by Ken E Murray
“Time’s up!” proclaimed the headline in the Weekend Australian Financial Review, 21 Feb 2009, p19. “China’s arrival on the corporate scene brings some unprecedented challenges. Chinese investors want board seats, if not direct control. It’s all happening so fast.”
Yes, when I wrote my previous blog “Invasion of Australia Begins” a questioner asked me: “So, what if Chinese investors, want to buy into our richest Australian companies and own some of our best mines. Haven’t we always had overseas investment from Britain, Japan and America? What does it matter if the Chinese come too?”
The big difference with Chinese investment is that it is not just some ‘private companies’ buying our assets, but it is the Chinese Government itself, buying big chunks of Australia, as well as railway lines and ports, from their huge cash reserves and strong Chinese Yuan. China does not have a history of being a national Ally of Australia, as say, Britain or America.
When a nation such as China owns our ‘turf’ it has its own ready made foothold on our neck.
“Most of the (Chinese) money is coming from companies with ownership structures that can be quickly traced back to the impassive walls of the government complex in Beijing. This is the first time Australia has been dependent on money from a country that has not been a close security ally.” (ibid)
Amazingly, our Prime Minister, who is visiting US President Barack Hussein Obama, at present, is making more statements about how we need Chinese money to deliver us from going into a deep Recession/Depression.
It is one thing for the Australian Government to deal with foreign companies …but it is quite another very difficult thing to try to control another Nation like China buying up Australian turf and our richest strategic mines, full of the best iron ore, coal, copper, zinc and precious metals. How will we stand against that?
It’s like having the ‘Trojan Horse’ planted in Australia as I explained in “Invasion of Australia Begins”.
“China’s stock of investment was only $3.6 billion in 2005 compared with $51 billion for Japan and $300 billion for the USA. But with foreign investment applications of about $10 billion over the following two years, possibly up to $30 billion last year and now as much as that again in a week, has the fourth wave (China) now become an irresistible force?” (ibid)
Japanese companies are also making bigger forays into ownership of Australia’s best companies, taking advantage of the world financial crisis, with the advantage of the strong Yen, to snap up Australia’s National Foods (Pura Milk, Berri juices, King Island Cheese, etc,) and Dairy Farmers. Kirin, the Japanese takeover company also has a 46% shareholding of Lion Nathan (Tooheys, XXXX, and West End beers).
Meanwhile Japan’s Asahi Beverages has grabbed ownership of Schweppes Australia (Pepsi (licence), Cottees, Solo, Gatorade, and Spring Valley). Japanese Suntory has taken over Frucor (Just Juice, Fresh Up, Baby foods, V drink, Mizone, and Pepsi (licence)).
What is significant about the Japanese investment is that it is being stepped up a notch, at a time when Japan and China, in 2008, have signed a Consular Agreement to co-operate together in economic, trade, social and political spheres.
Jesus prophesied these days that we are currently beginning to experience in Australia and New Zealand as “the times of the Gentiles”:
“And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” (Luke 21:24)
If you haven’t noticed already, our modern day Israelite-Anglo-Saxon nations of Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and USA are going into rapid decline and mounting insurmountable national debt.
Meantime, the Gentile nations spoken of in the Bible are beginning to emerge, and are burgeoning into power.
A change of the World Order is occurring before our eyes. Our modern Israelite nations are being rapidly overtaken by the modern Gentile nations of the world.
Why is this happening to our nation of Australia?
Where can you turn for the good news of how Australians can avoid the tragedy ahead?
In a nutshell …here is the reason why Australia is entering the prophesied time of “Jacob’s trouble”:
“Because you served not the LORD your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
Therefore shall you serve your enemies which the LORD shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until he has destroyed you.
The LORD shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies; a nation whose tongue you shall not understand;
A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favour to the young:
And he shall eat the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your land, until you be destroyed: which also shall not leave you either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of your kine, or flocks of your sheep, until he has destroyed you.” (Deuteronomy 28:47-51)
Down-under Australia (‘Sinim’ Isaiah 49:12) will rise-above the ‘Great Tribulation’ that it will experience, but not before our people repent of their sins, which is “the transgression of God’s law” (1 John 3:4).
So, why will a Chinese-Japanese national consortium takeover Australia? Why are we receiving wave after wave of troubles in Australia? Why hasn’t God intervened in the dual horrific bushfires and floods disasters, debilitating our Nation at the same time?
“Say unto them, As I live, says the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?” (Ezekiel 33:11)
It is time for our nation to heed God and to repent of our sins, nationally and personally.
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Meantime …keep pumpin’!
Ken E Murray
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