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Steve Bannon would be a good case study in how ego can ruin a prominent career. Hero to zero overnight.

If the US is worried about China’s influence on Australia and south-east Asian nations, then the US needs to lift its economic game in the region, bigly.
 

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Deja vu all over again ... fifty years later ... god I hope not

Last night I watched the first half of episode eight, season one, of ‘The Vietnam War’ on Netflix. It’s the latest in the Burns series of historic documentary series and, like the others, this one is as authentic as I’ve watched.

I listened again to the recorded words and twisted logic of Robert McNamara, Lyndon Johnson and Nixon, saw again the evidence of what that twisted logic produced whilst those individuals were in power, and was back there, fifty years ago, in South Vietnam (November 1968 to end July 1969).

This morning I see published this Fairfax interview with Steve Bannon - who I can visualise sittng comfortably in the Oval Office with Nixon, LBJ and McNamara - a (very) few sentences of which I reproduce below:

https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/australia-on-the-front-line-of-clash-with-china-says-steve-bannon-20180709-p4zqfi.html

‘Australia, you didn't know it, but you've been at the very forefront of Donald Trump's project.
"I think Australia is in a fight for the ages" that will decide whether the nations of the West can keep their sovereignty against Chinese intrusion, says Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon ... ...
"Australia is at the forefront of the geopolitical contest of our time," he tells me in his first interview with an Australian media outlet. He goes so far as to say that "what's playing out in Australia is more important than what's happening in the US and other places".


If we continue on this path we're down, China will control all of the countries of South East Asia and they will control Australia," argues Bannon ... ...
He says that China's advances in Australia persuaded him that the US had to act to defend itself against Beijing's economic advances. ... ...

... ... “Because of Australia's example, it will not happen here in the US," says Bannon. "It will not be allowed to happen. People are woke (sic).”

"You ... are the San Andreas fault between China and the West. These are the two great systems that have built up over 2000 years. You are the representative of Athens and the democratic Western tradition, and China is a Confucian totalitarian system.”

‘And, while Bannon thinks of Australia as having fallen heavily under China's influence, he says Australia can recover because it has "the only people who can match the common sense, grit and determination year after year of the US.”

‘... ... “Australia (is) the civilisational front line against a Chinese Communist Party quest for dominance.’”


.... ..... .....

No no no. Not again, I try to tell myself.
We are not up against our great mates America again.
It’s not the Domino Theory all over again, is it?
Tell me it isn’t so.

Our Club’s quest to promote sports dilomacy in China may well be doomed.
Steve Bannon has lost his power so I wouldn't be worried about him. Its that nut case John Bolton you have to be worried about. He is ex US ambassador to the UN and Trump a few months ago appointed as his national security adviser. He also was that group of crazy Neo Cons who included Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney and others who came up with the bulls**t about invading Iraq that you have to worry about their influence. Most of those 2003 dills have gone off the scene, but Bolton is still up to his neck on it.

About half an hour after you posted LR, I was in the car listing to ABC News Radio and there was a story about Mark Latham and his robo calls for the Longman by-election supporting Pauline Hansen and bagging Bill Shorten. It made me think of your post LR as I remembered Latham's line when the debate was on whether Australia should join in the War in Iraq back when the debate was raging in February and March 2003. Latham said

"There they are, a conga line of suckholes on the conservative side of politics."
- on Coalition support for the war in Iraq.

That and a few other lines from his speeches didnt really endear him to the foreign policy wonks especially given he might have been PM given his early poll results as opposition leader.

"Howard is an arse-licker. He went over there, kissed some bums, and got patted on the head."
- description of Prime Minister John Howard's trip to the United States.

"Bush himself is the most incompetent and dangerous president in living memory."
- on US President George W Bush.

"(John Howard) has forgotten how to be a good Australian, not some yes-man to a flaky and dangerous American president."
- same again.

