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|Bio-War with GMO's||WMR's intelligence sources in China are raising concerns over a program in China that is seeing the introduction of Monsanto-produced genetically-modified strains of wheat in China to combat a deadly stem rust fungus known as Uganda99 or "Ug99." more|
|2008 US spy plane incident with China more serious than reported||WMR The April 1, 2001, incident between a U.S. Navy EP-3E signals intelligence (SIGINT) aircraft and two Chinese J-8 fighters 70 miles off Hainan island was worst than reported by the media at the time more|
|Currency, Credit Markets and Trade|
|THE CHINA SYNDROME, GoldSeek and By: Jim Willie CB, GoldenJackass.com|
|These are truly significant signposts,
without precedent in modern history. The Chinese had been rumored to
delink their yuan currency for so long that many within the mainstream
doubted the event would ever occur. They did. Now the big rumor is that
the Chinese are busy cleaning up their banking system in a preliminary
maneuver to set up a gold-backed currency. They pursue the optimal
currency index to store their vast horde of reserves, which are expected
to top $1 trillion sometime this year. Their piggy bank has just surpassed
Japan’s horde, over $850 billion in size. The next two key events are
the foundation of the new pan-Asian credit market and the new payment
system for international commerce in an indexed currency. The Asian credit
market is in its formative stages. They are deciding up on a currency, and
believe an index is most appropriate. Squabbles continue, like inclusion
of the Taiwan Dollar. Beijing holds some sway in this region, still
resentful of Taipei’s independence. Look for the Chinese yuan (based in
an index) to take over in the Asian credit market denomination choice.
Also, expect major major major hostility and resistance and objection and
sabotage from the US authorities. International commerce, like for oil or
copper or iron ore or coal or grains begs for reform in its payment
system. The Asian Development Group has suggested a currency index for
large scale commodity purchase settlements. The Chinese yuan is the
natural choice, an evolution which seems to benefit from their route for a
managed practical currency index.
By its evolution as a balanced global index based upon Asian trade, the yuan is walking a clever path to displace the USDollar without the direct “in your face” challenge and insult to the United States. Any elevation and hoist of the yuan on a global platter of respectability and utility is an implicit supplant of the USDollar, a push off the table. Such evolution is monstrously bullish for gold, and such movement is very early, even embryonic. We are in the preliminary, not advanced, stages of removal of the USDollar from its place as world currency, from its place as the only petro-currency. Gold stands as the hidden “anti-US$” in function. In time, the yuan will serve that important role. In the tumultuous process, gold will gain respect, rise in value, and take center stage. Some foresee a time when both the Chinese yuan and the Russian ruble currencies are gold-backed.
|CHINA FLOATS, AMERICA SINKS YUAN KICKS DOLLAR BUTT BY REJECTING "FREE MARKET" Friday Jul 22, 2005 by Greg Palast Greg Palast|
In case you haven't the least idea what the heck it means for China to "float" its currency, let me put it in the language we economists use: China's float don't mean squat. Yet our President, a guy whose marks in Economics 101 are too embarrassing to publish here, ran out to hail the fact that buying Chinese money will now cost more dollars. The White House line to the media, swallowed whole, is that by making Chinese money (yuan) more expensive to buy with dollars, Americans will buy fewer computers and toys from China -- and US employment will rise. This will happen when we find Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction. Economics Lesson #1: You can't change the value of goods by changing the value of the currency on the price tag. As my comrade Art Laffer wrote me, "If cheap currency makes your products more competitive, all automobiles would be made in Russia." Driven a Lada lately? Economics Lesson #2: Don't take economics lessons from George Bush. Or Milton Friedman. Or Thomas Friedman. What that means, class, is don't believe the big, hot pile of hype that China's zooming economy is the result of that Red nation's adopting free market economic policies. If China is now a capitalist free-market state, then I'm Mariah Carey. China's economy has soared because it stubbornly refused the Free – and Friedman-Market mumbo-jumbo that government should stop controlling, owning and regulating the industry. China's announcement that it would raise the cost of the yuan covered over a more important notice: China would bar foreign control of its steel sector. China's leaders have built a powerhouse steel industry larger than ours by directing