Australia in the New Asia...Without America
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Nov 2017 By Hugh White - https://www.quarterlyessay.com.au/essay/...ca/extract
Hugh White is a professor of strategic studies at ANU and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute.

For almost a decade now, the world’s two most powerful countries have been competing over which of them will dominate the world’s most important and dynamic region...

How the contest will proceed – whether peacefully or violently, quickly or slowly – is still uncertain, but the most likely outcome is now becoming clear. America will lose, and China will win. America will cease to play a major strategic role in Asia, and China will take its place as the dominant power

We (Australian) have been happy to get rich off China’s growth, confident that America can shield us from China’s power. Now it is clear that confidence has been misplaced; we need to start thinking for ourselves about how to make our way and hold our corner in an Asia dominated by China....




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Now, remember this 2017 ST article by ex-LKYSPP dean that apparently pissed off Ah Loong and few of his die-hard minions ?

Qatar: Big lessons from a small country
...Mr Lee Kuan Yew never acted as a leader of a small state. He would comment openly and liberally on great powers, including America and Russia, China and India. However, he had earned the right to do so because the great powers treated him with great respect as a global statesman. We are now in the post-Lee Kuan Yew era. Sadly, we will probably never again have another globally respected statesman like Mr Lee. As a result, we should change our behaviour significantly.

What's the first thing we should do? Exercise discretion. We should be very restrained in commenting on matters involving great powers.


http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/qata...ll-country
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Guess the white fuggs will become the traxhes of the world
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Within that context, when do you expect a candidate with non-European descent be elected as the PM of Australia ?

That is the crux of the matter which also influence the prejudicial attitude of Canberra has towards the return of an East Asian power vs a distant Anglo-Saxon global power - why Australia consider China a "threat" when America itself had dropped more bombs in Asia than any other country since WW2 ?


Left over unexploded (an defused) bombs dropped by US bombers in Laos since Vietnam war.
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Malcolm Turnbull thinks that Australia is very big!

But actually , in terms of population, it's even smaller than Shanghai!

The population of Australia is 24,649,322 as of Tuesday, February 13, 2018, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
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14-2-2018 12:09 PM
talkingstocking said:
Malcolm Turnbull thinks that Australia is very big!
But actually , in terms of population, it's even smaller than Shanghai!
The population of Australia is 24,649,322 as of Tuesday, February 13, 2018, based on the latest United Nations estimates.

Australia has never being a "big" country in regional geopolitical sense. (Its pop is smaller than M'sia)

The only reason that Canberra can pretend to be one is because it is a Anglo-Saxon controlled English-speaking country allied with the US while pretending to be the "deputy sheriff" for the Yanks.

That itself presents a dilemma for the Angmohs in DownUnder. Malcolm is paying a state visit to Washington this week, meeting Trump and saying Aussie has "100 years" relation with US. He forget to mention just like US, their ancestors migrated, colonised and murdered countless natives. That is why both share that same fear of China rise...and that the continued era of western domination is no longer realistic.


"I am with an Idiot!" - one angmoh pointing to another...
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14-2-2018 12:11 AM
Simon said:
We (Australian) have been happy to get rich off China’s growth, confident that America can shield us from China’s power. Now it is clear that confidence has been misplaced; we need to start thinking for ourselves about how to make our way and hold our corner in an Asia dominated by China....

he should take up chess and think a bit more, or maybe he is not telling it as it is unlike me, will Asia find australia relevant, why not he see australia as irelevant and then work from there .... Rolling on the flor laughing Rolling on the flor laughing Rolling on the flor laughing Rolling on the flor laughing
Everything will be alright in the end, so if it is not alright it is not yet the end ....

Keywords: TEST
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25-2-2018 3:01 AM
ah pan said:
he should take up chess and think a bit more, or maybe he is not telling it as it is unlike me, will Asia find australia relevant, why not he see australia as irelevant and then work from there .... Rolling on the flor laughing Rolling on the flor laughing Rolling on the flor laughing Rolling on the flor laughing

LOL! Even "big" and naturally well endowed Australia is forced to adapt this fast changing world...Time to lean how to play Xiangqi (Chinese chess)..

The word Singapore becoming "irrelevant" is also mentioned by WP's TLK in this year budget debate on the China rise...




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