China and Australia set to bolster military links following high-level

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  1. Ray

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    What exactly is the strategic intent of this 'military operation'?

    Australia is bound by the ANZAC Treaty and therefore cannot quite go beyond the strategic intent of that Treaty without being a renegade.

    What could be Australia being "committed to working with China" and what could be the "a growing maturity"?

    Would this military cooperation be of the same genre as Sino Indian military cooperation and 'growing maturity'?
     
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    Re: China and Australia set to bolster military links following high-l

    ^^

    'maska'

    $180 b LNG got at stake.
     
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    Re: China and Australia set to bolster military links following high-l

    Australia is a signatory to the ANZUS Treaty and is bound it by it. This makes us a formal ally of the U.S. since 1 Sept. 1951 when the Treaty was signed. (We had been de facto allied with the U.S. since 1942 when the U.S. Navy saved our necks from the Imperial Japanese Navy.) With our tiny armed forces, I really can't see the point of having formal "military ties" between Australia and the PRC. It is nothing but window-dressing, a show.

    "Military ties forge [sic] an important part of bilateral ties," said Mr Fan. I can't see why military ties would be maintained between the PRC and Australia, neither of which is allied to the other. Yep, it's definitely window-dressing! Makes good or interesting press for public consumption, but has no substance.
     
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