Now Turnbull, Bishop and co will never use that sort of language publicly about Trump, but you'd like to think they might have the guts to say it about Bannon, Bolton and co
 

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Steve Bannon has lost his power so I wouldn't be worried about him. Its that nut case John Bolton you have to be worried about. He is ex US ambassador to the UN and Trump a few months ago appointed as his national security adviser. He also was that group of crazy Neo Cons who included Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney and others who came up with the bulls**t about invading Iraq that you have to worry about their influence. Most of those 2003 dills have gone off the scene, but Bolton is still up to his neck on it.

About half an hour after you posted LR, I was in the car listing to ABC News Radio and there was a story about Mark Latham and his robo calls for the Longman by-election supporting Pauline Hansen and bagging Bill Shorten. It made me think of your post LR as I remembered Latham's line when the debate was on whether Australia should join in the War in Iraq back when the debate was raging in February and March 2003. Latham said

"There they are, a conga line of suckholes on the conservative side of politics."
- on Coalition support for the war in Iraq.

That and a few other lines from his speeches didnt really endear him to the foreign policy wonks especially given he might have been PM given his early poll results as opposition leader.

"Howard is an arse-licker. He went over there, kissed some bums, and got patted on the head."
- description of Prime Minister John Howard's trip to the United States.

"Bush himself is the most incompetent and dangerous president in living memory."
- on US President George W Bush.

"(John Howard) has forgotten how to be a good Australian, not some yes-man to a flaky and dangerous American president."
- same again.

Now Turnbull, Bishop and co will never use that sort of language publicly about Trump, but you'd like to think they might have the guts to say it about Bannon, Bolton and co
I’m not worried about Steve Bannon per se. I am worried about those in Canberra who find that what he says, and what others of his ilk say, suits their cause to be seen to ‘stand up’ to China for the sole purpose of gaining enough compulsory uneducated populist votes to win the next election.
In 1963 JFK put off starting withdrawal action from Vietnam until after the 1964 election for fear of appearing soft and influencing the vote. His withdrawal symptom was based on, ironically, data and advice at the time from Robert McNamara. There were 16,000 US military advisors in South Vietnam then, zero combat troops. Of course we know what happened next.

At present Australia has a very healthy trade surplus with China because we have worked out how to achieve one. The USA has a disastrous trade deficit with China, has no idea what to do about it other than declare trade war.
America encouraging Australia to get on to the front line against China expansion in the Pacific Ocean is akin to a big, incompetent, bankrupt organisation on the far side of the Pacific calling on a resident much smaller, healthier, profitable organisation - us - to please take up the task that they can’t perform themselves, even though it will be to our detriment trade-wise, pecking-order-wise, AFL-in-China-wise.

You see, I’m not here to preach politics or history. I’m here because I’m angry - angry that yokels in Canberra seem to have derailed our football club’s grand quest in China, a quest that in March last year had Premier Li Keqiang in our rooms at the SCG having great fun playing sports diplomacy with Malcolm Turnbull and propelling the Sino:Aussie relationship well and truly into fertile territory.
What happen Malcolm? Did Trump see the photos that went around the world and give you a call? Is that when you knuckled under and did what he told you to do, to rudely quote Mao directly back into China’s face and ‘stand up’?
To me it looked like you were already standing up pretty well ... on your own terms.
 

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As an interesting aside to the discussions about (1) having a board member with China experience and (2) our partnership with Uni Adelaide - the Uni is currently having elections for their own board (called Council) and there is a person nominating with extensive China experience.

Lockhart Road , your thoughts? Any opportunity for PAFC to benefit from this?



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https://www.adelaide.edu.au/governance/elections/council/graduates/

Richard Kimber

I am a Principal at Messrs. Norman Waterhouse Lawyers. I practice in international corporate law and am admitted in Hong Kong and Australia.

