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Old 12-04-2009, 06:46 AM
 
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After years of being prime minister, Harper finally gave up his bull***t and paid a visit to China. Funnily during the visit he was reminded that a Canadian prime minister had not visited in five years, and the Chinese president commented in this face that "Five years is too long a time for China-Canada relations and that's why there are comments in the media that your visit is one that should have taken place earlier".

It is so ironic that only last year noble Harper had refused to attend the Beijing Olympic Opening, adamantly decided to meet Dalai Lama, completely ignoring the fact that he was serious jeopardizing the China-Canadian relationship. Yesterday, he suddenly changed tone and said he would like see Chinese leaders come to Canada more frequently and more visit would make sense.

What has changed? Isn't China still the evil communist country that he utterly despises and thinks is not even worth much of his attention?

OK. It is not that Harper suddenly came to his senses. Maybe he finally realizes that his previous pretentious gesture eventually only hurts Canada... especially after seeing countries like Australia passed the financial crisis almost unscathed thanks to its business with the fastest developing country in the world, which is to take over Japan as the second largest economy, and the fact that even the US dare not simply ignore its relationship with China and try not to do too much to P*ss off president Hu. His tight clinging to the U.S. poses the country's economy to great undiversified risks.

I guess in the end, "human rights" or "communism" isn't that important to Mr. Harper anyway and being a saint is not something he or Canada can afford. Now the world sees that he has admitted his stupid mistake in the chilly Beijing winter. Better late than never.

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Old 12-06-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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I take it he can't speak Mandarin like our prime minister then?
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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I take it he can't speak Mandarin like our prime minister then?
His problem is he always pretends to have some influence on human rights issue on the world stage, when in fact he has absolutely zero.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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His point during the Olympics was regarding human rights abuses, and if he had gone, he would have equally been basted for caving into economic interests by the Lib/NDP and not really caring about people, and kittens.

Suffice to say, regardless of what the PM does, someone is going to ***** about it. All in all Harper has done a good job of trying to accomplish what he wants, while working with those that oppose him.

I know he has no choice being a minority in Parliament, however he is chosing to govern instead of placeholding, wating for the next Liberal implosion to take advantage of.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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So all the other western leaders went because they don't care about human rights and kittens? humm...
And what changed now?

when you say "someone", you mean people are actually stupid enough to think: let's not do business with China and forget about trade and jobs in Canada because the Chinese government is not treating the Chinese people well. Tibet to China is like Quebec to Canada. However, it seems always hard to put ourselves in others' shoes.

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Old 12-07-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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Harper is being a dumbass and is anything but noble, human right does not matter, especially through the lens of a Westerner. China has done more for human rights than any other country in the last 30 years. It's blatant hypocrisy to lecture the Chinese on pretty much anything in their own country, and it looks absolutely terrible for the hypocrite.

Canada missed the boat big time on China's boom, another thing that is laughable is Canadians assuming China needs Canada more than Canada needs China. China is Canada's second largest import nation, and Canada's export to China consist of 1% of Chinese import, most of the Canada's resource to China can be acquired in Central Asia.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Centre of the Universe (Toronto)
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Harper is being a dumbass and is anything but noble, human right does not matter, especially through the lens of a Westerner. China has done more for human rights than any other country in the last 30 years. It's blatant hypocrisy to lecture the Chinese on pretty much anything in their own country, and it looks absolutely terrible for the hypocrite.

Canada missed the boat big time on China's boom, another thing that is laughable is Canadians assuming China needs Canada more than Canada needs China. China is Canada's second largest import nation, and Canada's export to China consist of 1% of Chinese import, most of the Canada's resource to China can be acquired in Central Asia.
Actaully a Canadian invented the Human Rights. So Techinally these "Westeners" know more about Human Rights then Asia.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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Tibet to China is like Quebec to Canada. However, it seems always hard to put ourselves in others' shoes.
That's stretching it a bit.
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