posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 03:26 PM
Originally posted by chinawhite
Originally posted by Uk_United
China has already signed trade deals with Australia with regards to energy. For example Australia it supplying China with natural gas for 14 years
along with some components of oil from the Bass Strait.
something like $10billion a year from western australia gas fields.
and lots of China's iron ore too- the biggest iron ore reserves in the world are located in the same area of NW Australia....another $1 bil iron
project announced last week; also so much uranium that the govt has limited the number of mines operating, oh and the worlds biggest diamond and gold
And they've only just started supplying China with most of its natural gas from the same area...a fraction of whats there.
And the total population of the NW of Australia....maybe 40,000 people?
Oh, btw, the Aussie defence dept announced today it was allocating...wait for it...TWO aluminium patrol boats to defend the entire North West of Oz!
Yee haw! We're saved from the PLA! lol