It is rather remarkable to me that there are still many readers who persistently pursue an interest in my sites. This is despite the fact that it was announced well in advance that my main website would become archival and the secondary sites will be diminished imminently to domain name status only. Frankly speaking, I am tired of being a witness to the "comedy of errors" concerning our China policy both outside and inside our country. The government does not want a McLellan let alone a Grant to win war because they are conducting a charm offensive of sunny ways. Nevertheless, I warmly thank my readers for their support.




















The Symbol of the Great Panda

I can't imagine anything of positive substance coming out of our federal delegates before an election or at any other time for that matter regarding the issue of China. Therefore, I am relegated to offering a small suggestion regarding "symbolism". It seems that is all the heads of our government understand. They put on different types of hats, different colors of turbans, different colours of ties and wear socks with different symbols.









At an elemental level, Chinese authorities certainly understand the importance of symbols. I am not talking though about clothing manufactured in China.  Rather, I am referring to canola. There is no more important symbol of Canada than canola. The reason is that canola was genetically modified by Canadian scientists so that it became a basic food. Yet, China has undermined the importance of our name brand by spurious accusations of pests and furthermore has refused to accept shipments.

The Giant Panda is a symbol of China. Currently, there are four pandas on loan to Calgary. One is even named Da [Great] Mao. Initially, a program was begun in Toronto as part of a conservation breeding program. However, "the giant panda was downgraded in 2016 from “endangered” to “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)".

There is therefore no need to keep or feed these large racoons which resemble masked bandits in order to protect their endangered status. We have enough racoons in Canada without housing four more. They are no longer cute to us. Free them from their captivity and send them back to live in the wild.


D.卡尔顿 罗西
D. Carlton Rossi

2019年4月19日













Panda attacks man who wanted a cuddle


BEIJING (Reuters) - A panda at a zoo in southern China attacked a student who snuck into its pen hoping for a cuddle with the endangered bear, state media said Saturday.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-panda-idUSTRE4AN5NF20081124




An angry panda attacks a man and steals his jacket at a Chinese zoo.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rQwqMkEi2w




Three cases of giant panda attack on human at Beijing Zoo


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4276236/





















Canada has raised “serious questions” with the Hong Kong government over the territory’s plan to enter an extradition agreement with Beijing, opening the door for the first time for residents to be sent to China for trial.

Xiao Xu 


The Globe and Mail

VANCOUVER


April 18, 2019


The plan has caused alarm among Canadians with ties to Hong Kong, and among other countries, that it would give the Chinese government easier access to people it may wish to imprison, despite assurances it would not apply to political crimes.


Canada has raised “serious questions” with the Hong Kong government over the territory’s plan to enter an extradition agreement with Beijing, opening the door for the first time for residents to be sent to China for trial.

The plan has caused alarm among Canadians with ties to Hong Kong, and among other countries, that it would give the Chinese government easier access to people it may wish to imprison, despite assurances it would not apply to political crimes.

Hong Kong, a former British colony, was handed over to Chinese rule in 1997 under an agreement in which China promised it could retain its own laws, economic system and civil rights for 50 years.

Edward Chin, a Canadian hedge fund manager living in Hong Kong, called the proposed rules “shocking” and said they signal that Hong Kong will eventually lose its autonomy.


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canada-worried-about-implications-of-new-extradition-treaty-between/














                                           


D.卡尔顿 罗西
D. Carlton Rossi