Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ideologia liberal, Stati Uniti

Multinazionali rigettano la politica estera della Harris-Biden Administration.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-07-29.

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«A bipartisan Congressional panel blasted U.S.-based corporate sponsors of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Tuesday, including Coca-Cola, Visa Inc. and Airbnb, accusing them of putting profits ahead of accusations of genocide in China»

«Republican Congressman Chris Smith told the Congressional-Executive Commission on China hearing that the sponsors needed to reconcile their “ostensible commitment to human rights” with subsidizing an Olympics where the host country is “actively committing human rights abuses”»

«All of them declined to opine, or said they had no responsibility over site selection»

«We do not make decisions on these host locations. We support and follow the athletes wherever they compete»

«When asked about the U.S. government determination that China was committing a genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslims minority groups, only Steve Rodgers, executive vice president and general counsel for Intel, said he believed it»

«I’ve read the State Department report. I’ve studied it, and I believe its conclusions»

«Other executives said they respected the U.S. government’s conclusions, but would not weigh in on the matter»

«China denies wrongdoing, saying it has set up vocational training centers to combat extremism»

«Obviously, every one of you, with the exception on occasion of Mr. Rodgers, was sent here with orders not to say anything that could offend the Chinese Communist Party»

«Democratic Representative Tom Malinowski rebuked Airbnb’s head of Olympics and Paralympics partnership David Holyoke for not being more outspoken about criticism toward the Chinese government that it has prevented Uyghurs and Tibetans from obtaining passports and identification cards»

«→→ In China we are required to follow local laws and regulations ←←»

«You’re just completely absolving yourself of responsibility for being complicit in abject discrimination»

«Malinowski noted that Coca-Cola was willing to wade into U.S. politics and condemn voting rights restrictions in its home state of Georgia, but would not criticize China’s government»

«→→ You are afraid of them in a way that you are not afraid of critics in the United States ←←»

«it was “absolutely clear” that the company refused to criticize Beijing for fear it would harm its profits in China.»

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Nel 2022 si dovrebbero tenere in Cina le Olimpiadi Invernali, Beijing Winter Olympics.

Questa è una ghiotta occasione per le multinazionali che le sponsorizzano per aumentare la propria visibilità ed anche per migliorare la propria penetrazione nel promettente mercato cinese.

Ma per poter operare in Cina, e continuare a farlo, le multinazionale devono obbedire alle leggi locali.

«→→ In China we are required to follow local laws and regulations ←←»

Queste multinazionali sono in netta opposizione alla politica estera dell’attuale Harris-Biden Administration, la quale giornalmente condanna la Cina per presunte violazioni degli human rights, intendendo per essi ciò che prescrive l’ideologia liberal. Secondo i congressisti, le multinazionali avrebbero dovuto boicottare le Beijing Winter Olympics, cosa questa dalla quale se ne guardano più che bene.

L’eterogenesi dei fini è quasi sempre implacabile.

Biden attacca nuovamente la Cina e questa replica al vetriolo.

Cina. Un j’accuse ferocemente e brutalmente rude, e vero, contro gli Stati Uniti.

«China would not accept the United States taking a “superior” position in the relationship»

Bene.

Questo comportamento è causa efficiente di una sempre più evidente frattura tra la Harris-Biden Administration ed il mondo del lavoro e dell’industria, sottominando la concordia e coerenza nazionale: l’industria rinnega infatti questa crociata ideologica e si comporta così in modo autonomo.

Ma midterm si sta avvicinando, e le elargizioni dell’industria sarebbero fondamentali per il partito democratico.

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‘Pathetic and disgraceful’: U.S. lawmakers blast Coca-Cola, Visa and others over Beijing Olympics

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – A bipartisan Congressional panel blasted U.S.-based corporate sponsors of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Tuesday, including Coca-Cola, Visa Inc. and Airbnb, accusing them of putting profits ahead of accusations of genocide in China.

Republican Congressman Chris Smith told the Congressional-Executive Commission on China hearing that the sponsors needed to reconcile their “ostensible commitment to human rights” with subsidizing an Olympics where the host country is “actively committing human rights abuses”.

