A Question ofSurvival
New Zealand was the first nation to enter a Free Trade Agreement with China. It was heralded as a solution to New Zealand’s economic decline. Others warned that it would destroy our manufacturing base, and that New Zealand labour would be competing with ‘coolie labour’. We were told that eventually New Zealand would have a vibrant economy based on IT, and exports of resources – to China. There have been opportunities for a few entrepreneurs, and diary farmers, who could be receiving good returns from the home market if we had an economy geared to New Zealand first, rather than world trade first. The price for the profit of the few will soon submerge New Zealand into an Asian economic zone, which has long been the goal of Big Business. In Tibet, China works with global big business to exploit Tibetan resources and has turned Tibet into an economic zone for exploitation. New Zealanders –unlike Tibetans – happily and stupidly embrace their Chinese overlords.
As this is written, Prime Minister John Key is hobnobbing with the Chinese tyrants and saying that the new Premier was the type of bloke one could have a beer with. Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker also went with the mission to get China to rebuild Christchurch – literally. (Chinese ‘very interested’ in Christchurch project, The Press, 12 March 2013,
Any voice of resistance to this submerging of New Zealand with China is howled down as being ‘racist’ and ‘xenophobic’. It is a typical example of where the extreme Left and Big Business join forces. But it is in reality no more than a simple matter of survival. Consider these points:
How many Chinese citizens living in New Zealand will be enough to draw in the troops to protect them?
Throughout history aggressors have used the protection of ethnic minorities as an excuse for invasion. Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia with the justification of saving the Sudeten Germans, and the large German minority in Poland.
According to Pansy Wong, in answer to a question, when National Government Minister, most Chinese migrants to New Zealand remain loyal to Red China, so it is a mistake to think that they are coming here to ‘escape Communism’.
Geo-Politics of Chinese Investment
How much money, property and investments will be enough to warrant military protection?
The cheer-leaders of China Free Trade object that China’s investment and the purchase of land in New Zealand is lesser than that of other foreigners such as Americans, and that therefore objecting just to Chinese investments is just ‘racism’. However, while we object to any outside takeover of New Zealand resources, it is the Chinese regime that has a strategic policy of working with Chinese private businesses to extend China’s influence around the world. It is part of a long-term geopolitical plan. For example, Wellington’s electricity network was sold to Li Ka Shing in 2008. Li buys strategic assets around the world. In 2006 he tried to buy the Port of Lyttelton but was rebuffed. Watch this space… He specialises in buying ports, and then in moves the Chinese military. Li’s company Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. bought operational control of the Panama Canal, and has built a huge port in the Bahamas, which the company pointed out, is located ‘at one of the most strategic spots in the world’. Li is a member of the China International Trust & Investment Corporation, a front for China’s State Council. (NewsMax.com 19 January 2000).
Huawei – ‘China Acts’
This is the Chinese telecommunications giant that won the tender to develop the ultrafast broadband network, despite widespread expert concern that it is part of Chinese Intelligence, and is now going for other telecommunications projects. (Huawei rolls on despite spy controversy, Auckland Herald, 8 April 2013, http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10875367). The Australian Government had the sense to block Huawei for security reasons. (The Secret Ways of Chinese Telecom, Spiegel, 2 Jan. 2013,
Chinese Vertical Integration
CVI is a geopolitical strategy. China not only buys the product, but also buys the whole industry. In relation to milk, they will buy the farm, then the factory, then the export company. They will take control of the whole market; this is a communistic way to deal with trade and control of markets and supply. (On how this works see:
Tongan Captain warning about China influence in Pacific
China has had a particular interest in gaining influence over the many small Pacific island nations as part of its strategic incursions into this region. In 2004, former commander of the Tongan Defence Force, Capt. Taumoefolau, warned New Zealand ‘never to underestimate China’, and that China’s growing influence in the Pacific would cause destabilisation ‘They use Tonga as a strategic location’, he said. China expert Dr Paul Buchanan warned that China is establishing ‘a forward presence in the Western Pacific’, and New Zealand should plan for ‘that expanding presence’.
Since 2000 China has planned for first and second lines of defence in the Pacific. The second line extends to Australia. (NewsMax, 19 Oct. 2002). China is building up as a ‘blue water’ naval power with co-operation from the USA, (China has blue water navy ambitions, Asia Pacific Defense Forum, http://apdforum.com/en_GB/article/rmiap/articles/online/features/2013/01/29/china-blue-water) aircraft carriers and its marine forces. (China’s nuclear powered aircraft carrier programme rings alarm bells, IBNLive, 18 March 2013,
Although most New Zealanders would not know it, we have ‘an important relationship’ with China militarily. In 2007 the commander of Te Kaha stated that the ‘level of engagement [between the NZ and Chinese military] is quite high both ways… We get a lot of delegations from Chinese forces coming to New Zealand, but I don’t think that’s generally well known’, he said. NZ Maritime Component Commander David Anson said that ‘there’s no doubt that NZ is wishing to grow its relationship with China … in all facets. Military is just one of those building blocks’. (Dominion Post, 15 Oct. 2007).
Economic Reliance Means Political Subjugation
New Zealand cannot be politically independent if not economically independent. Being dependent on China economically comes at a price. China does not play second fiddle to any state let alone New Zealand, for all the smiles and toasts. Not even the USA can act against China because China owns the US treasury bonds and could bring the USA down at any time, with over $1.2 trillion. (China ups US Treasury Bond Holdings, China Daily, 18 Feb. 2013, http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-02/18/content_16233876.htm ). It is therefore naïve to think of protection coming from the USA, whose own business is in symbiosis with China’s. Already New Zealand subordinates our views on Tibet to China.
New Zealand has hitched its wagon to Chain’s Red Star, which will one day be a falling star. Despite the proclamations about China as the emerging great power it is wracked by plagues, electricity shortages, pollution, erosion, floods, droughts, corruption, famine, and has unresolved border disputes with India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, and others… Its leaders have stated they will use military force if confronted by crisis. Already there are plans for China to dam and control the headwaters in the Himalayas by 2014 (The Brahmaputra: Water hotspot in Himalayan Asia, Global Water Forum, 2 June 2012, http://www.globalwaterforum.org/2012/06/02/the-brahmaputra-water-hotspot-in-himalayan-asia/ ); the source for much of Asia’s water supply. In the event of predicted widespread drought there will be ‘water wars’; the ‘oil crisis’ will seem minor. Do we really want New Zealand to be enmeshed in this quagmire for the sake of short-term profits for the few? Your choice