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    Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

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    ps. The main reason that I post this, is that this could escalate in to WW3!
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    Default Re: Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

    True, I can confirm that from personal experience.
    And it has been going on for a long time.

    In 1985, I was in the Kingdom of Tonga for the first time. It was like paradise then.
    The second time, early 1990's, the main island was already incredibly polluted.
    And the third time, about 15 years ago, the Chinese were very much present there.

    Very sad story.

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    Chinese Spy Spills Secrets to Expose Communist Espionage Network | 60 Minutes Australia

    Australia is now 'starting to wake up' to Chinese 'infiltration'
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    Default Re: Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

    I'd wager they're trying to setup so that if poopoo does hit the fan, they'll be able to reign Australia in quickly and neatly. Both due to having us surrounded... literally and due to how much influence they've been sneaking in via politicians, bribes and CCP loyalists migrating over and settling, however remaining 100% loyal to CCP.

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    Default Re: Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

    If China make an agreement with Bougaineville, they won’t be able to start again the Panguna mine.
    Biggest open cast mine at the time in the southern hemisphere.

    They can use the island as a port, but I know they know that Bougaineville has massive rich copper, gold resources. Probably now the biggest in the world when you integrate the secret potential mines (not excavated yet). They will fall into the trap as others have as will be explained.

    The agreement would not have been with the original revolutionaries, under Francis Ono, who started the first environmental revolution. The central area where the war took place was at the mine. The natives lost 20,000 people. Their environment was devastated resulting with copper sulphate rivers. The International Red Cross was prevented from coming in, hence the huge casualties Helicopter gunships and frigates surrounded the island. A similar scene from the movie AVATAR. The incredible and amazing thing is the revolutionaries won the war. Know one new how they did it. Even the secret services and mercenaries didn’t know and gave up.

    If Avalonians are still interested this will be the first explanation if requested anywhere in public how this result came about. Project Avalon is the only site that would understand. I’ll give a clue AVATAR.

    The Australian Parliament didn’t know there was a war until a Greenpeace activist announced this on ABC (interviewed as a silhouette) to prevent his real self. He had to escape from the Australian secret service, which he successfully did. He did go back to Bougaineville to help the revolutionaries build up there weapons against the Papua New Guinea (PNG )and Australian government forces.

    There are cultural reasons why this war started which I’m not going to elaborate on here. The feminine is embedded within the land. Destroy the feminine, the reaction is war. This was not understood by RioTinto.

    Whoever are the recognized authorities in Bougaineville don’t seem to be aware that there are 5 other major potential mines kept secret. The revolutionaries knew this because the original plan by Rio Tinto and the Australia was a compulsory mass migration policy of the whole population to Queensland. This meant that Bougaineville was to become just one big mine. Not only the biggest at the time in the Southern hemisphere but would probably be the biggest in the world.

    China in its ‘agreements’ to infiltrate Bougaineville would be ignorant of the above and more. If it’s the resurrection of the mine, then all out war will start again. Unless the mine is excavated in a environmental way. RioTinto still owns the mine. May be it could be the spark of a possible war with China triggered by the Bougaineville/Australia/ USA. Bougaineville is looking for independence. This result should be known soon. PNG and Bougaineville may become a protectorate of Australia. PNG is already a protectorate of Australia.

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    Chinese owned and built an illegal airport in Western Australia, and built massive runaways on artificial islands in the pacific.

    Coupled with deep water ports, capable of mooring aircraft carriers, in every instance.

    It is obvious the Chinese intend to to gain a foothold in Pacific Island countries.

    If China cannot takeover these countries by
    - buying our assets that is farming and natural resources such as bauxite and iron mines,
    - buying there way into political influence and
    - influencing the current and next generations through cultural enrichment of the communist way (think Confucius Institute influence in universities).

    Then Plan B is an invasion of all Pacific nations via island hoping down to the number one prize Australia.

    Thereafter the Chinese would settle in Australia and other Pacific nations en masse and white Australians would become a minority as would every indigenous group in their country.

