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    The Mainland Chinese have been spying on us, dude. And buying political influence.

    Must you be so contrarian ?

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    About time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    The Mainland Chinese have been spying on us, dude. And buying political influence.

    Must you be so contrarian ?
    The official line which you want to believe, but consider there are Chinese everywhere in the world must be few cities in any country that dont have a China Town of Chinese quarter all engaged in business trade and investment.

    Anything China wants to know they only have to ask 'their' people but no doubt in the minds of the 'antis' that will be classed as spying.

    For your information.

    Who Has the World's No. 1 Economy? Not the U.S.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/artic...my-not-the-u-s

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    Anything China wants to know they only have to ask 'their' people but no doubt in the minds of the 'antis' that will be classed as spying.
    How easy and how cheap... (in contrast to another superpower - please no names here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    The Mainland Chinese have been spying on us, dude. And buying political influence.
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    About time
    You believe others don't have finger in your pie. UK, ameristan, Japan ..........

    The UK doesn't even have to spy, if something or someone comes along not to their liking they just order their local ultimate UK selected "Governor General of Australia/New Zealand", use their "reserved Powers" to sack him.

    How democratic is that for alleged sovereign countries. Or has Australia's or New Zealand's government changed their constitution to get rid of the UK appointed "Governor General of Australia/New Zealand"?

    Western Democracy eh. Do they bow to the Governor General's view, prior to voting as a sovereign UK member?

    If the new laws are applied to all, not just as advertised/proclaimed the Chinese, fair enough but will it be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    You believe others don't have finger in your pie. UK, ameristan, Japan ..........

    The UK doesn't even have to spy, if something or someone comes along not to their liking they just order their local ultimate UK selected "Governor General of Australia/New Zealand", use their "reserved Powers" to sack him.

    How democratic is that for alleged sovereign countries. Or has Australia's or New Zealand's government changed their constitution to get rid of the UK appointed "Governor General of Australia/New Zealand"?

    Western Democracy eh. Do they bow to the Governor General's view, prior to voting as a sovereign UK member?

    If the new laws are applied to all, not just as advertised/proclaimed the Chinese, fair enough but will it be?
    You just really don't have a clue do you.

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    ^Are you suggesting that Australian PMs cannot be dismissed by an UK appointed official?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    ^Are you suggesting that Australian PMs cannot be dismissed by an UK appointed official?
    And the Queen rules England.

    FFS do you have to keep up this campaign of specious fucking nonsense?


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    of specious fucking nonsense
    1975 Australian constitutional crisis

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_A...utional_crisis

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    And the Queen rules England.
    A lot more than England .....................

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post

    in a Nuclear Processing Plant
    Sellafield?

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    on a Nuclear Bomb Manufacturers site
    AWE Aldermaston?

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    ^

    If you have visited your two named camps and some others, you would know that various pieces of paper are signed prior to entry, which gags one somewhat.

    If you're Irish, Republic or Northern, a more invasive process is undertaken and are forced to wear a different coloured badge.

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    Two-way adjustment leads to smoother operation of world economy

    By Zhang Xiangchen (People's Daily Online) 09:17, July 10, 2018


    "The World Trade Organization (WTO) commenced its seventh trade policy review of China on July 9. During the week-long review, WTO members are expected to evaluate China’s performance since its accession to the organization, focusing primarily on the last two years.

    Before the review began, China’s State Council Information Office released a white paper titled "China and the World Trade Organization" in late June as a self-assessment.

    Over the past 17 years, the WTO's influence on China has grown with time. Many worried then that the WTO entry would bring an end to China’s domestic automobile and agricultural industries. However, such worries have completely disappeared thanks to China’s rapid development.

    It goes without saying that China has already become one of the major beneficiaries of economic globalization. However, different opinions are held by international media on the impact brought by China’s accession to the WTO, with confidence and doubt both existing.

    Some western countries believe that China has not fulfilled its promises, claiming that the country adopted twisted market policies and failed to become a market economy.

    Some even suggest that the world needs to tailor a new set of rules for China, arguing that current WTO rules are not applicable to such a huge country, which is not an unfounded claim. The advancement of China since it entered the WTO was unexpected by many countries, China included.

    China once proposed to lower the severity of a number of WTO rules, only to be told that it was included in an international “basketball game” and the “basket” would not be lowered specifically for one country. However, the “basket” has now asked to be moved exclusively for China. How the situation has changed!