the funding, output, location and ownership of all factories. And rather than "freeing" the industry through opening their borders to foreign competition, the Chinese, for steel and every other product, have shut their borders tight to foreigners except as it suits China’s own industries. China won't join NAFTA or CAFTA or any of those free-trade clubs. In China, Chinese industry comes first. And it's still, Mssrs. Friedman, the Peoples’ republic. Those Wal-Mart fashion designs called, chillingly, "New Order," are made in factories owned by the PLA, the Chinese Peoples' Liberation Army. In an interview just before he won the Nobel Prize in economics, Joe Stiglitz explained to me that China's huge financial surge -- a stunning 9.5% jump in GDP this year -- began with the government's funding and nurturing rural cooperatives, fledgling agricultural and industry protected behind high, high trade barriers. It is true that China's growth got a boost from ending the bloodsoaked self-flagellating madness of Mao's Cultural Revolution. And China, when it chooses, makes use of markets and market pricing to distribute resources. The truth is, Chinese markets are as free as my kids: they can do whatever they want unless I say they can't. Yes, China is adopting elements of "capitalism." And that's the ugly part: real estate speculation in Shanghai making millionaires of Communist party boss relatives and bank shenanigans worthy of a Neil Bush. It is not the Guangdong skyscrapers and speculative bubble which allows China to sell us $162 billion more goods a year than we sell them. It is that China's government, by rejecting free-market fundamentalism, can easily conquer American markets where protection is now deemed passé. And that is why the yuan has kicked the dollar's butt. America’s only response is to have Alan Greenspan push up real interest rates so we can buy back our own dollars the Chinese won in the export game. The domestic result: US wages drifting down to Mexican maquiladora levels. Am I praising China? Forget about it. This is one evil dictatorship which jails union organizers and beats, shackles and tortures those who don't kowtow to the wishes of Chairman Rob -- Wal-Mart chief Robson Walton. (Funny how Mr. Bush never mentions the D-word, Democracy, to our Chinese suppliers.) Class dismissed.
|Monsanto and Bill Gates -- are they playing a bio-war game in China?|
|February 13-15, 2009 -- Monsanto and Bill Gates --
are they playing a bio-war game in China?
WMR's intelligence sources in China are raising concerns over a program in China that is seeing the introduction of Monsanto-produced genetically-modified strains of wheat in China to combat a deadly stem rust fungus known as Uganda99 or "Ug99." The spread of the fungus from Africa to the Arabian peninsula, Iran, India, and now China, comes at a time when world food prices are increasing due to droughts, water shortages and the removal of arable land for the production of bio-ethanol plants. The introduction of the Monsanto genetically modified organism (GMO) wheat seeds in China is reportedly being carried out with grants from the Bill Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Some in China worry that Ug99 may be part of a U.S. bio-war program to make countries like China subservient to U.S. food exports during a time when the world is facing shortages in its grain stocks.
The stem rust fungus was in the bio-war stockpiles of the United States and the Soviet union during the Cold War. Ug 99 spread from Uganda in 1999 to Kenya in 2001, Ethiopia in 2003, and in 2007 across the Red Sea into Yemen when cyclone Gonu's winds spread the stem rust spores from Africa into Asia. The spores have now been detected in Iran and the Punjab region of Pakistan.
There is some concern that Monsanto, as well as the Switzerland-based firm Syngenta, are taking advantage of the stem rust plague to introduce GMO seeds to countries like China and India, which have been resistant in the past to such offerings.
The involvement of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the connections between its secretive Plum Island laboratory off Long Island and the U.S. Army's bio-war center at Fort Detrick, Maryland, has Chinese officials highly concerned about the wheat GMOs from Monsanto and Ug99.
|WMR US spy plane incident with China more serious than reported July 8, 2008 --|
|The April 1, 2001, incident between a U.S. Navy EP-3E
signals intelligence (SIGINT) aircraft and two Chinese J-8 fighters 70
miles off Hainan island was worst than reported by the media at the
time. According to National Security Agency (NSA) sources, the Navy
aircraft, after being intercepted by the two Chinese fighters, was
forced to land at Lingshui airbase on Hainan by one of the two Chinese
aircraft. The other Chinese fighter crashed after it collided with the
wing of the EP-3E SIGINT aircraft. The nose and a propeller of the US
Navy plane was damaged in the collision.
