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果報は寝て待て???

a0043520_13501433.jpg2012年も残すところあと1日ちょっとになった。ヤップにいても日本を見ても、もはや来る年に期待するという気持にはなれないけれど、今日の続きが明日なんだから、まあボツボツやっていきましょうや!ってことで、ヤップはいまヤムイモの季節まっさかりです^^

このところ中国成金によるヤップ大開発計画に反対するグループの啓蒙チラシづくりのお手伝いに没頭していたのだが、なんとか年内に仕上げることができた。まず英文で起草したものをヤップ語の2種類の表記に翻訳し、写真を入れてレイアウトしたものをpdfで仕上げる...。もちろんヤップ語に訳すのはヤップ人だけれど、新表記(音韻表記に準じているの)と旧表記(教会が聖書で使用している)のふたつの文書を、たどたどしくしか読めないわたしが校正し、それをまたヤップ人が見て直して、最終的にグループの承認を得る...という、めちゃくちゃ時間のかかる作業だったけれど、すごく勉強になったし、なかなか格調高いものができたと思う。興味のある方は、英文のテキストでどうぞ

a0043520_13502432.jpgさてチラシにひととおりの目処がついたので、久しぶりにFacebookをのぞいてみると、ありゃりゃ、中国成金(ETG)のエージェントがとんでもなくブッ飛んでいて笑えた:
Gang Yang:
why no other country's companies come and invest here for many many years? if bringing benefits to the people, state and the nation is so called "bribe", this kind of "bribe" is good. We hope more companies should come to "bribe" the people.

ヤップ人A:
really!! so what your saying is its okay for your company to bribe people? WOW!!!

ヤップ人B:
Gang Yang, we have had many investors come to invest in Yap over the years, small investors, not big like ETG. some chinese, some japanese, some korean, we even have indian businessman in Yap right now. When are you going to stop lying to the people?

ヤップ人C:
Mr. Gang Yang, you have just mentioned above some.. good kind of bribe.. you offered, you also said ...read carefully...Let me tell you that there is no such things as good kind of bribe any where else in the world but then you just show us here ...with you chinese people. This is the very first time in history I have EVER hear that bribe is good. NOW MR. GANG YANG, no wonder why you - chinese came into Yap bribing people because that is the way you chinese think and so you act. You know Gang Yang we are leaning who you really are....AND THE SAD THING IS, THE MORE I AM FINDING WHO YOU ARE AND THE WAY YOU THINK AND DO THINGS, THE MORE I AM DISAPPOINTED. You and your chinese way...take it back to china...we don't want it.
中国人エージェント「この手の賄賂は良いことだ、キリッ」...ひゃ~っほい(笑)

このノリだから、すでに「良い賄賂」は島のあちこちでバラ撒かれていて、ヤップ人も、ウハウハともらっちゃう人、コッソリともらっちゃう人、ビシッとつき返す人と...いろいろだ。そして島の人々の関係がゴタゴタしてどんどん割れていっている。わたしが参加している反対派の会合に来ているフツーのおばさんですら、「Divide and Control(分断して統治せよ)がやつらの手口だからね」とポロッと口にする。週一回の反対派のミーティングは、小さな島にとって最適な将来を考え学びあう場でもある。

a0043520_13505095.jpgもうひとつFacebookで重大+ハッピー・ニュースを拾った。なななんと、ヤップにこの大迷惑をもたらしている中国四川省の開発会社ETGの社長、鄧鴻(Deng Hong)氏にも、ついに当局の汚職捜査の手が伸びたという!

Li Chuncheng’s Fall Threatens Chengdu’s Rise
http://www.chengduliving.com/chengdus-rise-threatened/

日本のニュースを拾ってみると、Li Chunchengとは四川省共産党委員会副書記だった李春城氏のことで、この四川省でナンバー3の立場にあった人物は、重大な規律違反の疑いで12月13日に解任されたと報じられていた。

http://www.47news.jp/CN/201212/CN2012121301001854.html

習近平、李克強も張り切っている(今日の『人民日報』-20121207)
http://blog.livedoor.jp/sasashanghai-tokyo/archives/20811219.html

この一連の動きは中国トップの主導権争いの一環で、今回ノリノリで腐敗摘発しているのが習近平=太子党=上海派で、ヤラれているのが胡錦濤派=共青団という見方もあるようだが。それならなおさらズブズブ関係が明らかで挙げやすいところから目をつけられるだろうし、鄧鴻なんて四川の腐敗の大元だろうし...。でも江沢民(上海派)に近い鄧鴻は、また逃げおおせるかもしれんなあ...いや、やつは何でも金で片をつける気でいるだろう...。

a0043520_13504185.jpgしかしまあ、中国国内にどんな背景があるにせよ、この記事が出たというのはヤップにとっては良いことで、ETGと鄧鴻ビジネスのいかがわしさを証明する道具のひとつにはなるだろう。

それにしてもヤップでも権力と金とメディアを手にした相手との戦いは、日本の脱原発をめざす運動と同じく、ちょっとやそっとで片がつくものではないだろう。長くかかるだろうけど、お互いに助け合い学びあって、コツコツと足場を固めていくしかない。やつらは空爆、われらはゲリラ、どっちが勝つか...さあ見ものですって?高みの見物人は空爆派に塩を送っているのと同じだってことを、しっかり認識してね!


