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Paul Martin doing China duty for Maurice Strong
CFP ^ | December 9, 2004 | Judi McLeod

Posted on 12/09/2004 8:20:22 AM PST by MikeEdwards

Parroting the line that China’s economy will soon surpass that of the United States of America, Canada Prime Minister Paul Martin will position his country closer to China.

Martin does not have a crystal ball, nor does aligning Canada to China even originate from his own vision.

Martin is parroting the line of his long-time mentor Kyoto architect Maurice Strong.

Expecting to spend more than 50 percent of his time on Chinese projects, Strong at age 73, was apartment hunting in Beijing last January.

Now that China is destined to replace the USA as economic leader, it is Strong’s avowed goal to "replace the United States of America with China as a world leader in ecology".

That’s an ambitious goal that leans heavily on Strong’s bona fide connections to Communist China where he is well received, partly because his late cousin, Anna Louise Strong, a Marxist, and comitern member, spent two years with Chairman Mao and Chou En-lai in China. Chinese heroine Anna Louise Strong was buried in 1970, her funeral personally organized by Chou En-lai.

Of Strong’s China mission, Earl Drake, a former Canadian ambassador to China, has this to say: "He’s always at the cutting edge of things and he feels that China could set an example for the rest of the world.

Drake, who currently serves as project director at the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, says, "China will soon be the No. 2 economy in the world. . . . .

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TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: canada; canadian; martin; mauricestrongchina; minister; paul; prime
Is sure doesn't hurt their "economy" that China uses slave labor! Support democracy in that country and you will go into a forced labor camp.

I think they could use some democratization.

1 posted on 12/09/2004 8:20:23 AM PST by MikeEdwards
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To: MikeEdwards

China will not surpass the US for a long, long, time. An external economy can't surpass the greatest buyer of it's goods. They may surpass Japan in the next 50 years, but i wouldn't hold my breath.

And, oh look! Here come the Indians!

2 posted on 12/09/2004 8:27:10 AM PST by oldleft
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In 25 years, India will surpass China in terms of people....Wait until the China and India people start driving cars ---- smog kills
3 posted on 12/09/2004 8:35:55 AM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Thank you America)
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To: MikeEdwards
If he is hitching his wagon to China's ecological performance then me thinks that senility has set in.
4 posted on 12/09/2004 11:55:02 AM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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