NSA intercepts of the incident reveal that the plane, piloted by Shane Osborn, who later received the Distinguished Flying Cross for "heroism," did not land at Hainan voluntarily but was forced down by the other Chinese jet. In addition, the EP-3E flight crew was not able to destroy much of the plane's classified equipment and other material because of the threat it would be shot down if the Chinese pilot saw material being thrown from the plane into the South China Sea. This editor described the standard emergency destruction protocols for aircraft such as the EP-3E and P-3 anti-submarine warfare aircraft on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on April 3, 2001.
Reports at the time stated that the US Navy plane conducted an emergency landing on Hainan without Chinese authorization. According to the NSA intercepts of Chinese communications, the original story about the unauthorized landing now appears to be false. China retained possession of the "black boxes" from the EP-3E aircraft that would have shown that China demanded the aircraft land on Hainan or be shot down.
Based on NSA intercepts of the event, it now appears that the Chinese not only obtained classified SIGINT and electronic intelligence (ELINT) material but also extremely classified and sensitive cryptographic keying material. In effect, the worst case scenario as described by this editor on The News Hour played out: " if they [the Chinese] got those keys, that means they could decode all past U.S. intelligence, military communications around the world, not just in that area [Southeast Asia] but in other places as well."
The forcing down of the EP-3E aircraft may represent the worst compromise of US classified information since North Korea captured the NSA spy ship, the USS Pueblo, on January 23, 1968. In that case, classified information, including cryptographic keying material, ended up in the hands of not only the North Koreans, but the Soviets.
NSA intercepts of the Hainan incident also reveal that before the US crew was released on April 11, 2001, Secretary of State Colin Powell warned Beijing of U.S. military action against China if it did not immediately release the crew and plane. The plane was later dismantled by a Lockheed Martin crew sent to Lingshui airbase and was flown out on a Russian-built Antonov 124 transport plane.
The Washington Post and New York Times hailed George W. Bush's handling of the spy plane incident with China. However, based on the NSA intercepts, the forcing down of the Navy plane with its treasure trove of classified information represented the most damaging compromise of US classified material since 1968. The NSA director at the time, Air Force General Michael Hayden, was promoted to Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Director of the CIA.
|TiO2 at the heart of major two-way U.S.-Chinese spy war February 17-19, 2012 --|
WMR A strategic mineral oxide, a major
spy scandal, a suspicious suicide, and a White House meeting between
President Obama and the incoming President of China, current Vice
President Xi Jinping, all point to the major industrial espionage war
currently being waged between China and the United States.
And contrary to claims from the United States that China is conducting a
major industrial espionage campaign against the United States, WMR's
sources in China report that the current spy wars are a two-way street,
with Washington as aggressive as China and possibly more so with an
American scientist ending up dead with fingers pointing at the CIA and
Over a period of several months, federal prosecutors in San Francisco have brought indictments against California businessman Walter Liew and his wife Christina Liew for criminal conspiracy to commit espionage against Dupont, as well as other charges. Just prior to Xi's visit to the United States, the Justice Department brought espionage charges against the Pangang Group, a Chinese state-owned steel-making enterprise based in Sichuan province, and three of its subsidiaries.
Two executives of Pangang were originally detained in the United States as part of the espionage investigation, however, they were permitted to return to China prior to Vice President Xi's visit.
In addition to the Liews and Pangang, indictments were also brought against two former Dupont employees who were allegedly part of the industrial espionage ring. The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, Melissa Haag, has vowed an aggressive campaign against Chinese industrial espionage and Walter Liew is accused of having as one of his Chinese interlocutors a current high-ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo.
To thicken the plot even further, Timothy Spitler, a former consultant to Liew and one-time Dupont chemical engineer, reportedly committed suicide in Reno, Nevada on January 30, just prior to the indictments being issued against Pangang and the two former Dupont employees. Spitler was scheduled to testify on behalf of the U.S. government against the Liews and the Chinese company. Few details have been published on the circumstances of Spitler's alleged suicide.
The high-stakes espionage between China and the United States concerns the mineral titanium oxide (TiO2), also known as titania, a mineral for which Spitler had expertise.