    Then in the best of communist traditions we will be
    - organ harvested,
    - forced to renounce our culture and religions in re-education camps or
    - terminated en masse in concentration camps that would make the Auschwitz Concentration Camp look like a day care centre.

    The leverage we have is that China desperately needs US Dollars, export to the western countries and imports of our resources. Via increased import taxes or restrictions on exports of resources the west could force China's economy to shrink and so reverse their expansionist plans in the Pacific.

    Furthermore, China's chain of artificial militarized islands dotted across the pacific are "illegal" they need to be removed as they are not sovereign Chinese territory along with all their equipment.

    Below is a 2 minute video on deep water ports and an "illegal" airport in Western Australia, which suggests a staging point for an initial invasion of Australia by the Chinese.


    United Australia Party
    Chinese Communist government controlled companies have exercised control of airports and ports in Western Australia contrary to the security of all Australians.
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    China has been very active in Fiji. Here is a sampling of some articles from The Fiji Times. (I am not posting links because they want you to have a subscription to read the whole article).

    Of things I know about, thay are building a dam in Taveuni -- the workers building it are Chinese -- they built a little apartment building for their workers to stay in -- Someone complained to me that when the Chinese do projects the workers are Chinese, not Fijian -- and that a new hospital they built has Chinese doctors -- but I have no personal knowledge about it.

    Off to China


    A GROUP of immigration officials will be learning border control among other things in China. The 28 officials leave next week and will spend two weeks at the China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong. Chinese ambassador to Fiji Zhang Ping said the two countries started this training program 10 years ago. “We have seen the..
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    Chinese naval ship berths in Capital City

    A Chinese navy training vessel is in the country to strengthen relations between Fiji and China. Qi Jiguang berthed at the Kings Wharf in Suva yesterday, and according to the Chinese Ambassador to Fiji, Qian Bo, it was conducting its routine foreign visit. “It is a pretty new ship and this a second external visit...

    28-storey plaza

    PREPARATORY works have been completed and construction is expected to progress in the coming months on what is dubbed as Fiji’s new tallest building, the WG Friendship Plaza. The plaza, a proposed 28-storey building along MacGregor Rd in Suva, is an investment by WG International Real Estate Co (Fiji) Ltd, a locally-registered Chinese company.

    SCC, Guangdong seal MOU on relationship

    CONSTRUCTION of a friendship garden and landmark building at the FDB foreshore as well as the renovation of the Suva Civic Centre auditorium and lower hall will begin soon. This is after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Suva City Council (SCC) and the Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China

    Fiji, China seal pact for new health and wellness centre

    A NEW agreement between the Fijian and Chinese governments was formalised yesterday that will see the construction of a health and wellness centre at the State House compound in Suva. The agreement in the form of a memorandum of understanding was signed by the Official Secretary to the President Pene Baleinabuli and the Director-General Guangzhou.

    Another thing I heard is that a Chinese company was building a massive resort but was destroying the environment and the Fijian government revoked their permit to build: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/02/0...ttle-too-late#

    https://www.9news.com.au/world/60-mi...4-ad59c1c57b83

    Another Chinese resort -- https://fijisun.com.fj/2016/08/27/gr...anned-tuesday/

    This is about another Pacific Island nation, Palau:

    Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China


    KOROR, Palau (Reuters) – Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan. Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to the idyllic tropical archipelago, branding it an illegal destination due...

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    Default Re: Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

    Steve Bannon provides a lot of information in a concise way on the reasons driving China's expansionist dream.

    Steve Bannon's Warning On China Trade War (w/ Kyle Bass) | Real Vision Classics



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    Steve Bannon and Kyle Bass discuss America’s current geopolitical landscape regarding China. Bannon and Bass take a deep dive into Chinese infiltration in U.S. institutions, China’s aggressiveness in the South China sea, and the potential for global conflict in the next few years. Filmed on October 5, 2018 at an undisclosed location.
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    Retired Brigadier General Robert Spalding whom spent several years living in China and associating with China's political elite gives his perspective from China's point of view on China's desire for global domination.

