Epilogue: *Daydream Island owner China Capital Investment Group has snapped up South Molle island in the Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Chinese Wall @ Great Barrier Reef for about $25 million Chinese snap up another Whitsunday island for $25
Patrons of the Australian Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China include Bob Carr, Philip Ruddock, Chris Bowen, Senator Dastyari and Barry O'Farrell, according to its website.
It can’t be said that the FBI, which is already reeling from its dismal performance in the Hillary Clinton EmailGate scandal, looks good in any of this. Moles happen—they’re part of the SpyWar—but the rising pattern of betrayal by Chinese immigrants indicates that the Bureau got hit badly by a longtime employee who managed to act as Beijing’s mole for a half-decade. . . .The FBI, like all of our intelligence agencies, employs numerous naturalized immigrants, some in very sensitive positions. In many cases, for instance language support, immigrants are invaluable to our intelligence efforts. However, immigrants also pose counterintelligence risks, particularly when they come from countries that actively seek to recruit their nationals abroad as spies. China is far from the only country to do this, but it heads that list, as the Chun case demonstrates yet again.Political correctness is a factor too, and nobody wants to be accused of ethnic bias—or worse “racial profiling”—over molehunts. As with counterterrorism in the age of Obama, it’s worse for your counterespionage career to be accused of racism than to miss the mole right in your midst.
Wherever we go we urge friends not to purchase products by communist regime as there is no such thing as Occupational Health and Safety Law that anyone can enforce - Our sister Aga dies of leukaemia as a result of working at a chemical factory Svit. We understand that toxic is found also in different fabrics and such romantic items like candles. I do not trust communists ... Any extremes are bad some capitalists envy the communist managers what they can get away with but the lucky democratic west has the Fifth Estate - God Bless the Media...
The so-called Chinese Curse: “ May you live in interesting times”, is apparently not of Chinese origin, but certainly apocryphal and wonderfully ironic. I think it is hard to recall more “interesting times” than those in which the world finds itself today, nor a time fraught with more danger, since the sleepwalking towards World War I.
China threatens reprisals on NZ dairy, wool and kiwifruit if government doesn’t back off cheap steel inquiry Stuff
PHILIPPINES REJECTS CHINA TALKS: The link goes to a Reuters report. Why reject bilateral talks? China demanded an unacceptable condition: the Philippines couldn’t mention the The Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision that nixed most of China’s claims in the South China Sea. This morning StrategyPage’s Jim Dunnigan was a bit pithier: “…the Philippines does not consider the situation a dispute but rather a case of unwarranted Chinese aggression. Now the Philippines has international law on its side.”
Western Australia's peak medical body has flagged concerns in a letter to the state's Premier with the ongoing safety of workers after asbestos was found at the new Perth Children's Hospital.
Health Minister John Day has confirmed white asbestos was found in a roof panel on the eighth floor of the building. Workers were first exposed to the asbestos on Monday, but initial testing — which later came back positive — was not done until Tuesday.
The roof panels were supplied by a Chinese manufacturing firm, Yuanda.
This is the second asbestos discovery linked to a construction site in Australia supplied by Yuanda, which has at least five major high-rise projects around Australia, as well as a medical research facility in South Australia.
Asbestos Perth Children's Hospital asbestos find: AMA flags concerns over clean-up and worker safety
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