TiO2 has been at the forefront of Chinese research and development on titanium dioxide nano-photocyde technology that has been discovered by Chinese scientists to kill viruses and bacteria in air conditioning and waste water systems. Before China was devastated by the SARS and avian influenza outbreaks, Chinese scientists were light-years ahead of the United States and Dupont in research on nano-photocydes, especially at research centers in Fuzhou and Hong Kong. It was technology that the CIA, working through Dupont non-official cover intelligence agents, dearly wanted to get their hands on.
However, the U.S. industrial spies in China were not interested in TiO2 for safeguarding the environment but for something more in tune with U.S. interests: TiO2 is also an important component in military stealth technology that is used to defeat radar systems and a source for such strategic rare-earth minerals as neodymium, cerium, and lanthanum.
Spitler was a specialist in nanomaterials for Dupont and BHP Minerals. There are indications that in addition to supplying the FBI with information on the Liews and Pangang, he made have also stumbled across the CIA activities by Dupont China in acquiring secrets on Chinese stealth coating technology. Spitler's knowledge of such CIA activities under Dupont China cover, may have earned him a death sentence by the CIA's very active "wet affairs" element.
Dupont's own industrial espionage activities involving Chinese research and development into TiO2 is supplemented by Dupont's operations in Taiwan. Dupont maintains a large titanium dioxide plant in Kuan Yin, Taiwan. The CIA and its Office of Strategic Services (OSS) predecessor have long used Dupont for its weapons development programs in China. During World War II, Dupont produced for the OSS in China a high-explosive powder disguised as flour. The granular flour-like explosive, which matched the grayish Chinese wheat flour, was nicknamed "Aunt Jemima," and the flour could be baked into explosive biscuits and pancakes, which only became deadly when a detonator was attached to the baked goods.
Today, the Dupont white pigment and mineral plant in Kuan Yin is the home to one of the world's largest TiO2 plants and with a production rate of 60,000 tons a year, makes Dupont the world's largest producer of TiO2. Taiwanese chemical engineers for Dupont are well-placed to ferret out titanium oxide secrets from Chinese research centers across the Taiwan Straits for their own company and the CIA.
Haag, like her Chicago counterpart, Patrick Fitzgerald, appear more interested in aggressively protecting the interests of the CIA than in meting out fair and proper justice.
|WMR World intelligence agencies: Obama's long form birth certificate a rank forger April 28, 2011 --|
|From intelligence agencies around the world, the
verdict on President Obama's newly-released certificate of live birth
from Hawaii is in: the certificate is a rank forgery on the same level
as the Niger "yellow cake" uranium and Iraq Oil Ministry forged
documents. Intelligence and law enforcement services are experts on fake
documents since they have to deal with large numbers of counterfeit
documents, such as birth certificates, passports, identity cards and
driver's licenses, as well as currency. Intelligence agencies are also
experts at forging their own documents for their clandestine agents.
Within 24-hours of the release of the long form Certificate of Live Birth on April 27, intelligence agencies from Britain and China to Germany and Russia examined the document and concluded it was a forgery based on the fact that Barack H. Obama Sr.'s race, listed as "African," was a monumental error, considering that not only the United States, but other English-speaking nations described Africans and those of African descent as either "Negroes" or "blacks" in 1961.
Intelligence experts point out that "African" is a major clue indicating a forgery.
In 1961, the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare classified non-Whites, who were not Asian, Eskimo, Aleut, Hawaiian, part-Hawaiian, or other "non-White," as "Negro." The U.S. Census Bureau also used the term "Asian and other Pacific Islander" in 1961, which included Filipino, Hawaiian, and part-Hawaiian. The Census Bureau, like HEW, used the term "Negro" to describe blacks and those of black descent. The term "mulatto," used to describe those of mixed white and black ancestry, ceased being used by the U.S. Census Bureau in 1918.
1961 Vital Statistics of the United States; U. S. Dept. of Health Education, and Welfare; Public Health Service; National Center for Health Statistics; National Vital Statistics Division;
Race and color
Births in the United States in 1961 are classified for vital statistics into white, Negro, American Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Aleut, Eskimo, Hawaiian and Part-Hawaiian (combined), and "other nonwhite."
