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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    That's a stupid thing to say, even for you.

    I guess Taiwan is safe then.
    That's not a surprising thing to say for a troll like you to say.

    It's just a saying, but contains an unfortunate reality. And Taiwan IS safe...

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    You can't keep your trolling of me to the doghouse? Will you whine like the little bitch you are if I respond in kind? Rhetorical question.



    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    And Taiwan IS safe...
    I'm sure all Taiwanese will be happy, relieved and safe to hear you say that.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/

    China threatens to invade Taiwan and parades one of its citizens as a 'spy'

    China threatens retaliation over US deals to supply Taiwan with arms | South China Morning Post

    China threatens to 'wipe out' Taiwan president with war | Taiwan News


    etc etc etc . . .

    You'd bet your house on it . . . if you owned one . . .wouldn't you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    So Russian Crimea has more legitimacy than Taiwan.
    14 or 18 doesn't make a difference when the whole lot is 193..

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    New Zealand's South Island has a population of 1.1m people.

    Three in four New Zealanders live in the North Island | Stats NZ

    If a regime change was achieved, through a new political party winning the majority of votes in a referendum, with the assistance of wealthy newcomers.

    If the then government of the South Island started "purchasing" or was gifted military weapons from a "friendly" country.

    How do you think the inhabitants of the North island would react?
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    China threatens
    China threatens
    China threatens
    etc etc etc . . .
    Why do they threaten only? Why they are not so kindly as some others who never threaten?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    New Zealand's South Island has a population of 1.1m people.

    Three in four New Zealanders live in the North Island | Stats NZ

    If a regime change was achieved, through a new political party winning the majority of votes in a referendum, with the assistance of wealthy newcomers.

    If the then government of the South Island started "purchasing" or was gifted military weapons from a "friendly" country.

    How do you think the inhabitants of the North island would react?
    So do you understand how Ukraine feels now? (notwithstanding the fake referendum).

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    So do you understand how Ukraine feels now? (notwithstanding the fake referendum).
    Just more OhOh obfuscation ad bullshit . . . and his retarded brother is there as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    You can't keep your trolling of me to the doghouse? Will you whine like the little bitch you are if I respond in kind? Rhetorical question.

    But the thing is, Pammy : you don't respond "in kind". You come out with nasty personal comments, whereas (in threads like this, anyway) I usually simply observe that you troll.

    Then you yourself "whine "like a little bitch". You are an utter hypocrite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    But the thing is, Pammy : you don't respond "in kind". You come out with nasty personal comments, whereas (in threads like this, anyway) I usually simply observe that you troll.

    Then you yourself "whine "like a little bitch". You are an utter hypocrite.

    Do you ever stop fucking whining?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I usually simply observe that you troll.
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Do you ever stop fucking whining?
    No, he doesn't.


    So, when will we start our education Rumination Rumble Karen . . . or will you do the same thing as with threatening to beat up Ant . . . never show up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    New Zealand's South Island has a population of 1.1m people.

    Three in four New Zealanders live in the North Island | Stats NZ

    If a regime change was achieved, through a new political party winning the majority of votes in a referendum, with the assistance of wealthy newcomers.

    If the then government of the South Island started "purchasing" or was gifted military weapons from a "friendly" country.

    How do you think the inhabitants of the North island would react?
    Good analogy. China and Russia should give this idea some thought

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    It's a ridiculous analogy, but keep hyperventilating. Try comparing apples with apples

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    Great stuff. The US should lend them a couple of nukes so they can park this off the coast of Chinastan.

    They could build one for Taiwan as well.


    Eurasia Topics-2k2ixp6bm5gnbmp4jpmjwsa3xq-jpg

    MELBOURNE, Australia — Japan has launched the first of a new class of diesel-electric submarines, which will complete the U.S. ally’s planned expansion of its submarine fleet to 22 boats when it enters service.



