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Was Australia just publicly embarrassed? Chinese warships unexpectedly sail in unannounced...

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posted on Jun, 8 2019 @ 09:41 AM
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Chinese warships pictured loaded with Australian baby formula before departure


Chinese military personnel were spotted unloading boxes of highly sought after Australian baby formula onto their warship the day before leaving Sydney Harbour.

The photograph, taken Thursday, shows military staff unloading boxes of baby formula from a van, along with boxes of whitening sheet face masks and Devondale brand long life milk.

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Three Chinese warships quietly entered Sydney Harbour on Monday morning, where they landed at the Garden Island naval base. The arrival surprised many Australians, including the premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian, who wasn’t aware the city would be playing host to the vessels and their 700 crew.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who was on a trip to the Solomon Islands when the ships arrived, downplayed public reaction and assured reporters their arrive was not a “surprise” visit.

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ABC Australia has the same story ( Chinese warships depart Sydney Harbour, leaving an important strategic lesson ), but reports it as if it really was all known about beforehand.

From reading it and from Morrison's "response" and the NSW Premier being kept in the dark, it would seem as if it really WAS a surprise. Morrison's response sounds like a typical "nothing to see here, nothing to be worried about", but internally and in secret, everyone's a bit shocked...

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posted on Jun, 8 2019 @ 09:51 AM
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Quite the wild west move. But they just needed baby formula just a shopping trip.


WTF?! My question would be what the hell is going on in China when they send two warships to buy baby formula?!

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posted on Jun, 8 2019 @ 09:51 AM
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Warships from foreign navies don't turn up unannounced.



posted on Jun, 8 2019 @ 09:56 AM
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I heard about Chinese warships heading for Australia a week ago or more.



posted on Jun, 8 2019 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: paraphi
Warships from foreign navies don't turn up unannounced.


True.




Morrison displayed nonchalance, saying it was a "reciprocal" visit. "And that is a further demonstration of the relationship that we have [with China], and this had been in train for some time," he said. "So, it may have been a surprise to others, but it certainly wasn't a surprise to the Government."

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posted on Jun, 8 2019 @ 11:47 AM
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Not surprised at their purchases as Chinese baby formula has been known to kill babies right along with Chinese dog food killing dogs.. Dunno about their cat food but I would not be surprised if the same thing happened to cats..



posted on Jun, 8 2019 @ 02:37 PM
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The most important aspect to consider and remember is the imagery, even if it's "whatever", the media doesn't view it that way and ignorant people and low info people fall for anything, so the takeaway here is that Australia just rolled over, paws in the air while Chinese armed boots walked into their fridge and took their baby milks.

Like dude, you gonna let some random dudes walk into your house armed to the teeth and take your food? Chadwickus, why you do this?



posted on Jun, 8 2019 @ 04:00 PM
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No Australia was not technically embarrassed, because when I posted this last week, only the media was surprised. The government was fully aware of the routine stop from their return in the gulf of Aden.


originally posted by: worldstarcountry

Three Chinese Naval ships recently returned from an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden have stopped over at the port in Sydney. This was not announced by the government, so in some media they acted all surprised by the visit. I assume they had also been at their base in Djibouti, I have not been as keen on keeping an eye on that base as I should be. But if these ships were patrolling the Coast of Yemen and Somalia, than we can be certain they also had done some activity there at their only foreign naval base so far.

Any Australian citizens in Sydney, we would love any personal images you can take and upload if are from Sydney area.

According to the Australian "Sydney Morning Herald" report, on June 3, local time, three Chinese naval warships and more than 700 naval officers and soldiers arrived in Sydney for a friendly visit to Australia. According to media reports such as the British "Guardian", the Australian government did not announce the news of the Chinese warships in advance, so the Chinese navy's visit was quite surprising.

It is reported that the three Chinese warships are a missile frigate, a comprehensive supply ship and an amphibious dock landing ship, all docked at the Garden Island Naval Base, which is only a few hundred meters away from the Sydney Opera House. These three warships will be here. Stay for 4 days.

It can be seen from the pictures taken by the Australian media that the three warships are the amphibious dock landing ship Kunlun Mountain Ship, the missile frigate Xuchang Ship and the integrated supply ship Luoma Lake. After inquiring about the news of the People's Liberation Army, the three warships were the constituent ships of the 31st batch of escort formations of the Chinese Navy, with a total of more than 700 officers and men.

Australian government sources said the visit was planned well in advance after the 31st escort formation of the Chinese Navy ended its anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden between Somalia and Yemen. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters that the Chinese warship’s visit to Australia has been planned for some time. The visit was a reciprocal return visit because the Australian Navy’s ships had already visited China. Morrison also said that the visit may be a surprise for others, but it is certainly not an accident for the Australian government.

It is reported that in 2017, the Chinese naval warships also had a similar visit to Australia.






posted on Jun, 8 2019 @ 04:13 PM
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Posted earlier here
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