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LIBYA CHINA Beijing organising exodus of 33,000 Chinese from Libya, Taiwanese too
www.speroforum.com ^ | 02-23-2011 | Source: Asia News

Posted on 02/23/2011 7:25:16 AM PST by Red Badger

Aircraft, cargo ships and fishing boats are moving towards Libya to evacuate Chinese nationals living in the North African country. Tunisian, Turkish and other workers are fleeing the country as well.

Tripoli – China will send a jet, ships and fishing vessels from nearby waters to evacuate some 33,000 Chinese nationals working in violence-torn Libya. The government has set up an emergency unit headed by Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang to coordinate the repatriation of mainlanders, as well as people from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The State Council (cabinet) “decided to immediately deploy chartered civil aircraft, COSCO cargo ships in nearby waters, and Chinese fishing vessels carrying needed living and medical supplies”, the Ministry said.

China will also lease “nearby large-scale passenger cruise ships and buses” to help in the evacuation effort.

A spokesman for China’s Embassy in Libya said dozens of Chinese citizens have been injured since the unrest broke out about a week ago, and 15 of them are now in hospital.

Beijing has also called on Tripoli to ensure the safety of its nationals after hundreds of construction workers in eastern Libya were attacked, robbed and forced to escape on foot towards Tripoli.

“China has made urgent representations to the Libyan side, requiring it to conduct investigations [into the attacks] and bring the perpetrators to justice,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said.

The Chinese are not the only foreigners fleeing the country. Thousands of Tunisians are crossing the border into Tunisia, whilst 3,000 Turks are waiting to be evacuated.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aircraft; aljazeera; beijing; cabinet; china; chinese; citizens; foreigners; foreignministry; hongkong; libya; macau; statecouncil; taiwan; tunisia; turkish; turks; unrest
Contrast this with US getting a ferry......maybe...........
1 posted on 02/23/2011 7:25:19 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

“Everybody out of the pool!”


2 posted on 02/23/2011 7:29:04 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

China has their stuff together.
We have The Won..........


3 posted on 02/23/2011 7:30:04 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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Well, yeah, if Daffy has ordered the destruction of the oil pipelines, Libya won’t be needing the intelligent life provided by Chinese technicians now, will it?


4 posted on 02/23/2011 7:31:20 AM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Red Badger
Contrast this with US getting a ferry

The difference between a competent, if utterly ruthless, government in China and an incompetent and corrupt government in the US. The US is waiting for luxury transport. China is using cargo ships to get their people out any way they can. Obama is indecisive and worried about image. China just wants to get their people out and worry about image later.

China's idea of spin control is that the winner writes history so just do what it takes to win and worry abut the rest later. That doesn't make China a fun place to live. But it does make them one seriously dangerous opponent.
5 posted on 02/23/2011 7:31:39 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Red Badger

Democrats aren't good at coordinating an exodus from a bad situation.

6 posted on 02/23/2011 7:34:17 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: GonzoGOP

Have you ever read Sun Tzu’s The Art Of War?..................


7 posted on 02/23/2011 7:38:24 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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Just reported on Al Jazeera that an Libyan Airliner is circling just off Malta requesting permission to land.


8 posted on 02/23/2011 7:39:01 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: ClearCase_guy

But they are good at community organizing ......................


9 posted on 02/23/2011 7:39:41 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Democrats aren't good at coordinating an exodus from a bad situation.


I'm not sure about that...I saw plenty of state senate dems from Wisconsin and Indiana coordinate an exodus... LOL

10 posted on 02/23/2011 7:39:53 AM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: Red Badger

Maybe the nobama administration should consult with the Indiana and Wisconsin DIMocRATs on how to get someone out of town quickly.


11 posted on 02/23/2011 7:40:00 AM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Red Badger
Yes. That and Machiavelli’s The Prince should be required reading for every American. You may not want to be a ruthless person, but you at least need to understand how ruthless people think. Otherwise you are doomed to be one of their victims. And being a little ruthless from time to time can do a lot of good.
12 posted on 02/23/2011 7:44:20 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Sun Tzu tells you how to win.
Machiavelli tells you how to “stay won”.............


13 posted on 02/23/2011 7:46:06 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: GonzoGOP

This is interesting because usually China doesn’t give a rat’s rear about losing a couple of thousand people.
These Chinese folks must be very valuable to the state run oil company. Is our gov getting our people out?


14 posted on 02/23/2011 7:47:30 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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Sun Tzu tells you how to win. Machiavelli tells you how to “stay won

OK I am so stealing that line.
15 posted on 02/23/2011 7:48:24 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Texas resident
This is interesting because usually China doesn’t give a rat’s rear about losing a couple of thousand people.

There are two obvious reasons. (1) They will need the engineers to start up production again after the riots are over, regardless of who wins. (2) They may not care if they get killed, but a hostage crisis would be very embarrassing. And at the moment China lacks the ability to project power outside the Western Pacific. A bunch of Islamic fanatics holding hostages could ruin the super dragon image they have been carefully building up over the past decade.

Is our gov getting our people out?

In a word, no. Obama has no plan, has moved no assets into position, and hasn't even called on our people to be ready to move out. As with everything this government touches it has become a total CF.
16 posted on 02/23/2011 7:59:54 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Red Badger
Libya, a perfect example of the insane who wants to take over the world. Get ready, perfect example of what may happen someday if we do not kick communists out of America. Just look at the rioters in WI. Read their signs. Listen to their ranting. Wonderful, right?
17 posted on 02/23/2011 8:01:09 AM PST by Logical me
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“A bunch of Islamic fanatics holding hostages could ruin the super dragon image they have been carefully building up over the past decade. “

On the other hand, it would give them the perfect excuse to test their military abilities and gain a foothold on the African continent. They would likely succeed in freeing them and showing the world just how nasty they can be towards an enemy. It would also be good for domestic patriotism.


18 posted on 02/23/2011 8:16:37 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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“China just wants to get their people out and worry about image later.”

Which is what responsible governments do.


19 posted on 02/23/2011 8:17:41 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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On the other hand, it would give them the perfect excuse to test their military abilities and gain a foothold on the African continent. They would likely succeed in freeing them and showing the world just how nasty they can be towards an enemy. It would also be good for domestic patriotism.

I think the problem for China is this came too early. They don't have any carriers yet. They have one old Russian one fitting out, and another being built from the keel up. Given a couple of years they would be able to send a CVBG over to explain things to the Libyans. But right now they just don't have the reach. And their amphibious capabilities are limited in range. Enough to cross the Taiwan straight with total air supremacy, but not a capability to land troops on the other side of the world. And unlike the US they don't have bases in Italy where they can launch fighters to cover their landings. They have no fleet bases in the Med, in fact they don't even do show the flag cruises there.

Of course that is only a further conviction against the Obama regime. Despite all of the limitations on China's ability to project power they have improvised a way to get their people out. The US with the entire power projection apparatus provided by USAFE, the U.S. 6th Fleet, and our European Allies, Obama has been unable to get our people out.
20 posted on 02/23/2011 8:27:31 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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