I have a 30 year career as an international trade and corporate lawyer and have worked extensively in the United Kingdom, and Peoples Republic of China (Hong Kong and Shanghai). I have worked for the past 23 years in China as a lawyer assisting companies with their expansion and business activities into China and with related trade and intellectual property and foreign direct investment issues. From 2007 to 2017 operated my own legal practice in Shanghai, China and have extensive experience in this market and in the regional Asian markets as well.

I have presented and lectured during this period to Australian academic institutions and universities on Chinese business law and maintain a keen interest in University of Adelaide's engagement with this region.
 

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As an interesting aside to the discussions about (1) having a board member with China experience and (2) our partnership with Uni Adelaide - the Uni is currently having elections for their own board (called Council) and there is a person nominating with extensive China experience.

Lockhart Road , your thoughts? Any opportunity for PAFC to benefit from this?



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https://www.adelaide.edu.au/governance/elections/council/graduates/

Richard Kimber

I am a Principal at Messrs. Norman Waterhouse Lawyers. I practice in international corporate law and am admitted in Hong Kong and Australia.

I have a 30 year career as an international trade and corporate lawyer and have worked extensively in the United Kingdom, and Peoples Republic of China (Hong Kong and Shanghai). I have worked for the past 23 years in China as a lawyer assisting companies with their expansion and business activities into China and with related trade and intellectual property and foreign direct investment issues. From 2007 to 2017 operated my own legal practice in Shanghai, China and have extensive experience in this market and in the regional Asian markets as well.

I have presented and lectured during this period to Australian academic institutions and universities on Chinese business law and maintain a keen interest in University of Adelaide's engagement with this region.
Many thanks Onward To Victory
This is just the brand of candidate the Club should be seeking out.
I will email the CEO and the EGM and CFO with a copy of your post - yet another BF service to PAFC - and will also mention to Andrew Hunter at our short and careful lunch today.
I may even give the Chairman a heads-up, waste of effort though it will surely prove.
Let’s keep an eye open for a reaction, if any.
 

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Many thanks Onward To Victory
This is just the brand of candidate the Club should be seeking out.
I will email the CEO and the EGM and CFO with a copy of your post - yet another BF service to PAFC - and will also mention to Andrew Hunter at our short and careful lunch today.
I may even give the Chairman a heads-up, waste of effort though it will surely prove.
Let’s keep an eye open for a reaction, if any.
Fantastic, thanks mate! Long live BigFooty and hopefully something might come from this.
 

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Fantastic, thanks mate! Long live BigFooty and hopefully something might come from this.
Response already from the Executive General Manager: Richard Kimber is already assisting PAFC with setting up our China structure. Doing a great job, rumour has it.
Many thanks again, mate.
 

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As an interesting aside to the discussions about (1) having a board member with China experience and (2) our partnership with Uni Adelaide - the Uni is currently having elections for their own board (called Council) and there is a person nominating with extensive China experience.

Lockhart Road , your thoughts? Any opportunity for PAFC to benefit from this?



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https://www.adelaide.edu.au/governance/elections/council/graduates/

Richard Kimber

I am a Principal at Messrs. Norman Waterhouse Lawyers. I practice in international corporate law and am admitted in Hong Kong and Australia.

I have a 30 year career as an international trade and corporate lawyer and have worked extensively in the United Kingdom, and Peoples Republic of China (Hong Kong and Shanghai). I have worked for the past 23 years in China as a lawyer assisting companies with their expansion and business activities into China and with related trade and intellectual property and foreign direct investment issues. From 2007 to 2017 operated my own legal practice in Shanghai, China and have extensive experience in this market and in the regional Asian markets as well.

I have presented and lectured during this period to Australian academic institutions and universities on Chinese business law and maintain a keen interest in University of Adelaide's engagement with this region.
I played a bit of footy with Richard 30 odd years ago at Adelaide Uni. Remember comparing knee operations and rehab schedules after we both had knee operations, for different ligaments, around the same time. He did an ACL and had keyhole surgery, I almost tore my medial right off the bone and the doc cut me open with the scalpel so he could sow up the ligament and staple it to my tibia. Haven't seen Richard for around 25 years. I knew he went to Hong Kong in the mid 1990's and was working with another guy who we both played footy with at Adelaide Uni.

