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Message 2125054 - Posted: 4 Sep 2023, 20:43:39 UTC - in response to Message 2125040.  

If Kim can make nukes, then Xi can do no wrong. Let the peons starve.
Kim's subjects have been used to suffering for generations, to starving in bad years. This sacrifice is necessary to deter evil America from destroying their homeland. The Chinese, on the other hand, have now experienced 20..30 years of increasing prosperity. Many have traveled the world outside of China. Economic difficulties and mass unemployment call into question the infallibility of the party. Xi should be afraid of his people. But that's also what people thought of Russia, which, at least since Putin, achieved modest prosperity for the broad masses, far above Soviet standards, at least in the European part. Still, Putin's subjects will not protest, even if at some point all they can afford to eat is buckwheat groats.
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Message 2125986 - Posted: 24 Sep 2023, 22:24:07 UTC

Xi's new move to steel territory. :-O

China's 'Floating Barrier' Sparks Fury From Philippines.

China installing a "floating barrier" in a disputed area of the South China Sea sparked fury from the Philippines on Sunday.

The Philippines' coast guard discovered the 300 meter-long (roughly 1,000 foot) barrier near the Scarborough Shoal, a rock located roughly 120 miles off the coast of the Philippines' Zambales province, the country's coast guard spokesperson Jay Tarriela wrote in a statement posted to X, formerly known as Twitter, late Saturday evening. Scarborough Shoal has been disputed between China and the Philippines, but was taken by China in 2012.

Tarriela wrote that Manila "strongly condemns" the barrier, which prevents Filipino fishing boats from "from entering the shoal and depriving them of their fishing and livelihood activities."

The dispute is the latest territorial agreement involving China in the South China Sea, of which Beijing claims 90 percent control of, amid ongoing tensions between the two countries....
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Message 2126017 - Posted: 25 Sep 2023, 13:59:25 UTC

Anything that floats can be sunk.
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Message 2126351 - Posted: 2 Oct 2023, 1:23:50 UTC

It looks like another of Xi's plans is also coming back to bite him.

China caught in its own debt trap over Belt and Roads initiative.

Has Beijing snared itself in its own debt trap? The lure of cheap cash has bought it diplomatic support and access to ports across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. But now those nations are struggling to meet repayments. And someone still has to pay.

“China is a loan shark with no legs left to break,” argues Foreign Policy’s Christina Lu. “The problem is that a lot of the countries that China is loaning money to are broke. Sri Lanka has offered up a major port and 100,000 endangered monkeys to keep Chinese kneecappers at bay. Beijing needs the vig (repayments), and the countries it bet on can’t come up with the goods.”

China’s struggling under the weight of its own internal debts.

Largely unregulated loans under its “shadow banking” network of trusts had propped up a property-building bubble far beyond the point where it should have burst. Now that it has, multibillion-dollar speculative developers are on the brink of collapse.

But their creditors want their money back. Contractors can’t survive without cash. And suppliers need to be paid for their goods.....
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Message 2127085 - Posted: 17 Oct 2023, 20:12:32 UTC

It seems that Xi and his mob are getting very irresponsible in space.

Details emerge of near collision between Australian and Chinese satellites.

A suspected Chinese military satellite headed “concerningly” close towards an Australian commercial satellite earlier this month, prompting fears inside Defence of a possible collision that could create dangerous space debris.

Details of the near miss have emerged as Australia’s Defence Space Commander warns the skies above Earth are becoming ever "riskier" as greater numbers of satellites are launched, including more sophisticated models equipped with "counter-satellite" technology.

"It's riskier. There's far more satellites up there, the counter satellite capabilities are significantly enhanced every time something is launched," Air-Vice Marshal Cath Roberts said.

Addressing the Space Industry Association of Australia, the senior RAAF officer described the growing dangers faced in the increasingly congested domain that is also considered crucial for future warfare.....
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Message 2127121 - Posted: 18 Oct 2023, 6:29:24 UTC

Xi will not like the outcome of the latest 5 Eyes gathering that was a first.

ASIO director tells Five Eyes intelligence summit that alleged Chinese spy was removed from Australia.

Australia's domestic intelligence chief has revealed a Chinese national was removed from the country after a foiled attempt to infiltrate a prestigious research institution.

ASIO Director General Mike Burgess has revealed details of the alleged espionage last month, while meeting his Five Eyes counterparts in the United States this week.

Mr Burgess says the spying plot against an unnamed Australian organisation was disrupted before any damage was done.

"The plot involved a visiting professor — a genuine academic who had also been recruited by Chinese intelligence," Mr Burgess told reporters.

"Their spymaster gave them money and a shopping list of intelligence requirements and sent them to Australia."

The meeting in Silicon Valley is the first-ever public gathering of the Five Eyes intelligence partners, which includes Australia, the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.

At the meeting, the domestic intelligence chiefs of Australia and the United States issued a scathing criticism of China, accusing it of intellectual property theft on an unprecedented scale.

Mr Burgess said the decision to step outside their normally secretive meetings reflected the nature of the threat they were facing.......
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Message 2127377 - Posted: 22 Oct 2023, 20:05:33 UTC

China's fleet is now bumping into others where they don't belong. :-(

Philippines says coast guard ship and supply boat were hit by Chinese vessels in South China Sea.
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Message 2127385 - Posted: 22 Oct 2023, 23:50:16 UTC - in response to Message 2127377.  

China's fleet is now bumping into others where they don't belong. :-(

Philippines says coast guard ship and supply boat were hit by Chinese vessels in South China Sea.

China claims the South OF China sea as theirs. But they didn't even show up to defend the line of dashes. Thus they forfeit all possible claims based upon it.
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Message 2127408 - Posted: 23 Oct 2023, 15:18:44 UTC - in response to Message 2127385.  

China claims the South OF China sea as theirs. But they didn't even show up to defend the line of dashes. Thus they forfeit all possible claims based upon it.
Claiming territory or sea areas means nothing. Only treaties based on international law, negotiated between all neighboring countries, turn claims into rights.
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Message 2127417 - Posted: 24 Oct 2023, 0:18:37 UTC - in response to Message 2127408.  

... And physical possession is 9 10ths of the physical reality...


And appeasement never works...

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Message 2127422 - Posted: 24 Oct 2023, 1:14:04 UTC - in response to Message 2127417.  

... And physical possession is 9 10ths of the physical reality...
Xi knows this and builds up his forces of violence to do it.
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Message 2127448 - Posted: 24 Oct 2023, 10:06:14 UTC - in response to Message 2127422.  

... And physical possession is 9 10ths of the physical reality...
Xi knows this and builds up his forces of violence to do it.
Just like PooTin and Benji, 3 peas in a pod.
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Message 2127497 - Posted: 25 Oct 2023, 16:55:18 UTC

There are different ideas about 'taking possession'. How should the growing Chinese population or the leasing of agricultural land in Siberia, the growing Chinese business relations in the Russian Far East be understood in this regard? Vladimir Putin was quoted more than a decade ago, saying:
"If we do not take practical steps to advance the Far East soon, after a few decades, the Russian population will be speaking Chinese, Japanese, and Korean."
Just saying...
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Message 2127513 - Posted: 26 Oct 2023, 0:59:04 UTC - in response to Message 2127497.  

Well, sources, have whispered that Xi has added 100 warheads to his arsenal. Does he intend to use them?
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Message 2127710 - Posted: 29 Oct 2023, 8:37:09 UTC

While the eyes of the world are elsewhere Xi and his mob of crooks are at play. :-(

China’s escalation in South China Sea while world is distracted.
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Message 2128055 - Posted: 6 Nov 2023, 8:10:33 UTC

Chinese fighter pilots are at it yet again.

Chinese jet fired flares close to submarine-hunting helicopter in South China Sea, Canadian Navy says,

A Chinese warplane fired flares in front of a Canadian military helicopter over international waters of the South China Sea last Sunday, an operation that Canadian military officers said was reckless and could have resulted in the downing of the aircraft.

“The risk to a helicopter in that instance is the flares moving into the rotor blades or the engines so this was categorized as both unsafe and non-standard, unprofessional,” said Maj. Rob Millen, air officer aboard the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Ottawa, the warship from which the Sikorsky Cyclone helicopter was flying.

The incident was the second of two encounters the Ottawa’s helicopter had with Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy J-11 fighter jets over international waters on October 29, which saw the fighters get as close as 100 feet from the helicopter, Millen told CNN in an interview aboard the warship.....
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Message 2128903 - Posted: 23 Nov 2023, 10:42:39 UTC

Xi looks to be up to no good again, but this time in the Indian Ocean in an uneasy neighbour's front yard.

Maldives asks Indian troops to leave after inauguration of pro-China President Mohamed Muizzu.

With more than 1,000 islands, Maldives is renowned for its white beaches, sun-drenched atolls and high-end resorts, sitting on the equator in the Indian Ocean, south-west of Sri Lanka.

But it has also emerged at the centre of a strategic battle between regional superpowers, India and China.

And, after the swearing in of new Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu last week, there are concerns China will take advantage of a fresh anti-India push from the new government to increase its already growing influence....
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Message 2129413 - Posted: 3 Dec 2023, 20:52:45 UTC

Xi is still stirring trouble again where he has no right to be. :-(

Philippines coast guard says it's monitoring more than 135 Chinese vessels 'swarming' within the South China Sea.

The Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) says more than 135 Chinese vessels are "swarming" at a reef off its coast, describing the boats' growing presence as "alarming".

The Chinese boats were "dispersed and scattered" within the boomerang-shaped Whitsun Reef, which the Philippines calls Julian Felipe Reef, around 320 kilometres west of Palawan Island, the coast guard said.

The PCG said its chief has ordered patrols in the vicinity of the reef, Reuters reported.

"The PCG maintains its unwavering commitment to safeguarding maritime security, safety and the marine environment in the course of protecting the territorial integrity, sovereignty, sovereign rights, and jurisdiction of the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea," it said in a statement.

Whitsun Reef is more than 1,000 km from the nearest major Chinese landmass of Hainan island......
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Message 2129480 - Posted: 5 Dec 2023, 20:26:07 UTC

It maybe time to confiscate some unused fishing boats.

[url=https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-12-05/south-china-sea-whitsun-reef-boats-swarming-rafting/103190020Why scores of Chinese boats were 'swarming' at a reef within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone.[/url]


I'm sure that someone else can make proper use of them. ;-)
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Message 2129508 - Posted: 6 Dec 2023, 14:35:12 UTC
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Have they already started dumping sand on the reef to gain land? E.g. for a Chinese sea rescue station that could save poor Filipino fishermen in the terrible storms there?
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