Smith asked each of the executives at the hearing – from Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Intel, Visa Inc and Procter & Gamble – whether the games should be relocated or postponed due to concerns over human rights violations. All of them declined to opine, or said they had no responsibility over site selection.

“We do not make decisions on these host locations. We support and follow the athletes wherever they compete,” Coca-Cola’s global vice president for human rights Paul Lalli said.

When asked about the U.S. government determination that China was committing a genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslims minority groups, only Steve Rodgers, executive vice president and general counsel for Intel, said he believed it.

“I’ve read the State Department report. I’ve studied it, and I believe its conclusions,” Rodgers said, drawing praise from Republican Senator Tom Cotton for his “straight answer.”

Other executives said they respected the U.S. government’s conclusions, but would not weigh in on the matter.

The executives represent the five U.S. companies that have sponsorship commitments running through the Beijing Games under the official Olympic Partner (TOP) Program.

Rights groups, researchers, former residents and some Western lawmakers and officials say Chinese authorities have facilitated forced labor by detaining around a million Uyghurs and other primarily Muslim minorities in camps since 2016.

President Joe Biden’s administration agreed with a determination by the former Trump administration that the detention camps and other abuses amounted to genocide.

China denies wrongdoing, saying it has set up vocational training centers to combat extremism. The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

“Obviously, every one of you, with the exception on occasion of Mr. Rodgers, was sent here with orders not to say anything that could offend the Chinese Communist Party,” Cotton said, calling testimony at the hearing “pathetic and disgraceful”.

Democratic Representative Tom Malinowski rebuked Airbnb’s head of Olympics and Paralympics partnership David Holyoke for not being more outspoken about criticism toward the Chinese government that it has prevented Uyghurs and Tibetans from obtaining passports and identification cards that would allow them to travel freely and register at hotels.

“In China we are required to follow local laws and regulations,” Holyoke said, adding that “human rights are core to our values.”

“You’re just completely absolving yourself of responsibility for being complicit in abject discrimination,” Malinowski said.

Asked repeatedly by Malinowski if Coca-Cola would specifically condemn any Chinese government abuses against Uyghurs, Lalli said without mentioning China: “We respect all human rights.”

Malinowski noted that Coca-Cola was willing to wade into U.S. politics and condemn voting rights restrictions in its home state of Georgia, but would not criticize China’s government.

“You are afraid of them in a way that you are not afraid of critics in the United States. I think that’s shameful,” Malinowski told Lalli, adding that it was “absolutely clear” that the company refused to criticize Beijing for fear it would harm its profits in China.

Pubblicato in: Banche Centrali, Devoluzione socialismo

G7. La Cina condanna le affermazioni del G7.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-11.

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Il Gruppo dei Sette, di solito abbreviato in G7, è un’organizzazione intergovernativa ed internazionale composta dai sette maggiori Stati ed economicamente avanzati dell’enclave liberal mondiale, ossia: Canada, Francia, Germania, Giappone, Italia, Regno Unito e Stati Uniti d’America.

Prendendo come riferimento l’anno 2019, ossia l’anno che ha preceduto quello della crisi innescata dall’epidemia di coronavirus:

Nel 2019 le nazioni afferenti al G7 avevano un pil di 36,828 miliardi Usd, ed un Pil PPP di 39,370 miliardi Usd.

I media liberal indicano i paesi del G7 come i più ricchi del mondo: ma questa è una menzogna.

Infatti, i paesi che costituiscono i Brics (ossia, Brasile, Cina, India, Russia, Sud Africa) avevano un Pil PPP di 41,017 miliardi Usd.

Nessuno si sogna di affermare che i paesi del G7 pesino economicamente poco: assommano una vasta parte del Pil PPP mondiale, che però risulta essere minore a quella evidenziata dai Brics. In altri termini, proprio non sono ‘il mondo’.

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Si aggiunga un’altra considerazione.

I governi degli stati liberal occidentali reputano loro diritto e loro dovere l’ergersi a giudici della morale e dell’etica degli altri stati, che ovviamente non riconoscono loro codesto diritto.

Né può sfuggire la violenza con la quale negli Stati Uniti, in Germania ed in Francia la polizia tratti coloro che dimostrano in piazza avendo idee differenti da quelle governative. Se negli Stai Uniti la polizia apre spesso e volentieri il fuoco sui dimostranti, a nessuno è sfuggita la barbara repressione della dimostrazione del 1° maggio a Berlino, con 354 arresti di pacifici dimostranti etichettati come ‘negazionisti’. Un reato di libero pensiero.