His younger brother Adam, is the Director of Public Prosecutions in SA. IIRC his father, mother and an older brother were all doctors and all high achieving specialists in their fields.
 

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Deja vu all over again ... fifty years later ... god I hope not

Last night I watched the first half of episode eight, season one, of ‘The Vietnam War’ on Netflix. It’s the latest in the Burns series of historic documentary series and, like the others, this one is as authentic as I’ve watched.

I listened again to the recorded words and twisted logic of Robert McNamara, Lyndon Johnson and Nixon, saw again the evidence of what that twisted logic produced whilst those individuals were in power, and was back there, fifty years ago, in South Vietnam (November 1968 to end July 1969).

This morning I see published this Fairfax interview with Steve Bannon - who I can visualise sittng comfortably in the Oval Office with Nixon, LBJ and McNamara - a (very) few sentences of which I reproduce below:

https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/australia-on-the-front-line-of-clash-with-china-says-steve-bannon-20180709-p4zqfi.html

‘Australia, you didn't know it, but you've been at the very forefront of Donald Trump's project.
"I think Australia is in a fight for the ages" that will decide whether the nations of the West can keep their sovereignty against Chinese intrusion, says Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon ... ...
"Australia is at the forefront of the geopolitical contest of our time," he tells me in his first interview with an Australian media outlet. He goes so far as to say that "what's playing out in Australia is more important than what's happening in the US and other places".


If we continue on this path we're down, China will control all of the countries of South East Asia and they will control Australia," argues Bannon ... ...
He says that China's advances in Australia persuaded him that the US had to act to defend itself against Beijing's economic advances. ... ...

... ... “Because of Australia's example, it will not happen here in the US," says Bannon. "It will not be allowed to happen. People are woke (sic).”

"You ... are the San Andreas fault between China and the West. These are the two great systems that have built up over 2000 years. You are the representative of Athens and the democratic Western tradition, and China is a Confucian totalitarian system.”

‘And, while Bannon thinks of Australia as having fallen heavily under China's influence, he says Australia can recover because it has "the only people who can match the common sense, grit and determination year after year of the US.”

‘... ... “Australia (is) the civilisational front line against a Chinese Communist Party quest for dominance.’”


.... ..... .....

No no no. Not again, I try to tell myself.
We are not up against our great mates America again.
It’s not the Domino Theory all over again, is it?
Tell me it isn’t so.

Our Club’s quest to promote sports dilomacy in China may well be doomed.
Steve Bannon was interviewed by Sarah Ferguson last night on 4 Corners for the full show. It was a typical feisty Ferguson interview. Watch the last minute of the full video, its interesting way to finish the interview.

It was an interesting interview all up but China bit sticks outs. He's not as big a nut case as I thought, crazy, but not completely off the wall. Economic Nationalism is his key ideological bent - bring back decent paying working class manufacturing jobs to USA and in the countries he is touring his movement. reckons Australia and italy are the most important countries in this world change. He didnt say it, but both countries change prime ministers at the same rate post Howard.

He reckons the Republican Party will become a workers party. He is taping into something in USA that many have ignored. And very few in Oz have experienced.

The word productivity seems to be a dirty word in US politics. Hawke, Keating and Howard made improving productivity and workers and capital getting a decent fair share of that improvement a fundamental basis of their economic policies. Over that time real wages in Australia have risen by around 40% with only the last 4 or 5 years in Oz have real wages, economy wide, been stagnate and had negative growth the first year after the GFC hit. Australians are now starting to feel anxious about stagnate real wage. But lets look at the US.

In the US, since 1990, real wages have stayed stagnate with virtually no growth. All that technological gains in the US and the productivity gains from that technology, none of that went to labour. The one slight exception is high tech firms give employees shares in their business, as an incentive to work long hours and get paid low wages, so the companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle etc their employees did very well out of those shares, but they aren't weekly or monthly wages. There is usually a 2 or 3 year wait before you are allowed to sell any parcel of shares received. Then there are all those technology companies that flopped and the shares were worthless but workers worked for years on low wages.

