10 July, 2020

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China Seeks To Cultivate Sri Lanka Ties

China Seeks To Cultivate Sri Lanka Ties But Without International Reproach

While China is not a Commonwealth country, its presence was still felt: Beijing funded the new US$292 million highway that whisked delegates from the airport, and Beijing’s largesse to Sri Lanka has extended to the building of hotels, power plants and a 35,000-seat cricket stadium. In his closing speech at the summit, Rajapaksa thanked China for helping to defray the cost of post-war reconstruction with US$1.055 billion in loans and US$16 million in grants last year. China has funded several infrastructure projects, railways, highways, harbours, a coal-fired power plant and a new international airport, at an estimated cost of US$4 billion, according to Xinhua.

China's President Xi Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan (front right) and Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa's wife Shiranthi (front left) attend a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28, 2013. Ms Peng first showed off her style chops in March, when she championed Chinese labels during her first official tour with her husband, President Xi Jinping. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

China’s President Xi Jinping’s wife Peng Liyuan (front right) and Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s wife Shiranthi (front left) attend a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28, 2013. Peng first showed off her style chops in March, when she championed Chinese labels during her first official tour with her husband, President Xi Jinping. — FILE PHOTO: AFP

If anything could convince Colombo to take human rights seriously, it might well be the threat of falling out with Beijing. China is Colombo’s biggest giver of credit and aid, with a credit line that has become essential to the resurrection of Sri Lanka’s economy from the twin disasters of war and the 2004 tsunami. Despite Rajapaksa’s reputation for corruption and nepotism, Sri Lanka became a favoured investment destination for Chinese companies under Beijing’s “going out policy”, which encourages overseas investment.

The love story began before the war ended. With its own border regions inhabited by restive ethnic minorities, Beijing might have sympathised with Sri Lanka’s acts against the Tigers, but even then its friendship seemed mostly materialistic. Chinese arms sales have amounted to US$1.8 billion, and by 2007 several major infrastructure deals, such as Hambantota harbour, had been mapped out. In exchange, Beijing has afforded its diplomatic clout to Colombo, with China’s UN Security Council veto protecting Sri Lanka from intervention by the international community during the conflict.

Beijing’s fondness for regimes with less-than-perfect human rights records is nothing new. It has consorted with the leaders of the military regimes of Burma, Sudan and North Korea.

Read more in the South China Morning Post

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    British PM Cameron will shortly arrive in Beijing with a large trade delegation.

    We can be sure that the hypocrite will not mention China’s apalling human rights record, its treatment of dissenters and minorities, its history of torture and execution, its use of executed prisoners’ organs for transplant, its Siberian-type gulags. Cameron will not be meeting protesting Tibetans on his trip. This bastard, so indignant at Sri Lanka’s record, wont let let these matters stand in the way of a good business deal. It was Tamil votes in marginal London constituancies that he was after all along.

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1370872/im-backing-china-says-david-cameron-he-arrives-beijing

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      Cameron et al will go to China and not mention anything about Chinese HR matters as long as there are no large scale repercussions on the streets of London. Like with the Tamils. The Tamils have made it difficult for the UK and Canada because they have made a bloody nuisance of themselves clogging up the highways and byways of London and Toronto with their incessant protests. The natives of these cities are getting restless and would like them to stay quiet or ‘f-off to where you came from and sort your problems back home’. A britisher told me ‘our people don’t give a tinkers cuss about your problems’ and as for their political clout in marginal London constituencies – laughable!

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        ‘On this, a cable from the US Embassy in London in 2009, revealed by Wikileaks, is instructive reading. It notes that there are over 300,000 Tamils in the UK, and that many of them live in highly marginal constituencies.’

        Laughable is it?

        http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jameskirkup/100246218/evening-briefing-david-cameron-and-sri-lankas-tamils/

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          Oi, You had no Camise when the wayfarer Spanish arrived in 1505 but just an amude that you borrowed from the veddhas. English = shirt; Spanish= camisa; Sinhala= amude Ha ha ha!!!

          Oi, so nincontinent, you are fit for the balu kuuduva- Den Haag.

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            They were Portuguese you illiterate moron.

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              Isabel married Ferdinance and they shared south America the Philippines is not Portugal – free education maggot!!!
              Vas Goda was a cobbler – shoe maker who taught shitfuck locals.

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                Ferdinand not Ferdinance. Isabella not Isabel. The Portuguese colonised Brazil, the rest of S America and the Philippines were colonised by Spain.

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                  Neither Power-Lust nor Stupidity is any good motives.!!
                  Who cares how you spell fuckshit!!
                  Christopher Columbus was Basque Spanish!

