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Posted by: 2ThaSun
« on: May 17, 2023, 12:20:52 am »

EU sanctions on China: Germany warns against EU hitting China with sanctions | World DNA
The European Union will discuss the existing and future sanctions against Russia at the G7 summit scheduled to take place in Japan from May19-21. Watch the video to know more.

#europeanunion #russia #japan

A comment not like all the others:
Europe is no stranger to destroying its economy for the benefit of the Anglo-Saxons.

Another interesting comment and response:
The Ukraine Russian war has greatly caused so much suffering to gas deprived G7, EU and Nato countries.
9/10 of the countries with the most debt are from NATO countries or allies. 
Source: List of countries by external debt
United States: 31 trillion   
United Kingdom: 8.73 trillion   
France:   7.04 trillion   
Germany: 6.46 trillion   
Japan: 4.36 trillion
Canada: 3.23 trillion
China: 2.64 trillion
Spain: 2.26 trillion   
Australia: 1.83 trillion

This debt can very easily cancelled.
The debt is held by people who are not taxed as they should be taxed
Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: May 11, 2023, 04:17:19 am »

China under Eurocentrist Xi keeps trying to find common ground with the countries he worships via a narrative of the US as the bad guy, the exact opposite of what we recommend.....
Posted by: Zhang Caizhi
« on: May 11, 2023, 02:21:47 am »

China urges NATO to reflect on crimes on 24th anniversary of killing Chinese journalists in Belgrade

The Chinese people will never forget the blood and lives paid to defend truth, fairness and justice, and NATO's barbaric crime of bombing the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry when asked to comment on the 24th anniversary of the killing of three Chinese journalists during NATO's aggression in Yugoslavia.

The US-led NATO should seriously reflect on its crimes and abandon its out-of-date Cold War mentality to stop stirring up conflicts, splits and chaos, the ministry's spokesperson Wang Wenbin emphasized at Monday's press conference.

On May 7, 1999, NATO carried out a brutal missile attack on the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, killing three Chinese journalists and injuring more than 20 Chinese diplomats.

On Sunday, the Chinese Embassy in Serbia held a commemoration at the site of the bombed former Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia in Belgrade to honor the three martyrs - Shao Yunhuan of the Xinhua News Agency, and Xu Xinghu and his wife Zhu Ying of the Guangming Daily newspaper.

"24 years have passed, but every scene in that grievous night will be remembered!" said China's Ambassador to Serbia Chen Bo. Serbian Minister of Sport Zoran Gajic and dozens of officials and civilians laid wreaths and flowers at the memorial monument.

While claiming itself as a regional and defensive organization, NATO has kept exaggerating regional tensions and making bloc confrontations, said Wang, listing victims including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria.

"The wars NATO launched and participated in after 2001 alone have led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and the displacement of tens of millions of people. Recently, NATO's continued eastward movement into the Asia-Pacific region to provoke bloc confrontation has aroused high alert among regional countries," said Wang.

In place of the ruined embassy building, a memorial monument now stands, carved with the Chinese characters "Remember the martyrs, cherish the peace." Wang said NATO should seriously reflect on its crimes, stop provoking antagonism and turmoil, and do things beneficial to long-lasting peace and stability for Europe and the world.
Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: May 09, 2023, 04:56:04 pm »


Look how that worked out:

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni reassured US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy during a meeting in Rome last week that while a final decision hasn’t been taken, her government is favoring an exit from its role in China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative, according to people present at the talks.

Italy signed onto the infrastructure initiative in 2019 when Giuseppe Conte was premier, becoming the only Group of Seven country to become part of the deal. Participation will automatically renew in 2024 unless Rome actively exits the agreement.
The potential move is closely linked to Meloni’s stance on Chinese investments in Italy and in particular on an upcoming choice on whether to use executive power to curtail the influence of China’s Sinochem Holdings Corp., the largest shareholder in tire maker Pirelli & C. SpA, the people said. That decision has been delayed to the end of May.

Will Eurocentrist Xi learn? Probably not.

Best comment (despite incorrect use of term "fascist"):

during the pandemic, china was the only country offered their help and actually helped the italians. the fascists recognize skin color only.