    The new submarine, which has been named the Taigei, meaning Big Whale, was launched at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in the city of Kobe on Wednesday. It is the first of a successor class to Japan’s current Soryu-class boats.
    Japan launches first of its new class of submarines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Great stuff. The US should lend them a couple of nukes so they can park this off the coast of Chinastan.

    They could build one for Taiwan as well.



    Japan launches first of its new class of submarines.
    What an ugly sub. Looks like something from the 50's. And its not even nuclear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    And its not even nuclear
    I suspect the flags and the red and whit striped "camouflage" that will be removed prior to leaving the base or is masking some important gadget.

    They all have their uses and particular benefits. Some of course only highlight the deliverable megatons of cargo. Others realise the "different strokes for different folks" offer flexibility. Some can afford/produce all types, others are cash/technology restricted.
    Last edited by OhOh; 17-10-2020 at 09:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    I suspect the flags and the red and whit striped "camouflage" that will be removed prior to leaving the base or is masking some important gadget.
    In this case, I think it's appropriate to state the obvious because he really is that fucking thick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    I suspect the flags and the red and whit striped "camouflage" that will be removed
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    In this case, I think it's appropriate to state the obvious because he really is that fucking thick.
    Does he know how dense he is? I understand the old saying 'I don't know what I don't know', but in his case it's reached illness levels

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    Double post
    Last edited by OhOh; 18-10-2020 at 10:53 AM.

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    China’s rail shipments to Europe set records as demand surges for Chinese goods amid coronavirus

    Cissy Zhou

    Published: 9:15pm, 17 Aug, 2020


    • July saw 1,232 cargo trains travel from Chinese cities to European destinations – the most ever in a single month



    • Once regarded as merely ornamental, freight service along belt and road trade routes has become increasingly important as exporters turn to railway transport





    "The volume of China’s belt and road railway cargo to Europe has set records for five consecutive months as Covid-19 has limited transport by air and sea while causing an increase in the demand for Chinese-made medical supplies abroad, according to the China State Railway Group.

    The latest figures from the state-owned railway builder, also known as China Railway, showed that a total of 1,232 trains were arranged from different Chinese cities to European destinations in July. It was the highest monthly figure ever, and an increase of 68 per cent from a year earlier.

    In addition, the trains are getting longer as 113,000 standard cargo containers were shipped last month, a year-on-year increase of 73 per cent.

    In the first seven months of 2020, freight services between Chinese cities and destinations along the Eurasia trade routes tallied 6,354 trips, an increase of 41 per cent from a year earlier, the railway group said.

    The Belt and Road Initiative is a vast China-centred strategy to grow global trade and gain international influence. Masterminded by President Xi Jinping, the plan involves dozens of countries and more than US$1 trillion in investment.

    The surge in railway transport shows not only that China has restarted its vast manufacturing apparatus after bringing the coronavirus under control at home, but that the nation has also developed a reliable transport route to send its manufactured products to clients abroad – a sign of resilience in China’s export sector.

    In July, China posted a trade surplus of US$62.33 billion, with exports surging 7.2 per cent in US dollar terms, as imports fell 1.4 per cent. Despite the coronavirus having hit global demand, analysts have pointed to strong shipments of medical supplies and work-from-home equipment as a driving factor behind the surge in exports.

    Yiwu, an export hub in east China’s Zhejiang province, sent 33,452 containers to central Asian and European countries via railway lines in the year’s first seven months, tripling the amount transported a year prior. In the same seven-month period, the city of Chengdu in Sichuan province dispatched about 1,200 trains on the China-Europe railway – a year-on-year increase of 58.6 per cent.


    The volume of China’s belt and road railway cargo to Europe has set records for five consecutive months as Covid-19 has limited transport by air and sea while causing an increase in the demand for Chinese-made medical supplies abroad, according to the China State Railway Group.

    The latest figures from the state-owned railway builder, also known as China Railway, showed that a total of 1,232 trains were arranged from different Chinese cities to European destinations in July. It was the highest monthly figure ever, and an increase of 68 per cent from a year earlier.