The category "white" includes, in addition to persons reported as "white," those reported as Mexican or Puerto Rican. With one exception, a reported mixture of Negro with any other race is included in the Negro group; other mixed parentage is classified according to the race of the nonwhite parent and mixtures of nonwhite races to the race of the father. The exception refers to a mixture of Hawaiian and any other race, which is classified as Part-Hawaiian. In most tables a less detailed classification of "white" and "nonwhite" is used.
In the United Kingdom, the terms "black" and "Asian" were used in the 1961 census to describe those who were "non-white British" nationals. Barack Obama, Sr., as a citizen of the British Colony of Kenya, would have known that his British racial designation was "black" in 1961. The term "African" was not used as a racial designation in either the colony of Kenya or on the British mainland. In South Africa and other British colonies in Africa, "Coloured" was used to describe those of mixed white-black descent.
The consensus among intelligence agency experts is that the Obama long form Certificate of Live Birth was hastily manufactured by an amateur who never thought of using the standard race designation of Negro in Barack Obama, Sr.'s racial designation block on the form either due to ignorance or an attempt to be politically correct in 2011 by refusing to use an accepted term from 1961.
The past decade has seen the use of crude forgeries to propel the United States into a war in Iraq (the bogus Niger "yellow cake" uranium documents) and to try to indict various U.S. and foreign politicians and businessmen (the fake Iraq Oil Ministry "Oil-for-Food" documents). The Obama forged Certificate of Live Birth represents yet another attempt to perpetuate a fraud on a grand scale.
|Wikipedia Paul Desmarais|
Wikipedia Paul Desmarais,
Sr., PC, CC (born January 4, 1927, in Sudbury, Ontario)
is a Canadian financier in Montreal. With an estimated
net worth of $US 4.5 billion (as of March 2011),
Desmarais was ranked by Forbes as the 4th wealthiest
person in Canada and 235th in the world. He is CEO of
the Power Corporation of Canada (PCC), a Canadian
company active in the fields of mass media, pulp and
paper and financial services. Contents [hide] 1 Personal
life 2 Career 3 Power Corporation of Canada 4 Criticism
5 Links in France 5.1 Business links 5.2 The escape of
Paribas 5.3 Friendship with Nicolas Sarkozy 6 References
7 External links Personal life
Desmarais has two sons: Paul Jr. and André (who is married to former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's daughter France) and two daughters, Sophie and Louise. Sophie Desmarais’ ex-husband, Eric Le Moyne de Sérigny, is involved in a political financing scandal in France known as the Bettencourt case widely covered by the French media. French President Nicolas Sarkozy came under fire after allegations that his presidential campaign was illegally funded by Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oreal heiress and France’s wealthiest woman. Sérigny is close to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, heads numerous companies, and a member of the board of directors of Imerys, a mining company partially owned by a subsidiary of the Power Corporation of Canada and majority owned by the Desmarais family and tycoon Albert Frère, the richest man in Belgium who was involved in the UN Oil-for-Food scandal. He has a large family estate in Sagard, Quebec, Canada between the villages of Saint Simeon and Petit-Saguenay: the field Laforest. His area of over 75 square kilometers has an estimated value of more than 50 millions (Canadian dollars). The architecture of the mansion was designed and overseen primarily by Sylvain Larouche, head of his team of 18 prominent architects. Desmarais also owns homes in Palm Beach, Florida and New York. Paul Desmarais or his sons belong to associations denounced by the left, such as the Bilderberg Group, the North American Competitiveness Council, which defines the Partnership for Prosperity and Security, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Rockefeller family. He is a staunch opponent of the Quebec sovereignty movement. On February 2, 2009, French president Nicolas Sarkozy made comments asking Quebec sovereigntists to focus on unity and not separation from Canada, and to put their goals of sovereignty on hold during tough economic times. This angered many sovereigntists who claimed that Sarkozy was acting under the influence of Desmarais. Career
After having graduated from University of Ottawa and McGill University, Desmarais began his career at a Montreal accounting firm called Courtois, Fredette et cie, before working at a bankrupt short-line railroad and bus line, Sudbury Bus Lines, established by his grandfather. He then acquired additional bus lines in the Ottawa area and Quebec City (including Quebec Autobus and Provincial Transport). The company was sold to him for a symbolic 1 CAD, because it was almost bankrupt. By 1968 the holding company which Desmarais had acquired three years earlier, Trans-Canada Corporation Fund (TCCF), owned the bus line Provincial Transport, an interest in Toronto-based Imperial Life Assurance and Gesca Ltée, (which had an interest in the Montreal paper La Presse). That year TCCF made a share-exchange offer with the Power Corporation of Canada, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, whereby Paul Desmarais became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Power Corporation of Canada