All the way back here I was already saying China should not be helping Italy:

This on its own is good:

China will continue to provide "as much assistance as it can" to Iran to curb the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s president said Saturday.

    Xi Jinping said China offered Iran a batch of anti-epidemic supplies and sent a team of voluntary health experts to Iran, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

On the other hand:

A planeload of medical supplies, including masks and respirators, has arrived in Italy from China to help the European country deal with its growing coronavirus crisis.
    A team of nine Chinese medical staff arrived late on Thursday with some 30 tonnes of equipment on a flight organised by the Red Cross Society of China.

Has China forgotten so quickly about this?

In context, for China to treat a former colonial power (which additionally has only recently been watching refugees drown every day without helping) as well as it treats Iran is actually an insult to Iran.

Now you see what you get in return when you do so.
Posted by: 2ThaSun
« on: April 12, 2023, 02:52:42 pm »

Europe sovereignty: ‘Pandemic, war made us discover we have to reduce our dependencies’ | DW News
France's Macron says Europe must shape its own destiny:

French President Emmanuel Macron discussed his conception of "European sovereignty" in a key address at the Nexus institute in The Hague on Tuesday.
"It means that we must be able to choose our partners and shape our own destiny, rather than being, I would say, a mere witness of the dramatic evolution of this world," he said, adding that this could be done "in a cooperative manner in keeping with our spirit of openness and partnership."
His speech came after he caused a stir over the weekend with remarks on China the US and Taiwan.
"The question we need to answer, as Europeans, is the following: Is it in our interest to accelerate [a crisis] on Taiwan? No," Macron told Les Echos and Politico on Friday. "The worst thing would be to think that we Europeans must become followers on this topic and take our cue from the US agenda and a Chinese overreaction."
Politicians in the United States, Europe and China criticized those remarks but the White House said on Monday it was "confident" in the relationship with France despite Macron's comments.
Macron spoke in English outlining his vision for a new era of "European sovereignty."
"Pandemic and war just pushed us in a situation to discover that we have to reduce our dependencies if you want to preserve the European identity," he said.
"We can set up a new economic doctrine which will allow us to reconcile creating jobs, financing our social model, dealing with climate change and being more sovereign and deciding for ourselves," he said.
"This is critical in this period when we have war and our economy is being weaponized," Macron added.
He said it should be based on five pillars: competitiveness, industrial policy, protectionism, reciprocity
The speech was part of the first formal state visit by a French president to the Netherlands in more than two decades.
Macron and his wife Brigitte were greeted by Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima.
The royals were set to host Macron for a state dinner after the speech.
He was also scheduled to see the hot-ticket Johannes Vermeer exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and meet Prime Minister Mark Rutte on a canal boat.
The visit coincides with widespread unrest and strikes back in France, after Macron sought to pass his increase in the pension age from 62 to 64 by decree, fearing it might be voted down in the lower house, the National Assembly.
Posted by: ChinaEU
« on: April 04, 2023, 07:56:20 pm »

EU leaders travel to China to reshape the country's relationship with the EU | DW News
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is traveling to China this week. Before leaving she's laid out a framework for resetting the EU's relations with Beijing. The French President Emmanuel Macron will also be joining talks focusing on trade and the war in Ukraine.

We talk to Andrew Small from the German Marshall Fund think tank with a focus on Asia. And we talk to Reinhard Bütikofer. He is a member of the European Parliament and outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist Party. He was placed on a sanctions list by China after he condemned human rights abuses in the country.
Posted by: EUChina
« on: March 30, 2023, 02:21:30 pm »

Live: Von der Leyen delivers speech on the future of EU-China relations | DW News
Posted by: Latvia
« on: March 30, 2023, 02:10:33 pm »

Latvian President: Why Ukraine holds the key to the challenge of China | DW News
Egils Levits is the President of Latvia, one of the tiny Baltic States neighboring Russia – and a member of NATO since 2004.
Levits explains why in his view, the fate of Ukraine will be essential in the next major contest facing the West: with China.
With the war still raging and Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping getting closer, he talks about the implications for democracies in Europe and Asia. And he says it’s essential for NATO to strengthen defenses in Latvia and NATO’s entire “eastern flank.”
Levits comments on China’s recent 12-point “position paper” for ending the war – and whether he believes Beijing or Moscow are really serious about peace. And he explains what Russia’s plan to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus – which also borders Latvia – means for his country.

