This appears to be an appropriate time to revisit Gillard’s connection with Wen Jiabao.
Gillard reinforces China ties at Bali summit. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has met with Chinese premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the Bali East Asia Summit to highlight the importance of diplomatic relations between the countries.
Ms Gillard says she underlined the necessity of positive and constructive relations with China, and said she looked forward to next year celebrating 40 years of Canberra’s diplomatic relations with Beijing.
The pair also discussed free trade negotiations and working together on climate change.
ABC News Sun Nov 20, 2011
CHINESE Premier Wen Jiabao has lauded the “positive” progress in relations between Australia and China as Julia Gillard arrived in Beijing for talks with the Chinese leadership. And the Chinese leader laid on a lavish ceremonial welcome for the Prime Minister this morning as she arrived in the Great Hall of the People for their talks. The Australian April 26, 2011
Ms Gillard has spent almost as much time with Wen Jiabao as she has with Wayne Swan and it has been peculiar to her talents how Wen has come to a number of agreements with Ms Gillard. It has also seemed strange Australia has made payments to China after these meetings, and after these meetings Gillard managed another obscure agreement with Wen.
We now hear the extended family of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has investments worth at least $US2.7 billion ($A2.63 billion), the New York Times says in a report that could embarrass the ruling Communist Party ahead of a crucial leadership change next month. “Many relatives of Wen Jiabao, including his son, daughter, younger brother and brother-in-law, have become extraordinarily wealthy during his leadership,” the newspaper said on Friday.
“A review of corporate and regulatory records indicates that the prime minister’s relatives, some of whom have a knack for aggressive deal-making, including his wife, have controlled assets worth at least 2.7 billion,” it said.
About 80 per cent of the $US2.7 billion was held by extended family members excluding Wen’s wife, son and daughter, meaning they would not be subject to the party’s disclosure rules, the newspaper said. It said auditors had verified its totals, which were mainly based on company reports, stock-market filings and other publicly available documents. Wen has crafted an image of a “people’s premier” who cares about ordinary citizens, eschews the trappings of wealth and supports political reform.
But the 2010 book China’s Best Actor by dissident author Yu Jie argued that Wen had seduced many Chinese people and Western observers into seeing him as different from other party leaders.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/china-premiers-family-has-us27bn-paper/story-e6frfkui-1226504118554#ixzz2AOcqD4bm
This unusual friendship between Gillard and Wen leaves a funny smell. This would not be the first time Gillard has had to dodge the media in her negotiations with people who do not appear to have good character, and we can only hope in this instance Australia has not added to Wen’s personal wealth.
I find it fascinating the so called great Communist leaders are always attacking the wealthy, and yet they themselves seem to have accumulated a wealth far greater than those people that are actually being harmed by their policies and taxes.
Why are they earning so much, when they regard the wealthy as a blight on Society, or so they constantly tell those on the lowest income. Had this Government believed it’s own spin, during the last 5 years the MO wage would have decreased as it would be too much of a Bourgeois society for a party of such Principled Communist and Socialist MP’s.
Instead they raised their wages by a minimum of 38% placing the most remote backbencher in the party on $180,000 pa. This does not fit into their own philosophies, however, they obviously aren’t who the people actually voted for. These were supposedly the champions of the people and the lowest paid workers. However, there is no one in this Party that can possibly understand what it is to struggle on low wage or pensions.
They have killed off a lot of local business and given away property to Foreign ownership neither of who are offering jobs of course, and they are throwing money at the lower wage earners in one off payments to appease them in the short term.
If people in these classes do not continue to wake up to this Government and their Union Masters, they will watch Australia crumble to the depths of Greece. It is time they read the truth on what this Government made up of Unions, Communists, Socialists and people of ill repute have been doing and how easily a proportion of Australia has allowed this just because they have always been Labor Supporters. Well the solution is there at the next election, NOT The Greens they are in the same vane as this Government, no there are 2 words for for those Labor people that aren’t happy but can’t vote for the Coalition and these two words will set you free “DONKEY VOTE” a way of registering your disregard for this mob that call themselves your Labor Party without voting against your principals’.