NBA/China/Hong Kong Controversy

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Re: NBA/China/Hong Kong Controversy

Post by 3rdside » Wed May 27, 2020 2:07 am

As for China - their true colours are coming out. In the last few days they've exposed their economic gangster credentials on Australia, cancelling 3 huge beef contracts from my home state and overnight a large barley contract.

This is a pretty good article summarising it:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/china-s ... 54nhj.html

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Post by Nodack » Wed May 27, 2020 2:58 am

Australia seems to be in between a rock and a hard spot. Both China and the US keep threatening each other and taking it out on Australia.

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Re: NBA/China/Hong Kong Controversy

Post by 3rdside » Wed May 27, 2020 3:14 am

Yeah - trump is aiming to force through deals at the direct expense of Australia. The Barley deal looks like it went straight to the USA.

Allies / history doesn't mean anything to this guy.

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Post by Nodack » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:20 am

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells troops to focus on 'preparing for war'
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/14/asia/xi- ... gfooterold

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Post by Nodack » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:51 am

All Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers to resign as China crushes opposition
https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/20179 ... opposition

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Post by Nodack » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:17 pm

The Trump administration has reportedly declassified intelligence that accuses China of offering to put bounties on US soldiers based in Afghanistan

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... diers.html

It's unclear if any other members of Congress or President-elect Joe Biden have been briefed on the matter, but Biden does have access to the President's Daily Brief.

According to Axios, Trump is not believed to have discussed the matter with China President Xi Jinping.

If the claims are confirmed to be true, it would escalate tensions between the US and China; however, if they are confirmed untrue, questions will be raised about the motivations of the sources who reported it.


Trump was briefed that China sought to pay non-state actors to attack US forces in Afghanistan
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/30/politics ... index.html

Trump was briefed that China sought to pay non-state actors to attack US forces in Afghanistan
https://www.wicz.com/story/43114913/tru ... fghanistan
A Biden transition official told CNN that while they would not speak to the alleged intelligence reporting, nor the motivation behind "the release of what is reported to be uncorroborated information," the President-elect "has no greater concern than the safety of our service members" and will hold to account anyone who endangers Americans.


Chinese troops appear to be operating in Afghanistan, and the Pentagon is OK with it
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pent ... k-with-it/

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Re: NBA/China/Hong Kong Controversy

Post by Mori Chu » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:27 pm

I thought Russia paid those bounties.

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Re: NBA/China/Hong Kong Controversy

Post by Nodack » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:20 am

Russia supposedly did. And now they are saying China too. What to believe? Good luck...

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Re: NBA/China/Hong Kong Controversy

Post by Cap » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:23 am

Nodack wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:20 am
Russia supposedly did. And now they are saying China too. What to believe? Good luck...
Russia definitely did, China maybe did too.

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