Asean Summit, Malaysia on Nov 21, 1015

Asean Summit, Malaysia  on Nov 21, 1015
Asean Establishes Landmark Economic and Security Bloc
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - Text version)

“….. Here is the prediction: China will turn North Korea loose soon. The alliance will dissolve, or become stale. There will be political upheaval in China. Not a coup and not a revolution. Within the inner circles of that which you call Chinese politics, there will be a re-evaluation of goals and monetary policy. Eventually, you will see a break with North Korea, allowing still another dictator to fall and unification to occur with the south. ….”

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

North Korean defector criticises China in rare Beijing talk

North Korean defector criticises China in rare Beijing talk
North Korean defector and activist Hyeonseo Lee, who lives in South Korea, poses as she presents her book 'The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story' in Beijing on March 26, 2016 (AFP Photo/Fred Dufour)

US under fire in global press freedom report

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

RP to ink deals at ASEAN summit

BY JESSICA ANNE D. HERMOSA, Businessworld Reporter, 23 February 2009 

THE PHILIPPINES is set to sign regional agreements that will free up trade and bolster economic integration at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit this week, officials said. 

Experts noted, however, that leaders would have to balance their goals of liberalizing trade with commitments to other partners outside ASEAN and pressures to protect local industries amid the global downturn. 

At least 25 agreements and statements that range from declaring the group’s roadmap until 2015 to brokering cooperation in attaining food and energy security await the signatures of ASEAN leaders and dialogue partners. 

The summit, under the theme "ASEAN Charter for ASEAN Peoples" will be held in Cha Am and Hua Hin in Thailand from February 26 to March 1. 

"Among others, there are three major intra-ASEAN documents [that the Philippines will be signing]: the ASEAN trade in goods agreement (ATIGA), the ASEAN comprehensive investment agreement (AICA) and the seventh round of ASEAN agreement on services," Trade Assistant Secretary Ramon Vicente T. Kabigting said in a telephone interview on Saturday. 

On top of these, the Philippines will also be signing free trade deals between ASEAN and India and another involving ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand, Mr. Kabigting said. 

Under the agreement with Australia and New Zealand, the Philippines will eliminate duties on 95% of its goods by 2013 while the two Pacific economies will do the same to all their goods. 

Philippine exporters of car parts will benefit, Mr. Kabigting said, as it allows them to compete against Thai exporters who have enjoyed an earlier bilateral trade pact with Australia. 

Under the deal with India, meanwhile, the Philippines commits to remove tariffs on 71% of its goods by 2017 in exchange for India’s elimination of tariffs on 94% of their goods. 

"The usual such as rice, sugar and corn [will be on the sensitive list and face slower or no tariff reductions]," Mr. Kabigting said without elaborating. 

Asked to comment, University of Asia and the Pacific economist George M. Manzano said "With the agreements, they can send a message to the world to keep the channels of trade open [and that] if they will be more protectionist, they will suffer more." 

Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. President Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. welcomed the trade pacts as these will open up "big markets". 

"But Australia is a competitor in agriculture. It remains to be seen if the Philippines will benefit from the deal. We might face difficulties," Mr. Ortiz-Luis said in Filipino last week. 

Rene E. Ofreneo, executive director of FairTrade — a coalition of civil groups concerned with trade reforms — said that the government must report to stakeholders how the country will benefit from the deals. 

For the intra-ASEAN agreements, meanwhile, the Philippines will not "incur any new tariff or non-tariff obligations", Mr. Kabigting said. 

These are streamlined and improved versions of earlier pacts and will allow for the easier movement of goods, investments and services in the region. 

"But one major value-added [under the ATIGA] is we make very certain what are everyone’s tariff commitments," Mr. Kabigting said. 

"And there is a provision on modification of concessions for members finding it hard to maintain their commitments in times of economic difficulty. It contemplates other premises for tariff modifications aside from the usual emergency measure and balance of payment concerns. But it is very disciplined and not a wide and open loophole." 

This move is but one of the actions ASEAN is taking to address the continuing global economic downturn. 

"I would expect the major focus of discussions would be the financial challenges we are facing. [President Gloria Macapagcal Arroyo] has already taken the lead to call for the conclusion of the World Trade Organization Doha talks as one of the major strategies," Trade Secretary Peter B. Favila last week said. 

The President, he added, will also be calling for continued progress on talks to create a regional standby fund to help countries experiencing liquidity problems. 

In October last year, the Philippines suggested that a larger portion of the fund — first created under the Chiang Mai Initiative after the 1997 Asian financial crisis — be disbursed when needed while Thailand had proposed to increase the fund to $250 billion from $84 billion. 

The government, however, must not solely focus on this standby fund and the trade deals at the summit, Mr. Ofreneo said. 

"If there is the Chiang Mai Initiative, [what are they doing] to strengthen social and labor integration? ASEAN should not overlook the overarching goal of a sharing and caring community," he said in a telephone interview. "Do not focus on one type of instrument." 

He pointed out that much needed to be done in terms of closing the development gap among ASEAN members and fleshing out human rights and labor rules. 

"The question is, can ASEAN rise to the challenge of revisiting the liberalization mechanism to achieve the one integrated community? There needs to be a radical adjustment when the issue now is how to preserve jobs and make sure the vulnerable in society survive," Mr. Ofreneo said. 

Mr. Kabigting, for his part said: "The President is cognizant of this economic crisis. [The government] is not a purist about liberalization. While it must be pursued, you cannot pursue it unbridled. There must be some precautions taken." 

World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy has warned against "regionalism [that hurts] multilateralism by bolstering discriminatory interests or by fostering protection behind enlarged closed markets". 

In the foreword of a WTO publication launched over the weekend titled "Multilateralizing Regionalism: Challenges for the Global Trading System", Mr. Lamy called on members to review regional agreements to see if these are likely to allow for wider and more inclusive trade deals in the future. 

For Mr. Favila, however, the ASEAN deals are "complementary with the [ones of the] WTO" and "will not in any way compete with the Doha round". 

Mr. Manzano, for his part, said that while more regional deals may "theoretically" make trade rules difficult to comply with, "we do not know if it will be significantly complicated".

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