Is China Western Canada's new best fr...

Is China Western Canada's new best friend?

There are 769 comments on the Vancouver Sun story from Feb 8, 2011, titled Is China Western Canada's new best friend?. In it, Vancouver Sun reports that:

Two Chinese little boys perform a lion dance at a temple fair to celebrate the Lunar New Year of Rabbit on February 4, 2011 in Beijing, China.

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1USA1

“For F***'s Sake”

Since: Aug 12

Tanner Flats

#327 Mar 6, 2013
Spammy wrote:
Purely canadian is an ass wipe
Your head looks like a toilet paper dispenser, little fool. <¦-o
Jasbinder

Waterloo, Canada

#328 Mar 6, 2013
1USA1 is gay wrote:
<quoted text>Your head looks like a toilet paper dispenser, little fool. <¦-o
and your face looks like a train wreck.
Anyone Who Can Go Away

Victoria, Canada

#330 Mar 6, 2013
straa wrote:
It's good to see the huge protests going on in Hong Kong right now, people marching in the streets waving British flags, playing the British national anthem through loudspeakers and begging Britain to return and bring Hong Kong back to the great city that it was when Britain handed it to China in 1997, when the people if Hong Kong vote, Britain will be obliged to return
The British of Margaret Thatcher in 1984 were short sighted tactical idiots. It looks bad to give something away to another and then want to get it back again. China never gives anything away once it gets their hands on it. I wouldn't give anything away if I get my hands on it. You are going to have to pay up if you want it. I'm not Santa Claus and neither are most countries with at least half a brain in charge. Is it a coincidence that UK signed the Hong Kong handover to China in 1984, the same title of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984? It seems like a New World Order set up to me.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Richmond, Canada

#331 Mar 6, 2013
Britain never gave the people of Hong Kong a democracy...

but lets not let the facts get in the way...

they did help India become the pi$$$ hole it is today

stinky Indians... probably want the brits back these days
Anonymous

UK

#332 Mar 6, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
Britain never gave the people of Hong Kong a democracy...
but lets not let the facts get in the way...
they did help India become the pi$$$ hole it is today
stinky Indians... probably want the brits back these days
The baby killing scum in China have a lot more problems than India fool, we are free, you are not, we are civilised, you are not, end of
Anonymous

UK

#333 Mar 6, 2013
Anyone Who Can Go Away wrote:
<quoted text>
The British of Margaret Thatcher in 1984 were short sighted tactical idiots. It looks bad to give something away to another and then want to get it back again. China never gives anything away once it gets their hands on it. I wouldn't give anything away if I get my hands on it. You are going to have to pay up if you want it. I'm not Santa Claus and neither are most countries with at least half a brain in charge. Is it a coincidence that UK signed the Hong Kong handover to China in 1984, the same title of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984? It seems like a New World Order set up to me.
Hong Kong was given to China in 1997, Britain spent a century of work and effort and money, building Hong Kong, turning a poor fishing village into a global giant city and financial centre, skyscraper metropolis, while China were starving peasants, then in 1997, britain gives Hong Kong back to China, and in just a few years they ruin it, and Hong lingers want Britain to return

PURELYCANADIAN

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#334 Mar 6, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
Britain never gave the people of Hong Kong a democracy...
but lets not let the facts get in the way...
they did help India become the pi$$$ hole it is today
stinky Indians... probably want the brits back these days
Short cited for you is an understatement. But we expect that one from you.

Hey, have anymore threads removed? Coward!!!!

PURELYCANADIAN

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#335 Mar 6, 2013
sited

PURELYCANADIAN

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#336 Mar 6, 2013
Boy I can't believe nobody has said anything yet?

sighted lol
Zenom

Hamilton, Canada

#337 Mar 7, 2013
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Chinese Tsunami Anger over Nobel Prize
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Maritime experts fear the world could be hit by giant tidal waves as the fall out from the row between China and Norway over the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Chinese government is furious that the Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee awarded the Peace Prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo. They told the Norwegian ambassador that the prize has been awarded to "a criminal"

Now boffins fear that in a fit of pique, China might well cause serious flooding around the world.

"If they're really angry and they all stamp their feet at the same time, it's a Chinese tsunami" says Miss Faye Book

"We've worked out the solution by informing all internet users to do tap dancing or rapping to balance out such stampede"

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Power Corrupts - Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
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Zenom
LOVE CHINA DESTROY CCP

Edison, NJ

#338 Mar 7, 2013
I love pinterest. So many nice projects.
Dirk

Waterloo, Canada

#339 Mar 7, 2013
PURELYCANADIAN wrote:
Boy I can't believe nobody has said anything yet?
sighted lol
What do you care? Get a job floosy.
Anonymous

UK

#340 Mar 7, 2013
The west and India >
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> China
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#341 Mar 7, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
Britain never gave the people of Hong Kong a democracy...
but lets not let the facts get in the way...
they did help India become the pi$$$ hole it is today
stinky Indians... probably want the brits back these days
All filthy Asians owe Britain a debt they can never fully repay.......The Brits taught them how to mimic human behavior....Like when they dress a chimp up in little overalls and teach him to play the drums. It's funny.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#342 Mar 7, 2013
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
The baby killing scum in China have a lot more problems than India fool, we are free, you are not, we are civilised, you are not, end of
The zipper-head bas**rds killed my dog, too......I'm pretty sure.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#343 Mar 7, 2013
Jasbinder wrote:
<quoted text> and your face looks like a train wreck.
Dot-head, you do not belong in North America among free and decent people. You will never be accepted.
no hate gweilo

Kowloon, Hong Kong

#344 Mar 7, 2013
straa wrote:
It's good to see the huge protests going on in Hong Kong right now, people marching in the streets waving British flags, playing the British national anthem through loudspeakers and begging Britain to return and bring Hong Kong back to the great city that it was when Britain handed it to China in 1997, when the people if Hong Kong vote, Britain will be obliged to return
stupid indian in UK..
HeyHeyHoHo CCP HasGotToGo

Surrey, Canada

#346 Mar 7, 2013
"New Best Friend"????

