Dissidents in China - gas trains -- Re: China's "legal diplomacy" in the face of decades of preferential treatment
Zig the N.g
ziggerjoe at yandex.com
Sun Jul 19 17:14:21 PDT 2020
One bowl of bat soup, thank you.
Wanna some Chinese Virus overlords dirctly above you, dissident?
Here many are literally loaded into a train, by our decidedly unfriendly Chinese "not yet" overlords:
Chinese Ambassador Struggles To Explain Shocking Footage Of Handcuffed & Blindfolded Uighurs Loaded Onto Train
During a Sunday morning BBC news program, China’s ambassador to the UK Liu
Xiaoming was in a rare segment asked point blank about viral footage which
purports to show a terrifying scene from Xinjiang province of Muslim
minority Uighurs being handcuffed and loaded onto train cars.
While the footage, which appears to have been secretly caught via drone,
appears to be a year old or more, it resurfaced in recent weeks, gaining
millions of views and reigniting allegations of Uighur people being mass
shipped to communist 'reeducation' camps and sprawling detention centers.
#Marr asks Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming to explain footage
from China of handcuffed and blindfolded detained
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) July 19, 2020
During the tenses Andrew Marr Show segment, Liu described Xinjiang simply as “the most beautiful place.”
Showing the shocking footage which many observers said echoes Jews being mass loaded onto cattle cars during the Holocaust to be taken to their deaths, Marr pressed the Chinese ambassador with:
“Can I ask you why people are kneeling, blindfolded and shaven, and being led to trains in modern China? What is going on there?”
To which Liu replied: “I do not know where you get this video tape. Sometimes you have a transfer of prisoners, in any country.” And Liu then questioned the authenticity and location of the video: “I do not know, where did you get this video clip?”
Forgets you Kenya, I gats a nu country for ya Juanagger :)
On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 08:05:15PM +1000, some n.g wrote:
> Chine has had WTO "developing nation" status for decades, has had the bulk of Western manufacturing literally shipped to China, and even under Obama spat in the face of the world:
> The Hague's 2016 Verdict Exposed Communist China's Predatory War On World Order
> Austin Bay via The Epoch Times,
> ..On July 12, 2016, The Hague’s international arbitral tribunal, relying on the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea treaty (UNCLOS), issued a ruling supporting the Philippines’ claims that China had violated Filipino territory in the South China Sea by seizing islets and “sea features.” China had also plundered resources in the Philippines’ maritime Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
> Despite having signed the sea treaty (which meant accepting the arbitration process), the Chinese government callously ignored the verdict and disdained the court’s authority.
> UNCLOS codified the geophysical conditions and legal precedents establishing sovereign control of territorial waters and sovereign rights in the EEZ. It is an example of practical, peace-promoting diplomacy.
> China’s blunt rejection of the decision stunned the Filipino government and alerted other nations on the Pacific Rim. The Beijing regime not only broke a major treaty it had ratified but also openly maligned legal procedures created to promote peaceful resolution of international disputes. Beijing’s thuggish rebuke sent the message that Chinese whim backed by China’s enormous military and economic power determined sovereignty in the South China Sea.
> Chinese communist predatory behavior long predates 2016, but in retrospect, Beijing’s appalling reaction to the ruling clearly demonstrated the CCP could not be trusted to abide by even the most meticulously negotiated treaty. The CCP’s June 2020 decision to break the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 and impose its authoritarian laws on Hong Kong reinforced the ugly lesson that treaties with communist China do not protect smaller nations and territories from Chinese theft and absorption. ...
> The WTO still considers China a 'developing nation.' Here's the big problem with that
> ..China is still considered a developing nation by the WTO a status it received when it joined decades ago.
> ..There is no official WTO classification as to which countries are "developing." This status is self-selected, based on politics more than law or economics, and can be contested. It is a controversial point that usually stays buried beneath the surface, but occasionally flares up into minor controversy.
> Most Favored Nation Status: Pros and Cons
> How It Lowers Your Shopping Bill
> Most-favored-nation (MFN) status is an economic position in which a country enjoys the best trade terms given by its trading partner. That means it receives the lowest tariffs, the fewest trade barriers, and the highest import quotas (or none at all). In other words, all MFN trade partners must be treated equally.
> .. In the U.S., it's more common to hear the term "permanent normal trade relations." This is simply another way to refer to a country with MFN status.
> .. All 164 members of the WTO receive most-favored-nation status. That means they all receive the same trade benefits as all other members. The only exceptions are developing countries, regional trade areas, and customs unions.
> Developing countries receive preferential treatment without having to return it, so their economies can grow.
> .. China's MFN Status
> The United States gave China permanent MFN status in 2001, the same year that China became a WTO member. U.S. companies wanted to sell to the largest population in the world. As China's GDP grew, they thought, so would its consumer spending. ...
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