Tag Archives: Kevin Rudd

China’s Stimulus Package: Who is Getting the Money?

The $590 billion economic stimulus package is by far the most successful move in raising China’s international image.  The Publicity Department in Beijing deserves a big pat on the shoulders for a job well done.  Hu Jintao spares no time … Continue reading

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World Leaders Puts China Trade Ahead of Regional Security – A Big Mistake?

“In our nearly hour-long conversation today we focused exclusively on the economic relationship  and that is appropriate given the challenges we face today,” said the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in an interview after the G20 summit, when he was … Continue reading

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Kevin Rudd and Bugs Bunny: Separated at birth?

  It’s cartoon time again! Dramatis Personae: “The Crusher” =  The People’s Republic of China Bugs Bunny     =  Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Scene beginning at 5:23 =  The consequence of Rudd’s diplomatic panache, prohibiting any Chinese military or police from participating in … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About Tibet.

From today’s Daily Mirror (UK):   The tracksuited Chinese security men guarding the Olympic torch are highly-trained killers from crack military special forces units, the Daily Mirror can reveal….   Thirteen Chinese security men surrounded the torch as it was … Continue reading

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