    In addition, the trains are getting longer as 113,000 standard cargo containers were shipped last month, a year-on-year increase of 73 per cent.

    In the first seven months of 2020, freight services between Chinese cities and destinations along the Eurasia trade routes tallied 6,354 trips, an increase of 41 per cent from a year earlier, the railway group said.

    The Belt and Road Initiative is a vast China-centred strategy to grow global trade and gain international influence. Masterminded by President Xi Jinping, the plan involves dozens of countries and more than US$1 trillion in investment.

    The surge in railway transport shows not only that China has restarted its vast manufacturing apparatus after bringing the coronavirus under control at home, but that the nation has also developed a reliable transport route to send its manufactured products to clients abroad – a sign of resilience in China’s export sector

    In July, China posted a trade surplus of US$62.33 billion, with exports surging 7.2 per cent in US dollar terms, as imports fell 1.4 per cent. Despite the coronavirus having hit global demand, analysts have pointed to strong shipments of medical supplies and work-from-home equipment as a driving factor behind the surge in exports.

    Yiwu, an export hub in east China’s Zhejiang province, sent 33,452 containers to central Asian and European countries via railway lines in the year’s first seven months, tripling the amount transported a year prior. In the same seven-month period, the city of Chengdu in Sichuan province dispatched about 1,200 trains on the China-Europe railway – a year-on-year increase of 58.6 per cent.

    The busy railway system also helped boost confidence in Beijing that Covid-19 will not doom the nation’s exports. Ni Yuefeng, China’s customs administration chief, said last week that China’s share of global exports rose by 10 basis points
    in the first four months of 2020 and will continue to expand even as global trade volume is shrinking.

    The freight service along belt and road trade routes was once regarded as ornamental in terms of China’s trade flows, and many Chinese exporters were even found to have shipped empty containers on the railway route to claim government subsidies. However, the coronavirus, which has grounded many flights and made cross-border truck transport more difficult, has seen many exporters turn to railway transport.

    Even Guangzhou, southern China’s manufacturing hub with easy access to maritime ports, is stepping up northbound railway transport. The city launched a new railway freight service to Russia earlier this month.

    Chinese media has reported that several cargo shippers had been notified that some of their shipments could not even be completed within the agreed-upon time due to backlogs at border ports, as terminals struggle to handle the rise in cargo.

    Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said last month that freight trains had transported 27,000 tonnes of medical supplies from China to European countries, an increase of 41 per cent year on year. These materials have been sent to Italy, Germany, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Lithuania and other countries, with some goods then transferred to other parts of Europe, according to Hua.

    Since the Belt and Road Initiative was announced in 2013, many local governments have rushed to open train services through the vast central Asian territory between China and Europe to show their loyalty to Xi. However, railway transport still accounts for a relatively small portion of China’s trade.

    https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-e...-demand-surges

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    Xinjiang: A Report and Resource Compilation


    Sep 21
    Written By Qiao Collective

    "Based on a handful of think tank reports and witness testimonies, Western governments have levied false allegations of genocide and slavery in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. A closer look makes clear that the politicization of China’s anti-terrorism policies in Xinjiang is another front of the U.S.-led hybrid war on China.

    This resource compilation provides a starting point for critical inquiry into the historical context and international response to China’s policies in Xinjiang, providing a counter-perspective to misinformation that abounds in mainstream coverage of the autonomous region."

    Continues here:

    Xinjiang: A Report and Resource Compilation — Qiao Collective

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    Iran declares official termination of UN arms embargo

    Sunday, 18 October 2020 1:06 AM [ Last Update: Sunday, 18 October 2020 1:35 AM ]


    "Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the UN Security Council’s arms restrictions against Tehran have all been terminated in defiance of the United States’ efforts.

    “As of today [October 18, 2020], all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran, and all prohibitions regarding the entry into or transit through territories of the United Nations Member States previously imposed on a number of Iranian citizens and military officials, are all automatically terminated,” a statement by the Foreign Ministry said.