Taking advantage of the substantial investment of the Power Corporation of Canada, Desmarais took control of a large stationery, Consolidated Bathurst (built since in Stone-Consolidated, then merged to form Abitibi-Consolidated, Abitibi-Bowater today). Subsequently, CPC has diversified under the leadership of Desmarais. He bought the newspaper La Presse, which enabled him to gain experience in the field of print media in Canada. In addition, he owns about 15% of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, a Belgian holding company, which in 2001 acquired a 25% interest in the German media company Bertelsmann, whose subsidiaries include BMG and Random House (the German company Bertelsmann bought the 25% back in July 2006). Groupe Bruxelles Lambert owns 3.7% of the French oil conglomerate Total. Then he looked for companies in Europe to extend the influence of PCC, he met the Belgian financier Albert Frere to the Board of Directors of Paribas. The two men have discovered an alter ego, applying the same financial techniques: a friendly takeover of healthy firms experiencing financial hardship, but temporary. In 1974, Desmarais named employee Paul Martin, Jr. as president of a Power Corporation of Canada subsidiary, Canada Steamship Lines Inc. In 1981, he sold the company to Laurence Pathy and Paul Martin, Jr.The latter became Prime Minister of Canada in December 2003. Paul Desmarais is also the former employer of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Jean Chrétien, Brian Mulroney and Maurice Strong, the "father of the Kyoto Accords, which was sacked for taking part in a fraud of 10 billion USD under the food program in Iraq Oil cons. He was Canada’s 4th richest man in 2007 and his severe drop in wealth in 2008 reflected a 44 percent plunge of the Power Corporation of Canada's shares, when the company’s profits fell 41 percent – its lowest share price since 2002. PCC is working with the Carlyle Group and the half-brother of Nicolas Sarkozy. Criticism
The Desmarais family enjoys close connections to politicians worldwide. Critics charge that the family’s political connections provide it with unfair advantages in business. Desmarais’ relative obscurity outside of Canada has been used to hide his family’s countless political connections and influence in business as well as politics. Over the years political observers have pointed out the enormous and unusually powerful influence Desmarais has over Canadian federal politics. Desmarais has been charged by Canadian reporters as having a direct pipeline into every Prime Minister’s office. A number of Prime Ministers and other influential Canadian elected officials are or have been financially dependent on Desmarais, including 20th Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, who sat on the board of the Power Corporation of Canada. Links in France
Business links Paul Desmarais (son) is a member of the Board of Directors of Total SA and Suez. They frequently combine their European operations with the Belgian financier Albert Frere. Paul Desmarais (son) is also a member of the board and the Lafarge Group. The Desmarais family also maintains relations with the French Dassault industrial dynasties, Peugeot and Rothschild, among others. Nicolas Sarkozy has privatized companies in which the Power Corporation of Canada has invested. Through the Carlyle Group, several LNG port projects are under development with controversial Rabaska in Quebec and the Northern Medoc in France. The escape of Paribas In 1981, to thwart the nationalization of Paribas desired by François Mitterrand, newly elected president, Paul Desmarais launches in the company of Albert Frere and other European businessmen in Operation Noah's Ark . It was to recover the Belgian subsidiaries (Copeba) and Swiss Paribas (Paribas Switzerland), launching a public exchange offer through a Swiss company, Pargesa. The operation fails, but allows Paul Desmarais bind to important financial and European politicians. Friendship with Nicolas Sarkozy According to Le Figaro, Paul Desmarais Sr. is a close associate of President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy. Paul Desmarais Sr. and President Sarkozy were at the party at Fouquet's to celebrate the election of the new president on May 6, 2007. In 2004, Nicolas Sarkozy has stayed in his estate in Sagard, in Charlevoix, a good distance from the St. Lawrence. "When you walk into the property, it is opening a first gate. Then you have to go miles and miles before arriving at the castle."Nicolas Sarkozy told about the stronghold of his friend Desmarais.
