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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby Paphitis » Fri May 29, 2020 11:57 pm

RichardB wrote:Doesn't sound a lot and maybe those figures have gone up or maybe down, but it still works out that 1 in every 18 buuses in Australia (approx) is Chinese made.. A figure not to be sniffed at. PS Paphites I'm not trying to put one over on you just reporting the most up to date figures I can find


Definitely down. Because there is no way in hell the Government we have will tolerate buying anything from Chy-na in this current environment.

But that is one side of the issue. The other side is quality.

It sounds like the Australian Market has tried this Chy-nese technology and it hasn't taken off. Not like it has for the other 2 probably European or American manufacturers which have higher quality and higher standards. So that alone can force them down. Why would anyone want to buy an inferior product when there are high caliber German, French, American etc products? It's like when we buy a car. There are Chy-nese options like Great Wall motors. I have a tradie who actually bought a Great Wall Ute. Everyone on site actually teases him for it. The thing is falling apart now. Put it next to a Toyota Landruiser, Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, or Volkswagon and it is even obvious to my wife that the Chi-nese Ute is inferior by a big margin. Very noticeable to the layman. Go under the hood, and it's even worse for a mechanic who can pick everything.

But most definitely, with tariffs and embargoes being introduced by Chy-na, there is zero incentive now to support Chy-na and buy heir stuff.

Also as a side-note, Australia makes it's own Electric Buses with Tesla batteries, and Australia has the largest never done before Grid Power storage facility made by Elon Musk to store power during a blackout. So when the grid fails, this back up keeps the power on for 2 hours. There are only 2 in the world, the other being in California.
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby Paphitis » Sat May 30, 2020 12:02 am

repulsewarrior wrote:I'm glad, Richard, you visited the bus manufacturer's site; i found it interesting too.

...don't be fooled by all the negative press China gets on the environment, because they are leaders in the field on many issues. Although consistency in their quality remains an issue for their manufacturing sector, they are well advanced in their research, on new forms of sustainable energy, and in plastic recycling, to name two fields where they have left the world far behind.

...It won't be long, where ''America" will be making excuses (like they do with Huawei in the telecommunication field), when (industrial) products in these fields start flooding the market and they are caught having to buy them because there is no American substitute that's better (again). Indeed, the COVID pandemic is a real wake-up call, having to live in a world where we depend on each other, and where we must be able to sustain ourselves.

Fact is China makes investments, others may make investments with them; few States offer the same opportunity for multi-national investment, fewer still, invest like China in infrastructure, in its broadest sense.

..."China" has learned its lessons well, from the likes of Google, Amazon, or Apple, to name a few, when it comes to "Capitalism", to "be" the market, because there is no monopoly if no one else in the market exists; she strives for such control of market(s), too.


I think all that investment is now at risk because this Chy-na Virus was the wake up call we all needed.

And now that the risks of Chy-na Virus are subsiding, Chinese protesters in Hong Kong are back on the streets protesting against the Chy-nese. Which makes me wonder whether this Chy-na Virus was deliberately man made in order to stop Chy-na's massive problem. Might not be, but the question needs to be asked and investigated.

You can't have countries like Australia and Germany being at the forefront of pushing for an investigation and then have Chy-na make threats against WTO rules, Because they have, they have shot themselves in the foot. Will the EU, North America, Asia and others be so willing to accept Chynese investment now? probably not when there are other better options.
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat May 30, 2020 12:46 am

...it is systematic, this failure in "China" to "be" honest, just look at their Olympics, so well organised, they, (the opening) were even "faked", for the cameras (the rest of the world).

...where do you think "they" got their ideas? Is it a case of monkey see, monkey do?

...is it a practical demonstration of the Law of Manual Dexterity? In the art of deception, in some things they are "new" at it, and with practice getting better? What is the murder of JFK, (or 9/11) for example?

...indeed, Canadians have been most patient, after-all "Chy-na", is holding two Canadians hostage for the Huawei princess. Britain can no longer defend the principal of keeping "enemies" closer, either. These friends that she relied on to defend her are now trashed. India, and Australia find "Chy-na's" intentions hostile enough that they are preparing for their own defense, (so too, all her Maritime neighbours,) against her, militarily.

...investment cannot succeed without a Rule of Law: Custom based on Universal Principals in Trust; that's a nice fantasy.
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:48 am

We have just almost won a big war, Rapid Covid test creator Professor Toumazou tells CNA
CNA/Thanasis Gavos - UK/London 10/06/2020 15:39

A new, simple to use, coronavirus diagnostic test which returns results in just over an hour has been hailed as a valuable tool in the battle against the pandemic.

The test has been developed in London by one of the most accredited researchers in biomedics, the UK Cypriot Regius Professor of Engineering at London’s Imperial College Christopher Toumazou.

“I used to develop many biomedical parts out of microchip technology.

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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby Cap » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:58 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:We have just almost won a big war, Rapid Covid test creator Professor Toumazou tells CNA
CNA/Thanasis Gavos - UK/London 10/06/2020 15:39

A new, simple to use, coronavirus diagnostic test which returns results in just over an hour has been hailed as a valuable tool in the battle against the pandemic.

The test has been developed in London by one of the most accredited researchers in biomedics, the UK Cypriot Regius Professor of Engineering at London’s Imperial College Christopher Toumazou.

“I used to develop many biomedical parts out of microchip technology.

(CNA)

*The full text of the news item is available in the paid version of the CNA web service. Subscription Form

*CNA reserves the copyright to the news stories it files, which is granted to subscribers for specific use only.



I once suggested to an Englishman that what once made Great Britain 'Great' was immigrants.
He turned to me and said..... 'debatable'

Maybe he was trying to be civil by suggesting it might have been 'select' immigrants... I dunno.
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:28 pm

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/new ... ss-ranking

Cyprus was the highest climber in the 2020 IMD World Competitiveness Rankings, marking an improvement in all four categories that make up the overall ranking.

Cyprus finished 30th out of the total 63 countries, compared to 41 in the 2019 edition, marking an improvement of 11 places.
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby Cap » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:56 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-the-highest-climber-in-imd-2020-world-competitiveness-ranking

Cyprus was the highest climber in the 2020 IMD World Competitiveness Rankings, marking an improvement in all four categories that make up the overall ranking.

Cyprus finished 30th out of the total 63 countries, compared to 41 in the 2019 edition, marking an improvement of 11 places.


Basically, we know 2 things.
If we align with the banana republic of Greece: We starve
If we align with the banana republic of so called 'Turkey': We starve

We're on our own, always have been.
If we don't dig deep within our own resources we'll never survive.

God bless the Republic of Cyprus.
You got my vote.
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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby Cap » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:12 pm

There will come a time when we'll be ruling the Eastern Med.
Peace and prosperity in the region.

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Re: All roads eventually lead to Cyprus...

Postby MR-from-NG » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:07 pm

Cap wrote:There will come a time when we'll be ruling the Eastern Med.
Peace and prosperity in the region.

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Just the Eastern Med? Surely such a dominant force is destined to rule the whole wide world? No?
Fuck me, just popped out the office for a breath of fresh air and at least a dozen pigs flew by. They didn't even have wings. :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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