Then you look at the GFC and the wrecking ball that caused in the US and other countries that Australia managed to avoid. The GFC was always going to create waste. If Australia hadn't of fixed up its budget position in the 00's and rode the mining boom thanks to China, the GFC would have seen great waste via double digit unemployment in Oz, just like in USA, Europe and other places around the world. But our waste was via the Rudd government spending a $20-$30bn surplus and turning it into a $30-$50bn deficit, mainly because of spending but also because of a collapse in future tax revenue well below projections.

Bannon has tapped into that long term economic malaise of the average American. He sees the "elites" making large capital profits from post GFC asset inflation of the stock market assets and others who were able to buy assets cheaply post GFC fire sales, that has been driven by the government "printing money" via quantitative easing policies. Those trillions have ended up with the bankers and wealthy or elites as Bannon calls them. Not the pension funds.

He wants a reordering of the global supply chain. Trump is right that a $400bil a year trade/current account deficit with China is unsustainable. Bannon has tapped into this and sees China as being responsible for taking away jobs. He is anti globalisation of the elites, but he says his revolution is going global according to him right at the end of the interview. Nice Irony.

He helped Brexit guys and is going to help other Euro right parties break away and have their own version of economic nationalism. Makes sense for an American. Its easier to set up trade policies with weaker small countries than a big trading bloc like the EU. Also if China has to trade with individual countries and not trading blocks I guess they cant impose their global view across 450m people with one piece of legislation from Brussels.

He reckons Oz is at the tip of the spear in the pacific and on the front line of economic war against a totalitarian regime. We are - the canary in the mine shaft as Australia can show you, "when good and decent people play by the rules, next time they look around .... money and economic resources and economic assets are owned by another country and see influence on operations on their politicians."

He is coming to Oz after the November elections in the US. it would be stupid to write him off as just crazy nut. He has tapped into something primal. How long and deep and successful his movement is - only time will tell.


His take on China


The full 37 minute program
 

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I will be watching to see if Steven Marshall follows Daniel Andrews’ bold example leading into 2019.

https://www.afr.com/business/infrastructure/victoria-goes-it-alone-with-support-for-chinas-belt-and-road-20181026-h174t0

Victoria goes it alone with support for China's Belt and Road

The Victorian government has bypassed Canberra and formally signed up to Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature foreign policy initiative, Belt and Road, in a deal it hopes will secure jobs and investment from the state in the multibillion-dollar spending program.

Labor Premier Daniel Andrews and China's Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) this week which makes Victoria the only Australian state to formally support the controversial initiative. The Coalition has been reluctant to formally sign up to the massive spending program, which critics say is a political tool which saddles poorer countries with too much debt.

The move by Victoria, which wants to capitalise on the state's expertise in big infrastructure projects to help companies benefit from the so-called Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is the latest sign that the states are going it alone with efforts to forge closer business ties to China after the bilateral relationship soured under the Turnbull government.

"In four years we have more than tripled Victoria's share of Chinese investment in Australia and nearly doubled our exports to China. We said we'd reboot our relationship with China and we're getting it done," Mr Andrews said.

Senior Australian businessman Malcolm Broomhead said it was "naive" to ignore the potential opportunities from BRI and urged other states to follow Victoria's lead. Mr Broomhead, who is on the board of BHP Billiton, is the chairman of the Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative (ACBRI), which helped facilitate the MoU. ....

https://www.afr.com/business/infrastructure/victoria-goes-it-alone-with-support-for-chinas-belt-and-road-20181026-h174t0
 

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I will be watching to see if Steven Marshall follows Daniel Andrews’ bold example leading into 2019.

https://www.afr.com/business/infrastructure/victoria-goes-it-alone-with-support-for-chinas-belt-and-road-20181026-h174t0

Victoria goes it alone with support for China's Belt and Road

The Victorian government has bypassed Canberra and formally signed up to Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature foreign policy initiative, Belt and Road, in a deal it hopes will secure jobs and investment from the state in the multibillion-dollar spending program.

