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Not sure if everyone saw this, but this is a remarkable act of courage and leadership by Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg...

 

Beijing's State Police sent Cathay Pacific the Chinese equivalent of a subpoena, demanding that any and all names of CP employees involved in Hong Kong demonstrations be listed, itemized, and handed over to them. Instead of risking the lives and liberty of his employees, Rupert Hogg stood in solidarity with them. His reponse:

 

1. Rupert Hogg - Chief Executive Officer. 

 

 

Nothing gets me going more than people standing up for liberty! 

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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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3 hours ago, YABO713 said:

Not sure if everyone saw this, but this is a remarkable act of courage and leadership by Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg...

 

Beijing's State Police sent Cathay Pacific the Chinese equivalent of a subpoena, demanding that any and all names of CP employees involved in Hong Kong demonstrations be listed, itemized, and handed over to them. Instead of risking the lives and liberty of his employees, Rupert Hogg stood in solidarity with them. His reponse:

 

1. Rupert Hogg - Chief Executive Officer. 

 

 

Nothing gets me going more than people standing up for liberty! 

I have no doubt that Hogg is someone who believes and stands up for Liberty and had to fall on his sword at Cathay Pacific, I do not necessarily think that the story about his listing his name on the request sent by the government is true or has at least been verified at this point. It is a heroic story right now, and I think he did look out for the best interests of his team and employees, I think there is a bit of exaggeration to the story.

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5 hours ago, Brutus_buckeye said:

Look at the most expensive cities in the US and I bet they also have the lowest birth rates too.

 

It would be interesting to know how much of the new housing is larger than 1-2 bedroom units.  Developers don't put up many 3-bedroom apartments in the United States and 4-bedrooms are almost non-existent outside of college housing.  

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28 minutes ago, jmecklenborg said:

 

It would be interesting to know how much of the new housing is larger than 1-2 bedroom units.  Developers don't put up many 3-bedroom apartments in the United States and 4-bedrooms are almost non-existent outside of college housing.  

 

You really cant justify a 3-4 bed in an urban setting unless you are talking about a luxury penthouse. In NYC you may have them, but they are not to house the middle class, they hare housing the wealthy financial executives that want to have an Upper West Side address. They can live wherever and often have 2-3 other houses as well.  The trend toward urban housing for developers, especially in bigger cities is smaller, catering to more single people or couples. It is not practical to start a family there.  It is similar over in China, the only difference is there are a lot more people in the cities and they live in even smaller spaces.

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15 hours ago, jmecklenborg said:

 

Apparently there are 120 boys for each 100 girls from age 1 up to 30 or 40 because so many people keep choosing to abort daughters.   It has been "outlawed" since 2004 but keeps happening. 

 

The big problem with having just one child -- and that child being a son -- is that he can't be expected to be pulled away from work and providing for his own family in order to take care of his elderly parents.  With women it's a bit more feasible since there is less expectation for women to work constantly throughout their adult lives. 

 

With larger families -- say one with 2 sons and 2 daughters -- one of the daughters will likely be able to take on the role of taking care of the elderly parents or a chronically ill sibling. 

 

 

It's worse in the interior among the 20-40 group because a lot of the more attractive women from the interior find their way to the much more prosperous coasts.  Since the difference between interior China (except Beijing) and coastal is an order of magnitude greater than any such division in the USA, this is a time bomb of "Long March" era proportions.

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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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After months of protests, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill

 

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam has finally fully withdrawn a controversial bill that allowed extradition to mainland China and sparked three months of dramatic protests in the financial hub.

 

The decision to cave in to one of protesters' five core demands marked a dramatic U-turn for Lam, who for months has refused to withdraw the bill.

 

But Lam refused to give ground on protesters' four other demands, including greater democracy for the city and an independent commission into police conduct, saying all investigations would be carried out by the existing Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC).

 

MORE:  https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/04/asia/hong-kong-carrie-lam-extradition-bill-intl-hnk/index.html

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Hong Kong protest: City reels from 'one of its most violent days'

  • The 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China was "one of Hong Kong's most violent and chaotic days", the city's police chief has said.
  • An 18-year-old protester was shot in the chest with a live bullet - one of six live rounds fired by police.
  • Protesters - some armed with poles, petrol bombs and other projectiles - fought pitched battles with police in several parts of Hong Kong.
  • In all police made 269 arrests, more than on any day since protests began. Those detained ranged in age from 12 to 71. More than 100 people were taken to hospital and 30 police were injured.
  • Tuesday's unrest saw police fire 900 rubber bullets and 1,400 rounds of tear gas. That compares with 1,000 tear gas canisters fired in the first two months of protests.
  • In the days leading up to the anniversary, tensions were high in Hong Kong, which always sees protests on National Day.

MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49902351

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1 minute ago, Columbo said:

Hong Kong protest: City reels from 'one of its most violent days'

  • The 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China was "one of Hong Kong's most violent and chaotic days", the city's police chief has said.
  • An 18-year-old protester was shot in the chest with a live bullet - one of six live rounds fired by police.
  • Protesters - some armed with poles, petrol bombs and other projectiles - fought pitched battles with police in several parts of Hong Kong.
  • In all police made 269 arrests, more than on any day since protests began. Those detained ranged in age from 12 to 71. More than 100 people were taken to hospital and 30 police were injured.
  • Tuesday's unrest saw police fire 900 rubber bullets and 1,400 rounds of tear gas. That compares with 1,000 tear gas canisters fired in the first two months of protests.
  • In the days leading up to the anniversary, tensions were high in Hong Kong, which always sees protests on National Day.

MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49902351

 

And also:

 

And here's what this far left-wing publication called ... (checks notes) ... the Wall Street Journal had to say about Trump's Happy 70th Birthday tweet:

 

Trump, China and an Unhappy Birthday -- Let’s hope the President gets something in return for pretending Xi Jinping is a good guy:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-china-and-an-unhappy-birthday-11569973533

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Reliable help is so hard to find these days.

 

Hitman hires hitman who hires hitman who hires hitman who hires hitman who tells police

 

https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/23/hitman-hires-hitman-hires-hitman-hires-hitman-hires-hitman-tells-police-10971438/

 

Chinese businessman Tan Youhui was looking for a hitman to take out a competitor, Wei Mou, and was willing to pay 2 million yuan (£218,000) to get the job done.

 

The hitman that Mr Youhui hired decided to offer the job to another hitman for half the original price.

 

The second hitman then subcontracted to another hitman, who then subcontracted to a fourth, who gave the job to a fifth. However, hitman number five was so incensed at how much the value of the contract had fallen, that he told the target to fake his own death, which eventually led to the police finding out about the plot, Beijing News reported.

 

 

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I'm normally not a huge fan of Vice, but this is extremely well done. An intimate look into the oppression and systemic extermination of Uighur muslims in China. 

 

 

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^^  I was on youtube and happened to get into watching some of these VICE things and watched this a few days ago. I agree it is a good one.

 

*you know how it is...you stumble onto one of something and then watch quite a number of them one after another.

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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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1 hour ago, surfohio said:

It's perpetually 1984 in China. 

It is getting much worse as technology advances. With everyone getting a 'social grade'-and if you get a bad one you can just disappear-and with facial recognition technology, etc. it is only going to get worse there. And China's influence(especially in the far east) just gets stronger and more nations become economically dependent on them(as in Australia,etc.)

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On 12/13/2019 at 3:29 PM, Toddguy said:

It is getting much worse as technology advances. With everyone getting a 'social grade'-and if you get a bad one you can just disappear-and with facial recognition technology, etc. it is only going to get worse there. And China's influence(especially in the far east) just gets stronger and more nations become economically dependent on them(as in Australia,etc.)

 

And you get stuff like this happening over and over now:

 

China 'no longer showing Arsenal match after Ozil remarks'

https://news.sky.com/story/chinas-state-tv-will-no-longer-show-arsenal-match-after-mesut-ozil-remarks-11887171

 

Quickly followed by:

 

Arsenal distance themselves from Ozil’s comment on Uighur Muslims

https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/soccer/news/arsenal-ozil-comment-uighur-muslims/1qmhjo0w6jomu1u5sdrknly9nw

 

Someone in charge needs to grow a spine and take a stance that western entertainment isn't compatible with state censorship. Instead, the opposite is happening - be it this example above, or the NBA, or Hollwood - these folks are self-censoring to get a chance at profit growth in China. Movies are probably the worst, because the rest of the world is starting to get stuck with the boring, censored versions of movies because studios are no longer just cutting the parts China is unhappy with - they're writing movies from the get-go without content that China might censor.

 

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10 hours ago, Ram23 said:

 

And you get stuff like this happening over and over now:

 

China 'no longer showing Arsenal match after Ozil remarks'

https://news.sky.com/story/chinas-state-tv-will-no-longer-show-arsenal-match-after-mesut-ozil-remarks-11887171

 

Quickly followed by:

 

Arsenal distance themselves from Ozil’s comment on Uighur Muslims

https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/soccer/news/arsenal-ozil-comment-uighur-muslims/1qmhjo0w6jomu1u5sdrknly9nw

 

Someone in charge needs to grow a spine and take a stance that western entertainment isn't compatible with state censorship. Instead, the opposite is happening - be it this example above, or the NBA, or Hollwood - these folks are self-censoring to get a chance at profit growth in China. Movies are probably the worst, because the rest of the world is starting to get stuck with the boring, censored versions of movies because studios are no longer just cutting the parts China is unhappy with - they're writing movies from the get-go without content that China might censor.

