International Australia's Position in Asia-Pacific Geopolitics, as Beijing's Rising Shadow Casts Over Region.

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  1. Arkain2K

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    China’s soft power turns hard in Australia
    Beijing’s influence has expanded rapidly Down Under, a monied influx into politics, economics, and academia that faces growing and increasingly harsh scrutiny
    By Helen ClarkPerth, October 17, 2017

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    http://www.atimes.com/article/chinas-soft-power-turns-hard-australia/
     
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    Tensions rise as Chinese government’s influence infiltrates Aussie universities
    Chinese students are turning on their Australian teachers using secret videos amid growing fears about their government’s influence.​

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/econ...s/news-story/e7768b0bb1f5953a7608884527387372
     
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    CSIS: US nuclear attack submarines and navy warships should be based in Perth in response to China’s growing power projection

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    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/na...h/news-story/af5d0e9dd300c8eb96bf74aca790198d


    PS: The comments from Australian readers directly below the article are very interesting. I still can't believe a country with a massive coastline like Australia (roughly the size of continental United States) would spend $50 Billion to buy a bunch of old WW2-designed diesel subs from France, to be honest. How efficient can they patrol the vast Australian coasts if they constantly have to go back to port to refuel? Not to mention that Australia only have a few weeks worth of fuel in their strategic reserves at any given time...
     
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    Before someone asks: "How they gonna get submarines to Austria?"
     
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    Article is behind a dedicated paywall; what are those dingo fuckers saying in the comments section?
     
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    So more military spending and oversea involvement against the backdrop of massive budget deficit? Instead of scaling back, Murica is sending more troops to Syria, increasing its involvement in Yemen and god knows how many other covert front.

    Bring on more debt! I'm sure you don't have to pay it back ever.
     
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    In light of the Australian port of Darwin now in Chinese control for the next 99 years, there is one debate on whether they should apply to join collectively as the 51st State, or separately as seven new states.

    I thought there would be some loud objections to the idea of nuclear submarines (since Australia is officially committed to be nuclear-free), but as it turns out, every territory want a piece of the U.S Navy's nuclear fleet instead of letting Perth having it all.
     
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    US should trade military protectionism for 60% stake in the REE deposits -- otherwise, they can invest in and man their own nuclear tech
     
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    I can't help but wonder how the US empire can sustain containing China, containing Russia, and fighting wars in 7 different countries throughout the middle East and africa.
     
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    Australia’s future submarine and our strategic risks
    By Michael Keating & Jon Stanford | 28 April 2018​

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    https://www.smh.com.au/national/aus...-and-our-strategic-risks-20180423-p4zb7f.html
     
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    Eh, if anything, we'd just be moving our current Pacific assets closer to the hot zone.

    Currently, Submarine Squadron 15 is all the way in Guam, which would take hours to arrive if there's a need for them in the Indo-Pacific region.
     
  14. Karasu-Hanta

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    Have you seen the port of Darwin ? It is a jetty at best.
     
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    Adios Sher brothers

    I may be vaporized blown out to see like Mason but my ship post might live on!

    Sayonara!

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    As a Filipino good Job China well done you just put a big bulls eye in our backyard for the rest of the world powers to strike impresive.
     
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    I wouldn't know how it would look like during the next 99 years.
     
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    Like a jetty but bigger but seriously it's not a big deal there are other ports and naval bases close by for the 3000 U.S. marines stationed in Darwin to sail from, It's not like the Chinese gov't have troops here ready to close it to anyone.
     
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    No not good, the West should be closing down bases in third world shitholes and slashing deficit. Europe needs to stop its obsession with immigration from third world shitholes, and Murica needs to stop meddling third world shitholes. Interventionism should be reserved only when directly threatened. The US military budget alone is 700 billion dollars. US funding for education is 68 billion in comparison.
     
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    Are you calling Australia a 3rd world shithole?
     
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    Honestly....I wonder what will happen, if America said no to the debt..........I mean we are the top dawg, we do have the best military....Could we simply say no and fuck everyone else up, including banks up?......I really doubt the banks or anybody else will come asking us for money or anything.....including china...unless we became weaker, and then they could tell us what to do.
     

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