In the third series of House of Cards, the President (played by Kevin Spacey) decides to create a New Deal-type jobs programme.
This week’s Davos World Economic Forum is the perfect chance for Trump to talk up his protectionist programme:
President Trump’s trip to the World Economic Forum is raising eyebrows in Washington given the event’s reputation as a retreat for the “globalists” he disdains.
Trump’s only attending to stop President Xi stealing the show.
But authoritarian China is now so embedded in the world economy that even Trump can’t put the Genie back in the bottle.
President Xi the Genie is quite a thought.
AliPay, owned by Ant Financial, part of the Alibaba Group, is expanding globally.
They just had a buyout of MoneyGram in the US rejected on security grounds.
But they’re already here in the UK – they are a backer of Ofo.
Britain’s streets could soon be flooded with yellow bicycles under plans by Ofo, a Beijing startup dubbed the Uber for bikes, to entrench the Chinese craze for dockless bike-sharing in Britain.Shared
And in the shops too – at least in Qatari-owned Harrods.
China are also in the English Premier League:
— Ranjan Balakumaran (@financialeyes) January 14, 2018
As Cameron and Lord Chadlington’s UK-China fund is already lobbying on behalf of Chinese Government backed firms to penetrate UK Public Services in Fin-Tech and Healthcare Sectors ie NHS, it’s time to start worrying:
David Cameron lobbied Beijing on behalf of a Tory peer and former donor in order to help establish a £500m ‘UK-China’ investment fund.
It won’t be long before AliBaba run the NHS along with US insurance firm United Health.
Ali Baba have very sophisticated voice and facial recognition technology.
Recognising your voice in a crowded room.
China, currently at approx Black Mirror season 2 https://t.co/HlJwaxHlCd
— Thomas Hale (@TomHale_) January 3, 2018
— Ranjan Balakumaran (@financialeyes) January 14, 2018
This is happening at the House of Commons Health Select Committee on Tuesday:
Health – Oral Evidence Session
Memorandum of understanding on data-sharing between NHS Digital and the Home Office
Yusef Azad, Director of Strategy, National AIDS Trust
Dr Joanne Bailey, Member of the Advisory Panel, National Data Guardian
Marissa Begonia, Coordinator, Voices of Domestic Workers
Dr Lucinda Hiam, General Practitioner, Doctors of the World
Professor John Newton, Director of Health Improvement, Public Health England
Lord O’Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health (Lords), Department of Health
Sir Ian Andrews, Non-executive Director, NHS Digital
Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer, NHS Digital
Caroline Nokes, Minister for Immigration, Home Office
Jonathan Marron, Director General, Community Care, Department of Health
Hugh Ind, Director General of Immigration Enforcement, Home Office
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
What’s going on?
Potential parallels with the Indian Aadhaar Biometric ID card System & the Chinese Sesame Credit Social Credit Rating Agency (owned by AliBaba) — with a bit of deportation thrown in.
In China if you get a high Sesame Credit score you can get a visa and skip customs as you are trusted.
On the flip-side will you need a high UK social credit score just to stay in the UK?
Aadhaar and Sesame Credit link State, FinTech, Big Data, Health, Insurance, Surveillance & Privacy.
Sesame Credit is a good example of State and Corporations working hand in hand.
TenCent are another big Chinese firm that do Social Credit Systems.
Despite the American Committee for Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) recently blocking Ali Baba’s Ant Financial from buying MoneyGram for Security / Data reasons, in the UK we’re handing the Chinese Government the keys to our Nuclear Park — so why not all our data and (linked) healthcare technology too?
Why wouldn’t Home secretary Amber Rudd use such surveillance technology?
Amber Rudd knows a thing or two about Economic Crime:
Exclusive: UK home secretary named as having been director of two Bahamas firms, while a co-director at another company was jailed over a false statement
Nicholas Wilson voiced some concerns at the Hustings at Hastings
Turns out once again that he was utterly vindicated
The home secretary warned that billions have been laundered through the City of London as she announced a new anti-corruption strategy
Chinese Surveillance Technology
Any surveillance technology Amber Rudd buys from China is going to be even more effective for having been developed under authoritarian conditions.
This is from HSBC whistleblower Nicholas Wilson
Here is a recent must watch film about HSBC, UK, China and Hinkley – Unbelievable final 20 minutes:
The National Data Guardian released a report in December.
They say it’s to inform patients of the uses of data sharing but it looks to me like it’s all about Big Business, FinTech and Insurance
National Data Guardian for Health and Care 2017 report
Speaking of NHS and Big Data, also taking place on Tuesday:
This session will look at how algorithms and AI are changing the nature of healthcare delivery. It will also consider the ways in which the NHS can harness the value of its data without compromising on patient privacy and consent.
(at 3:30 pm)
Dr Julian Huppert, Chair, Independent Review Panel for DeepMind Health
Ms Nicola Perrin, Head, Understanding Patient Data, Wellcome Trust
Dr Sobia Raza, Head of Science, PHG Foundation
(at 4:30 pm)
Dame Fiona Caldicott, National Data Guardian for Health and Care, Office of the National Data Guardian
Dr Hugh Harvey, Clinical Artificial Intelligence Researcher and Consultant Radiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Martin Severs, Medical Director, NHS Digital
Location: Room 4A, Palace of Westminster