Similmente, Dac ed Oecd sono governate dai paesi del G7, ma adesso contano per quanto valgono quegli stati che li governano, che in sede UN hanno da tempo perso la maggioranza.

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«G7 foreign ministers said in a communique after a London summit that China was guilty of human rights abuses and of using its economic influence to bully others»

«China condemned on Thursday a joint statement by G7 foreign ministers that expressed support for Chinese-claimed Taiwan and cast Beijing as a bully, saying it was a gross interference in China’s internal affairs»

«Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the statement made “groundless accusations” that were a gross interference in China’s internal affairs, which it firmly condemned»

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Gli equilibri mondiali stanno mutando molto velocemente. In passato il G7 avrebbe ‘ordinato’, adesso si limita alla sola condanna.

Ma non ci si stupisca più di tanto se tra dieci anni il blocco asiatico condanni l’ideologia liberal e la bandisca dal mondo civile.

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China condemns G7 statement censuring Beijing, supporting Taiwan

China condemned on Thursday a joint statement by G7 foreign ministers that expressed support for Chinese-claimed Taiwan and cast Beijing as a bully, saying it was a gross interference in China’s internal affairs.

G7 foreign ministers said in a communique after a London summit that China was guilty of human rights abuses and of using its economic influence to bully others.

In an unusual step, the G7 also said they supported Taiwan’s participation in World Health Organization forums and the World Health Assembly – and expressed concern about “any unilateral actions that could escalate tensions” in the Taiwan Strait.

Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the statement made “groundless accusations” that were a gross interference in China’s internal affairs, which it firmly condemned.

The G7 as a group should take concrete action to boost the global economic recovery instead of disrupting it, he added.

China regards Taiwan as its own territory and opposes any official Taiwan representation on an international level. China has also stepped up military activities near Taiwan in recent months, trying to assert its sovereignty claims.

The G7 statement was warmly received in Taipei, where the government said this was the first time the foreign ministers had mentioned the island in their joint communique.

Taiwan’s Presidential Office thanked the G7 for its support.

Pubblicato in: Cina, Commercio, Devoluzione socialismo, Regno Unito

Burberry. Prima luxury fashion house occidentale ostracizzata dai cinesi.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-03-31.

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«Burberry is a British luxury fashion house headquartered in London, England. It currently designs and distributes ready to wear including trench coats, leather goods, footwear, fashion accessories, eyewear, fragrances, and cosmetics»

«Burberry becomes first luxury brand to suffer Chinese backlash over Xinjiang»

«Burberry has lost a Chinese brand ambassador and its hallmark tartan design was scrubbed from a popular video game, becoming the first luxury brand assailed by the Chinese backlash to Western accusations of abuses in Xinjiang»

«China on Friday sanctioned organisations and individuals in the United Kingdom over what it called “lies and disinformation” about Xinjiang, days after Britain imposed sanctions for alleged human rights abuses in the western Chinese region»

«Burberry is a member of the Better Cotton Initiative, a group that promotes sustainable cotton production which said in October it was suspending its approval of cotton sourced from Xinjiang, citing human rights concerns»

«In a letter to British lawmakers in November, Burberry said it did not have any operations in Xinjiang or work with any suppliers based there, adding that it did not condone any form of modern slavery among its suppliers, including forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour»

«The China National Textile and Apparel Council in a statement on Friday urged international brands to cease “wrong behaviour”, including the exclusion of cotton from Xinjiang in their supply chain»

«I stand with my country in boycotting companies that spread lies about Xinjiang»

«The backlash – particularly in social and traditional media – has also enveloped mass-market brands like H&M, Adidas AG and Nike Inc which have previously expressed critical views on labour conditions in Xinjiang»

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La lista delle ditte occidentali, per lo più europee, ostracizzate dai cinesi si sta allungando.

Poi un bel giorno gli occidentali liberal si daranno una regolata.

L’articolo sotto riportato è della Reuters. Si noti quanto siano cambiati toni ed argomenti.

