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Post time 2018-12-7 18:58:44 |Display all floors
What China needs now is not only its spanking new navy and its vaunted equipment, but the will and courage to use it in guarding the legitimate interests and honor of its own people.

What are China's legitimate interests and why is it important at this juncture to guard them without hesitation?

Take the Meng case for example.  

I have never heard of a similar case in which the CFO of a major company in a leading nation gets arrested in a third country according to national laws of the second country to which it is being extradited.

There's no doubt in my mind that Trump and his team knew about Ms. Meng's pending arrest as she was transiting through Canada to go to a third nation.

So everything that transpired and agreed to at the talks should be rejected outright as China's support to the rule of international law and Huawei because the entire edifice upon which Huawei has built its credibility and global respect is not only its technological prowess, but that it has a strong motherland as its support.

If our government appears weak at this juncture and not make the strongest DEMAND for Meng's immediate release, a huge chunk of the Western world will abandon Huawei's 5G standard because people would feel uncomfortable in the presence of a weak government which cannot protect its own citizens from unlawful arrest.

Just think how the U.S. would react if one of its ordinary citizens gets arrested in China legally for a criminal offense -- Trump asked the Chinese leader for the man's release during his first visit to Beijing in 2017 and it was done pronto without any legal proceedings in China -- which at the time already made a mockery of Chinese law in front of the world's audience.

Just remember how the entire U.S. welcomed the return of several convicted U.S. citizens back from North Korea.

People will contrast in their minds the worth of such ordinary U.S. citizens with that of VIP citizens like Ms. Meng, the eldest daughter of Huawei's president, who has not disobeyed any law other than what the U.S. had unilaterally claimed to be punishable as part of its sanctions against a third nation -- Iran..

It is time for the Chinese side to show more than just verbal protests and demand Meng's immediate return from Canada -- or let the Canadians face serious consequences.

China should tell Trudeau to get lost in no uncertain terms, and that he's not worthy of his late dad the former Canadian president Pierre Trudeau.

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Post time 2018-12-8 11:25:58 |Display all floors
Re/ just think how The US would react if one of their citizens got arrested legally in china for a criminal offence?

you mean Wendell jones who has been languishing in a Chongqing jail for the last few yrs after doing nothing more than defending himself against local racist thugs in a bar? stuck in jail for nearly a year, before his case even made it to court.....
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2018-12-8 12:47:10 |Display all floors
This post was edited by emanreus at 2018-12-8 12:49
wchao37 Post time: 2018-12-7 18:58
What China needs now is not only its spanking new navy and its vaunted equipment, but the will and c ...

re: "There's no doubt in my mind that Trump and his team knew about Ms. Meng's pending arrest as she was transiting through Canada to go to a third nation.

  The order was given in NY...
a stronghold of the opposition...

   Just to derail Trump's China negosiation deal...

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Post time 2018-12-8 17:06:20 |Display all floors
emanreus Post time: 2018-12-8 12:47
re: "There's no doubt in my mind that Trump and his team knew about Ms. Meng's pending arrest as sh ...

NY Zs want the China trade to go through.. or else the stock market wouldn't have nosedived like it did the last 2-3 days.  So I don't think they could have set this up.  The most enthusiastic senators are those like Rubio, who's hardly a New Yorker.

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Post time 2018-12-8 18:50:16 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2018-12-8 17:06
NY Zs want the China trade to go through.. or else the stock market wouldn't have nosedived like i ...

You and me are engaged in punching the air...
  Shadow boxing between the 2 of us will not solve the weakness of Canada nor their legitimacy to carry out what they did in Meng's case...  

  I'd suggest to let other forumites have their opinion if Trump is the originator of this dirty trick to hassle Huawei or as my opinion that the opposition is the culprit...

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Post time 2018-12-9 04:21:19 |Display all floors
emanreus Post time: 2018-12-8 18:50
You and me are engaged in punching the air...
  Shadow boxing between the 2 of us will not solve t ...

No, I don't think anyone is punching the air if they care enough about the situation to congregate here to express their opinions.  

Canada is a big country with a small population long bullied by the U.S. especially now that it has a ethnically-French Prime Minister called Trudeau.

Pierre Trudeau was a smart politician who was the first leader in N. America to establish diplomatic relations with China when he was in office.

It remains to be seen if his son has the guts to do the right thing.

Just let Meng return to China, or else war is not an impossibility.

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Post time 2018-12-9 04:27:41 |Display all floors
you mean Wendell jones who has been languishing in a Chongqing jail for the last few yrs after doing nothing more than defending himself against local racist thugs in a bar? stuck in jail for nearly a year, before his case even made it to court.....


Unless you are his attorney in the case, you don't know the whole story do you?

The Chinese police are known to treat laowais with a kid glove most of the time.  

To be in his predicament as you are suggesting here, he must have been extra naughty to deserve such special treatment.

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