    With a growing China, WTO members need to adjust and adapt. They should become familiar with China’s transformation from a “work-seeker” to a cooperator and competitor in the international market, as well as its transformation into an equal negotiator in the development of international rules.

    The adjustment of this mentality is thought to be the hardest part in the process. Although many countries are struggling to come to terms with the new giant beside them, if they cast aside their bias, they will be able to see a mild and peaceful China beneath.

    China also needs to adapt to how its role and influence has changed in the international arena. I still remember China’s participation in the Doha negotiations, not long after its accession to the WTO. As a developing country and a new member, we raised a series of special and differential requirements: less requests, lower obligations, longer transition periods and later liberalization.

    I was the initiator of what were considered reasonable requests at that time, but the world’s expectation as well as China’s capability have gone through dramatic changes over the last 17 years. China is still a developing country that has vast space for improvement in both the size and quality of its economy. However, it’s true that China needs to make greater contributions and add Chinese wisdom to global trade liberalization and investment facilitation, as well as help create an in-time reform of the multilateral trade system.

    China refuses to accept the characteristics that have been thrown around to describe it, refuting claims that it runs under a system of state capitalism or commercialism, or indeed that it's a market twister. Anyone that doubts China’s open economy status should refer to the white paper, as facts speak louder than words.

    (The author is Chinese permanent representative and Ambassador to the WTO Zhang Xiangchen)

    Two-way adjustment leads to smoother operation of world economy - People's Daily Online

    The report mentioned in Paragraph 2, "China and the World Trade Organization", can be found here:

    https://www.tralac.org/documents/new...18-1/file.html
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    China, DPRK mark anniversary of signing of friendly cooperation, mutual aid treaty

    China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Wednesday marked the 57th anniversary of the signing of China-DPRK Friendly Cooperation and Mutual Aid Treaty at the Chinese embassy.

    Yang Hyong Sop, vice president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and other senior DPRK officials attended a reception hosted by Zhang Chenggang, charge d'affaires of the Chinese embassy.

    Addressing the event, Zhang said that in the past 57 years, China and the DPRK have upheld the spirit of the treaty and carried out friendly exchanges and cooperation in areas of politics, economy, culture, science and technology, education, health and journalism.

    This has strongly pushed forward the socialist construction in both countries, brought substantial benefits to their peoples and helped safeguard peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in northeast Asia, said Zhang.

    It is the unshakable stand of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese government to cement bilateral relationship and push the ties for long term and healthy development, he said.

    Yang, meanwhile, said that the treaty has an important historical meaning and the DPRK-China friendship is created and nourished by the old generations of leaders of the two countries, thus becoming a shared treasure of the two countries.

    He said that to steadfastly develop the DPRK-China friendship is an unshakable stand of the DPRK's ruling Workers' Party of Korea and the government."

    China, DPRK mark anniversary of signing of friendly cooperation, mutual aid treaty - Global Times


    China’s modernized breeding facilities to see hens lay a billion eggs a day

    "Behind a row of sealed red incubator doors in a new facility in northern China, about 400,000 chicks are hatched every day, part of the rapidly modernizing supply chain in China's $37 billion egg industry, the world's biggest.

    As China overhauls production of everything from pork to milk and vegetables, farmers raising hens for eggs are also shifting from backyards to factory farms, where modern standardized processes are expected to raise quality and safety.

    That's an important step in a country where melamine-tainted eggs and eggs with high antibiotic residues have featured in a series of food safety scandals in recent years. It is also spurring demand for higher-priced branded eggs over those sold loose in fresh produce markets.

    "These days, if you're a small farmer, your eggs won't get into the supermarkets," said Yuan Song, analyst with China-America Commodity Data Analytics.

    Tough new regulations on treating manure and reducing the environmental impact from farms have also pushed many small farmers out.

    Most egg producers now have between 20,000 and 50,000 hens, said Yuan, a significant change even from two years ago. The remainder, with less than 10,000 birds, is likely to be shut down as soon as local governments begin favoring larger producers that can be more easily scrutinized.

    High-tech hatchery

    Those rapid changes are driving investments like the 150 million yuan ($22.60 million) hatchery in Handan, a city in North China's Hebei Province about 400 kilometers southwest of Beijing.