    Is the US-China Trade War a Cold War? (w/ Kyle Bass and Gen. Robert Spalding)



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    Is globalization breaking down before our eyes? Kyle Bass sits down with retired Brigadier General Robert Spalding to discuss what’s really happening inside China. Spalding spent years living in China as Defense Attache in Bejing and served as the chief China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Spalding brings his deep knowledge of the people, culture, economy, and military posture of China to the table in discussing the multifaceted threat to the US posed by the rising Asian superpower in the US China trade war. Filmed on September 27, 2019 in Washington D.C.
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    Default Re: Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

    Fiji also broke ties with Taiwan:

    Pacific Fiji
    19 May 2017

    Fiji closes Taiwan office, holds talks with Beijing
    8:18 am on 19 May 2017

    Fiji has closed its representative office in Taiwan.

    Taiwanese media quote Fiji's representative Karai Vuibau as saying the closure follows a review of Fiji's embassies and missions worldwide.

    The closure coincides with Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama attending China's Belt and Road summit in Beijing this week.

    Although Fiji has been adhering to the the One China policy, it opened a trade and tourism office in Taipei in 1975.

    A Taiwanese politician Lu Shiow-yen said the closure was orchestrated by China to embarrass Taiwan.

    She added that attempts by Taipei to convince Fiji to leave just one or two officials in Taiwan were unsuccessful.

    The office served as Fiji's de facto embassy in Taiwan in the absence of formal diplomatic relations.

    Taiwan has diplomatic ties with several Pacific countries, including Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Nauru.

    Fiji and China hold talks in Beijing

    According to its president, Xi Jinping, China wants to expand cooperation with Fiji.

    Xinhua reports Mr Xi met with the Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama on Tuesday.

    Mr Bainimarama has been attending a two day infrastructure summit, the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, in Beijing.

    The news agency reports China is willing to expand cooperation with Fiji on agricultural technology, green development, investment and trade.

    Mr Xi told Fiji's leader that China would encourage more tourists to Fiji and support the expansion of Chinese business in Fiji.

    According to Xinhua, Mr Bainimarama said Fiji would stick to the one-China policy.

    He said Fiji would deepen cooperation with China in areas like agriculture, infrastructure, trade and people-to-people exchanges.

    There would be more coordination on climate change and sustainable development, Mr Bainimarama said.

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    Default Re: Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

    I reckon sometimes it's good to flip the script on situations like this. China is a rising power, yes that's a given, and it's also perfectly legitimate IMO.

    What if the roles were reversed, China is the worlds super power, occupies North America, designates South America as it's "back yard", has 800 some military bases around the world in 70 some countries, and also rules the world economically via the petro dollar.

    What if now the upstart US occupying that part of Asia wants to at least shore up it's own "back yard", and surrounding areas, by designating the South China Sea as theirs? Is that unreasonable by modern day super power standards?

    Does that automatically make the US in this scenario "bad guy"? My answer is probably, according to China in this scenario, who greatly dislikes ANY challenges to it's world domination.

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    Then in the best of communist traditions we will be
    - organ harvested,
    - forced to renounce our culture and religions in re-education camps or
    - terminated en masse in concentration camps that would make the Auschwitz Concentration Camp look like a day care centre.
    The above comments were based on my understanding of the persecution of the Muslims, House Christians and Uyghurs minorities in China.

    The Chinese Communists have no respect or tolerance for their own minorities.

    Also note that China's population that has increased from 650 million in 1960 to 1,400 million in 2015.

    With this in mind if they resettle there every growing population to oceania , how could we be expected to be treated if we become the minorities in our own countries?

    This report below can provide an insight into the Chinese Communist way of dealing with their unique minority non conformists cultures.

    How China is creating the world’s largest prison

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    Tell the World: Exposing how China is creating the world’s largest prison.

