[Marxism] China-France dispute over Tibet

Shane Mage 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  
> said."


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!


Shane Mage

> 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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