00:00 – 00:27 - Introduction
00:27 – 02:37 Germany holding back on sending fighter jets
02:37 - 03:37 Russia’s plan to deploy nuclear weapons to Belarus
03:37 – 07:48 NATO troops in Baltic states
07:48 – 09:14 China’s 12-point “Position Paper” 
09:14 - 10:55 Russia and China’s perception of NATO expansion
10:55 – 12:56 Sphere of influence of Russia and China in East Asia
12:56 – 14:50 NATO expanding its horizon into Asia
14:50 – 17:12 Isolationist attitude of some Republicans

#ukraine #baltics #nato
Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: March 10, 2023, 08:08:03 pm »

This is how pathetic it looks when a Eurocentrist autocrat feels the need to pretend to be a democrat:

Delegates handed Mr Xi a third term as China’s president and re-elected him as head of the country’s Central Military Commission in a unanimous vote.
A digital monitor on the edge of the stage proclaimed the final tally – all 2,952 votes had been cast in favour of awarding Mr Xi another term in office.
In the oath, beamed live on state television across the nation, Mr Xi vowed to “build a prosperous, strong, democratic, civilized, harmonious and great modern socialist country”.

Not only will no one believe Xi's blatantly choreographed vote, but it just makes actual democratic countries look good in comparison because the implication is that they actually are what autocratic countries have to choreograph themselves to be.

Prof Steve Tsang, the director of the SOAS China Institute in London, told AFP: “We will see a China more assertive on the global stage, insisting its narrative be accepted.

Nothing could be further from the truth. To insist your narrative be accepted would first involve insisting that autocracy is superior to democracy. The above behaviour is a display of the exact opposite.
Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: November 16, 2022, 08:22:04 pm »

Latest bootlicking by Eurocentrist Xi:

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on Wednesday at the G20 summit in Indonesia that he hoped Italy would play an important role in helping the European Union's policy towards China remain "positive" and "independent."

In their first-ever meeting, Xi and Meloni praised each other's countries as ancient civilisations, with Xi pointing out China's cooperation with Italy on battling COVID-19, and calling on China-Italy relations to become a "model for the development of relations between two countries with different social systems and cultural backgrounds," according to state broadcaster CCTV.


On 7 June 1902, the Italians took control of the concession, which was to be administered by an Italian consul.

After the First World War, Italy desired to add the former Austro-Hungarian concession which was adjacent to the Italian concession, and would have doubled its size. However, in 1917 China terminated the leases of Germany and Austria-Hungary's concessions. The districts were converted into "Special Areas" under Chinese control, with a separate administration from the rest of Tientsin.

Italy requested again the Austrian concession at the end of First World War and obtained it in 1920.[1]

Does Xi care? Of course not (just like he doesn't care about all the refugees unnecessarily drowning in the Mediterranean every day since Meloni came into power):

A meeting “marked by cordiality”, echoed Palazzo Chigi. So much so that, at the end of the face-to-face meeting, Xi invited Meloni to pay a visit to China.
There are immediately two details to underline. The first concerns the duration of the meeting, which has come close to 60 minutes, which is much more than expected. The second aspect calls into question the Chinese side’s interest in this bilateral agreement, given that the Dragon has deployed a high-profile delegation, such as Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the governor of the Central Bank (Pboc) Yi Gang.

His facial expression tells it all:

Posted by: guest78
« on: August 18, 2022, 11:54:20 am »

China & Europe's Relationship is Collapsing: The End of 16+1
Over recent years China and Europe's relationship has been eroding. Despite a good start at the beginning of 2010 things have well and truly gone off the rails. So let's explore what lead to this downfall & what happens next.
Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: August 08, 2022, 01:49:40 pm »

China once saw Europe as a counter to US power. Now ties are at an abysmal low

The part in bold was the mistake. Now is the chance to correct it.

it is a significant blow for Beijing's ideal vision: a Europe with robust China ties that provides a counterbalance to American power and posture.

