Coming next week, final installment of Playing with the Dragon- read the second in the series now to catch up.

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.

“He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.” ~ George Orwell

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

Stories within stories: Harper,why we must stop the Canada-China FIPA and the deal you still don’t really know about.

“I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality” ~ Mahatma Gandhi There are two very important things I would ask my readers to do today. First, head on over to http://thecanadian.org/item/1803-how-you-can-help-prevent-the-ratification-of-canada-china-fipa  At the link above, you will find detailed and … Continue reading Stories within stories: Harper,why we must stop the Canada-China FIPA and the deal you still don’t really know about.

Repost from June 2012 : “Playing with the Dragon II – The architects behind Canada’s China Policy.”

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.”

“I very much look forward to the ratification and implementation of the Canada-China FIPA…” ~ Unelected premier Christy Clark, during the Canada-China Investment Summit

Breaking news folks, and don't forget you read it here first. Read and weep my fellow loyal British Columbians.... read and behold why Christy Clark is ignoring the emails of thousands of concerned Canadians. She's been in support for some time. The jokes on us, apparently. Thank you to J for this tell all letter.

Christy being authentically authentic in China raises questions.

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.

Nexen purchase by CNOOC tainted by insider trading probe: US SEC freezes assets of traders who reaped $13 million ahead of announcement

From Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-29/sec-freezes-trader-assets-in-probe-of-cnooc-s-nexen-purchase.html "The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission  obtained a court order to freeze assets of traders who allegedly reaped more  than $13 million by trading illegally ahead of Cnooc Ltd.  (883)’s announcement that it would buy Nexen Inc. (NXY) Hong Kong-based Well Advantage  Limited and other unknown traders stockpiled shares of Nexen based on  … Continue reading Nexen purchase by CNOOC tainted by insider trading probe: US SEC freezes assets of traders who reaped $13 million ahead of announcement