Saturday, September 10, 2005

Energy Bringing China and Iran Closer Together

Energy Bringing China and Iran Closer Together

Iran is in the midst of a geopolitical transformation that has the potential to inflame the world’s most volatile and unpredictable region. An integral part of this transformation is the nurturing of bilateral relations with countries sharing similar geopolitical interests and a strong resentment for perceived U.S. hegemony – China is such a country. Already China’s second largest supplier of oil behind only Saudi Arabia, Iran is ideally positioned to play a central role in China’s overall energy policy moving forward. Some energy observers predict that China will consume more oil than the U.S. and 75 percent of all new global oil production by 2015. Imports of crude reached 130 million tonnes in 2005, up from a record 122 million tonnes in 2004. Most experts agree that China’s domestic oil and LNG supplies will be insufficient to meet its rising demand for energy in the very near future. As a result, Iran, one of the leading producers of oil and LNG in the world, has become a natural partner for China. The number of energy-related deals over the past year between Beijing and Tehran have been staggering. Taken separately; China and Iran are formidable regional powers. However, taken together, they become a regional and global force.


Illegal Gun Making Attracts Farmers

Some Chinese farmers farm during the day and make guns in the evening. Their families and whole villages sometimes join in. Hualong County in Qinghai Province, Songtao County in Guizhou Province and Hepu County in Guangxi Province are the three major counties for the production of illegal guns. According to incomplete statistics, illegal guns from Qinghai showed up in more than 10 provinces. In these regions, the cost of a gun is only 200 to 300 yuan. Several transactions later, the sales price can be nearly 10,000 yuan.

5 Comments:

At September 10, 2005 9:59 PM, Blogger sissyblue said...

This is a really interesting article about some problems the CCP has been having...

http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-9-6/32023.html

And the "Nine Commentaries" are here:

http://english.epochtimes.com/jiuping.asp

Wouldn't it be something if China became democratic???

 
At September 10, 2005 10:43 PM, Blogger GunJam said...

I am so very happy that the Chinese people are making guns -- as opposed to the "People's Republic of China"!

As a Christian and an American, I believe in EVERY sane, noncriminal individual's right to protect himself, his property, and his family -- hence, his right "to keep and bear arms."

I suspect these farmers will give the corrupt, repressive central Chinese Government some SERIOUS trouble in the days ahead.

 
At September 11, 2005 5:52 AM, Blogger Urbanisation said...

I'm a big fan of your blogs fjordman! There are people like you everywhere who're afraid to stand up for their opinions because they get automatically harassed and shut out from social groups once they get stamped as a "racist". If people knew the truth in statistics and general development in the west, we'd see a rise in activity and awareness among western men, militia fighting muslim gangs etc. We'd fight back, instead of sitting on our hands overwhelmed with eternal guilt.

 
At September 11, 2005 6:00 AM, Blogger John Sobieski said...

The West (US, EU, China, India) are all drug addicts. That drug is oil, and Islam is our pusher. It's a sorry state of affairs.

 
At September 11, 2005 10:53 AM, Blogger Stijn said...

something I commented a few days ago, but I don't think anyone saw it:

I found a PDF of what was (?) Drarie.be: http://www.tanguyveys.be/artikels/tekstendrarie.pdf

Only too bad they haven't got the 'Read More' stuff on the page. The comments were always 'spicey'

The first one is 'Nasseristic Recruitment':
Did you Draries and Drariettes know that Urban Guerilla is unconquerable? An urban guerilla should always support on 6 pilars:
1. Logistic Cells (transport, communication)
2. Support Cells (food, weapons and other items)
3. Intelligence Cells (collect information and spread rumors)
4. Sabotage Cells (create chaos and sabotage the enemy's infrastructure, transport and communication)
5. Engeneer Cells (create explosives and other scientific activities)
6. Combat Cells (attack)

and there it stops... btw: look at the image with the article: an egyptian guerilla guy standing on a dead American soldier


The last one on the page is about the 'racist' police of Antwerp, that acts with 'a lot of bluff and display of power', with 'blaring sirens and 'grating tires'. 'The people doesn't see any harm, and thinks they're busy with fighting the bad, but ...'
And there it stops

 

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