    The highly automated plant, owned by a joint venture between China's Huayu Agricultural Science and Technology Co and EW Group's genetics business Hy-Line International, is the world's biggest hatchery of layer chicks, or birds raised to produce eggs rather than meat.

    By producing 200,000 females a day, or around 60 million layers a year (one day a week is for cleaning), it can meet demand from larger farms who want to buy day-old-chicks in one batch, said Jonathan Cade, president of Hy-Line International, based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

    "That's the best way to start off with good bio-security," he said. When the birds on one farm are the same age, they are less likely to spread disease.

    Imported, latest-generation equipment helps speed up the throughput of the hatchery. An automatic grading machine, which can handle 60,000 eggs an hour, sorts eggs into two acceptable sizes before they enter incubators - uniform eggs produce similar-sized chicks that will have the same feeding ability.

    Once hatched, female chicks go to automated beak-clipping machines that process around 3,500 an hour.

    Only 20 staff will be needed in the new plant, compared with around 100 in Huayu's older hatchery, said Huayu chairman Wang Lianzeng.

    Fierce competition, disease

    Efficiency is important in an industry that is not expected to see much volume growth. The Chinese already eat more eggs per capita than almost everyone else given the huge population, about 280 a year or almost one billion a day across the country, so consumption is unlikely to rise much.

    Breeders like Huayu are trying to grow by taking market share from others. In addition to the new Handan hatchery, it is building another in Southwest China's Chongqing, which will bring annual production to 180 million chicks.

    Layer inventory in 2017 was around 1.2 billion, according to the China Animal Agriculture Association.

    Huayu is also looking into breeding layers and building hatcheries in Southeast Asia and Africa, said Wang, the company's chairman.

    The key to industrial scale facilities will be managing the risks of disease. Prices and demand for eggs and poultry plunged last year, after hundreds of people died from contracting bird flu, even though the disease left flocks largely unscathed.

    Although that has created new opportunities for large players to expand after others were forced to exit, the impact of a disease outbreak on intensive operations is significantly higher.

    Huayu itself has recently suffered from outbreaks, with high rates of poultry disease Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) in China's breeding flocks last year, said Wang. The disease can reduce egg production in layers.

    Wang said biosecurity is the major advantage in the new hatchery, which uses advanced ventilation and environmental controls to keep new chicks healthy.

    "When you enter the hatchery you wouldn't know you're in a hatchery," he said, referring to the smell typical in older facilities.

    Disinfection is used at every step along the chain and workers follow strict procedures on hygiene, he added.

    A safe environment with very high standards of biosecurity is important in raising chicks, said Wang."


    China?s modernized breeding facilities to see hens lay a billion eggs a day - Global Times


    Chinese constructors complete foundation of cross-Mekong River super bridges



    "The concrete casting for the last pier understructure of Luang Prabang railway bridge has been successfully completed, laying down all the foundation construction work of the two cross-Mekong River super major bridges along the China-Laos railway.

    At Tuesday night over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang city’s north, some 220 km north of Lao capital Vientiane, tankers were busily carrying concrete for the casting of No. 21 pier foundation of the bridge.

    Tang Gaoyun, division secretary of the Communist Party of China working committee with the China Railway No.8 Engineering Group (CREC-8), responsible for the construction of the third section of the China-Laos Railway and the construction of the two cross-Mekong River railway bridges, told Xinhua on Wednesday that after building the No.21 pier foundation of the Luang Prabang railway bridge, his CREC-8 division has planted a major milestone along the China-Laos Railway, which means the completion of the main and the most difficult work of the two cross-Mekong River bridges’ construction.


    “We have passed through a critical juncture,” Tang said. “The completion of the No. 21 pier foundation will pave the way for the CREC-8 to raise all the Mekong River bridges’ piers above the flood level before the flood season.”

    As one of the key projects of the China-Laos Railway, the Luang Prabang cross-Mekong River super major bridge is 1458.9 meters long, with 34 spans. And the construction of No.21 pier is the most complicated and risky, due to its proximity to the main shipping lane in the middle of Mekong with deep water and strong current around.

    The China-Laos railway crosses Mekong River twice on north of Luang Prabang, with the Luang Prabang bridge and Ban Ladhan bridge under construction.

    In the other relevant development, the last pier foundation of the Ban Ladhan railway bridge over Mekong River, some 240 km north of Vientiane, has completed concrete casting on July 4, and the pier has risen above flood level last Sunday.


