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In the jaws of the dragon : how China is taking over New Zealand / Ron Asher.

By: Asher, Ron [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington : Tross Publishing, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), map, portraits ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781872970516.Subject(s): New Zealand -- Relations -- China | China -- Relations -- New Zealand | New Zealand -- Foreign relations -- China | China -- Foreign relations -- New Zealand
Contents:
Summary: China Inc., the business arm of China's repressive dictatorship, is trying to take over the world by grabbing key sectors of various countries' economics as part of its strategic plan for global control of the world's resources. For the moment it is concentrating on economic methods of domination but, should they not proceed at the desired rate, then military force becomes more than a possibility. Indeed, there can be no other explanation for China's rapid and unnecessary build-up of armaments, intimidation of its neighbours in the South China Sea, and its penetration into other oceans and continents where it has no legitimate purpose or presence. China chose New Zealand as the first Western country with which to have a Free Trade agreement, which is more about colonising and dominating our economy than about free trade. Since then New Zealand government has bent over backwards to accomodate the interests of China Inc. - often at the expense of prospects and interests of ordinary New Zealanders, e.g. the refusal to do anything meaningful to halt the unnatural rise in house prices, fuelled in large part by Chinese cash, and the unnecessary grants of approval for the alienation of the Crafar farms and the giant Silver Fern Farms co-operative to Chinese interests. This book should be read by every New Zealander since it affects the future prospects of the country in respect of economic welfare, sovereignty and national security. It is a case of getting a grip on the situation now or sleepwalking to a situation where we will finish up as lowly paid serfs in the land that was built by the sweat and toil of the pioneers.
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"China Inc., the business arm of China's repressive dictatorship, is trying to take over the world by buying key sectors of various countries' economies as part of its strategic plan for global control of the world's resources. China's rapid arms build-up suggests that it is preparing to back its ever increasing demands on other countries with force. China chose New Zealand as the first Western country with which to have a free trade agreement, which is more about colonising and dominating our economy than about free trade. Since then the New Zealand government has bent over backwards to accommodate the interests of China Inc. - often at the expense of the prospects and interests of ordinary New Zealanders. This book should be read by every New Zealander since it affects the future prospects of the country in respect of economic welfare, sovereignty and national security. It is a case of getting a grip on the situation now or sleepwalking to a situation where New Zealanders will finish up as lowly paid serfs in the land that was built by the sweat and toil of the pioneers."--Back cover."China Inc., the business arm of China's repressive dictatorship, is trying to take over the world by buying key sectors of various countries' economies as part of its strategic plan for global control of the world's resources. China's rapid arms build-up suggests that it is preparing to back its ever increasing demands on other countries with force. China chose New Zealand as the first Western country with which to have a free trade agreement, which is more about colonising and dominating our economy than about free trade. Since then the New Zealand government has bent over backwards to accommodate the interests of China Inc. - often at the expense of the prospects and interests of ordinary New Zealanders. This book should be read by every New Zealander since it affects the future prospects of the country in respect of economic welfare, sovereignty and national security. It is a case of getting a grip on the situation now or sleepwalking to a situation where New Zealanders will finish up as lowly paid serfs in the land that was built by the sweat and toil of the pioneers."--Back cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-248) and index.

China Inc., the business arm of China's repressive dictatorship, is trying to take over the world by grabbing key sectors of various countries' economics as part of its strategic plan for global control of the world's resources. For the moment it is concentrating on economic methods of domination but, should they not proceed at the desired rate, then military force becomes more than a possibility. Indeed, there can be no other explanation for China's rapid and unnecessary build-up of armaments, intimidation of its neighbours in the South China Sea, and its penetration into other oceans and continents where it has no legitimate purpose or presence. China chose New Zealand as the first Western country with which to have a Free Trade agreement, which is more about colonising and dominating our economy than about free trade. Since then New Zealand government has bent over backwards to accomodate the interests of China Inc. - often at the expense of prospects and interests of ordinary New Zealanders, e.g. the refusal to do anything meaningful to halt the unnatural rise in house prices, fuelled in large part by Chinese cash, and the unnecessary grants of approval for the alienation of the Crafar farms and the giant Silver Fern Farms co-operative to Chinese interests. This book should be read by every New Zealander since it affects the future prospects of the country in respect of economic welfare, sovereignty and national security. It is a case of getting a grip on the situation now or sleepwalking to a situation where we will finish up as lowly paid serfs in the land that was built by the sweat and toil of the pioneers.

What sort of country is China? -- A military threat to the Pacific -- China : the world's bully -- A superiority complex -- What value is China's "word"? -- A poisoned chalice : the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement -- Losing our farmland -- Cutting New Zealand out of the value-added chain -- Vineyards -- Forests -- Jenny Shipley : China's girl in New Zealand -- Can Huawei be trusted? -- Electricity -- Dud trains -- Tourism -- Immigration -- Housing -- China's "soft power" in our universitites and schools -- Plundering the fish of the Pacific -- The Fiji fiasco.

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