 

Well damn this is something we can agree on-kissing China's a$$ for the $$$ is disgusting. Lebron needs to be smacked as well. 

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Congratulations, China. A communist country is kicking America's capitalist a$$. American exceptionalism! 

 

 


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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Another export from China - a possible global pandemic:

 

China death toll reaches 259; WHO warns countries to prepare

 

China’s death toll from a new coronavirus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for ”domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads in their countries.

 

Beijing criticized Washington’s order barring entry to most foreigners who visited China in the past two weeks.  Australia announced similar measures Saturday, following Japan and Singapore.  South Korea and India flew hundreds of their citizens out of Wuhan, the city at the center of an area where some 50 million people are prevented from leaving in a sweeping anti-virus effort.  The evacuees went into a two-week quarantine.

 

The number of confirmed cases in China rose to 11,791, surpassing the number in the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.  The virus’ rapid spread in two months prompted the World Health Organization on Thursday to declare it a global emergency.

 

MORE:  https://www.thisweeknews.com/zz/news/20200201/china-death-toll-reaches-259-who-warns-countries-to-prepare

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China pledged to build a 1,000-bed hospital in 10 days and vowed that another new 1,600-bed hospital would be ready by Feb. 5 in Wuhan, a city of 11 million.  The 1,000-bed hospital began accepting coronavirus patients on Monday.

 

Photo below from https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/world/asia/coronavirus-wuhan-hospital.html

 

Time lapse video of the construction at https://www.marketwatch.com/story/watch-as-coronavirus-spreads-china-builds-an-entire-hospital-in-10-days-2020-02-03

 

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Doctor’s death unleashes mourning, fury at Chinese officials

 

BEIJING — The death of a young doctor who was reprimanded for warning about China’s new virus triggered an outpouring Friday of praise for him and fury that communist authorities put politics above public safety.

 

In death, Dr. Li Wenliang became the face of simmering anger at the ruling Communist Party’s controls over information and complaints that officials lie about or hide disease outbreaks, chemical spills, dangerous consumer products or financial frauds.  The 34-year-old ophthalmologist died overnight at Wuhan Central Hospital, where he worked and likely contracted the virus while treating patients in the early days of the outbreak.

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Police in December had reprimanded eight doctors including Li for warning friends on social media about the emerging threat. ... The ruling party has faced similar accusations of bungling or thuggish behavior following previous disasters.  They include the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, a 2005 chemical spill that disrupted water supplies to millions of people in China’s northeast, sales of tainted milk that sickened thousands of children and the failure of private finance companies after the global economic crisis.

 

MORE:  https://www.thisweeknews.com/zz/news/20200207/doctors-death-unleashes-mourning-fury-at-chinese-officials/1

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, wearing a protective face mask, waves as he inspects the coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work at a neighborhoods in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.

 

https://www.thisweeknews.com/zz/news/20200209/chinas-virus-death-toll-surpasses-sars-but-new-cases-fall -- China’s virus death toll rose on Sunday to 811, passing the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, but fewer new cases were reported in a possible sign its spread may be slowing as other nations stepped up efforts to block the disease.

 

https://www.thisweeknews.com/ZZ/news/20200209/more-businesses-reopen-in-china-but-many-people-stay-home -- The mainland death toll rose by 97 to 908 in the 24 hours through midnight Sunday, and 3,062 new cases were reported, government authorities said.  That was up 15% from Saturday and broke a string of daily declines that the government had said showed that containment measures were succeeding.

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WTF??

 

 


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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Coronavirus update:

 

https://www.thisweeknews.com/ZZ/news/20200211/fall-in-new-cases-raises-hope-in-virus-outbreak-in-china -- The number of new cases has trended down in the past week, raising hopes that the epidemic may be peaking.  The National Health Commission said 2,015 new cases had been tallied on Tuesday, the second straight daily decline and down from nearly 3,900 a week ago.  The total number of cases in mainland China reached 44,653 and the death toll hit 1,113.  Two people have died elsewhere, one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.

 

https://www.thisweeknews.com/zz/news/20200212/from-rumor-to-1000-deaths-how-coronavirus-outbreak-unfolded-for-americans-at-epicenter -- A look at the last six weeks in Wuhan since the new virus emerged from four Americans living in the city of 11 million.