|Wikipedia Bo Xilai|
|Bo Xilai (born 3 July 1949) is a Chinese politician
and member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of
China. He came to prominence through his tenures as the
mayor of the coastal economic hub of Dalian and
subsequently the Governor of Liaoning province. From
2004 to November 2007, he served as the Minister of
Commerce, and in 2007 he was appointed as the Communist
Party of China (CPC) Chongqing Committee Secretary,
first-in-charge of the Western interior municipality. He
was removed from that position in March 2012. The son of
Bo Yibo, one of the Eight Elders of the Communist Party
of China, Bo Xilai is identified with the "princeling"
faction in Chinese politics. He cultivated a casual and
charismatic image in the media—a departure from the
normally staid nature of Chinese politics. During his
tenure in Chongqing, Bo became known for a distinct
style of heavy-handed populism. He initiated an
ambitious campaign against organized crime, reinstated
egalitarian welfare programs for the city's working
class, maintained consistent double-digit GDP growth,
and initiated campaigns to revive a Cultural
Revolution-era "red culture." Bo's promotion of
egalitarian values and the achievements of his
"Chongqing model" made him the champion of the Chinese
New Left, composed of both Maoists and social democrats
disillusioned with the country's market economic reforms
and increasing wealth disparities. However, the
perceived lawlessness of Bo's anti-corruption campaigns,
coupled with concerns about his outsized personality,
made him a controversial figure. Bo was considered a
likely candidate for promotion to the nine-member
Politburo Standing Committee in 2012. His political
fortunes came to an abrupt end with the Wang Lijun
incident, in which his top lieutenant and police chief
allegedly sought asylum at a U.S. consulate. In the
fallout, Bo was removed from his Chongqing party post in
March 2012. Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Early
political career 3 Liaoning 3.1 Mayor of Dalian 3.2 15th
Party Congress 3.3 Provincial Governor 4 Minister of
Commerce 5 Leading Chongqing 5.1 Organized crime 5.2 Red
culture movement 6 Political ambitions 7 Downfall 8
Political alignment and affiliations 9 Family 10
References 11 External links Early life
Bo Xilai was born in Shanxi in 1949, the fourth child of prominent Communist Party member, Bo Yibo. The elder Bo served as Minister of Finance in the early years of the People's Republic of China, but fell from favor in 1965 for supporting open trade with the West. When the Cultural Revolution began in 1966, Bo Yibo was labeled a "rightist" and a "counterrevolutionary" and purged from the party. He spent the ensuing twelve years imprisoned, where he was reportedly tortured. His wife, Hu Ming, was beaten to death. Bo Xilai was 17 years old when the Cultural Revolution began, and at the time attended the No. 4 High School in Beijing—one of the best in the city. In the early years of the Cultural Revolution, Bo is reported to have been an active member of the notorious liandong Red Guard organization and may have at one point denounced his father. As the political winds of the Cultural Revolution shifted, Bo and his siblings were either imprisoned or sent to the countryside, and Bo Xilai spent five year imprisoned. After the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, the members of the Gang of Four were officially blamed for the chaos of the Cultural Revolution, and Bo's family was released. Bo Yibo was politically rehabilitated, and in 1979 became vice premier. After his release, Bo Xilai worked at the Hardware Repair Factory for the Beijing Second Light Industry Bureau. He was admitted to the Peking University by examination in 1977. Unlike many of his contemporaries in the Chinese leadership who studied engineering, Bo majored in world history. In his sophomore year, Bo enlisted in a Master's program in international journalism at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, graduating with a Master's degree in 1982. He joined the Communist Party in October 1980. Early political career