Labor Premier Daniel Andrews and China's Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) this week which makes Victoria the only Australian state to formally support the controversial initiative. The Coalition has been reluctant to formally sign up to the massive spending program, which critics say is a political tool which saddles poorer countries with too much debt.

The move by Victoria, which wants to capitalise on the state's expertise in big infrastructure projects to help companies benefit from the so-called Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is the latest sign that the states are going it alone with efforts to forge closer business ties to China after the bilateral relationship soured under the Turnbull government.

"In four years we have more than tripled Victoria's share of Chinese investment in Australia and nearly doubled our exports to China. We said we'd reboot our relationship with China and we're getting it done," Mr Andrews said.

Senior Australian businessman Malcolm Broomhead said it was "naive" to ignore the potential opportunities from BRI and urged other states to follow Victoria's lead. Mr Broomhead, who is on the board of BHP Billiton, is the chairman of the Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative (ACBRI), which helped facilitate the MoU. ....

https://www.afr.com/business/infrastructure/victoria-goes-it-alone-with-support-for-chinas-belt-and-road-20181026-h174t0
Marshall seems like a small minded backward thinker in my opinion.
 

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The one belt one road initative has plenty of flaws. They won't be running trains at TGV speeds or Maglevs. 160km/hr trains will be used. That's not setting industry standards for the rest of the world to follow as the Chinese have set their vision on. Some of the roads, bridges and dams infrastructure is however bloody impressive.
 

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With Japan signing up to cooperate on projects for the OBR iniative, it should ring alarm bells for just how important the project is to Australia.

If Marshall isn’t getting his GlobeLink project front and centre in Shanghai something’s gotta be wrong.
 

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With Japan signing up to cooperate on projects for the OBR iniative, it should ring alarm bells for just how important the project is to Australia.

If Marshall isn’t getting his GlobeLink project front and centre in Shanghai something’s gotta be wrong.
Australia will be the ghost town with tumbleweeds that the interstate has bypassed.
 

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State Government provides further boost to Port Adelaide’s China venture
portadelaidefc.com.au October 29, 2018 1:33 PM

Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Sports Stadium

In a further boost to Port Adelaide’s China strategy the South Australian State Government today announced it would continue naming rights for the club’s 2019 game in Shanghai against St Kilda.

This announcement means the ground will be officially called Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium. “We are very excited to be partnering with the South Australian State Government as we head to Shanghai again in 2019,” Mr Thomas said. “For our club to be playing on Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium and representing the city of Adelaide internationally is something we are very proud of.

“We like to think of Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium as our home away from home and it’s another meaningful way of bringing two cities and two cultures together which is at the heart of our China strategy.

More...
http://www.portadelaidefc.com.au/news/2018-10-29/state-government-provides-further-boost-to-port-adelaides-china-venture
 

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Australia will be the ghost town with tumbleweeds
State Government provides further boost to Port Adelaide’s China venture
portadelaidefc.com.au October 29, 2018 1:33 PM

Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Sports Stadium

In a further boost to Port Adelaide’s China strategy the South Australian State Government today announced it would continue naming rights for the club’s 2019 game in Shanghai against St Kilda.

This announcement means the ground will be officially called Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium. “We are very excited to be partnering with the South Australian State Government as we head to Shanghai again in 2019,” Mr Thomas said. “For our club to be playing on Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium and representing the city of Adelaide internationally is something we are very proud of.

“We like to think of Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium as our home away from home and it’s another meaningful way of bringing two cities and two cultures together which is at the heart of our China strategy.

