Saturday, February 04, 2012

HM PM Harper and China

China is still a police state, but we have long had economic relationships with this communist country. My friend Terry Glavin worries about selling oilsands to China. I like Lawrence's Solomon 's take on the issue. bo or the new President needs to buy our oil. What does Harper want with this government, about which he cannot have any illusions — he is, after all, the only Canadian prime minister in memory who has shown spine in his dealings with China. Harper travels not as a supplicant, as did former Prime Minister Jean Chr├ętien and his Team Canada of businessmen, but from a position of power, the leader of a country whose resources China, among others, covets. The itinerary for the Harper trip mostly reads like a goodwill foray — signing of “co-operation agreements,” a visit to the panda zoo, sealskin attire to promote Newfoundland jobs and other made-for-photo-op occasions. Harper hopes the Chinese will formally agree not to plunder Canadians who invest in China but he must know that China signs such agreements easily, and then fails to enforce them. The takeaways from Harper’s trip to China — apart from the pandas that will soon visit Canada — have little to do with China proper. By promoting seal products, Harper will show Newfoundlanders he is standing up for their culture. By being respectful to China, Harper will please the large and chauvinistic Chinese-Canadian community. Mostly, however, Harper is going to China to impress upon the U.S. the danger of taking Canada for granted.

4 comments:

Terry Glavin said...

Warmest regards, Roy. Just so you know, my worries are not quite what you seem to think, but close enough. I do wish Prime Minister Harper well in the matter of securing markets for our seal pelts, however. I side with our swilers, as you know. But there is a slight problem:

http://transmontanus.blogspot.com/2012/02/were-sitting-ducks.html

OMMAG said...

Bah ... we just cut out the middleman... America is sold out to China already ... why have them skim profit off the oil or money that is going to end up in Asia anyway?

Philopolymath said...

BULLPUCKEY HARPER is there to negotiate Canada's SURRENDER...The Banking elite cartel is busted by Ottawa lad in Japan Benjamin Fulford..You know they own the media and LIE....It's OVER....It's ALL COMING DOWN!!!....
CHECK For yourself...WAKE-UP...TAKE BACK CANADA NOW!!!!...
Times's up Your Ex-Majesty..The CROWN IS DOWN!!!
CHECK CHECK CHECK the FACTS....
oooohhhh CHECK MATE you ZIONISTS bastards....
You never we're good at CHESS...
And you thought you could beat the Asian ELDERS...Oy vey...

Flaggman said...

Look, if we can sell our oil to China, we will be virtually the only country in the world to hold leverage over them. We can use that leverage to wean them off of support for rogue regimes like Iran; push them towards freedom for their people; or we can simply get them to pay us for our oil in US treasuries, so we can buy our friendly neighbours to the South out of hock and become their banker. In any case, Harper is in an enviable position as he does not have to just go there and roll over for the ChiCom slavemasters!

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