I think NOT!

The Nanos Number: Canadians consider China biggest threat

CBC News

Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:36 PM ET

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2012 8:34 PM ET

This week: What country do Canadians feel presents the biggest threat to national security?

The number:

21

The percentage of Canadians who feel China presents the greatest threat to national security.

The source: Power & Politics/Nanos Survey. National representative online survey of 1,000 Canadians 18 years of age and older. Completed Oct. 13-14, 2012.

In an exclusive poll done by Nanos Research for Power & Politics, Canadians were asked "In your opinion, which of the following countries is the greatest threat to the security of Canada?"

Here are the results:
China: 20.9%
Iran: 17.9
Russia: 3.1
Afghanistan: 10.9
None of them: 17.4
Other: 6.9
Unsure: 22.9

China topped responses as the country respondents felt presented the greatest threat to Canada, and those feelings are not inconsequential when you consider the government's policy on China, says Nik Nanos.

Prime Minister Harper has put a lot of emphasis on strengthening Canada's ties to China, including increasing trade and encouraging Chinese investment in Canadian resources and companies.

Right now, Industry Canada is reviewing the proposed $15-billion takeover of Nexen by the Chinese state-owned CNOOC, so how could Canadians perceived worry about China impact deals like that one?

"What it means when you look at these numbers, is that there's a security element: What does the deal mean, if anything, in terms of national security to Canada," Nanos says.

Talk in the United States about China could also impact how Canadians are feeling about these kind of deals.

"The Americans have been taking the Chinese threat very seriously. I think what it means is when we're looking these Chinese investments, it's not just dollars and cents and jobs. Security, at least if you ask average Canadians, should be another factor at play," Nanos says.

The political challenges

Nanos says it all comes down to the China brand and how it is managed.

"China has an issue when it comes to managing its own brand," Nanos says.

The issue is also split along gender lines, and that could be problematic for the government. Men are more suspect of China than women, Nanos says. Twenty five per cent of men ranked China as Canada's biggest security threat, compared to 16.5 per cent of women.

"Men are critical for the Conservatives in terms of their ruling coaliton, and their ability to form a majority government. So they have to watch how this cuts into a group that is critical for the Conservatives," Nanos says.

Recognized as one of Canada's top research experts, Nik Nanos provides numbers-driven counsel to senior executives and major organizations. He leads the analyst team at Nanos, is a Fellow of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association and a Research Associate Professor with SUNY (Buffalo).
jasbinder

Waterloo, Canada

#347 Mar 7, 2013
HeyHeyHoHo CCP HasGotToGo wrote:
"New Best Friend"????
I think NOT!
The Nanos Number: Canadians consider China biggest threat
CBC News
Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:36 PM ET
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2012 8:34 PM ET
This week: What country do Canadians feel presents the biggest threat to national security?
The number:
21
The percentage of Canadians who feel China presents the greatest threat to national security.
The source: Power & Politics/Nanos Survey. National representative online survey of 1,000 Canadians 18 years of age and older. Completed Oct. 13-14, 2012.
In an exclusive poll done by Nanos Research for Power & Politics, Canadians were asked "In your opinion, which of the following countries is the greatest threat to the security of Canada?"
Here are the results:
China: 20.9%
Iran: 17.9
Russia: 3.1
Afghanistan: 10.9
None of them: 17.4
Other: 6.9
Unsure: 22.9
China topped responses as the country respondents felt presented the greatest threat to Canada, and those feelings are not inconsequential when you consider the government's policy on China, says Nik Nanos.
Prime Minister Harper has put a lot of emphasis on strengthening Canada's ties to China, including increasing trade and encouraging Chinese investment in Canadian resources and companies.
Right now, Industry Canada is reviewing the proposed $15-billion takeover of Nexen by the Chinese state-owned CNOOC, so how could Canadians perceived worry about China impact deals like that one?
"What it means when you look at these numbers, is that there's a security element: What does the deal mean, if anything, in terms of national security to Canada," Nanos says.
Talk in the United States about China could also impact how Canadians are feeling about these kind of deals.
"The Americans have been taking the Chinese threat very seriously. I think what it means is when we're looking these Chinese investments, it's not just dollars and cents and jobs. Security, at least if you ask average Canadians, should be another factor at play," Nanos says.
The political challenges
Nanos says it all comes down to the China brand and how it is managed.
"China has an issue when it comes to managing its own brand," Nanos says.
The issue is also split along gender lines, and that could be problematic for the government. Men are more suspect of China than women, Nanos says. Twenty five per cent of men ranked China as Canada's biggest security threat, compared to 16.5 per cent of women.
"Men are critical for the Conservatives in terms of their ruling coaliton, and their ability to form a majority government. So they have to watch how this cuts into a group that is critical for the Conservatives," Nanos says.
Recognized as one of Canada's top research experts, Nik Nanos provides numbers-driven counsel to senior executives and major organizations. He leads the analyst team at Nanos, is a Fellow of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association and a Research Associate Professor with SUNY (Buffalo).
Nonsense. Only jackasses lke faith would read this crap.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#348 Mar 7, 2013
jasbinder wrote:
<quoted text> Nonsense. Only jackasses lke faith would read this crap.
Dork.

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