Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Why and how China secretly supports climate hysteria

Why and how China secretly supports climate hysteria

Dec 26 2020
26 February 2020
5:40 PM
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. 

Sun Tzu, The Art of War. 

Climate hysteria around the western world is perfectly aligned with China’s objective to economically subdue the west without fighting. Climate alarmists, that army of ‘useful idiots’, share China’s objective of breaking down the economies and structures of western nations: they’re ‘all in’ with Team China.  
For an expansionist and power-hungry China, climate alarmism is a powerful yet arms-length weapon. While they pay lip service to the ruling orthodoxy, their actions defy it and their secret support for it enjoys full deniability. 
At the United Nations, for the purpose of setting emission-reduction targets, China self-declares as a ‘developing country’, avoiding onerous expectations. It exploits this privilege to maximum advantage. Its ‘greenhouse’ gas emissions are rising at the fastest pace in seven years. It has plans to build 300 – 500 new coal-fired power stations and to open 17 new coal mines within a decade. That’s how seriously they take the alleged threat of CO2 driven climate change. (They don’t seem bothered by uber-alarmist prophecies that the planet will have fried n’ died by then.) And I suggest this is a conscious decision to take advantage of the climate hysteria. 
China’s economy is, in fact, the world’s second-largest economy overall (behind the United States) with a GDP of over US$14 trillion. Pretty darned good for a ‘developing’ economy. 
The long term detriment to economies caused by aggressive climate change activism-driven public policies — and the erosion of quality of life for millions in the west — dovetails with the failures of politicians, the self-interest of businesses, the TTP and all the influencing campaigns that China runs. Thanks to climate hysteria, Australia, one of the most energy-rich nations in the world (even without nuclear options), has denied itself the benefits of cheap energy. Many politicians are determined to further undermine (if that’s the right word) the benefits of our self-sufficiency in coal.  
In some ways (see above) we have already been ‘subdued’ – without fighting. Or should that be ‘without a fight’? Thanks to climate change and Team China. 

Vancouver’s Chinese-Canadian businesses [ the biggest community outside of China] report up to 70% business drop amid virus fears

Vancouver’s Chinese-Canadian businesses report up to 70% business drop amid virus fears

 The federal minister of health travelled to Vancouver Monday to meet with local officials and business owners who say they've been hit hard by misinformation about the disease. Grace Ke reports.

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Chinese Canadians are bearing the brunt of misinformation and rumour about COVID-19, warns Canada’s health minister.
Patty Hajdu met with her B.C. counterpart Adrian Dix, Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart and stakeholders in the Vancouver Chinese Canadian community Monday to find ways to combat the issue.
Alex Wang, who runs the Peninsula Seafood Restaurant in Oakridge said he’s seen business drop more than 70 per cent.

“For my cash flow, I don’t think I can survive longer than three months,” he said.
Wang said he’s trying to avoid laying off staff, some who’ve been with the business for six years, but has been forced to cut shifts.
“The Chinese New Year period is the most busy time in the year. We [had to] cancel all the parties, nobody come out,” he said.
“The biggest loss is the salary and our inventory that we prepare for the Chinese New Year.”
Mayor Stewart said Wang’s concerns are widespread in the community, where unfounded fears around COVID-19 have some entrepreneurs worried they’ll be put out of business.
“We’ve heard some restaurants that are losing 50, 60, 70 per cent of business which is very, very concerning to us, because most of it is based on misinformation,” said Stewart.
“We’re encouraging people to go on with their regular business, enjoy all the great food and other services that are offered here in Chinatown and other Chinese communities because at this stage we’re considering everything safe and we don’t want these businesses hurt.”
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, there has been rising concern about racism and misinformation which is rapidly being spread online.
Coronavirus outbreak: Hajdu stresses shutting down borders over illness ‘not effective at all’

 Coronavirus outbreak: Hajdu stresses shutting down borders over illness ‘not effective at all’
Asian supermarket chain T&T was forced to issue a statement in January after social media posts linked it to the virus, while this month a B.C. man who had never been infected found himself as the unwitting face of the disease thanks to a viral photo.

Hajdu made a similar stop with Ontario’s health minister and Toronto’s mayor last week amid similar concerns stigmatization in that city’s Chinatown.
Hajdu said there was nothing new about online misinformation, but that the speed with which it’s spreading is a challenge.
“Sometimes there are alternative agendas for misinformation,” she said.
“Sometimes people drive fear because they like to, sometimes they drive fear because it might result in a profit. You can sell more masks for example if you create more fear. People sometimes drive fear as a way to cast aspersions on communities.”
B.C resident coming home after being quarantined on the Diamond Princess

 B.C resident coming home after being quarantined on the Diamond Princess
Hajdu said it is more important than ever that Canadians stick to reliable sources of information, whether it be credible media or official provincial or federal public health officials.
Dix said health officials in British Columbia had made a point of maximum transparency, including weekly in-person updates with the province’s top doctor, in a bid to counter misinformation.
“We are determined, any time there is a positive case, to let people know and we’ve consistently done that,” he said.
“People can be assured that that is going to happen every single time.”

Hajdu also spoke about Canadians aboard cruise ships docked in Cambodia and Yokohama where COVID-19 cases have surfaced.
She said there was no formal timeline to repatriate Canadians aboard the ship in Japan, but that officials anticipate it could take place later this week.-19 myth debunker
She added that health officials were still working to determine which Canadians aboard the ship in Cambodia had left that ship and what their travel routes were.
As of Monday, eight COVID-19 cases had been identified in Canada — five in British Columbia and three in Ontario.
The virus has killed more than 1,700 people and infected more than 70,000 people in total, most of them in mainland China.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Canada is going to take in more than 3 million new immigrants in this year

Canada is going to take in more than 3 million new immigrants in this year

Canada, a nation of not quite 37 million people, wants to add more than 3 million immigrants through 2020.
“Thanks in great part to the newcomers we have welcomed throughout our history, Canada has developed into the strong and vibrant country we all enjoy,” Ahmed Hussen, minister of immigrationrefugees and citizenship, wrote in an annual report to Parliament. “Immigrants and their descendants have made immeasurable contributions to Canada, and our future success depends on continuing to ensure they are welcomed and well-integrated.”
“Canada is a world leader in managed migration with an immigration program based on non-discriminatory principles, where foreign nationals are assessed without regard to race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or gender,” Hussen wrote in his report.
About 1 in 5 current Canadians are immigrants, according to the report, with more than 6 million arriving since 1990.
Historically, Canada has only welcomed more than 300,000 immigrants five times before, from 1911 to 1913 and in 2018. The twentieth-century spike in immigration was a result of European Westward expansion; the more recent influx is part of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan.
Canada shattered the plan’s 2019 target by more than 10,000 immigrants.
The country hopes to welcome an additional 3 milion immigrants in 2020.
Director of Policy & Digital Strategy Kareem El-Assal attributes the impressive variety of countries to the fact that Canada does not have per-country quotas in place.
He says, “As long as applicants meet Canada’s economic class eligibility criteria, they are welcomed by the country with open arms.”
Fifty-eight per cent of newcomers entered Canada under the economic class of visa, while 27 per cent arrived through family sponsorship. The remaining 15 per cent were welcomed under the refugee class.
Ontario took in almost half of the new immigrants, with Toronto accounting for 35 per cent. British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Manitoba are the next top spots.