $200bn US tariff threat | News | Al Jazeera

Outgoing Defence Chief: China has breached its neighbours’ trust

Blaming China for Abbott’s inexcusable dumping of the Pacific Islands. How easliy forgotten. Abbott dropped the ball and the ADF did too. Breach of trust. (ODT)

Defence chief Mark Binskin says Beijing’s broken promise not to militarise the South China Sea means it has squandered the trust of its neighbours and undermined its aspirations to regional leadership.

In his final interview before he hands over command of the 80,000-strong Australian Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Binskin also urged countries such as China that are moving into the South Pacific: “Don’t destabilise the region.”

via Outgoing Defence Chief: China has breached its neighbours’ trust

Former trade minister Andrew Robb takes swipe at Washington’s China policy

Correction Robb secured the ALP’s FTA’s he merely was a minister who signed on the dotted line. The ALP did the hard yards. (ODT)

Former trade minister Andrew Robb has attacked United States policy towards China, saying both sides of politics in Washington were obsessed with a “futile and counterproductive” effort to contain the rising Asian power.

Mr Robb, who has received a large salary as a consultant to Chinese firm Landbridge, launched the broadside against Australia’s major ally during a speech to the mining industry on Monday night.

The former minister, who secured several free trade agreements during his time in government, including that with Beijing, said both China and India were re-emerging as major players in Asia and would “share” power with the US over the course of this century.

via Former trade minister Andrew Robb takes swipe at Washington’s China policy

Is China Stealing a March on Trump in Pakistan amid New Trade War?

The influential Pakistani military is heavily dependent on the US for its equipment and arms, while Pakistan’s wobbly economy may soon need a loan from the US-led International Monetary Fund (IMF).

However Pakistan also owes China a lot of money, and in truth America and it have been drifting apart at least since the Obama administration. Therefore the growing quarrel between its two patrons puts Islamabad in a tricky geopolitical position. For all the advantages of being able to play each off against the other in the short term, Islamabad will be hoping it can avoid having to choose between them.

via Is China Stealing a March on Trump in Pakistan amid New Trade War?

China’s President Xi Jinping is pushing a Marxist revival — but how communist is it really? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and German philosopher Karl Marx.

China’s “Helmsman” President Xi Jinping wants the 1.4 billion people he leads to enthusiastically embrace the teachings of German philosopher Karl Marx, as part of a broader revival of the Communist Party.

“”He believes even though China should go around the world with an open-door policy, the party-state apparatus should still be largely in control of the economy,” he said.”

Question who promotes “we”  over  “me” thinking and rational economic and social planning for 1.4 billion people better America, China, India, or Russia? (ODT)

China’s President Xi Jinping is pushing a Marxist revival — but how communist is it really? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump flags $US100bn more China tariffs

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce says China would fight unilateral US protectionism “at any cost” in response to Donald Trump’s announcement that he had instructed trade officials to consider $US100 billion ($130 billion) in additional tariffs.

via Donald Trump flags $US100bn more China tariffs

Forget China’s red dragon, fear the green renewable one

Why is the US (and Australia) ideologically clinging to last century’s energy sources and technology? How dumb are we?

USA & Australia = Dumb and Dumber a History of Energy transformation live (OD)

via Forget China’s red dragon, fear the green renewable one

Did Trump just Paint a target on backs of US Diplomats & Businessmen?

Did Trump just Paint a target on backs of US Diplomats & Businessmen?

China has already stolen a march on the US with regard to trade with Africa. Beijing does $200 bn a year in trade with the continent, while the US does only $100 bn. The next time an American firm is competing with a Chinese one for a contract and the offers are similar, you could well see a tilt away from the US on the basis of Trump’s filthy language.

Did Trump just Paint a target on backs of US Diplomats & Businessmen?

The real threat to our national security – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Three months before the 2013 election, Stuart Robert organised a dinner in his Parliament House office with Tony Abbott and Chinese business mogul Li Ruipeng at the request of his donor mate, Paul Marks, so Mr Li could meet senior Liberals including shadow resources minister Ian Macfarlane. Also present at the gathering was the then president of the Liberal National Party, Bruce McIver, a party powerbroker who was later appointed as a director of Australia Post.That was the dinner where they were all gifted Rolex watches which they thought were “fake”.

Source: The real threat to our national security – » The Australian Independent Media Network

China is now the largest producer of solar power in the world | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

China is showing once again they’re working to lead the way on renewable energy, even as they battle pollution issues, and recently they’ve made great strides. They’re now the largest producer of…

Source: China is now the largest producer of solar power in the world | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Trans-Pacific Partnership: China seizes trade opportunity after Donald Trump’s threat – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

United States President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to dump or renegotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a gift for the Chinese in their drive to control the world economy.

Source: Trans-Pacific Partnership: China seizes trade opportunity after Donald Trump’s threat – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming! Really, Really Slowly – New Matilda

They come over here. They buy up all the farmland that we stole. And they don’t assimilate. I am, of course, referring to the impossibly clever Chinese. And we’ll get to the perennially screwed over First Australians in a minute. Reports out today cast some doubt on the never-ending xenophobia of Australians when it comesMore

Source: The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming! Really, Really Slowly – New Matilda

China To Exit South China Sea, After Linchpin Stands Down

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Saying they no longer had the support of people in powerful places, the Chinese Government have announced that they will leave the South China Sea as early as next week.

“With Sam Dastyari no longer on the shadow front bench in the Australian parliament, we’d be nothing more than a toothless tiger,” a Chinese spokesperson explained today.

He said it would be too risky to go it alone. “Mr Dastyari had the ear of the leader of the Australian opposition for goodness sake. There’s no way we’d be able to sway global public opinion now”.

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The departure will mean many of the man-made islands in the area will be left half-built, providing an opening for savvy resort owners or Immigration and Border Protection ministers.

We’ve left ourselves hopelessly exposed to China – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

On any conventional reading, Australia’s economic development has gone backwards and is too reliant on shipping iron ore to China. This at a time when the Middle Kingdom’s debt bomb is set to detonate.

Source: We’ve left ourselves hopelessly exposed to China – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report — RT News

China will be helping out the Syrian government in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) by sending “military advisers,” media reports have claimed.

Source: China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report — RT News