                  We Spaniards know better than our slaves!!!

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                    Thank you for your third rate education fuckshit.

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                      Suck my nuts!!! ha ha

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              English= Shoe; Spanish=Zapto Sinhala= Saptu/Amude.

              Sun charlatan, you cannot fuckshit the world because the artifacts are placed worldwide – neither tamil nationalist or sinhala nationalist.
              ____________________________________________________________________________
              The elections to PC north, were held with Chinese nod. Before the Indian with the italian knickers on his head decided about commenwealth meeting he had to get his approval from China!!
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              NeHa!!!
              Singh’s China Legacy: http://www.ecns.cn/2013/10-28/86070.shtml Ö Ö Ö 0:3

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          300,000 Tamils in the U. K? It is less than half that number!

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        The island Lanka {Baharat royal seepage} got administrative rights from the British as much as they got it from the Dutch East India Company and parented by Baharat. Camoron a relative of royalty only knows this too well. Remember Sirimavo sold Diego Garci for $50k to UK well that’s enough for a better base to monitor from than Lanaka the spoilt brat with a 500 year civilisation commencing with the Spanish.
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        Like Hong Kong it Ceylon/Lanka must go to keep the respected Chinese truly satisfied isn’t it??
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        Singh’s China Legacy: http://www.ecns.cn/2013/10-28/86070.shtml

        Ö Ö Ö 0:3

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          Must learn Yenglish grammar isn’t it yar.

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            Try teaching singlish to granny scumshit DR false!! ha ha

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        CULTURE: Where does our Kattadiya seeking Shiranthi stand???
        ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஹ்▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஹ்▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஹ்▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஹ்

        Who is Xi Jinping? Why, he is the husband of Peng Liyuan.’

        Major General Peng Liyuan, the syrup-voiced megastar of popular Chinese folk music: • Born in 1962, Peng Liyuan is a Chinese folk singer and actress- A household name in China.
        • She has been married to Xi Jinping for 25 years with whom she has a daughter, Xi Mingze, 20
        • The couple are said to have met through friends in the mid 1980s

        • Nicknamed The Peony Fairy, she has graced television screens in China for more than a decade, her honeyed tones punctuating state-run TV shows and Communist Party rallies
        • She is best known for her propagandist ballads including Plains of Hope and People From Our Village
        • She joined the People’s Liberation Army aged 18 and rose to the civilian rank of major-general, a post she still holds
        • She has performed all over the world, including, New York, Tokyo and Vienna

        • In June 2011, she was even appointed World Health Organisation Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/Aids and tuberculosis.

        ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஹ்▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஹ்

        Xi has the mind for business and economics that he is known for today.
        Now with exports and the economy slowing, China hopes his skills can help get the nation back on track to overtaking America and becoming the biggest economy in the world.

        He is the son of Communist revolutionary general Xi Zhongxun, a comrade of Chairman Mao.
        But when he was in his teens, his father fell out with the Chairman and was sent to prison.
        Xi was exiled to a far-flung, rural community of Liangjiahe, in Shaanxi province, where he lived in cave-dwellings and was forced to labour in the fields. He is quoted as saying no problems he has encountered in political life compare to the hardship he suffered as a young man.

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      Sun, stupid [Edited out] , what do you essentially mean by your moronic thoughts? Your fucked up theories, like those of the Rajapaksha [Edited out], do not matter in international and “power deals”. China will definitely barter Sri Lanka with England or any other country the moment the deal get more profitable to them. You stupid f[Edited out] have gambled with the fate and future of this country. Who the hell is going to pay for all your donkeyism? You mutthead [Edited out] together with Rajapaksha buffalos must be crushed and dumped for compost making along with pig and cow dung shit.

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    China is a Time Servant, they are expecting a Game Plan in another 20 years, they are preparing for that, To Attack the Super power the best place to control is Sri Lanka, so they built Harbour ( Useless) and Airport nearby and the Oil Tanker and access Railways and Road for all the War machines.

    India knows this so they quickly asked for a Consulate in Hambantota, India is siding USA and India acts accordingly what USA is asked for, also China is a slave of USA as well as 495 Billion $ worth of Stuffs exported to USA and if USA acts then China will be in suffer-gate in to disaster in 6 months… as well India is earning 400 billion exports to USA so they will listen what USA says. I believe still super power is USA, no doubt of this.. simple example is http://www.flightradar24.com see what they show to the world and imagine if the public site is such, what would be the intelligence system they have…. recently B52 bomber flied through the China Air Space.. did anything reaction from China?