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It is hard to get a good understanding of what is going on.  This does seem to be a man-made virus, hence why it was called novel. It is using HIV attacking methods to enter into cells, which is why it is novel. 
   Are people that survive actually healthy or do they now have HIV?  
   People that looked at the official Chinese data and analyzed it noted that all the people that are officially dying are mainly men and around 55yrs old.  This is obviously not the case which is why the death toll is much higher unofficially. Only men with means are getting into a hospital and being counted.  People dying at home are not being counted.  They are not going to waste their test kits on dead people. So i do believe that this is a massive deadly outbreak that is absolutely roiling china. 
  What this means to the world is hard to understand. It really depends on how undetectable it can be to slip past the incubation period and pop up again. If people are truly recovering that is good news. If this can be kept mostly in china without major outbreaks anywhere else that is also great news. If this does go away with warm weather that is also great news. Those are a lot of ifs. That is not good news. 

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Coronavirus Is Killing China’s Factories (And Creating Economic Chaos)

 

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/coronavirus-killing-china’s-factories-and-creating-economic-chaos-126471

 

Americans are angry. “I was on the phone with leaders from several hospitals in New York, and they told me that they had contracts with Chinese companies where they were waiting on things like plastic gloves, masks, all of this stuff where they were on the ships on their way to the U.S., and the Chinese government said ‘no, no, no, no, turn around, we need this stuff,’ ” said Maria Bartiromo on her Fox Business Network show “Mornings with Maria,” on the 19th of this month. “How is anybody going to trust China in terms of keeping up their end of the bargain again in business?”

 

The influential television anchor is voicing a concern heard throughout America these days. Peter Navarro, who appeared on her Fox News Channel show on the 23rd, provided more reasons for cutting links with Chinese suppliers. “China put export restrictions on those masks and then nationalized an American factory that produces them there,” said President Donald Trump’s director of trade and manufacturing policy, referring to N95 masks, used for protection against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

 

The coronavirus has exposed a critical vulnerability. Americans at the moment are short of N95s. And that is not the only type of mask they need. Factories in China cannot open for, among other reasons, lack of industrial masks, so Beijing has taken steps to keep these Chinese-produced items in country. “Industrial safety masks have been banned from export from China,” Jonathan Bass, the owner of Los Angeles-based PTM Images, told me last week.

 

“China has shown us that they will ban the export of masks for the protection of their own people over the protection of all people,” Bass said. “This shows us that America is extremely vulnerable to China’s whim of cutting exports for health-and-safety-related products. What’s next? Pharmaceuticals to save lives? Rare earth metals? Shoes?”

 

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I would normally have cut the quote down a bit more than this but every paragraph seemed fairly significant.  This is something of an eye-opener to me.  I'd often considered the risks of relying on China so much for manufacturing to be the ill effects on our own industrial expertise, whether in the event of a later war or in the event of China deciding to embargo us to exert deliberate political pressure on us.  And I had largely resolved that latter concern in my own mind by the economic argument that they needed our money more than they needed the manufactured goods (basic logic of trade) and more than they wanted to exert noneconomic pressure on us for anything else.

 

I had considered that China would eventually start buying goods from its own factories in its own internal market.  That would have been par for the course for a developing country.

 

I'm disappointed in myself for not considering that China might simply seize goods intended for export when faced with urgent internal problems that have absolutely jack to do with its foreign policy towards the U.S.  This obviously overrides my previous thoughts about the logic of the market because it would here, too, if we were faced with a pandemic.  Of course China will starve American hospitals of basic disease-containment and sanitary goods under circumstances like this.  Concerns about contracts and profits and trade relations would be back-burnered here, too.

 

The question for us is what the cost (and lead time) would be of starting to produce these kinds of mass-produced, small-dollar products here again would be, so that we aren't exposed to this kind of supply chain vulnerability.

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Who woulda thunk that not controlling our own supply lines could have a negative impact on our national security?  Well, besides any general, I suppose.  Or anyone in the business world who's ever had a supplier crap out on them.

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1 minute ago, X said:

Who woulda thunk that not controlling our own supply lines could have a negative impact on our national security?  Well, besides any general, I suppose.  Or anyone in the business world who's ever had a supplier crap out on them.

 

Perhaps ironically, I actually just finished reading The Art of War.  Sun Tzu would have agreed.

 

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I work for a packaging company.  They're far from the core of our business but we have always stocked a small number of masks for periodic orders.  It turns out that all of the masks - ALL OF THEM - are made in China.  Where in China?  Wuhan.  We just got a few cases in last week from another distributor and are keeping them in a locked cage.  

