Confronting the Threat of China By James Reed
An agreement has been struck between Japan and Australia to conduct military exercises out of Darwin, as part of a regional strategy to counter China’s growing military might:
“The wide-ranging agreement, which will also allow military equipment and ammunition to be transported far more easily between the countries, will be progressed during the Prime Minister’s trip to Tokyo next week, as Australia faces a growing row with China over government criticism of Beijing’s Pacific aid. After official Chinese media branded Australia an “arrogant overlord’’ in the Pacific this week, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi yesterday added to the diplomatic storm, saying he was shocked by International Development Minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells’ public criticism of China’s Pacific aid and demanded a formal apology from Canberra. “I think she should apologise — and apologise very soon to stop the further damage in the relationship between Australia and Pacific leaders,” Mr Tuilaepa told The Weekend Australian.
Mr Turnbull will arrive in Tokyo on Thursday to meet the Japanese Prime Minister, who has been keen to amend his country’s post-World War II constitution to give the military a more legitimate role on the world stage. The trip follows Mr Abe’s visit to Australia last year. Australia and Japan have championed building up regional alliances — such as the revived Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between Japan, India, the US and Australia — in the face of China’s increasing dominance in the region.”
As readers know, I am no apologist for China: hardly. But this agreement will anger the Chinese who still have a deep antagonism towards the Japanese, and vice versa:
It is true that China is seeking world domination, and is already actively engaging in economic, market, psychological, technological and intelligence warfare against the West, as argued for here:
Resistance to this in Australia had been left very late, since the “Asianisation” strategy pursued by the elites has involved mass movement of Chinese into the ruling positions of Australia. How could this possibly be dealt with in any military conflict? Does the government intend to violate the human rights of these people in the event of a war, as was done to people considered “threats” in World War II?
In transforming ourselves into a colony of China, Australia has compromise its national defence.