    To some degree, construction of bridges and tunnels is the decisive factor of whether the China-Laos railway can be built on schedule. The China-Laos railway has a total length of more than 414 km comprising 60 percent of bridges and tunnels, linking Mohan-Boten border gate in northern Laos and the capital of Vientiane.

    The China-Laos railway is being promoted by the leaders of the two countries as a project of interconnectivity. Since the commencement of construction in December 2016, the building of tunnels, bridges, roadbeds and other sections has progressed smoothly along the route.
    The operating speed of trains on the route is designed to be 160 km per hour. The railway is expected to be fully operational in December 2021."

    https://www.mekongeye.com/2018/07/11...super-bridges/

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    Chinese : ruining the environment in your area daily....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Chinese : ruining the environment in your area daily....
    Whilst raping your country's assets.

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    ^If you had read some of my post of China's news, you might have seen they are taking more and more interest in the environmental aspects of life. However if you don't, you will forever remain in your closed mind box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    ^If you had read some of my post of China's news, you might have seen they are taking more and more interest in the environmental aspects of life. However if you don't, you will forever remain in your closed mind box.
    Fuck your stupid posts, they're probably all from Xinhua or some other state owned bullshit that you lap up because you're so fucking gullible.

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    China delivers 76,000 parcels every minute



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    China’s delivery volume topped global charts in 2017, delivering an incredible 76,000 parcels per minute, according to a report released by the State Post Bureau on July 10.

    China delivered 40.07 billion parcels in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 28 percent. The report explains that China's delivery volume accounted for 40 percent of the global market share last year, ranking the country first in the world for the fourth consecutive year.

    The report noted that China’s delivery business created revenue of 495.71 billion yuan (about $74 billion) in 2017, up 24.7 percent compared with 2016. Chinese people spent an average of 356.6 yuan on delivery services in 2017, up 24.1 percent.

    The business serves 220 million Chinese people per day, indicating that one in seven people enjoy delivery services on a daily basis in China.

    In addition, the report indicates that nearly 830 million parcels were involved in cross-border delivery services last year, a year-on-year growth of 34.5 percent.

    Chinese consumers’ satisfaction with delivery services remained stable in 2017 and the complaint rate dropped for the fifth consecutive year. The report attributes this to effective governance of China’s express delivery market by relevant departments. "

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    Cross-river bridge over Jinsha River opens, replaces last zipline

    "The bridge connecting Fengjiaping Village in Butuo County, southwest China’s Sichuan Province and Yingge Village, Qiaojia County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province finally opened after two and a half years.
    In the past 20 years, the zipline was the only way to visit relatives and friends, seek medical treatment and get to school.

    The Sichuan Department of Transportation of Sichuan said the province is one of the most difficult provinces to replace ziplines with bridges. In the past five years, Sichuan has invested more than a billion yuan to replace 77 ziplines with bridges. More than 70 projects have been completed. More than 100,000 people in 500 villages in Sichuan province have already removed ziplines."

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    The old "Zipline":





    Construction of Yelanghu Bridge in Guizhou expected to wrap up by end of July



    "This aerial photo taken on July 12, 2018 shows the Yelanghu Bridge under construction in Puding County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Construction of the Yelanghu Bridge, a vital project along the Zhijin-Puding expressway, is expected to be completed by the end of July. Once in service, the 52-kilometer Zhijin-Puding expressway will reduce road travel time between Zhijin and Puding counties from 2.5 hours to 35 minutes."


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    China produces over 14 million vehicles in first half of 2018



    "China’s vehicle production reached 14.05 million units in the first half of 2018, up 4.2 percent from the same period last year, according to statistics released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on July 11.
    A total of 14.06 million vehicles were sold in the country so far this year, 5.6 percent more than a year ago.

    Assistant secretary of CAAM, Chen Shihua, attributed the high growth of vehicle sales in the first six months to the relatively low figure in the same period last year, as well as the growing domestic demand for commercial vehicles.

    A total of 963,000 sedans were sold, up 2.5 percent sequentially and 9.1 percent year-on-year. SUV sales saw a 0.5 percent drop from a year ago, down to 738,000 units. It is the first negative growth of SUV sales in recent years.

    Xu Haidong, CAAM assistant secretary explained that Chinese brands decided to shift their focus from SUV to sedan manufacturing at the end of 2017, and consumers have also shown growing interest in sedans over SUVs because of higher levels of comfort.

