I've got a really busy week and a half ahead and while I'll still be watching activity on the blog,posts during this time will be sparse unless something earth-shattering comes up. However because I know many of you don't use twitter or other forms of social media, there are a few items you should be … Continue reading **Updated:Millionaires, money and political influence in BC: What you should be reading this week.
Originally posted in June of 2012, this post took a deeper look at how and who has played an integral role in the development of Canada's foreign policy with China...and why Harper seemed to do an about-face when it comes to the Chinese government. Playing with the Dragon II – The architects behind Canada’s China policy. … Continue reading Coming next week, final installment of Playing with the Dragon- read the second in the series now to catch up.
While many if not most Canadians were celebrating Thanksgiving with their families yesterday, distracted by tummies full of turkey, the news that Governor General David Johnston was headed to China came out. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/governor-general-heading-to-china-to-push-canada-sino-relations-forward/article14851243/ Governor-General David Johnston will serve as the sharp end of a political stick that the Harper government is pointing at China this … Continue reading The bastardization of the Governor Generals office.
The hypocrisy of Stephen Harper's recent announcement that he would be boycotting the big grand poo-bah's summit in Sri Lanka next month is stunning. The lack of comment on it thus far, even more so. According to reports from overseas: " Canada will skip the meeting because of what Harper called “serious violations of human rights and … Continue reading “He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.” ~ George Orwell
Yes, another one bites the dust and while investors clink glasses of fine scotch as they watch the stock prices rise, I'm left wondering what this slow but steady advance of Chinese state takeovers in Canada will ultimately mean - not only for our country, but for our ability to control our own resources. It appears … Continue reading Chinese State owned oil giant plans takeover of Canadian based Novus Energy.
While everyone is up in arms over the story of a Chinese reporter being denied the right to ask questions of Harper following some sort of shoving incident, perhaps what is a far more important story of Sino-Canadian relations has gone by the wayside. As reported in the Chinese newspaper People's Daily Online http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8376276.html , Chinese defence … Continue reading Canada signs initiative with China to “promote high level military exchanges”
At this juncture in Canadian history, as our federal government signs what was passed off as a run of the mill trade deal with China that is cloaked in so much secrecy, it brings to mind questions as to the motivation for such a move. It seems that while many have just begun to realise the depth of … Continue reading Repost from June 2012 : “Playing with the Dragon II – The architects behind Canada’s China Policy.”
Thank goodness I've resolved all technical issues, seems the takedown of Godaddy by Anonymous had a trickle down effect around the world. Anyways, stay calm and carry on and all that...but it's too late for your post today so watch for that tomorrow. However, I did just notice this coming in over Twitter..... Oh look, … Continue reading Christy being authentically authentic in China raises questions.
In 1989, I sat alone in front of the TV, watching the fight for democracy and freedom come to a head in China. Who could forget this iconic image of a single man standing before the tanks, facing likely death? What strength lives in a soul to find yourself taking such action ? For a young woman like myself, raised … Continue reading Playing with the Dragon II – The architects behind Canada’s China policy.