“Four decades ago, even when the gap between local wages and housing prices was not nearly as severe as it is today, economist Gordon Soules published an eye-opening book titled The Housing Crisis: Causes, Effects, Solutions… In it, Art Phillips, Bill Vander Zalm and Mike Harcourt detail a fist-full of reasons that house prices were so high in Metro Vancouver, including lack of zoning density and inadequate social housing… The politicians did not shy away from how high immigration rates and foreign capital were among the biggest contributors to the city’s rising prices – phenomenons re-confirmed this year by UBC geographers David Ley, Dan Hiebert and other scholars” – and – “I maintain that the primary approach to solving the housing problem in the Greater Vancouver area lies in the immediate reduction and future control of immigration.” – Then-mayor Art Phillips of Vancouver, mid-1970’s (1).
Archive for the ‘China’ Category
“A 67 (sic) anniversary China National Day flag-raising ceremony was held in Vancouver City Hall at 11am on September 30, 2016. Kerry Jang, a Vancouver City Councillor and acting Mayor, hosted this gathering… The red scarf he wore during that ceremony has a strong political implication, meaning the struggle for communism.”
The above quote is a copy-and-paste of an email message received today from Immigration Watch Canada. The issue is not yet shown on their website.
“(Immigration Minister) John McCallum recently returned from a trip to China, where he lobbied officials to double or even triple the number of visa application centres in the country in an effort to open more doors for Chinese students, workers and tourists… However, he acknowledged there are limits to the government’s ability to disperse migrants, as once people become permanent residents they have a constitutional right to move wherever they want.” (1).
Five issues involving China…
U.S.A: Weak American counterintelligence and limited public awareness make spying in America very attractive… the risk is low, while the rewards can be very high
U.K: MI5 and MI6 refuse to use Chinese-made Lenovo computers because they are deliberately made vulnerable to hacking
Seven items in total…
Sweden: Air Traffic Control systems deliberately crashed as Russia’s Spetsnaz GRU in Kaliningrad tests its electronic warfare capabilities – fears expressed for nuclear power plants in both Sweden and Germany
Russia: New German book suggests that Moscow is organizing special military units inside Germany and other Western countries that the Kremlin could use to destabilize these states in the event of a crisis – GRU using “sports clubs” as fronts
North Korea: Now has a 660lb miniaturised nuclear weapon – Senate warned long-range missiles “only a matter of time”
Four items in total…
U.S.A: Proposed Chinese takeovers of U.S. companies, from the Chicago Stock Exchange to the makers of high-end semiconductors, creates lucrative business for a small group of Washington “insiders” – aggressive buying spree setting of alarm bells with some politicians
Scotland: Ministers keep memorandum of agreement with two Chinese firms secret – Liberal Democrat leader says “This saga gets murkier by the day. We need transparency because there is a clear conflict between what was said by Nicola Sturgeon and the representative of the Chinese companies”
“These people (promoters of Mainland China such as Jia Wang, Deputy Director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta) are here to defend Mainland China and to portray Mainland China as a benevolent actor in the world’s affairs. She and others know that, with the collusion of business interests in the West, Mainland China has largely de-industrialized the West and has become a colonial power. She and others will do all they can to hide the truth and distort reality in order to further China’s interests.” (*).
“Mention of eugenics inevitably results in whoops of horror, gnashing of hair, rending of teeth, and discussion of Hitler… If by “eugenics” is meant both the selective breeding of humans and genetic manipulation of ourselves, we will shortly have to discuss it, Fuehrer or no Fuehrer. Google on ‘Designer babies’.” – Fred Reed, “The Inevitability of Eugenics: A Race of Self-Designing Tinker Toys” (1).
China: Four recent developments …
Soldiers now have laser guns; could be used in a wide range of applications in future
Missile-firing unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) seems to be a near-copy of the American MQ-9 Reaper – were the designs and technology obtained through cyber espionage?
An aircraft carrier is being designed and constructed domestically to carry Chinese-made J-15 fighter jets – the Pentagon says China “could build multiple aircraft carriers over the next 15 years”
Command structure has been created to facilitate a shift towards cyber and space warfare – American military expert says this is “to achieve control of low earth orbit in order to defeat the United States on Earth”