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Post time 2019-1-7 13:52:53 |Display all floors
Meng volunteered to wear the device. She also volunteered to pay the wages of the security detail.


If your were given the choice of losing your health due to lack of medication and leaving the cell with the electronic device, which would you choose?  In her situation, it wasn't a choice but a premeditated, unlawful confinement that put a shame to Canadian law.

Here on the forum there are many such "Dou Fu".


Obviously YOU have done a thorough self-appraisal of your own attributes to qualify for such a description.

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Post time 2019-1-7 14:03:02 |Display all floors
tatata69 Post time: 2019-1-7 07:38
Meng and her other family members are said to have  paid top dollar for several abodes located no ...

What you have said here has nothing to do with her being kidnapped and then having to go through a kangaroo court in a foreign country.  Do not try to obfuscate the main issue here which is the illegality of the detention, and not whether she and her family members enjoy extravagant lifestyles.  

I wouldn't go there if I were you, or you'd end up being 69ed and then ratatated by a firing squad sent by your sugar daddy Trump for revealing why he could be so jealous of the Meng family.

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Post time 2019-1-7 14:49:53 |Display all floors
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To participate in our Chinese forum you need to be civilized, have the proper forum decorum and try not to succumb yourself to the ravages of Western barbarism.

I base my arguments on facts, and so I am respectfully returning this gorgeous and lovely hat of "braggart" to its sole rightful owner -- the mon.key whose tail I had just truncated like this___.

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Post time 2019-1-7 14:55:48 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2019-1-7 13:52
If your were given the choice of losing your health due to lack of medication and leaving the cell ...
leaving the cell with the electronic device


Canada is not China, or DPRK. People in jails and prisons are medicated to their needs. Her medical conditions had nothing to do with her accepting the device.

She is free to carry on with her life, including meeting and communicating with her friends and family from Canada, China and elsewhere, and even continue her work for Huawei to what extent she can do remotely. Prospect of that freedom is why she accepted the device.

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Post time 2019-1-7 16:04:31 |Display all floors
The present mode of American Protectionism is unworkable because it is based on a wrong premise -- that technology can be kept a secret and prevented from being diffused or disseminated.

Technology cannot be kept secret for long, which means our world is a globalized market using the patent system to pay for new advances in technology.

Trump being not a scholar but a businessman doesn't truly understand the meaning of globalization and believes that his nation can restrict such technological interchange just by closing its doors to outsiders.

Well he is wrong -- dead wrong.

That's because curiosity is human nature, and once people know there's a better way of doing things, they will try to procure it through purchasing or other means at their disposal.

That's why the Anglo 5-eye's boycott of Huawei's 5G technology will come to naught because even a little difference in nanoseconds translates into a huge difference in performance of such products like online games, and no high-tech company can afford to be left behind in the competition just because of political discrimination.

Globalization is a historical megatrend that obeys the intrinsic laws of nature -- inasmuch as water always flows downstream and never the other way around -- it is not a school of thought or mode of behavior that can be chosen, abandoned or altered because the whole point of conducting international trade is for each nation to use its own specialty goods to exchange for those that it cannot make itself

That's why we now have the patent-right system to protect inventions because weve learned from experience such secrets cannot be hidden from public view for long without dire consequences.

Just think: if the Four Great Inventions from China had all been patented in their time, all nations of the global economy would have been bankrupted just due to the hefty sums of royalties they would have to pay China for their use.  

The fact that they couldn't be kept secret in their time meant that technological transfer was the natural way to go in knowledge diffusion even at a time before globalization, let alone nowadays when all technological advances can be protected by applying laws enforceable by international laws on patents.

Economic friction is the external hull enclosing the juicy inner parts of the fruit of technological advance of which not everybody is keenly aware.  

If we can handle the hull correctly by maximizing mutual understanding of all benefits that can accrue to nations engaged in global trade, then there's a chance for peace.

Otherwise, it will at least lead to regional war.

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Post time 2019-1-7 21:15:53 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2019-1-7 16:04
The present mode of American Protectionism is unworkable because it is based on a wrong premise -- t ...

Another aspect is that western royalties are punitive on survival profits of emerging enterprises when converted to the western currency.

As you have rightly concluded, technology transfers and joint cooperative ventures are the only way forward in a globalized world where cross-border supply chains have already been constructed, tested and lubricated without which costs will rise that will impede buyers from having more of their own capital to invest in innovation.

Trump's entire grandstanding is predicated on NOT asking and answering cogently and factually what will happen NEXT if he and his jingbang bunch persist in continuing their bogeyfication of China. And lately it has become such a farce one can measure their temperatures by just monitoring their S&P. If their stock market goes up, fatuously snub China. If their stock market goes down, fatuously blame China.

Never themselves, the root cause of the whole global morass.

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Post time 2019-1-8 03:45:09 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2019-1-7 16:04
The present mode of American Protectionism is unworkable because it is based on a wrong premise -- t ...

  You seem to be arguing that it's okay for Chinese companies to pilfer Western technology, insofar as   American companies still have to comply with  the deal whereby American companies transfer assorted state-of-the-art technologies to their Chinese counterparts in order to get into the Chinese market.

  To my knowledge, this agreement  , which was reached  back to the 90s-during which China was scrabbling around to attract foreign direct investment- doesn't say Chinese companies are entitled to use foreign technology without consent or  allow Chinese companies  to get tangled up in industrial espionage with impunity.

  Stealing technology is also a crime in China. It would be foolish to explain away Chinese companies' misdeeds by telling people here that's part of globalization. Arguably,  American companies don't have the obligation to share their whizzy technology with Chinese companies.



  

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