"China and the EU should act as two major forces upholding world peace, and offset uncertainties in the international landscape," Xi told EU leaders at a summit in April

Xi has it the wrong way round. China and America should act as two major forces upholding world peace, counterbalancing the power of the former Western colonial powers. But Xi being a Eurocentrist of course prefers to fantasize about his Eurocentric vision.

There has been acknowledgment of China's myopia among mainland scholars,

Chen Dingding, founding director of the Intellisia Institute think tank in Guangzhou, wrote in a coauthored article in The Diplomat, that the risks of the war in Ukraine are "not fully understood in China," where officials and academics had failed to acknowledge the "shock" that death and destruction in Ukraine would bring Europeans.

That's because the Chinese officials and academics do not understand the sheer racism of those whom they are dealing with. They observed the indifference towards the death and destruction in Syria, Yemen, etc. and naively assumed the EU would view the same in Ukraine with similar indifference. Of course this was not the case:
Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: June 29, 2022, 02:52:02 am »


"Here is an example of a False Leftist purportedly “defending” China, by citing Xi’s election victory as evidence of the democratic nature of the regime."

The problem is that Singh is only repeating the Xi's own line: Xi himself frequently claims that China is "democratic" (and worse, "more democratic" than Western countries)! Instead of taking pride in China being the last major holdout for autocracy in the whole world, Xi seems to want to redefine the term "democratic" to describe China's system of government! This is extremely buffoonish. Not only does it waste its present chance to vaunt the superiority of autocracy and thus commence the long-awaited counterrevolution against democracy, but it also fails to convince actual democrats (e.g. Hong Kong rightists) and instead merely supplies them with easy ammo with which to accuse the Xi of gaslighting.

"Democratic" is not a synonym for "good". But Xi will never understand this (you can tell this just from his clothes).


"If China is democratized it’s over."

If China starts having popular vote it is definitely over. But even if it does not, the very fact that it feels the need to call itself "democratic" (though without popular vote) is still a sign that it is in rhetorical retreat.

Unlike the False Left which merely follows Xi's rhetoric claiming to be "democratic" (though without popular vote), the True Left approach to positivity towards China should more often involve educating people about pre-modern Chinese rulers (who were autocratic and proud of it).

"I see that Chinese leadership always said China has their own "Chinese" democracy."

This shows how cowardly they are. They should be giving credit to autocracy for China's success, thus inspiring scepticism towards democracy by presenting China as a representative of the alternative. Instead they go with the cowardly claim that China is merely a "different type of democracy". Such a statement implies that they themselves believe that democracy has the moral high ground, but worse, everyone knows the statement itself ("China is democratic") is false, therefore everyone can now accuse China of actually knowing democracy is superior (hence being motivated to claim to be democratic) but still refusing to become democratic in reality, which is the worst position China can put itself in.

This is a perfect example of China's PR incompetence as noted above.

The coward is back:

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Sunday that China had conducted a nationwide campaign that gathered public opinion on what the country's senior leadership should look like in the next five years.

He called it an example of a "whole-process people's democracy," which Beijing has touted as being better than the West's model of democracy. This brand of democracy practiced in China appears to include holding local elections and frequent public consultation on issues.

So you've been handed on a plate a ready-made autocratic superpower, and instead of using China to promote the advantages of autocracy, you are going to claim China is a democracy too?

Xi's own definition of "whole-process democracy" isn't completely clear. He has described it as a form of government in which "all major legislative decisions are made in accordance with procedures, through democratic deliberation, and through scientific and democratic decision-making."

When you are trying to define something, using the word you are trying to define as part of the definition turns it into a circular definition. All it shows is how scared you are that others might even momentarily perceive you as non-democratic!

The description implies that the Chinese government actively allows citizens to influence policies and major decisions after the local elections conclude. China's Foreign Ministry has said that this system represents a "true and high-quality democracy that works."

Why can't China simply be described as an autocracy that works? Why does everything have to preliminarily claim to be democratic before claiming to be anything else positive? Most importantly, do you realize that every time you talk like this, you are implying that ancient China (as well as, for that matter, every other non-Western civilization in the world), which never valued democracy of any kind, are all inferior to Western civilization?

