Xi Jinping

After insulting their public transport Andrew Little tells the Chinese all about his anti-chinks housing policy

Andrew Little is showing us daily what a complete tool he is.

Last week he suggested we sell beef to Hindus in India, and try for a FTA with a country we already have one with. Two days ago?he complained about Beijing traffic and suggested that they needed a rail loop despite Beijing have 18 lines of quality metropolitan rail services.

And yesterday on The Nation he explained to China’s vice-president all about Labour’s racist anti-chink housing policy.

I just want to ask what did you talk about in this meeting with the vice president?

Well, it was quite an extended meeting. It went way over time, but we talked about the importance of the relationship between the two countries, talked about the relationship between the Labour Party and the Communist Party, talked about the free-trade agreement because we’ve got the upgrade being talked about there at the moment. We talked about a couple of sensitive issues. I raised the issue about land sales, both house sales and farm sales and how New Zealanders are feeling increasingly sensitive about that, and also the issue about human rights, and I raised that with Vice President Li in the same way that I raised it with President Xi Jinping at the end of last year in New Zealand and just say that New Zealand’s expectation of countries they are getting closer to is that we see that their people are treated fairly and properly and good judicial systems. And I made a comment about it was interesting seeing a human rights award being given to Robert Mugabe, because most New Zealanders would not see Robert Mugabe as a champion of human rights but quite the opposite. But it was a good discussion, very warm and friendly, and I was very pleased to have the time I had with Vice President Li.

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Andrew Little just making stuff up

Another day and another Labour politician?makes stuff up.

One of Labour’s own donors, Bill Liu is currently before the courts…and for some reason Andrew Little is trying to smear everyone else.

New Zealand political parties have been offered handsome donations from corrupt Chinese migrants looking for favours, Labour leader Andrew Little says.

The revelation comes as China’s president Xi Jinping seeks an extradition treaty with New Zealand to allow the return of Chinese citizens he believes are living here on the proceeds of corrupt activities.

Mr Little said the Labour Party was approached on a couple of occasions by Chinese people offering large donations.

“When I was party president we were approached, being offered handsome donations,” he said.

“We weren’t sure what the origin of their wealth was and we weren’t satisfied, we weren’t comfortable, (so) we didn’t accept the donation.”

Asked if he believed corrupt monies had been donated to other New Zealand political parties, he said: “It could not be ruled out.” ? Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Photo: AP US President Barack Obama, left, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, puts a coat on Peng Liyuan, wife of Xi Jinping.

Photo: AP
US President Barack Obama, left, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, right, puts a coat on Peng Liyuan, wife of Xi Jinping.

Vladimir Putin Cracks On To China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan, Censors Go Wild

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Fran O’ on the Graceless Green Taliban

In many of our cultures we had the notion of allowing people we didn’t agree with, even at war with, safe habour so a conversation could be had. ?While under the protection of the host, the guest was treated with respect and dignity.

For an MMP party that never has been part of working together with?anyone unless it suited their selfish ends, the Greens are the the problem yet again.

It’s time that we grew up as a nation when it comes to diplomatic courtesy. It’s time the Greens revoked their “unofficial ban” on visiting political leaders addressing the New Zealand Parliament.

Some of the world’s most powerful leaders like Germany’s Angela Merkel and China’s Xi Jinping are headed our way later this month after they’ve been to the G20 Summit in Brisbane.

Having political leaders of such calibre addressing our Parliament while it is sitting is not going to subvert our democracy. But the Greens’ overblown and juvenile stance that only New Zealand politicians should be allowed to address a sitting session makes us look absurdly pretentious…


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Fran O’Sullivan on China, National and Labour nasty tactics

Fran O’Sullivan writes about John Key’s China triumph:

John Key has firmly put his personal stamp on the New Zealand-China relationship by forging a “trusted partner” status with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Xi heralded the co-operation between China and New Zealand as “pioneering and exemplary”, saying he believed Key’s tour would instil new vitality into the bilateral relationship.