More...
http://www.portadelaidefc.com.au/news/2018-10-29/state-government-provides-further-boost-to-port-adelaides-china-venture
it should be called ******* Port Adelaide Arena
 

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Just heard Bickley read some statement, sounded like from SA government, that they are contributing $350,000 for the game and activities.

Can find a statement on Marshall's home page but In daily has it

https://indaily.com.au/sport/football/2018/10/29/ports-china-venture-gets-state-govt-backing/
The Marshall Government has extended its $350,000 sponsorship of Port Adelaide’s Shanghai venture for another season, although there is no funding guarantee in the longer term........St Kilda will play Port at the venue for the next three years. Premier Steven Marshall today announced the State Government would again chip in for naming rights to help bolster SA’s exposure from the game, with the oval to be called Adelaide Arena for the event’s duration. “I was in China for the Port Adelaide v Gold Coast game in 2018 and it was a pleasure to not only attend the match but also to see firsthand the strong trade ties and business activity generated by the China game,” Marshall said in a statement..........However, the partnership is only for 2019, with the Premier’s office confirming the arrangement would be reassessed annually. Port chief executive Keith Thomas said: “For our club to be playing on Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium and representing the city of Adelaide internationally is something we are very proud of.”........
https://indaily.com.au/sport/football/2018/10/29/ports-china-venture-gets-state-govt-backing/

last year it also was a $350,000 contribution by the Weatherill government
https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2017/10/24/miracle-shanghai-sa-secures-naming-rights-ports-china-return/

So that covers about 1/13th or 1/14th of total costs. The Vic government after this years game suggested they would contribute $200k if a Vic team gets a gig. I think they aand their qangoes already contributed around $200k.
 

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The game hasn't (and won't) get growth in China, it's the wrong market. Couldn't even fill up the stadium this year. It's a commercial investment only to top up Port's bottom line and allows Chinese investors a pathway into buying Australian assets.

And which has moved our focus from on field to an off field political junket

It hasn’t worked before and it won’t work.
 

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View attachment 579746 The game hasn't (and won't) get growth in China, it's the wrong market. Couldn't even fill up the stadium this year. It's a commercial investment only to top up Port's bottom line and allows Chinese investors a pathway into buying Australian assets.

And which has moved our focus from on field to an off field political junket

It hasn’t worked before and it won’t work.
Thank god I have the power to keep this ningnong on ignore.
 

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Just heard Bickley read some statement, sounded like from SA government, that they are contributing $350,000 for the game and activities.

Can find a statement on Marshall's home page but In daily has it

https://indaily.com.au/sport/football/2018/10/29/ports-china-venture-gets-state-govt-backing/
The Marshall Government has extended its $350,000 sponsorship of Port Adelaide’s Shanghai venture for another season, although there is no funding guarantee in the longer term........St Kilda will play Port at the venue for the next three years. Premier Steven Marshall today announced the State Government would again chip in for naming rights to help bolster SA’s exposure from the game, with the oval to be called Adelaide Arena for the event’s duration. “I was in China for the Port Adelaide v Gold Coast game in 2018 and it was a pleasure to not only attend the match but also to see firsthand the strong trade ties and business activity generated by the China game,” Marshall said in a statement..........However, the partnership is only for 2019, with the Premier’s office confirming the arrangement would be reassessed annually. Port chief executive Keith Thomas said: “For our club to be playing on Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium and representing the city of Adelaide internationally is something we are very proud of.”........
https://indaily.com.au/sport/football/2018/10/29/ports-china-venture-gets-state-govt-backing/

last year it also was a $350,000 contribution by the Weatherill government
https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2017/10/24/miracle-shanghai-sa-secures-naming-rights-ports-china-return/

So that covers about 1/13th or 1/14th of total costs. The Vic government after this years game suggested they would contribute $200k if a Vic team gets a gig. I think they aand their qangoes already contributed around $200k.
And bloody wrinkles Cornes had a cry, on 5AA today, because Port were getting more sponsorship from the Government for China game etc.
He just cant help himself with his hatred of Port.
 

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