No Kidding, China Wants to Destroy the West, But Sell Heaps of Junk to Us First By James Reed
US Secretary Pompeo has stirred up a hornet’s nest saying:
“This is a Chinese Communist Party that has come to view itself as intent upon the destruction of Western ideas, Western democracies, and Western values. It puts Americans at risk, whether it’s stealing American intellectual property or destroying jobs here in the U.S.”
However, New Zealand, run by a socialist feminist type, is happy to become a part of China, which is the commo thing to do today:
“New Zealand has broken away from its western intelligence allies with an offer to support China’s contentious global infrastructure and investment project. The Belt and Road initiative involves Chinese state banks offering funds to develop transport schemes around the world to facilitate trade. Supporters present it as a development initiative but critics say it is primarily to advance Beijing’s strategic interests, and even a form of “debt colonialisation”. Beijing has recently tried to recast the programme, promising to improve standards and transparency. Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand prime minister, said she believed the scheme had “really evolved” and her government was prepared to offer Beijing advice on expanding it. Her trade minister, David Parker, said that New Zealand believed that it could “find a win-win situation with China”. The shift overrides the reservations of Winston Peters, Ms Ardern’s foreign minister, and follows concerns about the encroachment of Chinese technology into the Five Eyes intelligence network, which comprises New Zealand, the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. New Zealand has traditionally had friendly relations with China, signing a free-trade agreement in 2008, the first signed by Beijing with a developed country.
“New Zealand did not join Canada, the UK, the US and Australia in a joint declaration condemning China's national security legislation on Hong Kong although Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters did reiterate the government's "deep concern" about the situation. New Zealand is a member of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance with those four countries. "On important issues like this, New Zealand will sometimes decide to join other like-minded countries and sometimes to make a statement alone," a spokesperson for the Minister of Foreign Affairs said. "What is important is that we share the deep concerns expressed by other democratic countries in their statements overnight about the introduction of this legislation. This is clear from Minister Peters' statement."
“China warned New Zealand this week that it risks damaging the countries' relationship after New Zealand's deputy prime minister backed Taiwan rejoining the World Health Organization. "We hope that certain people in New Zealand will stop spreading rumors and creating trouble and work to enhance instead of undermining bilateral mutual trust and cooperation," China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lihan, said in a press conference on Monday. According to official Chinese policy, Taiwan is not a separate country but rather a breakaway province and part of "one China." Until 2016, Taiwan was an observer at WHO, under the name "Chinese Taipei." But China objected after the election of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and the country was again excluded. But last week, New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters said he personally believed Taiwan should be able to rejoin WHO as an observer.”
The land of the long white cloud, of The Lord of the Rings, will soon be a Chinese dominated territory, a kiwi swallowed by a dragon.