GarryB wrote:FAIL. Russia benefits big time from conflicts because it is one of the major exporter of weapons.
Bullshit... Russia make about 100 billion in trade each year with China... very little of that is weapons these days, and India does not buy that much in terms of weapons either.
China and India destroying each other would be very bad for Russian trade to both countries.... bloody good for US however because they can pick India and move their cheap low labour cost slave labour production from China to India and pretend they are doing it to help India when in actual fact it was starting to get expensive in China because wages were going up...
China already invaded India last May & continues to occupy 1000 sq kms of land.
Border disagreements over land that had no occupants at the time is hardly an invasion worth getting upset about.
The killer was a russian, born in moscow...
So what do you suggest us?
Maybe treating your tourists better...
The large majority of New Caledonians is french ethnicity Gary. Have you ever visited Noumea? The Island capital?
Which means the French colonials outnumber the local natives.... no surprise referendums to remain with France seem to pass... but if they are the majority then 53% is a piss poor result if they are a majority... suggests even French colonials don't like France... wow...
My family has much land on Grand Terre, which is the main island of NC and it is our home. I have some kanak friends and i respect them.
But we are the majority
53% is it?
That is OK... as the west declines and China becomes more powerful they will get the transition just right I am sure...
There is no such thing as "colonial". When you are born in NEw Caledonia, you are New Caledonian. That said, math was never your strength.
Ethnic european french make up 44% of the population. The Kanak people are 30%. The rest is polynesian and japanese origin.
Which means alot of kanak and polynesians also voted for France.
As for China, there is no country more hated in New Caledonia than chings. The Kanaks have especial high hatred for them and even hunt chinese tourists.