During the 1980s, the Bo family regained its political influence with Bo Yibo serving as vice premier. Yibo came to be known as one of the “eight elders” (sometimes referred to as the “eight immortals”) of the Communist Party, and was instrumental in the implementation of market reforms in the 1980s. Although he favored more liberal economic and trade policies, the elder Bo was also politically conservative, and endorsed the use of military force against student demonstrators in the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests. In the wake of the 1989 crackdown, Yibo helped ensure the ascent of Jiang Zemin to succeed Deng Xiaoping as Communist Party leader and helped Jiang consolidate power in the 1990s Bo Yibo remained a prominent figure in the party until his death in 2007, and was influential in shaping the political career and alignments of his son Bo Xilai. Following Bo Xilai’s graduation from university, he was assigned to Zhongnanhai, the central government compound in Beijing. There, he worked with the Research Office of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat and CPC Central Committee General Office. However, he soon requested a transfer to the provinces, and in 1984 was appointed deputy Party secretary of Jin County, near Dalian in the northeastern province of Liaoning. In an interview with the state-run People’s Daily, Bo recalled later that his family name created obstacles to his work in this era. “For quite a long time people had reservations about me,” he said. Bo subsequently became Deputy Secretary and Secretary of the Party Committee of the Dalian Economic and Technological Development Zone, and Secretary of the Jinzhou Prefectural Party Committee in Liaoning. Rising again in rank within the party, he became a member of the Standing Committee of the Dalian Municipal CPC Committee, the city's top decision-making body, and became the Vice-mayor of Dalian in 1990. In 1993, Bo became deputy Party secretary and mayor of Dalian. Liaoning
Mayor of Dalian Bo took up the post of acting Mayor of Dalian in 1992, and served as mayor from 1993 to 2000. The modern city was built upon the colony of Port Arthur during the late Qing Dynasty. He was elected as deputy secretary of CPC Dalian Municipal Committee in June 1995, the city's second-in-command. Bo also served as secretary of the Communist Party for Dalian from 1999 to 2000, becoming the city's top political figure. Bo's tenure in Dalian was marked by the city's phenomenal transformation into a modern metropolis, representative of China's economic growth. The Shenyang-Dalian Expressway was built in the early 1990s, becoming China's first expressway. Dalian has since then been known as one of the cleanest cities in China, having won the UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award. Despite the accompanying economic growth and increase in GDP per capita, Bo's tenure in Dalian has sometimes been criticized as having been too focused on aesthetic development projects. Bo spent seventeen years in the city of Dalian, a lengthy term in comparison to his colleagues. 15th Party Congress During the 15th Party Congress in 1997, Bo Xilai’s family launched an unsuccessful campaign to secure his promotion to become a member of the Central Committee of the CCP. Although nepotism was generally frowned upon in China, Bo Yibo’s ambitions for his son were well known. Bo Yibo advanced the idea that each high-ranking official could put forward one child to become a high-ranking official, and Bo Xilai was selected as his family’s representative over his older brother Bo Xicheng. The selection was likely based on Xilai’s superior educational credentials, which included attendance at the elite Peking University and a master’s degree. In order to secure Bo Xilai’s selection for promotion during the 15th Party Congress, the family launched a nationwide campaign to publicize his son’s "achievements" as mayor of Dalian. This included commissioning novelist Chen Zufeng to write a report portraying Bo "as a man who is as statesman-like as Henry Kissinger, as environmentally conscious as Al Gore, and almost as beloved by the public as Princess Diana." Despite the publicity campaign, Bo Xilai failed even to gain a seat in the Liaoning provincial delegation to the Party Congress. Ultimately, Bo gained a seat with the Shanxi delegation, but was unable to secure a nomination for promotion. The failure of Bo to enter the fifteenth Central Committee has been attributed, in part, to a general opposition to nepotism within the Party. Moreover, during his tenure in Dalian, Bo caused resentment for the amount of 'special favours' that he procured for the coastal city at the expense of the rest of the province. His perceived partisan interests locked Bo's kin in a factional struggle against Li Tieying, one of China's central leadership figures, who may have created obstacles to his promotion. In the months leading up to the 15th Party Congress, Bo Yibo and Bo Xilai assisted then-President Jiang Zemin in preparing to force political rival Qiao Shi into retirement. The elder Bo’s outspoken support for Jiang during the 15th Party Congress may have contributed to Jiang's decision to promote Bo Xilai to governor of Liaoning. Bo Xilai also curried favor with Jiang by supporting his "Three Stresses" (San Jiang) campaign in 1997.
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