The Chinese President not only made sure New Zealand media were present for all of his reassuring opening remarks at the onset of the two leaders’ bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People, but he also welcomed Key and his officials “as family” to a rare private dinner.

This is no mean feat, given Beijing’s barely disguised anger over the Fonterra botulism scare that last year resulted in scathing editorials in official news organs over the New Zealand Government’s perceived failure to rigorously police food safety standards.

Chinese consumers were justifiably angry over the Fonterra fiasco. It not only diminished their confidence in the safety of New Zealand infant formula but resulted in significant collateral damage to the smaller Kiwi exporters that had the foresight and wit (which Fonterra at that stage lacked) to manufacture New Zealand-branded infant formula for the Chinese market.

Key’s visit has drawn a line under that episode.

Which is why Labour and their flunkies in MFaT wanted to rain on the parade.

But the Opposition has been determined to try to ensure Key does not get to politically bank the positives from the deepening bilateral relationship.

This is a mistake, especially given Labour’s own groundbreaking role in forging bilateral ties with China. ?? Read more »

Labour, Greens and NZ First will think this is sedition

Credit: Reuters

Credit: Reuters

With all the anti-Chinese sentiment that the left are whipping up, John Key being wined and dined in China is bad enough, but now he’s inviting them to New Zealand?

Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to visit New Zealand later this year.

Last night Prime Minister John Key, along with a small delegation held a meeting with Xi at the Great Hall of the People, before being hosted for a small formal dinner.

During the meetings, Xi confirmed that he plans to accept an invitation for a visit shortly before or after the G20 in Brisbane in November. ? Read more »

Betting against China

George Soros has made a massive call…he is betting against China.

George Soros probably shouldn’t expect any warm invitations to Beijing – not with the much-reviled short seller warning of a giant Chinese crash.

The billionaire first shook a major government in September 1992, when he led an attack on the British pound. For his role in humiliating London and forcing John Major’s government to exit the European exchange-rate mechanism – essentially the euro – Soros reportedly netted $US2 billion.

Soros made a bundle off America’s subprime debt crisis as well. Here in Asia, his legend has loomed large since 1997, when then-Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad accused him, bizarrely, of heading a Jewish conspiracy to spark an Asian crisis.

Now Soros has his eye on China. In a January 2 op-ed for Project Syndicate, Soros didn’t say whether he’s shorting China. But he did connect the dots in a way that can’t make President Xi Jinping happy. To Soros, the main risk facing the world isn’t the euro, the US Congress or a Japanese asset bubble, but a Chinese debt disaster that’s unfolding in plain sight.

Sanctimonious Chinese hypocrite gets mocked online

The Chinese government got on its high horse in the wake of the media manufactured Fonterra botulism scare. Their finger pointing even reached their president who used the APEC meeting to castigate John Key for food safety…even when there was no risk at all from the Fonterra scare.

Well, his own population set about mocking their president in social media.

It?s rare for Chinese citizens to laugh outwardly at their president. But when Xi Jinping appeared to scold his New Zealand counterpart over food safety during a face-to-face meeting in Bali on Sunday, the irony proved too delicious to ignore.? Read more »

Tim White should STFU

Seriously, some people really have no idea. Tim White is one of them.


Who is Tim White you ask?

Well he?s the?Chairman of The New Zealand China Trade Association?? NZCTA for short.? Read more »

Doctors playing politics… again


Via the Tipline

APEC is vitally important to NZ; even more so as a tiny country reliant on exports at the bottom of the world. It shows that NZ is part of the Asia Pacific Region.

While it?s a shame Obama couldn’t make it, nearly every other leader turned up to Bali for this years? APEC conference.? Most people would know that attending a conference like APEC takes some planning. As Prime Minister, you don?t wake up one morning and say ?ok boys let?s go to APEC this week?. It takes months and months of planning and work to make sure NZ is seen as an active participant and?Key?s meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping?are quite important. ? Read more »