"If the people are awakened only to cast a vote but become dormant afterward, that is no true democracy," China's Chargé d'affaires in Australia wrote in December, taking a jab at Western democracy. "If the people are offered great hopes during electoral campaigning but have no say afterward, that is no true democracy."

Even if you can thus get Chinese believing that present-day China is better than present-day Western countries, so what? Since you are saying China is better by Western standards, they will continue to believe China only became better via contact with Western civilization. They will continue to have a low opinion of ancient China (not to mention other non-Western civilizations).

Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: May 10, 2022, 10:37:55 pm »

Is it sheer stupidity or is it blind Eurocentrism?

Xi tells Scholz that Europe's security 'should be kept in the hands of Europeans'
"The security of Europe should be kept in the hands of Europeans themselves," Xi told Scholz, according to the Chinese foreign ministry readout. "The European side needs to show historical responsibility and political wisdom, bear in mind the long-term stability of Europe, and promote a solution in a responsible manner."

Anyone with the slightest common sense can see that the choice is between:

1) more US troops being needed in the Atlantic and hence US troops being withdrawn from the Pacific;
2) fewer US troops being needed in the Atlantic and hence US troops increasing their presence in the Pacific.

Xi should be trying to achieve 1), yet being the incompetent clown that he is, instead he is actively striving for 2)!

See also:

Back to first link:

Xi said China and the EU had "far more common interests than differences"

Only in Xi's sick fantasies:

When Xi Jinping visits Britain next week, the president and his wife, Peng Liyuan, will stay in the Belgian suite of Buckingham Palace, where Prince William and Kate Middleton spent the first night of their marriage.

Ew..... That Xi did not see this as a veiled insult shows how psychologically colonized he is.

He will address Parliament, ride in a royal carriage and be given a formal banquet by Queen Elizabeth.
The Belgian suite has three rooms and is often used by the queen for private meetings.

Its main color is yellow, and the suite has has statues of George III and his wife.

Look how happy Xi is to be surrounded by Western architecture:

Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: April 29, 2022, 08:56:01 pm »

Xi's disgusting Eurocentrism on display:

Xi also called on the European Union chart an independent course from the United States on relations with China.
    "China and the EU, as two major forces, big markets and great civilizations, should increase communication on their relations and on major issues concerning global peace and development, and play a constructive role in adding stabilizing factors to a turbulent world.

    "Xi called on the EU to form its own perception of China, adopt an independent China policy, and work with China for the steady and sustained growth of China-EU relations."

Translation: "I have given up trying to improve relations with the US but I will never give up being a tail-wagging Eurocentrist."

Xi literally called China's colonizers a "great civilization"!

With this one statement he has simultaneously insulted not only China but also every other historical victim of Western colonialism (including America).

This is the exact opposite of the correct approach. Fawning to your own colonizers signals to them that the colonization has not really ended. The colonizers will sense this and hence perceive a green light to punch down on China even harder than they already do. And then Xi will be puzzled about why his carefully prepared speech backfired.

Borrell later rebuked the Chinese leadership:

    "This was not exactly a dialogue, maybe a dialogue of the deaf.

The director of the Asia program at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Janka Oertel, added:
"For the Chinese leadership under President Xi Jinping, everything — including the war — is currently refracted through the lens of domestic politics and the global rivalry with the US.

In an interview with ChinaFile, Jacques deLisle, Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania, said:
"Chinese summit and post-summit statements, like Beijing's response to the Ukraine crisis generally, have made China seem much less than a capable and responsible power.

Shannon Tiezzi, Editor-in-Chief of The Diplomat, wrote:
"Beijing has constantly urged Europe to adopt an 'independent policy toward China,' something Xi repeated in the meeting on Friday. In blunter terms, China does not want Brussels to coordinate its China strategy with Washington. But in its constant repetition of this theme, Beijing misses the point: Europe has its own concerns about China, independently of the United States.

Here is the "Great Hall of the People" in Beijing:

Does this decor look even remotely Chinese?  Great Hall of the Colonized People would be a better description! Xi sure seems to be proud of it, though.....