    The longstanding UN ban on the sale of arms from/to Iran is terminated under the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that blessed the 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers.
    “As of today, the Islamic Republic may procure any necessary arms and equipment from any source without any legal restrictions, and solely based on its defensive needs, and may also export defensive armaments based on its own policies,” the Foreign Ministry added.

    The statement made it clear that “the lifting of arms restrictions and the travel ban were designed to be automatic with no other action required.”

    The Foreign Ministry said October 18 is “a momentous day for the international community,” praising the world for standing with Tehran “in defiance of the US regime’s efforts.”

    The administration of US President Donald Trump suffered an embarrassing loss on August 14 as it failed to renew the Iranian arms embargo through a resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
    Russia and China voted against the motion and the remaining 11 council members, including France, Germany and the UK, abstained.

    Following the humiliating failure, the United States vowed to use its “secondary” sanctions to block any arms trades with Tehran after the expiry of the UN ban.

    US Special Representative for Venezuela and Iran Elliott Abrams claimed last month that Washington could deny access to the US market to anyone who trades in weapons with Tehran.

    Sanctions “will have a very significant impact” on arms manufacturers and traders that seek to do business with Tehran, he told reporters.

    The US initiative is expected to prevent European companies from selling weapons and military equipment to Iran. However, Iran has made it clear that it will not need European weapons, as it is going to meet its strategic needs by purchasing weapons from China and Russia.

    Moscow said in September that it was ready to boost its military cooperation with Tehran, while Beijing has also spoken of its willingness to sell arms to Iran after October 18.

    However, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh tweeted a few hours before the Sunday announcement that Iran meets 90 percent of its defense needs, and does not need to be dependent on other countries when it comes to arms supplies.

    It was also stipulated in the Sunday statement that “unconventional arms, weapons of mass destruction and a buying spree of conventional arms have no place in Iran’s defense doctrine.”

    Shortly after the announcement, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that the international community had “protected” the nuclear deal and Oct. 18 marked the “normalization of Iran’s cooperation with the world.”

    “Today's normalization of Iran’s defense cooperation with the world is a win for the cause of multilateralism and peace and security in our region,” Zarif said.

    A momentous day for the international community, which— in defiance of malign US efforts—has protected UNSC Res. 2231 and JCPOA.

    Today's normalization of Iran’s defense cooperation with the world is a win for the cause of multilateralism and peace and security in our region. pic.twitter.com/sRO6ezu4OO

    — Javad Zarif (@JZarif) October 17, 2020

    Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi also hailed the UN Security Council for rejecting all the US efforts to prevent the expiry of the arms embargo.


    “As of today, Iran’s arms trade needs no prior consent from the UNSC,” he tweeted.

    Iran’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna, Kazem Gharibabadi, also told IRNA that governments can no more cite sanctions as a pretext to prevent Iran’s arms trade.

    “From now on, governments cannot refer to the existence of sanctions or internationally binding restrictions when it comes to arms deals and even in case of weapons of Iranian origin in various countries,” Gharibabadi said."

    Iran declares official termination of UN arms embargo

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Iran declares official termination of UN arms embargo
    So easy it is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    So easy it is...
    For simpletons like you

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    Oops another six Russian state-sponsored criminals who can't travel without looking over their shoulders.

    WASHINGTON — Six Russian military officers sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. businesses, according to a Justice Department indictment unsealed Monday that details attacks on a broad range of political, financial and athletic targets.

    The indictment also accuses the defendants, all alleged officers in the Russian military agency known as the GRU, in destructive attacks on Ukraine’s power grid and in a hack-and-leak effort directed at the political party of French President Emmanuel Macron during the 2017 election.
    6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign - Los Angeles Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Oops another six Russian state-sponsored criminals who can't travel without looking over their shoulders.
    Surely not the Russians again . . . KLONDYKE, come and resurrect your honour by posting irrelevant bullshit

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