Monday, December 17, 2012

Canadian Pols "Naive" on China

He Doesn't Need Your "Living Wage"

Canadian pols like Steve Harper and BC's unelected, unelectable and outgoing premier, Christy Clark, are "naive" in their dealings with China.  That assessment comes from a University of California economics professor, Peter Navarro, who has studied how the Chinese operate world wide.

Navarro didn't sugar coat his words about recent decisions by Canadian politicians involving Chinese business, calling them "stupid."

"I think that Canadians are a very trusting people and that makes them naïve when it comes to someone like China," he said.

"I don't think that the average Canadian can imagine that China is strategically working to not only steal Canadian resources at cheap prices, but to also deprive Canadians of the jobs to exploit those resources."

Navarro added the controversial Nexen deal also showcases ineptitude in dealing with China by Canada's leaders.

"I saw a young Trudeau supporting this and, my god, somebody needs to take him over to Africa and watch how the Chinese do business there and see what it's like," he said.

"That man is out of his depth."

A Fijian labour leader backs up Navarro's warnings.

"Wherever they go they bring their own workers," according to Daniel Urai, President of the Fiji Trades Union Congress. He said in Fiji, local labour groups have been speaking out against Chinese companies not hiring Fijians, despite high unemployment in the south pacific nation.

"Right now they have completed projects for electricity and hydro where all or most of its labourers are only Chinese," said Urai.

"That's synonymous with Chinese contractors. They will bring their own people."

According to Urai, the area is so desperate for work that when a new prison recently put out a call for 100 employees, more than 2,000 applied.

But, a Chinese railroad company recently began building houses in the country using labourers imported from China even with the abundance of local workers.

Urai said he didn't know why the workers were brought in when there is plenty of people willing to work.

The Conservatives are selling out Canada.  It's a bit unclear whether they're simply incompetent or willfully indifferent.  What is clear that the Liberals badly need to pull their heads out of their asses and that goes for Trudeau, Garneau and Hall Findlay.   


Anyong said...

They all need to spend a year in China observing that government and their procedures...then try again.

The Mound of Sound said...

I couldn't agree with you more.