: China pissed at Canada for granting citizenship to Dalai Lama


MACSPECTRUM
Jul 27th, 2006, 12:07 PM
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/26072006/2/national-canadian-honour-dalai-lama-prompt-economic-penalty-china.html

ArtistSeries
Jul 27th, 2006, 12:10 PM
I'm sure that SINC will have words about this "Canadian of convenience".....

MACSPECTRUM
Jul 27th, 2006, 12:13 PM
I'm sure that SINC will have words about this "Canadian of convenience".....
:clap: :D :clap:

guytoronto
Jul 27th, 2006, 12:19 PM
I'm amazed ArtistSeries didn't spew something about Harper.

Surely this is a Conservative tactic to destabilize the Canadian economy.

I say, screw China. They are obviously acting like a spoiled child. One day they are going to get spanked...and spanked hard I hope.

MACSPECTRUM
Jul 27th, 2006, 12:22 PM
I'm amazed ArtistSeries didn't spew something about Harper.

Surely this is a Conservative tactic to destabilize the Canadian economy.

I say, screw China. They are obviously acting like a spoiled child. One day they are going to get spanked...and spanked hard I hope.

China is a little too big to be "liberated"

ArtistSeries
Jul 27th, 2006, 12:40 PM
Surely this is a Conservative tactic to destabilize the Canadian economy.

Certainly not, they have many other tactics that will be doing that ;)

K_OS
Jul 27th, 2006, 01:17 PM
and don't forget they don'y have black gold flowing out of the ground either.

Laterz :)

Beej
Jul 27th, 2006, 01:20 PM
China produces more oil than Canada, but they consume a lot more and will need more. I don't think they have much leverage on this one and would have looked better just ignoring it.

HowEver
Jul 27th, 2006, 01:48 PM
I'm sure guytoronto is preparing some remark about forcing democracy on... Canada.

I'm sure that SINC will have words about this "Canadian of convenience".....
I'm amazed ArtistSeries didn't spew something about Harper.

...

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K_OS
Jul 27th, 2006, 02:12 PM
China produces more oil than Canada, but they consume a lot more and will need more. I don't think they have much leverage on this one and would have looked better just ignoring it.

That may be but Canada has allot more of it in the ground than China does.

Laterz :)

martman
Jul 27th, 2006, 03:29 PM
From what I hear this is true but China has apparently developed a process to make oil from coal at a cost of approx $42 US a barrel. China may not have tonnes of oil but they do have coal out thte wazoo!

Beej
Jul 27th, 2006, 03:36 PM
From what I hear this is true but China has apparently developed a process to make oil from coal at a cost of approx $42 US a barrel. China may not have tonnes of oil but they do have coal out thte wazoo!

The technology goes way back (WWII?). South Africa has been doing it for a while and there are proposals for the U.S. too. It's just one of the many things that starts to look economic as oil gets more expensive.

http://www.greencarcongress.com/coaltoliquids_ctl/index.html

Still, not exactly a 'green' solution.

martman
Jul 27th, 2006, 03:39 PM
From what I've seen "green" solutions are not a major concern for China.

MACSPECTRUM
Jul 27th, 2006, 04:14 PM
From what I've seen "green" solutions are not a major concern for China.

i totally disagree
China is obsessed with 'green' solutions as long as the U.S. dollar is that colour

martman
Jul 27th, 2006, 04:28 PM
i totally disagree
China is obsessed with 'green' solutions as long as the U.S. dollar is that colour
:lmao: :lmao:
We both know that wasn't the "green" I was typing about...

Vandave
Jul 27th, 2006, 04:31 PM
The technology goes way back (WWII?). South Africa has been doing it for a while and there are proposals for the U.S. too. It's just one of the many things that starts to look economic as oil gets more expensive.

http://www.greencarcongress.com/coaltoliquids_ctl/index.html

Still, not exactly a 'green' solution.

Ya, good time to invest in molybdenum mines. Apparently, it's a key component of the process.

martman
Jul 27th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Thanks for the tip. I'd have to say you are probably correct on this one.
Might take a few years but this should really heat up.
I personally don't believe in investing in dirty tech so I'll avoid.

markceltic
Jul 27th, 2006, 10:02 PM
Oh boohoo ! Big deal we grant asylum to relatives of al-Qeada thugs. Somali warlord's women collect welfare here, so what the hell. If we want to grant this to the Dalai Lama doesn't bother my time any,I'd say he's alot better candidate than some.

ArtistSeries
Jul 27th, 2006, 10:32 PM
What happens if we have to rescue him? Is he not a Canadian of convenience?

SINC
Jul 27th, 2006, 11:13 PM
What happens if we have to rescue him? Is he not a Canadian of convenience?
Then screw 'em. :D

MACSPECTRUM
Jul 27th, 2006, 11:49 PM
Then screw 'em. :D

'screw' the Dalai Lama?
very bad karma
oh wait, you're from alberta
nevermind....
;)

SINC
Jul 28th, 2006, 12:20 AM
very bad karma
oh wait, you're from alberta
nevermind....
;)
Alberta, if you please.

Lost both your shift keys did you? Try the caps lock in that case. Little harder to use, but it will get your posts looking so much better than all that lower case stuff. ;)

monster and machine
Jul 28th, 2006, 12:38 AM
China has invested over 80 billion dollars in the development of oil refineries in Iran. right now there a pipeline being built through the Caspian sea that will take it right into the western provinces. also, they have very close ties with Venezuela. yeah Chavez hates america too. China has placed its bets in the resource wars and are doing just fine. nothing on earth can "spank" them.