    However, China will Betray Sri Lanka and when HR and ICC comes to limelight China will slowly slip away like what they did to Sudan. Then Mahinda Rajapakshe will be in Getty …. counting numbers… :)

    in this sentences, Praba becomes a True person says ” Sinhalaya Modaya Keum Kannda Yodaya”

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      Dream on, you stupids.

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      By that time Rajapakse’s will be well settled in US.
      :-)

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    China never seeks it has always found on its way to economic prosperity.
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    Presently, China has its internal development plans the external is almost complete for this purpose and it’s the voice of the people that becomes them.
    Xu has made it clear to the US that the small nations in the region are taking them for `Grunted` ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஜ Therefore, the thorn that has festered into a wedge South China Sea; Lanka is one such canny element- ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஜ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஜ
    Gamayata magic, Pseudo Socialist Sinhala Buddhist Cannibals` with the `tainted Amude` round their necks – it’s what `WE` call cultural shock. Your civilisation began after the arrival of the wayfarers from Spain in 1505- No Camise only `Gooo` amude and that is what you are presenting today as a nation with a civilisation with “Gooo`ta “Booo`ts familial.Die Die in your POOP.

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    Peng the folk song nightingale has smart as ever- from the forces.

    Deliver Lanka from the evil “ala batala `Gooo`ta” familial.

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    Did Peng suspect that Shiranthini had something catching? Poor Shiranthini; she looks forlorn and isolated. Even Mahinda is staying well away.

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      Well, you chose the snap shot.

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    Go read who Peng Liyuan is before you think housewife involved with kattadiys like the women produced in lanka as wives

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      Dr Xuesen Qian, a Chinese rocket scientist Father of Rocket science USA!!

      “Sino-US ties are constantly affected by other countries’ policies and actions, especially in the Asia-Pacific region,”Xu said. Zen Buddhist/Theravada Buddhist take note:
      Hinayana Buddhist Thailand the only country that has never been ruled by foreigners gave the Japanese free passage to kill their neighbours during WW2. Many a Northern Ceylonese Burghers in the British Army fought at Rangoon and died for the cause of freedom from fascist while Sinhala Hinayana Buddhist assisted the fascist Japanese. Even today Japanese say Bangladeshi’s smell of fish (refer Wales human rights watch) don’t be surprised if they wouldn’t call you that- marry one you won’t get nationality._____________o
      Seen the photos of gore at Nanjing where the Japanese bayoneted Chinese babies and lifted it up saying they were dirty and inferior. Only your darling darling Japanese bend over when they greet Sinhala Buddhist and kiss you with dosh. Why so? Strange: Japan has never formally acknowledged its military aggression. Nor has the Japanese nation publicly apologized for its crimes against humanity. _______________o
      Yes, the Japanese butchered millions of unarmed Asian men, women, and children. But the Japanese also butchered hundreds of thousands of military and civilian personnel who were not of Asian descent

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    Rajapaka’s [Edited out] wife is[Edited out] too. Which made it easy for Rajapaka to beg for more. Mahinda Rajapaka: Please sir! Can I have some more :P

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      You are sound to be very low level person to attack people in this way.
      Dont you have good arguments? As a civilized person ?
      Tamils would not want them to represent them by idiots like you.
      I love the tamil representative -Sumanthiran, he can even become srilankas obama in the future, but you guys, are a shame for the entire tamils folks.
      It is still not late to learn some kind of manners to represent yourself…

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      Even [Edited out] did not have your kind of low qualities at that time.
      Merveran, your being is a curse for entire srilanka…

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        Not me but Sinhala race is a curse to the human society.

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    what are these Tamils begging western powers to do to Sri Lanka?? Sanctions is it? For what crime? Eliminating 30 year terror??
    Dream on!!!!
    Tamil’s created the terrorists in Sri Lanka and see what happened?
    We became the first country in the world to eliminate a terrorist organization!!!!!

    These Tamils now wants WW3 is it?…. now do we need that to happen??

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      You look like you’re going to the dogs over again?

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      Shut up you nob jockey. You filthy Sinhala [Edited out]bugger who eats the crumbs and leftovers have no rights to talk bad aboit Tamils. [Edited out]

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        Maveeran …..Truth hurts, doesn’t it?

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      email………………..Tamil begging western power is no different to Sinhala/Buddhist state begging India, USA, China, Pakistan, Russia and 25 other countries to save it from LTTE. ………….. Begging is not new to Sri Lankan state and will not stop now. Its been going on for the most part of its 65 year post independence history. ………………Sri Lanka’s state of economic affair was so pathetic “even India’s” charitable contribution ($600 million per year)was welcome by the rulers and great support to their war footing. ………….. Get your facts right before typing.

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