    Four Corners uncovers disturbing evidence of how China is effectively operating the world’s largest prison.

    It’s a remote corner of the world, but what is taking place in China’s Xinjiang province is nothing short of breathtaking.

    Today its Uyghur population is being systematically rounded up and detained, with estimates of as many as a million citizens being held in re-education camps.

    Even those still left in their homes are being monitored. The communist regime is using cutting edge technology, mass surveillance tools and artificial intelligence to control an entire population.

    By piecing together witness accounts from Australian citizens caught up in the Chinese Government’s campaign, along with satellite imagery analysis and official documents uncovered online, the truth about what is occurring in Xinjiang is laid bare.

    We have uncovered evidence of detainees being forced to work in factories with implications for Australian companies doing business in the region.

    We also reveal concerning evidence about Australia’s links to China’s dystopian surveillance state and the tools used to racially profile its own citizens.

    The events unfolding in China are creating heartbreak for Uyghurs in Australia.

    They have stayed quiet for fear of provoking the authorities into punishing their relatives. Now, in desperation they are breaking their silence to tell the world what is going on.


    This program features contributions from:

    Nurmuhammad Majid, East Turkistan Australian Association

    Adam Turan

    Sadam Abudusalamu

    Nurgul Sawut, Australian Uyghur Association

    Prof James Leibold, ethnic policy in China, La Trobe University

    Dr Darren Byler, anthropologist, University of Washington

    Almas Nizamidin

    Nathan Ruser, Satellite analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

    Dr Adrian Zenz, Independent researcher

    Hayrullah Mai

    Gulnur Idreis

    Cheng Jingye, China's Ambassador to Australia
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    Default Re: Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

    Well now here again, while of course China is no angel, but does that make the US the world's moral authority?

    For instance, China is in the process of building the world's largest prison?

    Israel has for some time been running, and terrorizing, the Palestinian people whose ever shrinking territory for some time now holds the record of world's largest prison.

    Who is Israel's biggest champion with no questions asked? The US.

    Who has the world's highest per capita prison population? The US, and the vast majority are black and brown people arrested for non violent crimes.

    I'm not even going to go into how the US goes around the world destabilizing entire regions with sanctions, coups, and proxy wars...

    Who is the US to be wagging the Bill Clinton finger at China, or anyone for that matter?

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    Default Re: Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

    The U.S, through various organizations, Christian groups, embassies in Hong Kong is trying its level best to destabilize China through Hong Kong. Note the synchronized timing of events.

    Trade wars and then shortly thereafter the shtf in Hong Kong, softening the ground for another color revolution.

    China is a totalitarian state without a history of democratic rule, as far as I know. The U.S. had something resembling democracy or a free society for most, but now, not at all. In some ways China is less free than the U.S. In other ways the U.S is less free with its two tiered justice system. The foreign policy of the U.S. is the most oppressive, bullying -- much more than the Chinese.

    Just maybe this is one of the reasons the Chinese are desperate to control the areas around their borders. In other words, What Gracy May said. Thanks Gracy

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    29 November 2019

    271119 POLLING CONTINUES SMOOTHLY
    NEW DAWN FM NEWS
    Polling in the Bougainville Referendum continues smoothly with 223 of 224 polling places opening today across Bougainville and Papua New Guinea.
    Two days of polling are now complete in Gizo, Solomon Islands, and Cairns, Australia, as the teams make their way today to Honiara and Brisbane respectively for polling on Thursday and Friday.


    Chief Referendum Officer Mauricio Claudio said reports from all areas continue to be of polling taking place in a peaceful and joyous atmosphere – with voters freely casting their votes.
    “We’re delighted that people are taking ownership of the referendum and coming out to vote, and that this complex electoral operation across three countries continues to be a positive contribution to the overall peace process,” Mr Claudio said.

    source and full text : https://bougainville.typepad.com/newdawn/

    ....Bougainvilleans have continued to push for independence which is being tested in a two-question referendum which
    started

    this week and will end on December 7

    with voters being asked whether they want complete independence or just greater autonomy from Papua New Guinea.


    source and full text :

    November 29, 2019 · 9:01 am
    The High-Stakes Race For Bougainville’s Copper And Gold
    https://ramumine.wordpress.com/tag/bougainville/
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    It is obvious the Chinese intend to to gain a foothold in Pacific Island countries.

