Australia tells China not to interfere

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    Australia tells China not to interfere

    Australia tells China not to interfere


    Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has assured China the boosting of US troops on Australian soil was not directed at Beijing while warning the country not to interfere in Canberra's security decisions.

    US President Barack Obama announced in Canberra on Wednesday that the US would deploy up to 2,500 Marines in the northern city of Darwin in what many see as a counterbalance to China's growing might.

    The US has viewed with concern China's increasing assertiveness in the region on territorial disputes, as have many of China's neighbours.

    While Beijing's official reaction has been relatively mild, the country's state media has gone further, accusing Obama of trying to win votes by using his diplomatic ambitions in Asia to detract from his country's economic woes.

    Rudd said China, whose voracious demand for natural resources has made it Australia's biggest trading partner, had been briefed about the announcement before it happened.

    "It's fair to say from what you see from the Chinese foreign ministry that they have reservations about what we have done, but Australia will not be changing its position," Rudd told ABC television late Thursday.

    "Number one position from us, and it's based in absolute reality, is that this enhanced set of arrangements with the United States are not directed at any one country," he said.

    At the same time, Rudd, a Mandarin-speaking China expert and former prime minister, warned Beijing not to get involved in Australian policy decisions.

    "Let's just be very blunt about it, we are not going to have our national security policy dictated by any other external power. That's a sovereign matter for Australia," he said.

    "We don't seek to dictate to the Chinese what their national security policy should be. Therefore this must be advanced on the basis of mutual respect."

    Rudd dismissed suggestions the arrangement with the US could make Australia a potential target if tensions flared in the South China Sea.

    "It is simply imprudent and wrong to speculate publicly on what might or might not happen in given strategic contingencies in the future," he said.

    The initial deployment of up to 250 Marines will occur from mid-2012 with the US planning to eventually send up to 2,500 troops to northern Australia as the two nations expand their 60-year military alliance.
     
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    Australia knows better how China bullies its neighbor. One of its major mining company was bullied to sell to Chinese firm 2 years ago. In fact one of its executiv e in Beijing was detained for sometime on silly charges of espionage...
     
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    ^^ That company was the Australian giant Rio Tinto. As far as I remember, four employees of Rio Tinto were actually sentenced to imprisonment terms in China!!
     
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    Rudd!!! What is he a chameleon? Till recently he was suckin up to china wowing them with his mandarin skills
     
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    In not too distant China's thunder will turn into another bluff. They sound like a confused lot. It has become norm for them to open their mouth to let us know they are still alive. They can not even manage internal affairs leave alone external affairs.
     
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    Chinese administrators think that they can treat other nations like they treat their own people and still get away with it. This arrogance comes from the sense of invinciblity with zero accountability which the CCP regime instills in them.
     
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    Yep Australians are Chinese moles planted by the Kung-Fu Panda inside the NATO. USA is going to the dogs.
    China is gonna dam Himalayas and stop all the wind blowing from North into India, creating severe reduction in the Oxygen level (Mass Destruction through suffocation). Middle Kingdom will conquer this planet like it did a zillion years ago when dinosaurs roamed. In fact China is responsible for the extinction of all those dinosaurs (dragons), all of them were hunted down, and eaten.
     
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    what do u mean?LOL

    BTW, more link here
    China, U.S. Use Same Tracking Base - WSJ.com


     
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    India has got following Telemetry, Tracking and Command stations in other countries:

    Port Louis, Mauritius
    Bearslake, Russia
    Biak, Indonesia
    Brunei
    Svalbard, Norway
    Troll, Antarctica

    Does this change anything in terms of Geo-political equation?
    Problem here is that Chinese space program is more military in nature than any other country. That's what worries USA. UK, USA and Australia are one block, their relation is very strong due to historical and other reasons.
     
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