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China Rules Us, Not the Political Parties … Does Anyone Care? By Michael Ferguson
“Whether ancient Rome or the Soviet Union, collapse begins when productive citizens silently withdraw allegiance and decouple where they can. Further rot is expected and doesn’t disappoint. Freed from account, the regime collapses from its unsupported weight. In this sense, classic collapse is a secondary effect.” – Ol’ Remus, in his Yer Ol’ Woodpile Report blog.
This is where deracination, political correctness, mass immigration and the undermining of traditional Australia leads; a stronger, homogeneous power simply wipes us up like split milk. How can anyone be surprised? It was the game plan of the Left from the beginning, and notice how quiet they are about this; not a pip on the university campuses here in Vic. about the China takeover; oh, that would be “racist.” Why, the Greens, enough to put one off even green vegetables for life, are falling over themselves everyday praising China, while China is the world’s largest carbon polluter:
Hey, how about all those Chinese spies everywhere? Who would have thought that could have happened?
“The retired ASIO chief Duncan Lewis has reportedly warned that the Chinese government is seeking to use “insidious” foreign interference operations to “take over” Australia’s political system. Anyone in office could be a target and the strategy’s full impact might not be apparent for decades, Lewis is reported to have told the political journal Quarterly Essay. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Lewis also says members of Australia’s Chinese community need to come forward to help ASIO and other agencies, as local Muslims have in identifying terrorist threats. Chinese authorities are trying to “place themselves in a position of advantage” by winning influence in political, social, business and media circles, Lewis said. “Espionage and foreign interference is insidious,” he said. “Its effects might not present for decades and by that time it’s too late. “You wake up one day and find decisions made in our country that are not in the interests of our country.”
Lewis, who retired in September, was the director general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation for five years. In the forthcoming Quarterly Essay interview, the Herald says, he warns that covert foreign intrusion into the heart of Australian politics is “something we need to be very, very careful about”. His remarks follow claims by the senior Chinese diplomat Wang Xining that the MPs Andrew Hastie and Senator James Paterson have shown no respect for his country. The pair have been banned from travelling there. “It is cynical that in a country boasting freedom of speech, different views from another nation are constantly and intentionally obliterated,” Wang wrote in an opinion piece in the Australian on Thursday. “Understanding truth succumbs to being politically right. A people said to be audacious and adventurous like kangaroos are scared of stepping out of the comfort zone of ideas and thinking.”
Earlier this week the former prime ministers Tony Abbott and Paul Keating also weighed in on China. Abbott accused China of bullying its neighbours and warned that Australia’s relations with it were unlikely to rise above a “cold peace”. In a speech to the India Foundation in New Delhi, Abbott promised to champion further engagement with India, suggesting that Australia had “put too many eggs into the China basket”. Keating suggested on Monday that Australia’s approach to China has been supplanted by the phobias of security agencies and the hysteria of “pious” and “do-gooder” journalists. He said the Australian media had been “up to its ears” in drumming up anti-China hysteria. He singled out the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age, but also criticised the Australian. The media wrongly equated the actions of individual businessmen or universities with the acts of the entire Chinese state, he said. The long-term national interest should guide Australia’s approach to China, Keating said, not “pious”, “do-gooder” journalists who were “fed on leaks” from security agencies and failed to appreciate the magnitude of the shifting dynamics in the region. “The Australian media has been recreant in its duty to the public in failing to present a balanced picture of the rise and legitimacy and importance of China, preferring instead to traffic in side plays dressed up with the cosmetics of sedition and risk.” Keating, who championed Australian engagement in the Asia Pacific as prime minister, said the US had ceded influence and withdrawn from the region as it returned to an “America-first” posture. He said Australia must adopt strategic realism in its approach to China and not force upon itself a choice of one great power over the other.”
Yes, Keating as predictable as ever, and how many articles have been got out on slow news days over the decades thanks to him and his dizzy comments! Praise the Lord for Keating, he keeps my fires burning just when I think I am burnt out. What is that in the background as I type? Someone playing bagpipes on a Sunday Morning? Well, why not, the guy is Chinese, so it must be good. It took my mind off of Keating for a while anyway. Ear plugs now in. How about the science labs, how is security there?
“US science agencies’ slow response to the threat posed by China’s talent-recruitment programmes has allowed China to divert US government funds and private-sector technology to further its military and economic goals, a US Senate panel has found. Its report, which lawmakers discussed at a hearing on 19 November, describes new details of China’s efforts to infiltrate US research institutions — including contract provisions requiring participating scientists to work on behalf of China. The analysis focused on China’s Thousand Talents Plan, the most prestigious of more than 200 programmes that are designed to recruit leading academics and promote domestic research. Despite the fact that many of these programmes were hiding in plain sight, federal science agencies were caught off guard and must now coordinate efforts to protect the US research enterprise, lawmakers said. “We have to be nimble,” said Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio and chair of the Senate homeland security and governmental Aaffairs panel's investigations subcommittee. “We’ve got to be prepared for whatever form this threat takes going forward.” In particular, he pointed to provisions in sample Thousand Talent contracts requiring participating scientists to abide by Chinese law, keep the contract secret, recruit postdocs and sign over any intellectual-property rights to the sponsoring Chinese institution.