    If China cannot takeover these countries by
    - buying our assets that is farming and natural resources such as bauxite and iron mines,
    - buying there way into political influence and
    - influencing the current and next generations through culture enrichment of the communist way (think Confucius Institute influence in universities).
    China's Plan A, for Australia and the Pacific region.

    China is playing 'long, cunning game' with Australia, South Pacific regions (8 Minute video discussion at the link)

    Sky News host Peter Gleeson says the Chinese are playing a “cunning” and “long” game by acquiring businesses, infrastructure and loans across Australia and the South Pacific, adding that our nation should be “very, very wary of any encroachment by the Chinese”.

    Mr Gleeson’s comments come as China’s Mengniu Dairy will purchase and take over Lion Dairy and Drinks, which includes several iconic Australian brands such as Dairy Farmers, Masters and Pura.

    “I think the way in which the Chinese have transparently gone after business in this country, particularly agri-business, is a long term strategy that the Chinese are renowned for,” Mr Gleeson told Sky News host Peta Credlin.

    "If we look further afield to the South Pacific… I'm very concerned at the way in which the Chinese are strategically looking at the geopolitical options in the South Pacific.

    “I’m talking about putting money into infrastructure and big, big loans that cannot be repaid by these some of those smaller pacific nations.

    “We have a good relationship with China but you can see it from a mile off - these guys are playing a very long, cunning game.”

    Link: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6109051696001
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    Default Re: Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

    Specific to securing China's interests and sphere of influence in the Pacific region it has been rapidly modernizing it's naval fleet.

    The four goals of China in the Pacific
    A report this week by the British-based global risk assessment company, Oxford Analytica, says China has four objectives in extending its reach into the South Pacific.

    One is to extend its security perimeter into a region hitherto the preserve of the US and its allies and to create a buffer between China and its neighbors.

    The second is to press forward with its diplomatic contest with Taiwan. Of the 17 countries worldwide that still have full diplomatic relations with Taiwan and none with Beijing, six of them are Pacific Island states – the Solomon Islands, Palau, Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands.

    Beijing’s third objective is to gain access to the natural resources of the South Pacific and its islands, especially fish and timber. China is already the largest trading partner for most of the islands and has about $30 billion invested among them.

    The fourth objective is to draw the South Pacific nations into Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative by selling them infrastructure, especially port facilities to benefit Chinese commerce and the long-range deployment of its navy.

    Link: https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/06/ar...rategic-bases/

    How is China modernizing its navy?
    Over the last few decades, China’s navy has rapidly expanded. As of 2018, the Chinese Navy consists of over 300 ships, making it larger than the 290 vessels comprising the deployable battle force of the US Navy.1 The fleet sizes of other leading nations are comparatively smaller. The British Royal Navy consists of 75 ships and the Royal Australian Navy has a fleet of 46 ships.

    Link: https://chinapower.csis.org/china-naval-modernization/

    Full Text: China's National Defense in the New Era
    BEIJING, July 24, 2019 (Xinhua) -- The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China released a white paper titled "China's National Defense in the New Era" on Wednesday.

    Link: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._138253389.htm

    Link: https://docviewer.yandex.com/view/93...Nzk4MzQyIn0%3D
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    Default Re: Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

    Thank you Catherine Austin Fitts for bringing this to my attention.

    The Australian government does not have the strength of character to confront the threat to Australia's welfare, (or they are "complicit globalists"), that Chinese Communist Party presents.
    As evidenced by their lack of will to formally investigate Chinese Communist Party ever growing influence in Australia.

    Some personal thoughts.

    The obvious point is that the "Chinese Communist Party is a threat to Australia's national security".

