3415 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
China wants to keep its manufacturing business
The threat that a lawsuit coming from anywhere could ban the exportation of products built in China is surely hair-raising to any western company. Especially since Chinese courts are not known for their even-handedness when judging between local and foreign companies.
I think the Chinese government knows that, and prefers to lose money on this shaky case, rather than risk its manufacturing sector.
He first received the data anonymously; at that point, he could have sent it to the media without checking. He checked that the data was factual by using somebody else's name, then sent it.
If this was a journalist instead of a scientist, hardly anybody would be surprised, let alone shocked. Had this been done by a denialist rather than a warmist, Lewis would be concentrating on the data rather than the leaker.
You may argue many points about the case, but this one seems hardly worth the time of the supreme court. I can only think they agreed to hear the case out of a desire to ostensibly give Assange™ the possibility to exhaust all possible recourses.
It is very likely that he will have spent more time on appeals than in Swedish jails.
Regulations are the point
They have to show their data, whether they do an IPO or not. They have too many shareholders to keep it secret. They don't have a choice.
As for raising more cash, what for? Considering they have $3Bn on hand and are not using it, what would they do with more? Buy random companies for the lulz?