NZ the new pacific cold front between America and China
So what does NZ do as the new pacific cold front in the struggle for global dominance between China and the US heat up? Fran O'Sullivan (who has been on fire of late as a columnist breaking news) has written what maybe her best column to date about China's intent to test their competitiveness in a Western economy
This was made clear when the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) visited Auckland recently on a low-key scoping trip. CRBC was not among the bevy of top-level Chinese firms who accompanied Vice-President Xi Jinping on his official visit to New Zealand.
And who are CRBC? Why they are the builders of infrastructure for every authoritarian regime China plays with...
CRBC points to its success in constructing famous projects like the Fourth and Fifth Mosul Bridges in Iraq, the Friendship Harbour in Mauritania, Addis Ababa Ring Road in Ethiopia, the North Section of West Kowloon Expressway in Hong Kong, the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Highway and Suramadu Sea-Cross Bridge in Indonesia.
...need a bridge or a public execution facility? CRBC are your builders of choice. But what is the real danger here? CRBC have available to them massive low interest loans direct form the People's Party, their version of capitalism is to aggressively undercut everyone else with access to Government funds to run everyone else out of business...
The study reported suggestions by a senior executive at one Chinese company that low profits were maintained in order to increase market share at the expense of local, international and other Chinese companies, with the hope that less viable companies will be weeded out and only the most effective companies will remain.
...under the neo-liberal rules of global capitalism, CRBC want entry to NZ to test out how they operate in western countries not corrupt despots reliant on cheap labour. Just like China used NZ as a test case to include forced immigration from China to NZ being included in our Free Trade agreement Helen signed with them, China wants to use us again as a test case study for their lowest cost possible State funded capitalism.
How will America respond to this and will they see it as encroachment into their sphere of influence? Would it serve American interests to make sure CRBC fail? How would China's new desire to engulf us with their huge companies impact our national sovereignty?
It's not just our dairy farms China are interested in.