The contracts provide incentives for scientists to set up ‘shadow labs’ in China that mirror US taxpayer-funded research at their home institutions. Michael Lauer, a deputy director at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), told lawmakers that those laboratories allow China to see what is happening in the United States before the rest of the world does. Lauer said that, when the NIH informed US research institutions about the existence of these shadow labs as part of a broader investigation into foreign influence, confidentiality rules and conflicts of interest, the news often came as a surprise. “Many of the American institutions had no idea that their own faculty had a laboratory in China,” Lauer said. “They became aware of this only by virtue of the fact that the government came asking.” The problem is not limited to the NIH, says the report, which includes examples from the US National Science Foundation and the departments of commerce, energy and state. In one case, a postdoctoral researcher at an energy-department lab who was also part of China’s Thousand Talents Plan removed 30,000 electronic files from the US lab before returning to China, the report says. The unclassified information included presentations, technical papers, research and charts. By delving into the problematic requirements in actual talent-programme contracts, the Senate report provides a vivid depiction of an issue that many universities have been struggling to address for more than a year, says Tobin Smith, vice-president for policy at the Association of American Universities in Washington DC. “This will help us as we try to make faculty aware of why they ought to be careful in entering into any of these talent programs,” Smith says.
Talk about “death by China,” a book Paul should have by his bed to help him sleep at night:
It is the manifest destiny of the West to give its technology to China. Democracies are simply incapable of self-protection, much like an organism with no skin, a borderless world organism. And, this political and scientific takeover is inevitable when there is a policy of Asianisation: what else could it mean but becoming merged into the larger power, being a smaller fish eaten by a whale? That is where the Asianisation philosophy leads. But, if so, then the elites should be consistent and think it all of the way through; we might as well get some of the benefits of living under the rule of Beijing. For one thing, there would be no tolerance of all of the politically correct bs that dominates cultural and political life here in Australia, imported from the US. The universities and schools would certainly be cleaned up, and there would be no place left for people like Keating, who would have nothing left to say, because the Beijing ruling government would control what he says, and there will be a younger better Chinese person to say it anyway, rather than a real old guy. Forget about all those pc referendums that will have to be fought; China will have none of them. That might be worth giving up our entire cultural tradition!! I am just satirically suggesting that this is the logical conclusion of Leftist/Labor policies.
Anyway, I am just glad I am as old as I am. The Pope, yes, the Pope, knows where power lies, and can smell in the Vatican air, the winning side, but it is a pity that the commos will have no use for Catholicism in the future, but I guess that does not matter, as communism always comes first:
“Pope Francis sent subtle but clear signals of closeness to Beijing while distancing himself from Taiwan and Hong Kong during his flight to Japan from Thailand Saturday. In a series of telegrams to officials of the three territories, the pope disclosed the current diplomatic position of the Vatican regarding key Asian conflicts. Especially revealing was the wording of the pontiff’s telegrams to China and Taiwan and the different manner in which he described each nation. “I send cordial greetings to your Excellency as I fly over China on my way to Japan. I assure you of my prayers for the nation and its people, invoking upon all of you abundant blessings of peace and joy,” the pope wrote to Xi Jinping, president of the People’s Republic of China and general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party. In his telegram to Taiwan, however — the only one of the three with whom the Vatican enjoys diplomatic relations — Francis made no reference to the “nation” but only mentioned its “people.” “As I enter the airspace of Taiwan on my way to Japan, I send cordial greetings to your Excellency and your fellow citizens. Assuring you of my prayers for all the people of Taiwan, I invoke abundant divine blessings of peace,” the pope told Tsai-Ing-Wen, president of the Republic of China (Taiwan). For some time, Taiwan has manifested concern over the Vatican’s renewed interest in establishing diplomatic relations with Beijing since China has made it clear that it will only enter into relations with those nations that renounce all ties to Taiwan. Shortly after the Vatican inked a provisional accord with Beijing over the naming of Bishops in China, Taiwan’s vice president, Chen Chien-jen, issued an invitation to Pope Francis to visit his country, the second such offer out of Taipei. Without answering the invitation, the pope smiled and “indicated that he would pray for Taiwan” and asked Chen to convey his greetings to President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan.”
Was old Henry given the job of breaking the news to the West: you are redundant, and set to be replaced! Henry Kissinger telling us that the age of China is here. But, will China be willing to take in the exodus of Western 1 percenter elites from the West, after seeing what they did to lead to the collapse of Western civilisation?
Gasp! Global economic collapse is looking better by the day. And Greenies, hurry up with your global ecological collapse! It might be interesting to see how globalism responds: