Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chinese Universities Linked To Cyber-Spying

China's universities linked to cyber-spying

China's academic computer and information schools have ties to its cyber-espionage-linked military units, a magazine reports.

A burgeoning Chinese effort to build academic and civilian expertise in computer espionage has ties to the nation's military, a science journal reports Thursday.
In the past five years, China has opened 10 university computer security academies that specialize in cyber-research, says the Science magazine report by international editor Richard Stone. Chinese universities publish computer espionage research in the open scientific literature — including one 2009 report "outlining how to mount an effective attack on the U.S. power grid." Such schools have hosted hiring fairs for People's Liberation Army units, which have been linked to hundreds of hacking successes against U.S. industries and government agencies recently by outside analysts.
Stone, formerly based in Beijing, concludes, "The wellspring of China's strength is hundreds of computer and information departments across the country." Chinese academic researchers have published studies of "malware" and "Rootkit" programs that allow hackers to invade computer networks for several years. The cyber-academies "were established more to strengthen internal state security than as cyber-espionage (or) warfare training grounds," Stone says by e-mail. "Maybe the only way to determine their real purpose would be to trace where graduates are ending up, and we weren't able to do that."
The report comes as computer security analysts paint a dire picture of China's cyber-espionage efforts. An October report by the Project 2049 Institute based in Arlington, Va., said Unit 61398 of the PLA's General Staff Department, a job fair recruiter, was the "premier entity targeting the United States and Canada." A report Monday by computer security firm Mandiant suggests that since 2006, the cyber-warfare unit has repeatedly stolen documents from 115 U.S. organizations. An online recruitment notice is posted for recent grads to join the Shanghai PLA team at the center of the recent report.
The recruitment efforts at universities publishing analyses of hacking software, such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University, "lend credence to the assertion that some Chinese military units are involved and at the very least are cognizant of some of these known intrusions of U.S-based entities," says research fellow Russell Hsiao of the Project 2049 Institute.
A PLA spokesman and Xi'an Jiaotong University computer programming graduate told Science magazine that the work the army's computer teams conduct is "purely defensive." Wednesday, Geng Yansheng, a spokesman with the Ministry of National Defense denied the charges made in the Mandiant report, saying Chinese law forbade such attacks. China's Defense Ministry claimed Thursday that two of its websites faced 144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, most of them originating from the USA.
Contributing: Calum MacLeod

unnethical, sleazy, and crafty vote getting plans for the ethnic [Chinese] votes

B.C. premier apologizes for plan to win ethnic vote

Official apology offered during question period

Posted: Feb 28, 2013 6:57 AM PT

The leaked documents were sent from the e-mail account of B.C. Premier Christy Clark's Deputy Chief of Staff last January. The leaked documents were sent from the e-mail account of B.C. Premier Christy Clark's Deputy Chief of Staff last January. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)
B.C. Liberals' leaked ethnic vote plan0:46
B.C. Premier Christy Clark has apologized for the language used in the Liberals' "Multicultural Strategy" document leaked on Wednesday.
MLA Rich Coleman, the province's Minister of Energy and Mines, read her official apology during question period in the provincial Legislature on Thursday.
"l have now had the opportunity to read the draft outreach document and I want to sincerely apologize to British Columbians," the statement read.
"The document did not recognize there are lines that cannot be crossed in conducting this outreach and it is unacceptable. The language in this draft document and some of the recommendations are absolutely inappropriate."
Clark said she has asked her deputy minister to conduct a review to ensure that no government resources were inappropriately used.
"Every community in British Columbia contributes to the rich diversity of our province and the very fabric of who we are. We need to embrace and respect that fact," the statement went on.
"As a government, we have a responsibility to reach out to every community to ensure they are engaged and understand the services that are available to them."
The documents leaked by the NDP were originally sent from the e-mail address of a senior official in the premier's office in January last year.
They reveal a wide-ranging plan to win ethnic votes in the upcoming provincial election and outline a proposed outreach plan involving the premier's office, the Multiculturalism Ministry, the government caucus and the B.C. Liberal Party.

Outrage over "multicultural strategy"

On Thursday, Liberal MLA Kash Heed lashed out at his own party, saying those responsible should be fired.
"If you're truly reaching out wanting to assist these communities and you're truly apologetic, do it from the heart, not for a check mark on the ballot come election day."
Long-time social activist and CEO of Progressive Intercultural Community Services Charan Gill said the strategy set out in the documents would backfire.
"I think it’s too late,” he said. “It won’t work.”
Gill, who has also been an NDP candidate, isn’t surprised the Liberals have worked up a strategy to appeal to an important demographic just before an election.
Gill says unlike the NDP, the Liberals have never really given MLAs from ethnic communities the powerful profile that goes with senior cabinet posts.
"They won’t be able to resonate with ethnic communities because people know that anybody who went with the Liberals from the Indian community has been dismantled one way or the other,” Gill said.
The leaked document also calls on the B.C. government to "correct historical wrongs" within ethnic communities, like apologizing for the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, which saw a ship carrying 356 passengers forced to return to India after a two-month stand-off in Vancouver Harbour.
But Gill says voters will see past those pre-election gestures.

'Reaching out to communities'

Meanwhile, NDP House Leader John Horgan says building support in ethnic communities is laudable for all governments, but the documents indicate election-related planning was to be conducted by taxpayer-funded workers, some working out of the premier's office.
"No one has any dispute about the rich multicultural heritage in B.C. and the obligation of government to celebrate that and to build upon various communities in every corner of the province," said Horgan.
"What we object to, and I think every British Columbian would object to, is their tax dollars being used to prop up the B.C. Liberal election machinery."
Multiculturalism Minister John Yap, appointed in September 2012, says the plan is more than a year old and does not completely portray the government's plans for engaging with ethnic communities.
"Since coming into the role as minister responsible for multiculturalism, we're reaching out to communities and not following through on some of the ideas that were listed," he said
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Leaked Liberal documents reveal widespread ethnic vote plan

The Canadian Press /
February 27, 2013
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark speaks in Vancouver on January 22, 2013. Clark has issued an apology and launched a review after a leaked document showed her government planned to win ethnic votes with provincial resources. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
VICTORIA - Leaked Liberal documents reveal a wide-ranging plan with links to senior officials in Premier Christy Clark's office to win ethnic votes in the upcoming British Columbia election.
The January 2012 documents released Wednesday by the Opposition New Democrats outline a proposed outreach plan involving the premier's office, the multiculturalism ministry, the government caucus and the B.C. Liberal Party.
NDP House Leader John Horgan said building support in ethnic communities is laudable for all governments, but the documents indicate election-related planning was to be conducted by taxpayer-funded workers, some working out of the premier's office.
"No one has any dispute about the rich multicultural heritage in B.C. and the obligation of government to celebrate that and to build upon various communities in every corner of the province," said Horgan.
"What we object to, and I think every British Columbian would object to, is their tax dollars being used to prop up the B.C. Liberal election machinery."
The 17-page document dated Jan. 10, 2012 and called Multicultural Strategy Action items was sent by Kim Haakstad, Clark's deputy chief of staff, to the personal email addresses of eight people, including Pamela Martin, who works for the premier's office; Brian Bonney, a former government multiculturalism communications director; and former Liberal caucus official Jeff Melland.
The documents state the plan's strategic objective is to "make sure government caucus and the party are all working toward the same goal and in a co-ordinated and effective manner."
The leaked strategy reveals plans to outflank the NDP in its approach to handling the ethnic media, with the objective to "match and then exceed the B.C. NDP's ethnic media efforts in a place of importance equal to that of so-called mainstream media.
"We need to redefine our approach to ethnic media from being 'add-on' to being viewed as part of the mainstream media."
The documents reveal the plan includes eight strategy components, including quick wins, election readiness and community engagement.
The quick wins component involves building political capital in ethnic communities by taking what will be perceived as thoughtful and caring actions, stated the documents.
Those actions involve identifying and correcting historical wrongs.
The documents cite the May 2008 B.C. Liberal apology to the Indo-Canadian community for the Komagata Maru incident.
The incident dates back to May 1914 when a charter ship with 376 people from India arrived in Vancouver's harbour. Canadian immigration officials refused to allow the people to disembark.
The ship stayed anchored in the harbour for two months before returning to Calcutta. Upon the ship's return to India a riot erupted and 20 people died.
The strategy also calls on the Liberals to ensure government and party materials are properly translated for ethnic websites.
Multiculturalism Minister John Yap said the plan is more than a year old and does not completely portray the government's plans for engaging with ethnic communities.
"Since coming into the role as minister responsible for multiculturalism, we're reaching out to communities and not following through on some of the ideas that were listed," he said.
Yap was named multiculturalism minister in September 2012.
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Red Dawn Remake-Re'Do Promted By An Upset China

Red Dawn Remake – Our Review and Reflections

August 4, 2012
Last summer, staffers attended a promotional screening for MGM’s remake of the film Red Dawn. Now that the Red Dawn trailer has been released in theaters, we’re posting our review. This review is going to be based on the version of the film we saw in summer 2011.
Red Dawn (2012) is a remake of the film by the same name released in 1984 during the Cold War. In the original film, the Soviet Union, Cubans, and Nicaraguans invade American soil. A group of American high school students, calling themselves the “Wolverines” (their high school mascot) resist the Soviet-led occupation using guerilla warfare tactics. The plot of Red Dawn (2012) is similar, but this time the invaders are “North Korean.”
The version of the film we got to see looked finalized, but again, we saw this film over a year before it’s planned release, back in summer 2011. Ostensibly, this screening was held to gauge whether audiences would be receptive to changes that the studio made to preemptively appease investors in China. Using CGI, the film’s Chinese invasion was changed to be a North Korean invasion. To the filmmakers, the Chinese and North  Koreans were interchangable.

Set images from when the film was still about Chinese invaders
As far as we could tell from the version we were screened, the transition from Chinese villains to North Korean villains was complete. The lines spoken by Korean American actor Will Yun Lee’s Chinese villain, General Lo, were dubbed over from Mandarin to Korean. The expository prologue had been seemingly edited to explain a North Korean invasion, and signs and flags were changed from PRC to DPRK.
How was the movie? Well, the good news is that, Red Dawn has more Asian faces and Asian American actors in it than any other film coming out this Thanksgiving weekend. They’re just depicting yellow peril invaders!

Arrogant Alice Wong Speaks Chinese In Parliament

doesn't she understand our language laws in Canada. Her shrill voice doesn't help either

Fast Off To China W/Harper's Blessings

Fast off to China to promote IT exports amid hacking concerns

Canada's trade minister plans April trade trip to boost Canadian IT sales in Chinese hacking hotbed

Posted: Feb 21, 2013

Ed Fast accompanied Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his trade-boosting Chinese tour last February. Fast is planning another trip to China in April to promote Canadian exports, including boosting communications technology in Shanghai, now understood to be a hotbed of Chinese hackers with vast foreign reach. Ed Fast accompanied Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his trade-boosting Chinese tour last February. Fast is planning another trip to China in April to promote Canadian exports, including boosting communications technology in Shanghai, now understood to be a hotbed of Chinese hackers with vast foreign reach. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
The federal trade minister is promoting China as a key market for Canadian technology as that country is being outed as a hacker hotbed.
Ed Fast says he's headed to China and Japan in April to promote Canadian information communications technology.
In China, Fast will visit three cities, including Shanghai, the home of a military unit linked this week to cyber-espionage activities targeting companies around the globe.
Fast says he's going to Shanghai in particular because it's an important area for the development of IT for business and mobile applications.
He'll also visit Hangzhou and Hong Kong as well as Japan to focus on medical imaging technology, along with business leaders from those industries.
Fast's trade mission is his first to China since his visit with the prime minister last year.
A foreign investment and promotion agreement between Canada and China that was the centrepiece of Harper's 2012 trip has yet to be ratified.

China a hot export market for Canada

Still, statistics show that in 2012, China surpassed the United Kingdom to become the second-largest destination for Canada's exports.
The Canadian information communication sector saw revenues of about $162 billion in 2011 and Chinese demand for related products is booming.
"Our government is committed to helping Canadian companies ... expand and succeed in China and Japan and other fast-growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region," Fast said in a statement.
The Canadian government has been less enthusiastic about helping Chinese IT firms seeking to be more active in Canada.
Officials raised red flags last year about the telecom firm Huawei being able to bid on government-related communications contracts.
The concern was giving a company with links to the Chinese government a portal into the Canadian government.
The issue of national security butting up against trade promotion also reared its head in the recent bid by a Chinese state-owned firm for a Calgary based oil company.
While the Harper government eventually approved CNOOC's bid for Nexen, it imposed new rules on foreign ownership of natural resource companies.
The Chinese government has denied being active in cyber-espionage.
On Monday, Virginia-based firm Mandiant released a torrent of details tying a secret Chinese military unit in Shanghai to attacks targeting more than 140 companies around the world, including two with Canadian connections.
The report also revealed that three of the servers implicated in the attacks were located in Canada.
On Wednesday, China's Defence Ministry called the report deeply flawed.

Del Rosario Questions China's "True" Intentions

Martin Jacques got it it wrong on this one...

Tudeau "Fascist" Hero Worship Runs In The Family

Sacha Trudeau is showing the same tendency to hero-worship socialist tyrants as his father, who was then fascinated by Castro and Mao

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Usually when a newspaper prints nonsense, rival or competing newspapers ignore it, not deigning to react and possibly give the nonsense credence.

But a tribute to Cuba's Fidel Castro in last Sunday's Toronto Star by the late Pierre Trudeau's son Alexandre (also known as Sacha), was so extravagant, ignorant and nonsensical that it demands reaction.

I suspect the only reason the Star published Alexandre's homage to Castro on his 80th birthday was because he is Trudeau's son. Even Star editors must have retched when they processed his copy, lavish and uncritical in its reverence of the aging tyrant.


It's perhaps understandable that Sacha would be star-struck upon meeting Castro for the first time when he visited Cuba after his father's and brother's deaths. Celebrities can have that effect on people, and no one has ever accused Castro of being unable to turn on the charm when occasion demanded.

It's well documented that Pierre Trudeau was enamored of Castro, whom he and then-wife Margaret met in 1976. Trudeau, remember, was also fascinated by Mao Zedong when he first visited China. He was about 10 years older than Sacha is now, but he exhibited the same tendency to hero-worship Fascist/Socialist Tyrants.

Where Sacha Trudeau goes off the rails -- as his father did by ignoring Mao's propensity to slaughter and oppress his own people -- is his categorical statement that:

"For Fidel, revolution is really a work of reason ... (that) when rigorously adopted, cannot fail to lead humanity towards ever greater justice, towards and ever more perfect social order."

Consider that statement for a moment. Does anyone (even the Star) consider that Cuba, some 47 years after Castro's revolution, is a place where "justice" prevails or is approaching an "ever more perfect social order?"

Here's a country rich in intelligent and able people, a country blessed by climate and potential, which today, after Castro's enlightened rule, can hardly feed itself. It is the only country in the western hemisphere (if not the world, apart from North Korea) where food is rationed.

When Sacha opines that Castro's "intellect is one of the most broad and complete that can be found ... an expert on genetics, on automobile combustion, on stock markets. On everything," it's tempting to think he's joking.

Expert on "automobile combustion" in a land where the most modern car is a 1959 Chev, held together with baling wire and ingenuity? An expert on stock markets in a land where there is no stock exchange, no prosperity? Naive at best, ignorant at worst. And the guy is a journalist? Holy mackerel!

Far from being a "monumental intellect," Castro has proven rigid and without the flexibility of the Russians or Chinese, or even the Albanians, in adapting to changing times. Fidel cannot accept that he erred in his communist fixation.

While Sacha praises Castro for making Cuba "a remarkably literate and healthy country," it seems never to occur to him that literacy in Cuba consists of reading Castro's speeches, with little access to divergent views and anything critical of Fidel.

Cuba, like the Soviet Union that once sustained it, boasts of many doctors, but no mention of their competence. The U.S.S.R. once boasted it had more medical doctors than any other country; after the system imploded, it turned out that its medical system was hopelessly primitive.


Sacha calls Castro the last of the "global patriarchs" who "by his inescapable rationality" always "urges (Cubans) to seek justice and excellence in all things." What drivel!

Of course, young Trudeau blames America for Cuba's economic ills ("unfair and malicious treatment by a superpower"), neglecting to point out that by boycotting Cuba, the U.S. inadvertently opened the door for every other country in the world to do business or invest there.

The fact that this opportunity fizzled is Castro's fault, and a flaw of the system his "monumental intellect" has foisted on that unfortunate people who, 47 years later, still seek to escape his enlightenment -- and are imprisoned if they fail.

Happy birthday, Fidel. Shame on you, Sacha.

Mao: Trudeau's Hero Whom He Visited Secretly

CBC Digital Archives

Trudeau goes to China

"When the sleeping dragon awakes," Napoleon once said of China, "he will shake the world." In the 20th century, multiple upheavals shook the Asian giant. The rule of emperors gave way to civil war and the Communist revolution, closing China to the world. The doors slowly opened in the 1970s with new diplomatic ties and economic reforms. The crackdown on democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in 1989 barely checked China's growth, and today the world's most populous nation is on its way to superpower status. CBC Archives presents China as CBC journalists have seen it over the decades.
Pierre Trudeau has been to China twice before, but the third time it's as prime minister. Canada and China have recently established diplomatic ties, and Trudeau is hoping to secure access to the Chinese market for Canadian business. On a 1973 tour that includes such highlights as the Great Wall and martial-arts displays, Trudeau gets a last-minute invitation: a visit with Chairman Mao. This CBC-TV clip includes a segment about the meeting from Chinese TV.

CHINADA'S SOVIETIZATION (China + Canada = Chinada)

China Dragon

(China + Canada = Chinada)

Canada is in the mouth of the dragon, Oligarchical Collective/Corporate Communist  China and also in the mouth of the wolf, Oligarchical Collective/Corporate Communist  Russia. The USA and UK are also being similarily devoured but like here, no one over there, is talking about it. I was in the UK this past summer [2004] and not a word of criticism was spoken or written regarding Newcastle importing coal from the USSR and major soccer teams being bought by rich Russian government gangsters. It was also very difficult to find anything that wasn't MADE IN CHINA and although the quality was cheap the price-tag was expensive.
But back to sheepy old Canada, land of the fleeced, where not a bleat of critical comment is uttered as the aforesaid dragon and wolf devour our nation's resources in broad daylight.
Here are the links to the particular stories I'm referring to today:
To learn what Orwell meant by Oligarchical Collectivism and what I mean by Corporate Communism go to my essay CORPORATE COMMUNISM. And to learn what's behind the western world's cozy relationship with the eastern world go to CHINESE TAKE-OVER. This is all about selling Canadians, Brits, Aussies and Americans into slavery to totalitarian tyrants run by Big Brother, also known as One World Government. ~ Jackie Jura

watch Canadian people say China biggeset threat to national security, CBC, Oct 25, 2012
Over the past couple of months, we've been inundated with stories about the proposed CNOOC takeover of Nexen, the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) and about Chinese citizens coming to British Columbia to work in a mine. The polls tell us that Canadians are saying no, no and no. Nanos Research released the results of another survey on Wednesday, claiming that Canadians believe China is the biggest threat to our national security — even more so than Iran. The Prime Minister says it's Iran. Do Canadians agree? The anti-Chinese rhetoric is also evident in the media. Well-respected B.C. political analyst Bill Tielman wrote a column earlier this week, opining about how Canada will deal with the "China challenge to our national sovereignty". "It may be the most important question facing the country, with far more dire consequences than the election of a separatist provincial government in Quebec," he wrote for The Tyee. "Is Canada sleepwalking towards a future day when a communist-ruled undemocratic China has significant control of key parts of our economy? The evidence is mounting."...

Jeremy Paltiel, a professor of political ­science at Carleton University, says the Sino-phobia is misguided. "My concern is with the ignorant projections that associate "China", "state-owned", "Communist party" and "takeover" with nightmarish fantasies of the People's Liberation Army marching down Jasper Avenue in Edmonton", he wrote for the Financial Post. Former finance minister and foreign affairs minister John Manley admits that there are significant 'threats' but says that shouldn't stop us from doing business with the Asian superpower. "It's a popular belief now that China's a big threat rather than a big opportunity", he said at a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon on Wednesday. "I don't quite see it that way. I don't dismiss the fact that there's a threat — there are issues around international property protection, there are issues around whether or not China be recognized as a market economy", he noted. "But we're going to have to do business in China...It's fundamentally the re-balancing of the global economy that we have to deal with." Manley, who is now the president and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, says the anti-China sentiment is also prevalent in the United States.... Certainly, the 'West' needs to safeguard itself against the potential threats from China. But the reality is that Canada needs to do business with China, a country that within a few years will have the world's largest economy. The sooner we accept that, the better off we'll all be.

Lenin Mao Statue/Sick Joke!: Vancouver BC

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Lenin Face     Mao Clap

In a recent article on ORWELL TODAY I explained that the vast majority of Canadians, Americans, Brits and Australians know almost nothing about Stalin and Mao, communism's revered leaders, nor about the hundreds of millions of Russian and Chinese citizens they denounced, arrested, imprisoned, interrogated, tortured, tried, convicted and then transported to slave labour camps in the Gulag and Laogai where they were worked to death. See LONG WALK FROM STALIN'S GULAG & GULAG'S HAUNTING LEGACY & LAOGAI IS CHINESE GULAG.
In other articles on the website, over the years, I've written extensively about the phenomenon of Canadians being passive to the point of unconsciousness about our government handing the country over to the Communist Chinese and Russians - ie allowing them to own our natural resources with money they made ramming our industries into the ground through unfair competition with their slave labour. See CHINADA'S SOVIETIZATION & CHINESE TAKE-OVER & SELLING LENIN ROPE TO HANG US & LENIN BEHIND ENVIRONMENTALISM & SOLZHENITSYN WARNS AMERICA ABOUT USSR.
But nothing could prove the point better - ie that they're setting up China-like and Russia-like systems here in Canada - than the recent erection of a statue of Lenin and Mao in a major Canadian city; one that also happens to be hosting the upcoming Winter Olympics and is being turned into a Communist police state for the occassion. See OLYMPIAN SECURITY ORWELLIAN GAME & AIRPORT NAKED-SCAN POLITICIANS.
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Lenin-Mao statue a monstrosity,, Jan 1, 2010 (...The public disgrace disguised as 'art' adjacent to the ICBC building, directly across the street from numerous condos, and local businesses, and not to mention the proximity to the Olympic Oval, not only has no place in Richmond, but has no place in Canada...)
Maybe idolizing Lenin & Mao is to be expected in the city known as Canada's "Asia Pacific Gateway", home to hundreds-of-thousands of immigrants from Communist China, who are perhaps homesick for icons of Mao all over the place. See CANADA GATE FOR CHINA & CHINA'S CANADIAN ADVENTURE & WINSTON SMITH NOW WONG & CANADA'S TOP 100 CHINESE & OZ PM SPIED FOR CHINA & CANADA'S RED TRUDEAU.
Or maybe it's because Vancouver is the city where an ex-KGB agent is being illegally given sanctuary in a church - supported by provincial politicians - to keep him from being deported back to the USSR. See BYE BYE AMERICAN APPLE PIE & SOVIET DEFECTOR IGOR GOUZENKO.
Give former KGB agent Mikhail Lennikov the gift of freedom: MPs, by Andrea Woo, Vancouver Sun, Dec 21, 2009
Two B.C. members of Parliament invoked the spirit of Christmas Sunday as they called for the government to back down and allow former KGB agent Mikhail Lennikov to stay in Canada. "Christmas is the season of giving and forgiveness, the season of generosity," said Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh at a news conference with NDP MP Don Davies and Lennikov at the church where Lennikov has taken sanctuary. "In that spirit, I wanted to make sure that we remind the government that they have a chance ... to be forgiving and giving and generous and allow Mikhail Lennikov to permanently stay in the country."... Lennikov, 49, entered Canada on a student visa in 1997 and has lived here with his wife and son for more than a decade. He says he did a combination of clerical work and translation for the KGB from 1983 to 1988. He took sanctuary at the First Lutheran Church in east Vancouver in June after immigration officials declared him a threat to national security and denied his application to stay in Canada....

LenMao Stand
What really adds insult to injury, about the Lenin-Mao statue, is that - like everything else in Canada - it was "made in China" by Chinese workers. ~ Jackie Jura
Watch video Lenin-Mao Statue Vancouver, Canada, by Gao Brothers
...see updates and visit to statue at: LENIN-MAO MOCK CANADA OLYMPICS

Canadian Security: Dire Straights: CSIS Warning!

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The head of CSIS - Canadian Security Intelligence Service, revealed details about foreign government espionageon Canadian soil involving Canadian politicians.
Richard Fadden said that Cabinet Ministers in two provinces are under control of foreign governments - which in espionage circles are called "agents of influence" or "secret supporters".

So are several members of British Columbia municipal governments.
At least 5 foreign countries are surrepticioulsy recruiting future political prospects - China the most aggressively.


"I'm making this comment because
I think it's a real danger that people be totally oblivious to this kind of issue....
I think there are a number of countries around the world that have
...quite aggressive intelligence relationships against us.
A goodly number of countries use every tool at their disposal
from diplomacy to spying.
My message would be that we need to be aware of this possibility."
~ Richard Fadden, Director of CSIS

Ten months ago [January 2010] a massive statue of Russia's and China's communist tyrants - Lenin and Mao - was erected in Vancouver, British Columbia.

There was public protest at the time but the politicians involved refused demands for its removal and it's still there, symbolically spitting in Canada's face. See CANADA COMMIE LENIN-MAO STATUE & LENIN-MAO MOCK CANADA OLYMPICS

Then four months ago [June 2010] the head of Canada's spy agency, CSIS (the equivalent of Britain's MI6 and USA's CIA) caused a national uproar by saying, live on TV, that foreign governments - including China - had infiltrated the Canadian government and were influencing politicians at all levels.

CSIS Fadden

CSIS Director Fadden Interview, CBC-TV, June 22, 2010,
YouTube (The interview itself is unprecedented, but what he said is even more astounding....Richard Fadden made it clear CSIS is now keeping an eye on those politicians. It all came out during the extraordinary access CSIS gave to our former senior correspondent.... Canada's Security Intelligance Service - CSIS - rarely talks publicly. When it does, people listen. In an exclusive interview with CBC the CSIS Director, Richard Fadden, exposed foreign penetration right into Canadian politics....It's not clear how much the government has been told. The leading intelligence experts were startled by Fadden's timing on the eve of Canada's G20 Summit. It is possible CSIS feels compelled by a sense of profound national danger. Very important principles of the Rule of Law and Government may have been compromised so in that sense it may be that CSIS feels that it wants to let the public know and let those individuals and governments know that they are being scrutinized. It remains to be seen what the government will do now to blunt a growing foreign influence it has yet to even acknowldge....CSIS is profoundly worried at the amount of infiltration there is in this country....)

Politicians from all stripes - including the Prime Minister and Premiers from all ten provinces either refused to comment or if they did pled innocence or ignorance regarding what the spy chief was talking about.

Some politicians and the so-called "Chinese Community", comprised of over a million Chinese who have immigrated here from Communist China, demanded the resignation or firing of Canada's spy chief.

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Foreign powers control Canada politicians, Telegraph, Jun 23, 2010
The comments by Richard Fadden, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, in a television interview have been widely interpreted as a thinly-veiled attack on Beijing on the eve of a visit to Canada by the Chinese president Hu Jintao for the G20 summit. Mr Fadden told CBC that municipal officials and at least two cabinet ministers from two Canadian provinces were "agents of influence" who were secretly working on behalf of foreign interests. "We're in fact a bit worried in a couple of provinces that we have an indication that there's some political figures who have developed quite an attachment to foreign countries," he said. "The individual becomes in a position to make decisions that affect the country or the province or a municipality. All of a sudden, decisions aren't taken on the basis of the public good but on the basis of another country's preoccupations."

For many Canadians, Mr Fadden did not have to name names for them to work out which to which foreign country he was referring. As elsewhere, China has been linked with economic espionage in Canada, most recently over reports that its technicians had tried to steal secrets from the aerospace company Bombadier. Tung Chan, a former Vancouver city councillor and head of an immigrant services organisation, said Mr Fadden's remarks "cast shadows and cast doubts on the loyalty of a whole group of people, particularly those committed to serve the public". He added: "It's not helpful to what we're trying to do in creating multicultural harmony." He was echoed by several members of the Chinese-Canadian community, as well as provincial premiers and city mayors....

But CSIS-boss Fadden refused to resign and a couple weeks later he reitereated his statements before a parliamentay committee in the House of Commons. He even provided a report naming names and countries involved. But the public will never see the report because the government blacked out all the identifying information citing "national security", a euphemism for "politician protection".

CSIS Fadden

CSIS chief defends comments, won't resign, CBC, Jul 5, 2010 (Canadian Security Intelligence Service director Richard Fadden says he has no intention of resigning after facing mounting criticism for his candid interview with CBC News in June. The House of Commons public safety and national intelligence committee reconvened for a rare summer sitting to question Fadden. During a two-hour grilling, Fadden told the committee that it's "good public policy" for Canadians to be more informed about "foreign interference" threats. "My comments did not in any way threaten national security," he told the public safety committee regarding his suggestion that some Canadian politicians are being influenced by foreign governments.... The CSIS head was called to the specially convened House of Commons committee session to answer questions about his comments in a CBC News interview that aired last month, just as world leaders began arriving for the G8/G20 summits. 

Fadden told the committee he will name the politicians CSIS is concerned about, but only to the minister to whom he reports. In a statement issued after Fadden's testimony, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said he has no comment, noting that [CSIS director] Fadden's testimony speaks for itself. During the CBC interview, Fadden also said the agency [CSIS] was in the process of discussing with the Privy Council Office the best way to inform the provinces of concern that there may be a problem. The Prime Minister's Office [Stephen Harper] later issued a statement saying it had "no knowledge of these matters"....

Since that time spy-chief Fadden has seemingly become a "refs unperson" as in Orwell's "1984" where: "People who had incurred the displeasure of the Party simply disappeared and were never heard of again. Their name was removed from the registers. Every record of everything they had ever done was wiped out, their one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. They were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word. One never had the smallest clue as to what had happened to them. The only real clue lay in the words 'refs unperson', which indicated that the person was dead. He did not exist: he had never existed".

Then a couple of weeks ago [October 2010] a Chinese municipal politician in Vancouver - who calls himself "Chairman Chow" (after China's Chairman Mao) got cocky while sitting in for the absentee mayor (a descendent of Norman Bethune a Canadian communist honoured by Chairman Mao) and got some laughs from fellow councillors while mocking Canada's CSIS spy-chief:

City Hall's Chairman Chow, Vancouver Courier, Oct 13, 2010 (Vision Vancouver Councillor George Chow seemingly relished his duties chairing a special city hall meeting last week, dispatching one councillor to fill his mug and telling another he didn’t need a break. As faithful readers will recall, Chow and his Chowisms have filled up many a column of your dedicated city hall watcher. A summary: He loves K-cars, enjoys showing reporters photographs of himself doing roof repairs, knows an interesting urinal when he sees one (and supplied this scribe with a photograph), uses his excess water from his bath to flush his toilet, revealed he would walk on hot coals in Chinatown for a fundraiser (not sure if he did), is able to recite poetry from his childhood ("A pen and a man. A man and a pen. This is a pen. This is a man"), has a life-sized photograph of himself and claims he was named after King George. More recently, he sought inspiration from Confucius in a "prayer" he delivered at a July council meeting that poked fun at CSIS boss Richard Fadden and his allegations that unnamed municipal politicians in B.C. are on the take from foreign governments

 So it was with great enthusiasm that I watched Chow as he chaired the Oct. 5 meeting of the transportation and traffic committee at city hall. Chairman Chow, anybody? The similarity of his title to the leader of the Chinese revolution -- some guy named Mao -- brought a smile to his face. It also brought giggles from some of his colleagues and those who showed up in the gallery to hear council's eventual decision to approve a separated bike lane on Hornby Street. Sitting at an elevated desk normally occupied by Mayor Gregor Robertson, which is flanked by large photographs of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Chow presided over the meeting like, well, an autocratic leader. In no particular order, he told Vision Vancouver Coun. Raymond Louie that he didn't need a break because he just had supper, he shook his empty cup at Vision Vancouver Councillor Tim Stevenson to fetch him some more hot water and was merciless in cutting off politicians and the public at the microphone

At one point, when the talk turned to lack of new road space available, Chow suggested a motion be introduced to find the engineer who designed the city's streets and subject that person to a public flogging. More laughs. He also mused out loud that if he dropped the C from his surname that he would be known as "Chairman How". I'm not sure anybody in the chambers understood what he meant, but there was laughter. But as Chairman Chow's old buddy Confucius once said, "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." More teachings and comedy to come from Chairman Chow at the next transportation and traffic meeting, scheduled for November 2nd. A book of his quotations will be available in the lobby for signing. Just kidding... I think.

"Isn't it amazing?" laugh the Chinese hysterically in the statues down at English Bay in Vancouver, and now in the flesh at Vancouver's City Hall. See A-MAZE-ING LAUGHTER

"A-maze-ing Laughter” by Chinese artist Yue Minjun.
The larger-than-life, cast-bronze statues depict Minjun’s own face in a state of hysterical laughter, encouraging the viewer to share in his joy.
And let’s face it — every now and then, we all need a good chuckle.

LeninMao Laugh


Fraudulent Claims Over "Italian Tomato Puree"

Pulp fiction: Asda's 'made in Italy' tomato puree hails from China

Self-styled 'tomato king' appeals against sentence for fraudulently passing off Chinese tomato puree as Italian

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Police in Italy raided an Asda supplier and found that tomato puree, labelled Made in China, had been imported from China. Photograph: Chinafotopress/Getty Images
Any British shopper browsing Asda's supermarket shelves for a touch of the Mediterranean culinary lifestyle might have been forgiven for thinking that the labels on the cans of an own-brand tomato puree meant what they said. After all, they read: "Produced in Italy".
But that was not to be quite the whole story, thanks to the often opaque world of EU consumer law. When police in Angri, southern Italy, raided Asda's supplier, they found the tomato puree had been imported from China. It had been allowed to gain a "produced in Italy" label simply by having some water and salt added and then being canned in Italy.
According to a lengthy project by IRPI, an Italian reporters' group sponsored by the European Fund for Investigative Journalism, the raid led to a bout of jousting through the often impenetrable Italian legal system. Antonino Russo, 83, the "tomato king" of southern Italy, who controls AR Industrie Alimentari (Aria), has been convicted in a local court of fraudulently passing off his cheap Chinese tomato puree as Italian. Last March, he was provisionally sentenced to four months' imprisonment and a fine. The case is under appeal and Russo has succeeded in having more than 200,000 seized cans of his Asda tomato puree returned in separate proceedings. Now he is seeking to have his conviction overturned.
Under EU regulations, it is legal to describe Chinese tomato puree as "produced in Italy" if it was processed there into a different form. Prosecutor Roberto Lenza, who was in charge of the investigation, said: "Antonino Russo hasn't denied having used Chinese tomato. Russo defended himself by saying that, because he did process the Chinese concentrate in his plant, he could label it and sell it as Italian."
According to the prosecutor, Chinese tomatoes would arrive in Salerno in one-tonne barrels, in the form of triple concentrate. The only processing they received was to dilute the concentrate with water, add salt, and produce 142 gram pasteurised cans with a white label on a red background, that read: "Asda puree double concentrate. Produced in Italy for Asda Stores Ltd, Leeds". The lower court ruled that such "minimal" processing was insufficient to justify the labelling.
Although there is no suggestion the Chinese tomatoes were of poor quality, Lenza says he is attempting to preserve the image of Italian food: "We were, and are, facing a big problem for the protection of the "made in Italy" [label] and, above all, for the protection of consumers, especially considering the foreign markets for this product, and the respect it usually receives precisely because of its Italian origin."
Russo said: "We send 90% of Chinese product abroad, we don't sell it in Italy." He is defiant about the case, saying: "The first time I was cleared of charges, then convicted. But now I have appealed. We are sure we will win, we won before and we will win again." Asda said it had been unaware in 2010 of the Chinese origin of the Aria puree. "We have since taken steps to ensure it cannot happen again," said a spokesman.
When the seized load of Asda cans were officially returned to Russo, his company had reassured the supermarket that there was no problem . "At the time of the action taken by the Italian authorities, we sought assurances from Aria. This was confirmed by our supplier Aria in November 2010 who stated that no product supplied to us was affected by this issue," said the supermarket.
Since Russo's subsequentconviction last March, he has sold a majority stake in Aria to Princes, the UK food firm, which has taken over operations at a new cannery.
Asda said its supplies of tomato puree now came from the new merged firm, known as PIA, and are purely Italian in origin. Princes said: "All the tomato concentrate products we provide to Asda … are packed via Princes Industrie Alimentari SrL (PIA) using Italian tomatoes at our Foggia site in Italy."
Chinese tomatoes are largely grown in state-controlled plantations in the province of Xinjiang, where many of the natives are Kazakhs or Uyghurs, and in Inner Mongolia. China produces about 4m tonnes of fresh tomatoes annually.
Qin Yelong, president of Cofco Tunhe, one of the main tomato processors of China, said: "Europe is the major destination for China to export its tomato paste."
"Italy has been the spark for China's production," said Valerio Guareschi, sales manager of Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro, one of the main tomato processors in northern Italy.
"After we provided the Chinese with know-how and industrial facilities, the southern Italian canners began buying huge quantities of Chinese triple concentrate

Charles Smith On Art Bell Show

Art Bell, Retiring.
Charles Smith who is the guest on this show really knows his stuff!
He's been following China for at least 20 years

Another Freaked Out Passenger Misses Flight: Goes Berserk

seems this is a pastime in China..

China wants to spy on US Land: Huawei

stealing, snooping, hacking..economic spying, all directed from Beijing

China's Surrounding America

China Grabs The Caribbean

China Buys Inroads in the Caribbean, Catching U.S. Notice

Jason Henry for The New York Times
Tourists and locals enjoying the view at a restaurant and bar in Nassau, a beneficiary of China's largess. More Photos »
NASSAU, the Bahamas — A brand new $35 million stadium opened here in the Bahamas a few weeks ago, a gift from the Chinese government.

Jason Henry for The New York Times
The $35 million stadium in Nassau financed by China. More Photos »

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The tiny island nation of Dominica has received a grammar school, a renovated hospital and a sports stadium, also courtesy of the Chinese. Antigua and Barbuda got a power plant and a cricket stadium, and a new school is on its way. The prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago can thank Chinese contractors for the craftsmanship in her official residence.
China’s economic might has rolled up to America’s doorstep in the Caribbean, with a flurry of loans from state banks, investments by companies and outright gifts from the government in the form of new stadiums, roads, official buildings, ports and resorts in a region where the United States has long been a prime benefactor.
The Chinese have flexed their economic prowess in nearly every corner of the world. But planting a flag so close to the United States has generated intense vetting — and some raised eyebrows — among diplomats, economists and investors.
“When you’ve got a new player in the hemisphere all of a sudden, it’s obviously something talked about at the highest level of governments,” said Kevin P. Gallagher, a Boston University professor who is an author of a recent report on Chinese financing, “The New Banks in Town.”
Most analysts do not see a security threat, noting that the Chinese are not building bases or forging any military ties that could invoke fears of another Cuban missile crisis. But they do see an emerging superpower securing economic inroads and political support from a bloc of developing countries with anemic budgets that once counted almost exclusively on the United States, Canada and Europe.
China announced late last year that it would lend $6.3 billion to Caribbean governments, adding considerably to the hundreds of millions of dollars in loans, grants and other forms of economic assistance it has already channeled there in the past decade.
Unlike in Africa, South America and other parts of the world where China’s forays are largely driven by a search for commodities, its presence in the Caribbean derives mainly from long-term economic ventures, like tourism and loans, and potential new allies that are inexpensive to win over, analysts say.
American diplomatic cables released through WikiLeaks and published in the British newspaper The Guardian quoted diplomats as being increasingly worried about the Chinese presence here “less than 190 miles from the United States” and speculating on its purpose. One theory, according to a 2003 cable, suggested that China was lining up allies as “a strategic move” for the eventual end of the Castro era in Cuba, with which it has strong relations.
But the public line today is to be untroubled.
“I am not particularly worried, but it is something the U.S. should continue to monitor,” said Dennis C. Shea, the chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a bipartisan Congressional panel. But, he added, “With China you have to be wary of possible policy goals behind the effort.”
This archipelago, less than a one-hour flight from Florida, has gotten particular attention from the Chinese. Aside from the new stadium, with its “China Aid” plaque affixed prominently at the entrance, Chinese workers here in the Bahamas are busy helping build the $3.5 billion Baha Mar, one of the region’s largest megaresorts.
Beyond that, a Chinese state bank agreed in recent weeks to put up $41 million for a new port and bridge, and a new, large Chinese Embassy is being built downtown.
The new stadium here, Bahamian officials said, was in part a reward for breaking ties with Taiwan in 1997 and establishing and keeping relations with China.
It is one of several sporting arenas that China has sprinkled in Caribbean and Central American nations as gratitude for their recognition of “one China” — in other words, for their refusal to recognize Taiwan, which Chinese officials consider part of their country.
“They offered a substantial gift and we opted for a national stadium,” said Charles Maynard, the Bahamian sports minister, adding that his government could never have afforded to build it on its own.
In this enduring tug of war with Taiwan, others have switched, too, with a little financial encouragement. Grenada ended relations with Taiwan in 2004, and it is now in talks with China about getting a new national track and field stadium. The parting has not been entirely amicable; Taiwan and Grenada are now locked in a financial dispute over loans that Grenada received to finance the construction of its airport.
Determined not to be sidelined, Taiwan is seeking to solidify its existing relationships with countries like Belize, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia — which in 2007 broke relations with China in favor of Taiwan — with a bevy of projects, many of them agricultural, including an agreement signed with Belize in recent weeks to develop the fish farming industry there.
Still, Taiwanese diplomats in the region conceded that they could never keep up with China’s largess but continued to make strategic investments in the Caribbean.
There are some commodities in the region that China wants. In August, a Chinese company, Complant, bought the last three government sugar estates in Jamaica and leased cane fields, for a total investment of $166 million. Last year, Jamaica for the first time shipped its famed Blue Mountain Coffee to China.
The Jamaican government has also received several hundred million dollars in loans from China, including $400 million announced in 2010 over five years to rebuild roads and other infrastructure.
“In order to be prosperous you need to build roads first,” said Adam Wu, an executive with China Business Network, a consulting group for Chinese businesses that has been making the case for China in several Caribbean countries.
Several analysts in the Caribbean say they believe that China eventually will emerge as a political force in the region, with so many countries indebted to it, at a time when the United States is perceived as preoccupied with the Middle East and paying little attention to the region.
“They are buying loyalty and taking up the vacuum left by the United States, Canada and other countries, particularly in infrastructure improvements,” said Sir Ronald Sanders, a former diplomat from Antigua and Barbuda.
“If China continues to invest the way it is doing in the Caribbean, the U.S. is almost making itself irrelevant to the region,” he added. “You don’t leave your flank exposed.”
In some places, Chinese contractors or workers have stayed on, beginning to build communities and businesses. So many have opened in Roseau, Dominica, that local merchants have complained about being squeezed out.
Trinidad and Tobago has had waves of Chinese immigration over the past century, but locals are now seeing more Chinese restaurants and shops, as well as other signs of a new immigrant generation.
“I am second-generation Trinidadian-Chinese, and like most of us of this era, we have integrated very well in society, having friends, girlfriends, spouses and kids with people of other ethnicities,” said Robert Johnson-Attin, 36, a mechanical engineer now with his own successful business. “It’ll only be a matter of time before it happens with the Chinese coming in now.”
Here in the Bahamas, Tan Jian, the economic counselor at the Chinese Embassy, said he that believed “it’s only the start” of the Chinese presence across the Caribbean, casting it as one developing country using its growing economic power to help other developing ones.
The Bahamian government, he said, “cannot afford to build huge projects by itself.”
While the Chinese built the stadium, the Bahamas is responsible for utility hookups and the roads and landscaping outside it.
The $35 million gift “is costing us $50 million,” said Mr. Maynard, the sports minister. “But at the end of the day it will pay for itself” by putting the Bahamas in position to host major sporting events and reap the tourism revenue that comes with that.
For Baha Mar, the Chinese Export-Import Bank is financing $2.6 billion, nearly three-quarters of the cost, and China’s state construction company is a partner.
The Bahamas agreed to allow up to 8,000 foreign workers, most of them Chinese, to work on the project in stages, but it also required employment for 4,000 Bahamians, dampening concerns that Chinese workers were taking jobs. American companies will also take part in building and running it.
Mr. Jian played down any economic competition with the United States, whose tourists, he asserted, stood to benefit from China’s presence in the Caribbean. The Chinese workers here live in barracks behind the project fences, largely shielded from public view.
“We hardly know they are here,” said James Duffy, watching a track practice next to the stadium one recent afternoon, adding with a chuckle: “Except for the big things they build.”

Karla Zabludovsky contributed reporting from Mexico City, Camilo Thame from Kingston, Jamaica, and Prior Beharry from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago .