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China After Peter Dutton

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Keith Windschuttle observes that it is fortunate that Peter Dutton survived the election debacle, because he is the "most mature and reliable guardian of Australia's defence security in the Parliament". Windschuttle believes that it will be Australia's dire misfortune if the "remnants" of the Liberal party don't elect him as Leader of the Opposition". ('China, Dutton and the common destiny of man', 22/5/22).

A week before the election, we had a PLA warship off the coast of the WA that came within 50 nautical miles of Exmouth and the Naval Communications Station there. The ship entered Australia's Economic Exclusive Zone - ignoring international protocols to advise Australia of its presence.

'No laws broken', said Morrison, and moved on with politicking; he and Albanese barely showed interest in the event. It "probably would have gone unnoticed" in the campaign, had it not been for Peter Dutton.

While the new Labor government might think that it's all about women's problems, gender, an aboriginal voice to Parliament, climate change and X emissions reduction by 2030, try:

"By 2030, the American-dominated unipolar world of the post Cold War end from 1989 to 2019, the Pax Americana, will break down in a contest between China and America for superiority".

China cannot achieve its goal of "rejuvenation" unless it is dominant in East Asia; the US cannot maintain its status if it loses dominance in that region.

The whole world will be involved, a result being decided not just by war, but by which of the two powers can exercise "the most effective form of governance in the twenty-first century". The Chinese model, based on "humane authority, sovereign state equality, and non-hegemony" will outperform Western democracy as the "world's most attractive political system", according to Yan Xuetong, author of 'Leadership and the Rise of Great Powers'.

The idea is for a Chinese-led global system called, 'The Community of Common Destiny for Mankind'
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 23 May 2022 8:58:15 AM
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Thanks for the thread ttbn
Posted by Canem Malum, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 3:35:47 AM
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CM,

You are welcome. It's a subject that most Australians don't want to know about: the ostrich syndrome. If they ignore it, it will go away.

Another China problem for the new government to deal with is the Solomon Islands, without a defence minister of Dutton's calibre. The gentleman rumoured to be set for that job in a Labor government has publicly said that signing a deal with China is none of our business; it is all OK.

But, is it OK? Chinese writings, according to Windschuttle, indicate that China expects to extend its influence throughout the "whole of Oceania". Thatís our region.

China regards the Pacific Islands within Australia's sphere of influence as "strategic stepping stones for its overall plans". The agreement already signed with Solomon Islands is "only the first of many that China plans to make". (The National Centre for Oceanic Study, at the Sun Yat-Sen university in Guangzhou).

Apparently this is deemed necessary for the security of the PLA naval fleet!
Posted by ttbn, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 8:22:22 AM
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Hi there TTBN...

I don't generally attempt to lodge my opinion(s) on here lately, preferring instead to leave it to others. The reality that Labour has had such a resounding win last Saturday, fills me with utter trepidation, for the future of this once great Nation of ours. The only tiny glimmer of hope, rests entirely on the solitary shoulders of one individual; Mr Peter DUTTON, a pragmatist after my own heart.

It's for that reason I applaud your introductory statement to us al TTBN. Moreover, we all better take notice, as the next global conflict will positively be our last. Many folk on here have never experienced war. I have, and it's horrific. Accordingly, the best way to prosecute a war is total avoidance, through thorough preparation. A practice that has not been part of our military vocabulary since the events of South Vietnam.
Posted by o sung wu, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 1:28:06 PM
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Thanks, o sung wu. It will never cease to amaze me how people can chunter on about relatively inconsequential matters that won't matter a damn if China realises its ambitions.
Posted by ttbn, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 3:35:49 PM
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Actually, it was not such a resounding Labour victory.
Only one in three Australians voted for Labour.Might be less for Liberal.
The figures are available but I can not be bothered to go
and look them all up. If someone does it I will read them with interest.

Both Libs & Labs got lower percents than last time.
Posted by Bazz, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 5:05:24 PM
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