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Last Thing Aus and U.S want is to annoy China.

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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:17 PM
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In case you haven’t heard,

The most senior exec from one of Australia’s largest companies Rio Tinto has been charged with spying in China.

A government official from Aus said this “It’s almost inconceivable that Mr Hu could be guilty of stealing state secrets; at least, of stealing what a Western government would regard as state secrets. He is, after all. a well-respected senior manager in one of the world’s most reputable businesses His “crime”, almost certainly, amounts to no more than trying to find out as much as he could about his commercial partners and engaging in tough negotiations with them. The difference between most commercial negotiations and those in China is that Chinese ones usually involve an enterprise that it sometimes suits the government to regard as an extension of itself. Only in a communist autocracy could trying to get from a government-owned business the best possible price for your product and for your shareholders be regarded as a crime against the state”

Hopefully our Prime Minister a Chinese expert and fluent in Mandarin can destabilize the situation and bring home Mr Hu. Unlike the U.S trade Secretary, Mr Rudd (Aust PM) has not made any phone calls and has only voiced his concerns using “megaphone diplomacy”. It just shows how careful he wants to be in dealing with Aus largest trade partner.

In my opinion countries will start having second thoughts about dealing with China economically. Although China seems to think the world needs there business, regardless of their human rights issues against their own or even our own people.




posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:07 PM
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If we suddenly brought home all of the "Made In China" garbage that is currently propping up their entire powerhouse economy, not only would the United States explode with job growth, and a major decline in Unemployment, but we would also cease our support of our greatest long term enemy. Every positive and logical aspect points towards the pulling of our Commerce interests OUT of China, yet Politics consistently and unexplainably insists otherwise.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:10 PM
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Please post a link to your source, as I believe it's even a rule for a topic starter.

I do however agree that pissing of China could help nothing.

Russia and China are itching for a chance to show the US who's boss.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:48 PM
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The link for the news article. blogs.news.com.au...



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