    Therefore Australia needs to remove all CCP influence from our government, business and universities.

    How:
    - Buy back all assets purchased by CCP at a fair price or by force if necessary.

    - Provide full government funding of our universities and colleges. Which will ensure they get back to educating instead of chasing the dollar.

    - Provide priority to Australian students to these university positions.

    - Drastically reduce foreign students from the current 825,000 or 50% or so total intake at the moment.

    - Investigate relations with CCP in government and business and determine the intent of these relations and if they pose a threat to Australia's national security and deal with them accordingly.

    Furthermore, decrease our dependence on China trade by:
    - Increase our rate of import tax to even 100% or more on all imported goods to stimulate and rekindle Australian industry and protect those industries. (We cannot compete with China labour rates)

    - Seek other export customers for our coal and iron etc. (Of which there are plenty of other customers such as India)

    Also:
    - Purchase 12 Barracuda-class Nuclear Submarine from France which are available and proven design which France is willing to supply.

    - Instead of buying 12 "redesigned and unproven" Barracuda-class Submarine converted to "diesel / electric" (WTF). This is case of winning votes and not defending Australian borders.
    Note, nuclear submarines have unlimited range and a submerged speed of 25 knots versus diesel / electric submarines that have a limited range and a submerged speed of 4 knots (or walking pace).
    Link: http://www.submarinesforaustralia.com.au/

    - Assist our Pacific neighbours pro actively in grow their economy's, education of their peoples.

    - Extend our support of Pacific nation border protection by assisting in this process. One good point is the gifting of 21 brand new Guardian-class patrol boat to our Pacific neighbours.
    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardi...ss_patrol_boat


    "We're Sitting Ducks" - Australian Politicians Warn Of Threat From Chinese Regime

    Authored by Mimi Nguyen Ly via The Epoch Times,

    More than a dozen Australian senators voted Tuesday calling for an investigation into Australia’s relationship with China, with one politician saying that Australia is a “sitting duck” to foreign influence from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

    “We’re sitting ducks here. We’re leaving ourselves open and we’re letting the Communist Party in China come in here and undermine our democracy,” Jacqui Lambie, an independent Australian senator, said late Tuesday in response to a motion to start a Senate inquiry into Australian’s relationship with China.

    The motion, led by crossbencher Rex Patrick, was supported by all the other crossbenchers: Senators Lambie, Stirling Griff, Pauline Hanson, Malcolm Roberts, and Cory Bernardi. Senators from the Greens party also supported the motion.

    The motion, which required a 23 majority vote to pass, failed at 15 votes. No senators from Australia’s two major political parties—the Liberal and Labor parties—indicated their support. A total of 38 votes were cast against the motion.

    Patrick said that the inquiry should examine all aspects of Australia’s relationship with China, including trade relations between the two countries, Chinese investment in Australia’s infrastructure and agriculture, and the influence and alleged interference in Australia, which includes the CCP-linked activities in Australian university campuses, as well as the CCP’s role in cyberattacks.

    ‘Existential Threat’
    Prior to the vote, Lambie accused the Liberal and Labor parties of lacking the courage to protect Australia from Chinese foreign influence, saying that such parties have not only been influenced by money from the CCP, but also have been causing Australia to be more economically dependent on China.

    Both Lambie and Patrick noted how Duncan Lewis, the former Director General of Security at the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), told Nine newspapers in November that the CCP is seeking to take over Australia’s political systems through “insidious” foreign interference investigations.

    “It’s about time the people in this place woke up to China’s attempts to infiltrate our economy and our democracy,” Lambie said, later adding, “Everyone knows that the communist Chinese government uses money to influence our political processes.”

    Lambie cited multiple examples of such alleged attempts, including a case earlier this year where AU$100,000 ($68,284) in cash was donated to the New South Wales Labor party that became part of an investigation by the state’s corruption watchdog.