(同一テーマの記事)
中国人のための中国人による中国人のヤップ島開発に徹底反対!(その1)
http://suyap.exblog.jp/15476633/
中国人のための中国人による中国人のヤップ島開発に徹底反対!(その2)
http://suyap.exblog.jp/15478850/
ブルートゥース・ナグ
http://suyap.exblog.jp/16355238/
流行のステッカー
http://suyap.exblog.jp/16527479
大統領との会見
http://suyap.exblog.jp/17206333/
パパイヤガラスもあきれてる...
http://suyap.exblog.jp/17219576/
おひさしぶりです
http://suyap.exblog.jp/17432052/
ヤップ島の巨大開発に反対するオンライン署名募集中
http://suyap.exblog.jp/17531397/
やっぱり果報は寝て待てか?
http://suyap.exblog.jp/17652204/
結実まであと一歩?!
http://suyap.exblog.jp/17756107/
懲りない面々
http://suyap.exblog.jp/17925665/


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http://yaplog.jp/mantas/
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http://yaplog.jp/suyap/
ヤップ島の旅案内:
http://www.naturesway.fm/index2.html






Fal'ngin ngea Yalean Tafeadaed
(わたしたちの土地の秩序と伝統)

Concerned Citizens Group


Who is CCG and What is its Goal?
Concerned Citizens Group (CCG) is organized by the people from all municipalities including neighboring islands of Yap State to request the State Government to refrain from the ongoing ETG’s proposed development.

CCG envisions that it will cause irrecoverable impacts on our society, culture and environment because of;

a. Its massive scale and a lengthy duration (99 years and more) of the proposed land-lease.

b. The ill-preparation for local land owners to negotiate with foreign investors on land-leasing.

c. The lack of transparency in our government’s decision-making process.


Is CCG "anti-development"?
No, CCG is NOT against all developments or foreign investors from any origin.

CCG supports a development as long as it is environmentally safe, culturally preserving, and economically favorable, and as long as the people of Yap have a say in all aspects of development projects.


What kind of Development is Suitable for Yap?
People of Yap need to set up their own standard based on the environment, resources, location, etc., before thinking of any development. Because Yap is a small island far from other islands or continents, development needs to be diversified.

This is why sustainable fisheries and bio-diverse gardening are inherent in our culture so that, as long as we take care of our soil and reef, they will provide us food, health and a place to live forever. With our basic life secured, we can extend our trades within Yap and beyond, if it's feasible.

This is where the government of Yap can help in developing local produce marketing, supporting the local private sectors to grow and setting up functions of research and protection of natural resources in the state, instead of just depending on a major tourism development by foreign investors.


Isn’t Tourism Development the Best for Yap?
Tourism is always dependant on conditions outside of Yap. Number of tourists is easily affected by the economy, foreign relations or even an epidemic, all of which are out of our control. Heavily depending on tourism will not make a healthy economic development. Small scale ecotourism development is suitable to Yap.

What is "Ecotourism"?
Ecotourism is defined as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well being of local people", by trying to minimize impacts, build environmental awareness, provide direct financial benefits for conservation, provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people, respect local culture, and support human rights and democratic movements.


Will we Suffer after 2023 when the US Compact Money Stops?
Not likely if our basic life is secured. Also there may be possibilities of the compact being renewed but the funds will diminish. FSM/Yap State can still apply for grants and scholarships from many other nations besides U.S.


As You Know;
Use of each piece of land in Yap is subject to the decisions and interests of more than one person to ensure order and stability of the community. The decision on land leasing to ETG should not be between only a land owner and ETG because neighboring land owners will be directly impacted. A western style land lease agreement may not apply to Yap's complex rules of land tenure that is granted by the Yap State Constitution.

The signed Cooperative Investment Agreement between Yap State Governor and ETG specifically states that ETG cannot develop its Project until and unless the Master Plan is approved. If land leases are signed before the State approves the Master Plan that ETG has not submitted yet, such land leases are invalid.


Before Signing on any paper with ETG;
Get assistance from a lawyer who is NOT working closely with ETG even he/she is a Yapese. Landowners should not let the potential tenant dictate the terms of the agreement, particularly to the detriment of the landowner's core interests.

Followings are some basics to be considered in a ground lease agreement:

1. Lease agreements must have a definite duration and definite date for termination.

2. All improvements made on leased land by the lessee (ETG) must become the property of the lessor (landowners) with no cost, when the lease terminates.

3. Landowners must have a say over how the leased land is developed and what sort of activities can occur on the developed land.

4. If lessee (ETG) intends to sublease any of its interest in the leased land to another party, it must be stated in the lease agreement.


Buut' ea Chaaw ngea Yafas Rodaed;
Gaathii Salpiy faa Waasool!
(土地は先祖代々生きとし生けるモノのもの、金や外国人のものではない!)
by suyap | 2012-12-30 16:10 | ヤップの開発問題(ETG)
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