[Marxism] China-France dispute over Tibet
shmage at pipeline.com
Wed Dec 10 21:37:00 MST 2008
On Dec 10, 2008, at 9:57 PM, Paula wrote:
> China uses her considerable economic weight to put diplomatic
> pressure on France.
> "There are reports that Chinese consumers have started to boycott
> French goods, and that they are staying away from French giant
> Carrefour, which is one of China's biggest retailers with 46,000
> employees. Prior to Sarkozy's meeting with the Dalai Lama, Beijing
> called people to remain calm and not to boycott French goods while
> last-ditch efforts were made to get the meeting canceled. But after
> it took place on Saturday, there has been no government call for calm.
> "After Sarkozy said he planned to meet the Dalai Lama, China
> announced on November 25 that as a protest Premier Wen Jiabao would
> cancel his plans to attend the 11th China-EU summit in Lyon on
> December 1. China also postponed talks on finalizing a deal for 150
> Airbus passenger planes, a spokesman for the European aircraft maker
The French Response:
Today Kouchner said that Human Rights was in contradiction to Foreign
Policy and that he had erred in establishing a Cabinet-level
secretariat for Human Rights. Human Rights Secretary Rama Yade (the
only Black minister) is to be fired and the secretariat dissolved. La
Chine, ce n'est pas la Serbie!
> This cosmos did none of gods or men make, but it
> always was and is and shall be: an everlasting fire,
> kindling in measures and going out in measures."
> Herakleitos of Ephesos
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