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reply to post by Cinrad
Stop smoking whatever crap that the MSM are selling and get your facts right, before you go and make stupid claims. Im sick of hearing 'the chinese are taking over' nonsense. They are buying no more of Australia than the American, Europeans and other nationals. Im sure if the American/Europeans were 'buying up Australia' you would have no problems with that and welcome them with open arms.edit on 26-3-2014 by f0xbat because: (no reason given)
This morning I heard on the radio news that China was sending 300 naval and commercial ships to the Southern Indian Ocean to search for the missing plane. I have tried to find this on the mainstream media but for some reason they dont want to tell us the number of ships on thier way to the Southern Ocean.
There are two articles I found, they mention individual ships, how many ships were sent last week but not how many are being sent now.
At least this one mentions that it is a little concerning that they are here:
Australia is a major supplier of raw materials for the Chinese economy. China has bought large parts of Australia lately and is now trying to have them basically made part of China. 300 Chinese military and non-military ships off the coast of Australia to look for a plane.... seems legit. Anyone know how to say "ni-hao"?
You do realize that they could be using the plane as a cover to move a lot of ships.Then suddenly and without warning they take a turn to the right and takeover Australia with the excuse that Chinese in Australia need protecting.
We think Australia should invite American troops and install a dozen USA military bases in Australia to insure safety and security.It is very worrying that people like you seem to dismiss this because that is what that ex KGB evil Putin did to annex Crimea and we need to stop these ships coming near Australia.We should send the military out and stop them before we are invaded just like Crimea.Remember the Chinese have huge aims and are not democracy like us folks.
The aircraft and ships deployed by China in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is comparable to that of a mid-sized naval battle fleet, say Chinese military experts.
To date, China has so far sent a total 16 ships, 15 helicopters and two large transport aircraft to aid in the search efforts off the west coast of Australia
The ships include two large missile destroyers, the Haikou 171 and the Changchun 150, two missile frigates, the Changzhou 549 and the Mianyang 528, three large amphibious warfare ships, two replenishment oilers, an ocean rescue ship and six administrative search boats.
reply to post by kathat
Not really - it is evidence in the way the PLAN has been built. They rush through design after design, build a few then move on. They have made great strides in the past decade and learnt a lot, but are still behind the curve when compared to more experienced Navies.
They still yet have to fully grasp having a Blue water capability, much less carry out full scale invasions of a well defended and well connected 1st World nation.
reply to post by kathat
And? Why do I care about the age of toilets and America?
Of course China is concerned, otherwise why the rush to modernise, learn Blue water techniques and get itself a Carrier? Because it knows what is required to dominate the Sea's, as demonstrated by what the UK and US have done to do exactly that over the past 200+ years. They want a Navy that is at least comparable to the US in terms of capability, something they are a long way off at the moment.
Until that point, I wouldn't be too concerned about a flotilla of destroyers looking for a plane - and Amphibious invasions are notoriously difficult, even when done over small stretches of water, so doing one of several thousand Km without anyone noticing would require total Naval domination, obtained by numerical and technological superiority which is something they do not have.
FYI, I'm British...... Thought that was obvious from the Avatar etc....