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I spoke too soon, the masks are hiding behind someone's desk, not in the cage where they belong.  So out of $12 million in inventory this is how many respirator masks we have...

 

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The Dow tanked 1000 points yesterday (about 3.5 percent) on China Coronavirus fears.

 

Here are the latest virus numbers from China:  https://www.thisweeknews.com/ZZ/news/20200224/as-concern-grows-china-south-korea-report-more-virus-cases

 

"China reported 508 new cases and another 71 deaths, 68 of them in the central city of Wuhan, where the epidemic was first detected in December.  The updates bring mainland China’s totals to 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths."

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27 minutes ago, Columbo said:

The Dow tanked 1000 points yesterday (about 3.5 percent) on China Coronavirus fears.

 

Here are the latest virus numbers from China:  https://www.thisweeknews.com/ZZ/news/20200224/as-concern-grows-china-south-korea-report-more-virus-cases

 

"China reported 508 new cases and another 71 deaths, 68 of them in the central city of Wuhan, where the epidemic was first detected in December.  The updates bring mainland China’s totals to 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths."

 

Down another 500 points today so far.  I think this is ultimately going to be the biggest story about all this.  While certainly not the worst possible scenario in terms of deadliness, a pandemic is looking more likely and that is almost certainly going to impact the global economy negatively.  

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China's economy could shrink for the first time in decades because of the coronavirus

 

The novel coronavirus outbreak has been brutal for China and could plunge the country's economy into its first contraction since the 1970's.  Economic activity sharply declined across the board in February as companies struggled to reopen for business or hire workers during a government-mandated shutdown, according to official and private surveys released in recent days.

 

Wednesday revealed shockingly bad news for services in the world's second biggest economy.  Chinese media group Caixin said its purchasing managers index for the sector plummeted to 26.5 last month from a reading of 51.8 the month before — the lowest figure recorded by the survey since it began in 2005.  A reading below 50 indicates contraction, rather than growth.

 

The fallout could be crippling for China's economic growth this quarter.  Macquarie Group chief China economist Larry Hu suggested that the country could be in for a historic economic decline.  "It's even possible that the government will report negative growth for [the first quarter], the first time since the end of Culture Revolution," he added. ... China's economy contracted 1.6% in 1976, when Communist Party leader Mao Zedong's death ended a decade-long period of social and political tumult in the country.  Since then, China has boomed, growing at an average annual rate of 9.4% between 1978 and 2018 as it embarked on a series of economic reforms.

 

MORE:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/04/economy/china-services-employment-coronavirus/index.html

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There were already warning signs pre-Convid 19, with an overheated housing market, overheated automobile market, etc. This just tipped the scales.

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On 2/2/2020 at 5:21 PM, Columbo said:

Another export from China - a possible global pandemic:

 

China death toll reaches 259; WHO warns countries to prepare

 

MORE:  https://www.thisweeknews.com/zz/news/20200201/china-death-toll-reaches-259-who-warns-countries-to-prepare

 

This was also posted in the Coronavirus thread - but since this is some China-centric news (and to update the original China coronavirus post above) I'm cross-posting it here:

 

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1 hour ago, Gramarye said:

Considering the anti-globalist forces that are largely responsible for his path to becoming British PM, this is definitely not what I expected to see from BoJo:

 

Boris Johnson says 3m people in Hong Kong will get path to British citizenship

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/03/boris-johnson-says-3m-people-hong-kong-will-get-path-british/

 

This isn't that surprising.  The Hong Kong people that would come to the UK are going to be those who are more in tune with western values to begin with.

 

Indeed, he may be trying to decrease the influence of other immigrant groups by dilution.

 

He's pompous and blustery, but he's nowhere close to stupid.

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For those of you wondering what the hell Kashmir is and why we should care about China and India escalating tensions there... 

 

 

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Everything is fine........ It's not really WWIII if the USA and Russia weren't invited, right?

 

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"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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An arms race between India and China after a bloody border conflict? What could go wrong? 

 

 


"Nearly every problem that we have in the USA -- unaffordable health care, prison overpopulation, hyper militarization, climate change, racism, gun violence, poverty, poor education, urban sprawl and others -- cannot be positively addressed because bribery and conflicts of interest are legal under campaign finance laws which protect the uber-wealthy and the narrow self-interests who grossly benefit from our afflictions."

 

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^ Modi is a blustering war-hawk and he has no aversion to being aggressive with Pakistan, but he’s not stupid enough to take on China. 


And they reckon that the last thing she saw in her life was
Sting, singing on the roof of the Barbican

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