    “Now we’ve heard that Chinese attempts to infiltrate our politics go even further … They’re not just trying to influence politicians with money; they’re trying to get elected to sit in this chamber … wherever they can buy or get seats in the Australian parliament, they’re coming,” Lambie said.

    “There are no security checks, there’s little to stop it from happening. It’s absolutely beyond shocking.”

    “People are literally showing up dead. Someone who was supposedly cultivated by the Chinese government to run as a Liberal Party candidate in the Commonwealth Parliament has shown up dead,” Lambie added. “Nothing’s been proven but it’s really concerning … I think we all know what’s going on here.”

    Bo “Nick” Zhao, a Melbourne luxury car dealer, was found dead in a Melbourne motel room in March. His death is under investigation. Zhao had earlier told ASIO that he was offered “a seven-figure sum” to run for a seat in Australia’s federal parliament.

    “What is clear is that China is actively trying to reshape our democracy, and no one seems to be talking about that seriously enough. Honestly, where’s your courage? What are you scared of? This is not some wacky conspiracy theory. This is happening,” Lambie said.

    “This is an existential threat to our society, and Australians are scared,” she later said. “They’re scared that our country is being bought up … it is being bought up.”

    Patrick noted how the Director General of Security Mike Burgess “couldn’t bring himself to actually name” China last week when he announced an ASIO investigation into allegations that the CCP tried to implant Zhao into Canberra.

    “Obviously, there are considerable diplomatic sensitivities involved and we have allowed ourselves to become hugely economically dependent on the export of raw materials to the Chinese market,” Patrick said.

    “But it is a worrying thing when debate in this parliament is politically constipated for fear of reaction from Beijing.”

    On trade, Lambie expressed disappointment and said that Liberal and Labor parties have failed to manage Australia’s economic dependence on China.

    “The major parties have turned a blind eye … We’re selling off Australian values for a quick buck,” she said.

    “A third of Australian exports are China-bound. We ship out more than $120 billion in iron ore and coal exports to China and our universities—shame on them!—rake in over $32 billion from international students.

    “All up, we trade nearly $194 billion worth of goods and services between China and Australia—more than we trade with Japan and the United States combined. Who does that? Who leaves us in a position like that? All that money is making us complacent. There’s no reason for us to be singularly focused on China.”

    Prior to the vote, the Greens’ Senator Nick McKim said that the Liberal and Labor parties were “riddled with CCP influence as they are, riddled with dirty CCP money as they are—are going to collude, once again, to vote such an inquiry down.”

    “I’m telling you now, you’re all standing on the wrong side of history here. History will be written one day,” McKim added.

    “History will record those who stood up and tried to address this situation, and history will record those who rolled over and let the CCP tickle their collective bellies. And unfortunately, it remains the case that both major parties in this place will be on the wrong side of history.”

    Link: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitic...chinese-regime
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    Default Re: Why is China on the move in the South Pacific?

    Yes, indeed, Australia is a prime target for the Chinese. Although the USA is no better morally than China, having likely been responsible for the destabilization of Australian governments and leaders that opposed Pine Gap, you still have to realize that Chinese have a more imperialistic attitude towards the rest of the world than the Americans do. The American interest is in fascist economic domination. The Chinese want economic, political and cultural domination. This Is an existential threat to Australia.

    China being pumped full of globalist trade money is interfering all over the world. In Canada, the housing market has been flooded with Chinese buyers who buy residences only to leave them vacant. I have talked to several active, knowledgeable real estate agents who indicate that most of this is dirty money, somehow illegal, and the property purchases are a form of money laundering. This is not a political ploy, but an economic one, which the communists don't interfere with, as it aligns with one of its goals of economic domination.

    The Chinese government has immature imperialist ambitions, just as the USA has/had criminal fascist designs (a la 'confessions of an economic hit man'). So, neither country can be trusted. Australia and the Pacific islands would be wise to restrict the Chinese presence, IMHO. The more developed the Chinese military get, the more aggressive the Chinese government will become, and a war may well result. Just as the illuminati want.

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