Thursday, 5 December 2013
Only fit for students and tourists.
Your just an old European country only fit for tourists and students with a few decent football teams.
(Beijing Global Times)
Sounds like an insult to me. Yet Cameron dismisses the notion.
Well why should he acknowledge such an attack. The answer is simple really, He is trying to drum up trade, or more to the point more investment. While he is basking in the glory of having a buddy picture taken with a billionaire he only just met, he will allow more Chinese investment in more British businesses, and yet it is somewhat ironic that China have stated that Britain is easily replaceable in China's European Foreign Policy.
If that is their conclusion why entertain the British Prime Minister at all?
The simple answer is money, and in the long run ownership and control.
The visit generated nearly £6 Billion worth of business "deals" Which begs another question.
For such a small old European country only fit for students and tourists why do they want to own most of it?
Do you notice a pattern here?
Think back not too long ago. David Cameron (PM) was nestling up to Islamic investors when he pledged to make London one of the world's "great capitals of Islamic finance" when he unveiled Treasury plans to create a £200m Islamic bond by early next year. (HERE)
He is a busy man seeking all this investment you might say, fair play to him, and while he panders to Islamic financiers and gives speeches on tolerance and understanding of the Islamic way we see him do exactly the same to the Chinese, as he also did on his visit to Pakistan. (On which he became known to me as the apologist).
"Quote" The Prime Minister said: ‘I want Britain linked up to the world’s fast growing economies. And that includes our young people learning the languages to seal tomorrow’s business deals.‘By the time the children born today leave school, China is set to be the world’s largest economy. So it’s time to look beyond the traditional focus on French and German and get many more children learning Mandarin. Im sure Cameron’s remarks will delight advocator, London Mayor Boris Johnson, but will infuriate French and German teachers, and officials in Paris and Berlin.
I would say, "There is a difference between Want and Need"
China also says it wants to increase the number of UK students going to work or study in China to 15,000 over the next three years. So there is hope for some of our student workers who want to take the plunge, so long as they can cope with communism.
I have to give it to the Chinese though, they teach English in schools from a young age, and as such Cameron insists our future generations must learn Mandarin. OK it is the most important language spoken by 885 million people, but only spoken in China, So why bother learning it as most Chinese speak English perfectly well, and as English is a very healthy 450 million people world wide, Great Britain, North America, Australia, and South Africa, Mandarin would be near to useless unless you moved to China.
Nelson Mandela said “if you talk to a man in a language he understands that goes to his head, if you talk to him in his own language that goes to his heart”
Personally i'm a bit long in the tooth to learn Mandarin, I have Spanish, which is one of the most world wide spoken languages and French. Not enough to hold a long conversation but to get by. If I had to move to Spain or France I would seriously learn the language properly as an advocator of each settler to England must learn the English language.
I too want my country to prosper, but the way Cameron is blatantly prostituting himself to get it, as he has done in every country he has visited, make me feel ashamed to be called British, more so when my nationality is English.
But for all the budding entrepreneurs out there. Perhaps China has something to offer the inhabitants of this old easily replaced European country.
Posted by Kevin Riddiough