Following on from yesterday ... I have cited and discussed the views of former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who is pretty well known China watcher, on more than one occasion, because I believe he usually has something very useful to say. Mr Rudd begins a very worthwhile analysis in the Sydney Morning Herald with … Continue reading More from Kevin Rudd about China
Terry Glavin, writing in MacLean's magazine, says that "With Beijing’s most determined allies decisively crushed by a democratic alliance in Hong Kong’s district elections over the weekend, at least somebody’s putting up some kind of a fight against Xi Jinping’s increasingly savage aggression and belligerence. Because it certainly isn’t Canada." He reminds us, as I … Continue reading We need to get Canada up off its knees
... to all my readers and friends in the United States of America: I hope your holiday is safe and filled with the love and warmth of family ... a special wish for safety to American military personnel at sea and overseas.
It's not often that I have anything good to say about US President Donald Trump but, as the global media is reporting, he did the right thing yesterday and signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law. He had threatened, just days ago, to veto the bill if that might have helped … Continue reading President Trump does the right thing
There is an important article in The Guardian which says that "China’s growing appetite for new coal-fired power stations has outstripped plant closures in the rest of the world since the start of last year, data shows ... [and] ... Elsewhere countries reduced their capacity by 8GW in the 18 months to June because old plants were retired … Continue reading Canadian pipelines vs. Chinese coal
Many in the media are saying, and I agree, that Justin Trudeau's agenda for the next couple of years is about 99.9% domestic and focused, mainly, gaining seats in on Québec and holding on, at least, in Atlantic Canada and in urban and suburban Ontario and British Columbia. The overarching aim ~ the ONLY aim … Continue reading Trump is about to rain on Trudeau’s parade
The digital newsletter Breaking Defense published this report, a few days ago, on 21 Nov: "Warships from several NATO allies tracked and knocked down ballistic missile targets from the sea for the first time sharing targeting information across a shared alliance network ... [that, alone, is significant; planners and engineers have been talking about this since the … Continue reading Neat and cool and important, too