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WikiLeaks Cable: NASDAQ Folded To Chinese Pressure 269

jjp9999 writes "A WikiLeaks cable reveals that the NASDAQ folded to pressure from the Chinese regime and kicked out a U.S.-based Chinese TV network, NTD TV. The Chinese Communist Party has been trying to block this station for years now, since it's one of the few major Chinese media that refuses to censor its content. Although they're blocked in Mainland China, they broadcast in with satellites. The timing of the incident aligns well with other actions launched by the CCP against the TV station. They used to broadcast into China through French satellite company Eutelsat, but their connection was cut. Reporters Without Borders investigated and found the Chinese regime was behind it. They now use a Taiwanese satellite."
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WikiLeaks Cable: NASDAQ Folded To Chinese Pressure

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  • "Hey China... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by milbournosphere ( 1273186 ) on Thursday January 26, 2012 @12:36PM (#38829781)
    Here's our country on a silver platter." Seriously, in twenty years, we're going to regret moving our of production and debt to China. We're going be left with no leg to stand on, and only ourselves to blame.
    • by oztiks ( 921504 )

      Twenty? I'd say 5 to 10. Problem is that on an international scale there is very little that comes out of the US that isn't via Asia. Let em see .... Film and TV, Music ..... And yeah not a hell of a lot more.

      What it will boil down to is free trade agreements the more they become redundant the quicker the US will fall prey.

      • by Tsingi ( 870990 )

        Twenty? I'd say 5 to 10. Problem is that on an international scale there is very little that comes out of the US that isn't via Asia. Let em see .... Film and TV, Music ..... And yeah not a hell of a lot more.

        What it will boil down to is free trade agreements the more they become redundant the quicker the US will fall prey.

        But you have an unparalleled military. What do you think that is for?

        • by oztiks ( 921504 )

          But you have an unparalleled military. What do you think that is for?

          For being sidetracked just enough for the Chinese to steal ya ammo when the American people aren't looking ;)

      • by ae1294 ( 1547521 )

        Twenty? I'd say 5 to 10. Problem is that on an international scale there is very little that comes out of the US that isn't via Asia. Let em see .... Film and TV, Music ..... And yeah not a hell of a lot more.

        What it will boil down to is free trade agreements the more they become redundant the quicker the US will fall prey.

        and coal.

        • by oztiks ( 921504 )

          * oztiks points to Australia and the AUD ...

          And they have pleeeennnttty of it and the world knows it. The amount of coal mines expanding in Aust is absolutely ridiculous and as result towns and jobs are lighting up like there is no tomorrow.

      • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

        there is very little that comes out of the US that isn't via Asia

        you mean china? I consider that a very different 'asia' than, say, japan. wouldn't you?

        japan has quality in design and manufacture, but they are not great inventors of new original ideas. they are copiers.

        china has major issues with its view of 'quality' and customer satisfaction/long term viability ('sell and run' mentality). they do no new invention there and are pure copier and thieves.

        sorry to generalize but you also paint with a huge

        • by oztiks ( 921504 )

          Okay, I'm not going to argue your points because I'm right there with you, especially on the innovation. Me being a purist I not only appreciate what your saying but I also follow it myself. Problem is, I'm not rich, I'm middle class, self employed and own a bucket load of valuable IP.

          Do you know what all the my likeminded business colleges remind me of constantly? "being a purist doesn't make you rich" which is an american philosophy that we've taught the east WHILE at the same time bringing^HHHHHHHHgiving

      • 5 to 10? I'm gonna say 4 years ago and counting we've been regretting it. Think if during the recession all those jobs we created in China came back here (or never left in the first place), it would mean more spending Americans, which would mean more service jobs, etc etc etc. I understand and accept global trade but come on what we've given China is half our economy.
        • At least we're still in a position to fix it. In five years, we'll be beyond the point of no return, and I wouldn't be surprised if it ends in war with China sometime 10 years down the road.
    • Here's our country on a silver platter." Seriously, in twenty years, we're going to regret moving our of production and debt to China. We're going be left with no leg to stand on, and only ourselves to blame.

      While production is problematic; debt isn't as much so. While there is a promise to repay, there is no guarantee beyond the belief that one will repay or that a currency move wouldn't wipe out large chunk of it. The US could, for example, print enough dollars to pay off its debt. That would result in hugh economic problems, but it is not out of the relm of possibility. Hell, the could print and then reissue new Dollars at a 1 to 1 rate up to say a billion for any one person, and at a 1000000 to 1 rate abov

  • by jginspace ( 678908 ) <jginspace@yahooIII.com minus threevowels> on Thursday January 26, 2012 @12:39PM (#38829825) Homepage Journal
    Around the time the cables were released, Assange said Wikileaks were about to release a tranche of documents implicating a certain US bank in shenanigans. What happened to those?
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Original cable here:http://wikileaks.org/cable/2007/01/07BEIJING621.html#

  • Bummer.

    LINK - http://youtu.be/wfcTHFC1DII [youtu.be]

    American version - http://youtu.be/Sx6Gy4jUu0E [youtu.be]

  • by ibsteve2u ( 1184603 ) on Thursday January 26, 2012 @01:06PM (#38830267)
    Whereas it used to be "democratic capitalism" vs. "totalitarian communism", what we see now is the merger of the two ideologies into "totalitarian capitalism".
    • by Hatta ( 162192 )

      Absolutely correct. The way to freedom is to merge the systems in the opposite way. That is democratic communism.

  • when many of the worlds transactions are handled by a business? They will bow, and the people will have no recourse.

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