    It is worth mentioning that 5.1 million units of the passenger vehicles manufactured by Chinese brands were sold in the first half of 2018, up 3.4 percent year-on-year and accounting for 43.3 percent of the market share.

    Xu is positive about the new energy vehicle (NEV) sales, saying they are expected to experience a boost in the next six months. A total of 412,000 NEVs have been sold so far since 2018, increasing 111.6 percent from a year ago.

    “We believe that the target of one million NEV sales will definitely be reached this year,” Xu said."

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    The EU Ambassador to China states, presumably accurately, the EU position on trade.

    EU-China Summit to support open, rules-based system



    "By Hans Dietmar Schweisgut Source:Global Times Published: 2018/7/15 2139

    In times of geopolitical uncertainties, the 20th EU-China summit will be an opportunity to show that our cooperation is important not only for Europe and China, but also for the rest of the world. We must support and strengthen the open, rules-based system of global governance, which is the basis for economic prosperity and sustainable globalization, and advance on issues like climate change, foreign policy and Eurasian connectivity.

    Of course, the European Union as a global political actor and a major trading power must also pursue its legitimate interests. We have some concrete expectations concerning the directions of our future cooperation under the comprehensive strategic partnership with China.

    The changing climate on trade and investment is a good moment for China to show public commitment and take concrete steps to open markets and establish a level playing field for European companies.

    At the summit, we expect to exchange market access offers for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment between the EU and China. It should lead to an ambitious and comprehensive agreement of opening more sectors and providing investment protection above and beyond the standards already set out in the 27 existing bilateral agreements between China and EU countries.

    This summit is an opportunity for the EU and China to prove our joint support for the WTO as the centre of the rules-based multilateral trading system, and turn words into actions by filling the gaps with new rules for a future global economy where the WTO can meet new challenges. The bilateral Working Group on WTO agreed in Beijing a few weeks ago by European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, should be a place where the EU and China show that they are ready to act now, swiftly and substantially, to show that our cooperation produces more robust results.

    Another of the EU's key objectives at the summit is to make decisive steps to conclude the negotiations for a bilateral agreement on protection of Geographical Indications (GIs). This will allow better protection of well-known European food brands in China. Conclusion of this agreement would make it the first international trade treaty between the EU and China, and send a strong signal for future cooperation in trade and investment.

    We have also agreed to extend our cooperation under the EU-China Connectivity Platform. We will need to create synergies between China's Belt and Road initiative and the EU's own approach on sustainable connectivity between Europe and Asia, and we agreed to explore complementarities and synergies in this field, that is crucial for both China and the EU. The EU is currently working on a strategy on connecting Europe and Asia, to be released in the coming months.

    A sign of the strength of our relationship is that the traditional economic and trade-related cooperation between the EU and China is constantly expanding on new areas: energy cooperation, circular economy and ocean governance, visa facilitation, work on illegal migration, cooperation on development and humanitarian assistance - notably Africa, counterterrorism to cybersecurity, to name a few.

    We also want to make further progress on foreign and security policy, to move from common aspirations to specific and targeted cooperation. China's constructive engagement has helped the continued implementation of the nuclear deal with Iran. Similarly, the EU and China must support the de-escalation on the Korean Peninsula where we have recently seen positive developments with regard to inter-Korean relations and where there is much international support for the reconciliation process as well as the dialogue between the DPRK and the US.

    Human rights are always on the summit agenda. The EU-China Human Rights Dialogue that took place on July 9 in Beijing confirmed that this is an integral, important part of our relationship - one on which there are divergences but on which we can exchange in a constructive manner.

    Last but not the least, in a world that is facing unprecedented climate and resource challenges, China and the EU recognize both the need for and the opportunities that come from transformation to a green, low carbon, circular economy. The EU and China are leading through action on climate, to deliver their Paris commitments by moving from words to policies and measures, such as carbon pricing and emissions trading, that cut emissions now and into the future. Both are accelerating reforms to transform a wasteful linear economy into a resource-efficient circular economy for the good of the environment, jobs and competitiveness.

    Together we are showing others across the world that ambitious action is possible and that it is a part of a strategy for a strong economy. We are looking forward to the joint statement on climate to be adopted at the summit, along with enhanced cooperation on emissions trading and a circular economy.

    The author is EU Ambassador to China.

    EU-China Summit to support open, rules-based system - Global Times
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