Re: China claims allToo bloody close for comfort for mine. The Australian Navy has ignored these ridiculous claims and sailed through these areas. We have been threatened with loud hailers.."This is Chinese navy!..Leave these waters!"..I think the response from HMAS..?..forget the frigate's name.. was somewhere between non existent and a verbal middle finger extended firmly upwards. The Chinese ambassador the other day threatened Australia thus..I paraphrase...
Re: China claims allThe Chinese government does not think in terms of decades.
Re: China claims allThank goodness Boris promised in 2017 to send an aircraft carrier as soon as Britain has some planes to fly off it.
Re: China claims allWe have 2 aircraft/ attack helicopter carrier/ AAS ships that at the moment don't cater for the F35 but I hear one of them is to be modified for vertical take off and land. They can carry everything else though and in many cases are more versatile than a classic carrier. One of them should be there. The Chinese need to be stood up to. Like any school yard bully. One hard smack in the mouth and they back off. Yes all the arguments about trade and how we "depend" on them. Bollocks. We can find other markets for our iron ore, other minerals and of course our wine. The Chinese are addicted to Australian wine and lots of other goodies they get from us. They are not going to let go of all that easily.
Re: China claims allI have this niggling belief that China want to claim as much of the world as possible and I think the rest of the world should be keeping a close eye on them!
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