That sound you can hear? It’s the sound of bubbles popping.

Not Something Else

I was going to write on a story of the Taiwan situation today, in which the West has revealed itself as a paper tiger following its dismissal from Afghanistan. Perhaps I will get to that tomorrow.

Today, a similar story from a different background has been thrust to the fore by this article from Global Times: “Exclusive: China’s victory on Huawei Meng Wanzhou’s case to curb use of US long-arm jurisdiction: ex-Alstom exec”.

That article compares what the author experienced as a victim of US economic war staged against France (a supposed ally), particularly directed at the French corporation Alstom – which suffered pre-planned destruction and take-over by the US’ giant company, General Electric, with the intended fate of Meng Wanzhou and Chinese giant Huawei. I think we all know the background to this – Huawei executive detained in Canada on trumped up charges at US request, with the…

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