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Burberry becomes first luxury brand to suffer Chinese backlash over Xinjiang

Burberry has lost a Chinese brand ambassador and its hallmark tartan design was scrubbed from a popular video game, becoming the first luxury brand assailed by the Chinese backlash to Western accusations of abuses in Xinjiang.

China on Friday sanctioned organisations and individuals in the United Kingdom over what it called “lies and disinformation” about Xinjiang, days after Britain imposed sanctions for alleged human rights abuses in the western Chinese region.

Burberry is a member of the Better Cotton Initiative, a group that promotes sustainable cotton production which said in October it was suspending its approval of cotton sourced from Xinjiang, citing human rights concerns.

Award-winning Chinese actress Zhou Dongyu terminated her contract with Burberry as the brand’s ambassador, as Burberry has not “clearly and publicly stated its stance on cotton from Xinjiang,” her agency said on Thursday.

The company’s iconic plaid design was also removed from the clothing worn by characters in Tencent Holdings Ltd’s wildly popular video game “Honor of Kings”, according to a post on the game’s official Weibo account, winning praise from China’s netizens.

Burberry China did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Burberry cotton is sourced from the United States, Australia, Turkey, India and Egypt, according to its website.

The backlash – particularly in social and traditional media – has also enveloped mass-market brands like H&M, Adidas AG and Nike Inc which have previously expressed critical views on labour conditions in Xinjiang, China’s biggest cotton-producing region.

Activists and U.N. rights experts have accused China of using mass detainment, torture, forced labour and sterilisations on Uighurs in Xinjiang. China denies these claims and says its actions in the region are necessary to counter extremism.

In a letter to British lawmakers in November, Burberry said it did not have any operations in Xinjiang or work with any suppliers based there, adding that it did not condone any form of modern slavery among its suppliers, including forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour.

The China National Textile and Apparel Council in a statement on Friday urged international brands to cease “wrong behaviour”, including the exclusion of cotton from Xinjiang in their supply chain, out of respect for Chinese customers.

Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip said she would stop buying Burberry.

“Burberry is one of my favorite brands. But I will stop buying Burberry products. I stand with my country in boycotting companies that spread lies about Xinjiang,” Ip wrote on her Twitter account.

Pubblicato in: Cina, Devoluzione socialismo, Regno Unito

Cina. Impone sanzioni su personalità ed istituzioni del Regno Unito.

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Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-03-29

“Con noi la Cina non si è mai permessa di parlare come fa con Biden”, dice Trump.

«Se ci fosse stato ancora l’amministrazione Trump al vertice Usa-Cina di Anchorage, Alaska, i suoi rappresentanti “si sarebbero alzati dal tavolo” dopo gli “insulti lanciati agli americani e all’America”. Lo ha detto l’ex presidente, intervenendo a Fox News. Trump ha parlato di “imbarazzo assoluto”. Una settimana fa il consigliere alla Sicurezza nazionale, Jacob Sullivan, e il segretario di Stato, Antony Blinken, avevano tenuto un incontro con il capo della diplomazia cinese Yang Jiechi il quale, ha ricordato la conduttrice, Laura Ingraham, aveva evidenziato le “molte rivolte che hanno attraversato gli Stati Uniti, soprattutto da parte di Black Lives Matter”. “A noi non è mai successa una cosa del genere – ha commentato Trump – quello è stato un imbarazzo assoluto per il nostro Paese. Non potevo crederci”. “Saremmo andati via – ha continuato – nessuno si è mai permesso di parlare al mio gruppo in quel modo, nessuno mi ha mai parlato in quel modo, glielo garantisco. Se lo avessero fatto, avremmo raddoppiato le tariffe. In realtà, francamente, era qualcosa che avremmo dovuto fare. Ho preso miliardi e miliardi di dollari dalla Cina, stavamo riportando di nuovo in alto l’economia, stava andando davvero bene. E la Cina ci rispettava. Non hanno mai parlato come hanno fatto” con la squadra di Joe Biden.»

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China sanctions UK entities, individuals for Xinjiang ‘lies’.

«China sanctioned organisations and individuals in the United Kingdom on Friday over what it called “lies and disinformation” about Xinjiang, days after Britain imposed sanctions for human rights abuses in the western Chinese region.

The Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement it sanctioned four entities and nine individuals, including lawmakers such as former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith and the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, that “maliciously spread lies and disinformation.”

Targeted individuals and their immediate family members are prohibited from entering Chinese territory, the ministry said, adding that Chinese citizens and institutions will be prohibited from doing business with them.

The move is a retaliation to a coordinated set of sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union, Britain and Canada against Beijing over what they say are human rights violations against the Uighur Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. Beijing has already applied retaliatory sanctions against the EU that were in line with Friday’s announcement. …»

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«La Cina ha annunciato sanzioni contro nove personalità e quattro istituzioni britanniche»

«L’accusa è di aver “diffuso bugie e disinformazione” sul trattamento riservato dal governo cinese alla minoranza musulmana uigura»

«le persone e le istituzioni britanniche sanzionate sono bandite dalla Cina – comprese Hong Kong e Macao – mentre le loro proprietà nel Paese sono congelate»

«Ai cittadini e alle istituzioni cinesi è inoltre vietato trattare con loro»

«una misura di ritorsione contro le proteste elevate dalla Gran Bretagna, ma anche da Stati Uniti e Unione Europea, per la situazione dei diritti umani nella regione nord-occidentale cinese dello Xinjiang»

«Il Regno Unito …. ha imposto sanzioni unilaterali su individui e istituzioni cinesi rilevanti, citando le cosiddette questioni dei diritti umani nello Xinjiang. Questa mossa, basata solo su bugie e disinformazione, viola in modo flagrante il diritto internazionale e le norme di base che regolano le relazioni internazionali, interferisce grossolanamente negli affari interni della Cina e mina gravemente le relazioni Cina-Regno Unito»

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L’Amministrazione Harris-Biden, seguita da tutta l’enclave occidentale liberal socialista, ha imboccato una pericolosa strada di confronto con la Cina e con la Russia, scegliendo come terreno del contendere la così detta questione dei ‘diritti umani’.

Persistono però seri dubbi che una simile manovra possa seriamente bloccare la crescita economica della Cina e del Sud Est asiatico, oramai saldamente impostata e quasi autosufficiente.

Nel converso, si constata come le guerre fredde spesso siano il preludio di quelle calde.

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La Cina ha sanzionato il Regno Unito per ritorsione sulla vicenda degli uiguri.

La Cina ha annunciato sanzioni contro nove personalità e quattro istituzioni britanniche. L’accusa è di aver “diffuso bugie e disinformazione” sul trattamento riservato dal governo cinese alla minoranza musulmana uigura. La decisione segna un’ulteriore escalation delle tensioni fra la Cina e i Paesi dell’Occidente e appare una misura di ritorsione contro le proteste elevate dalla Gran Bretagna, ma anche da Stati Uniti e Unione Europea, per la situazione dei diritti umani nella regione nord-occidentale cinese dello Xinjiang.

Almeno un milione di uiguri e persone di altri gruppi religiosi, per lo più musulmani, sarebbero tenuti in campi di prigionia nella regione, secondo quanto riferito dai gruppi che si battono per il rispetto dei diritti umani di queste popolazioni. Le autorità locali sono inoltre accusate di praticare la sterilizzazione delle donne e di imporre il lavoro forzato.   

Fra i britannici sanzionati da Pechino, c’è Iain Duncan Smith, ex leader del partito conservatore britannico, insieme ad altri esponenti politici della Gran Bretagna.    

“Il Regno Unito – ha detto il Ministero degli Esteri cinese in un comunicato – ha imposto sanzioni unilaterali su individui e istituzioni cinesi rilevanti, citando le cosiddette questioni dei diritti umani nello Xinjiang. Questa mossa, basata solo su bugie e disinformazione, viola in modo flagrante il diritto internazionale e le norme di base che regolano le relazioni internazionali, interferisce grossolanamente negli affari interni della Cina e mina gravemente le relazioni Cina-Regno Unito”.   

Pechino avverte quindi Londra di “non andare oltre sulla strada sbagliata”. E precisa che le persone e le istituzioni britanniche sanzionate sono bandite dalla Cina – comprese Hong Kong e Macao – mentre le loro proprietà nel Paese sono congelate. Ai cittadini e alle istituzioni cinesi è inoltre vietato trattare con loro.