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Grim warning that Australia is just a 'little boat caught between two rocks' in the US-China trade war as Asian superpower's attitude switches from 'assertive to aggressive'

NEW Former Australia-China Business Council head and Howard Government minister Warwick Smith expressed deep concern for Australia's role in the increasingly fraught US-China relationship.

 

Silk in Antiquity - Ancient History Encyclopedia News items on anything Chinese and how it will affect Australia. China-Australia ties navigate choppy waters - Global Times

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Tide is turning: China now outstrips America with the world's largest navy: Beijing will launch ANOTHER new high-tech aircraft carrier in February China now has the world's largest navy - with another new aircraft carrier set to be

Beijing has 'numerically the largest navy in the world with an overall battle force of approximately 355 ships and submarines,' the US Defense Department said in its annual report on China (pictured: the navies of the major players, main; and China's new carrier making progress at its Jiangnan shipyard, right). That compares with 296 warships at the US Navy's disposal, 69 vessels operated by the Royal Navy and 295 boats deployed by the Russian Navy. Beijing is expected to add a third aircraft carrier in early 2022, dubbed Type-003, with satellite images from the shipyard indicating that it will be of a similar size to the US Navy's super carriers. The US currently leads the world with 11 aircraft carriers, Britain operates two, including its brand new HMS Queen Elizabeth, while Russia owns a single carrier.

 

WE SEEM TO NOW LOOKING UPON CHINA FOR HELP!

 

Australia's supermarket shelves could be empty within WEEKS and the PM may need to beg CHINA for help - with fears trucks will be brought to a standstill by a fuel shortage

 

A chemical needed for diesel truck engines to start used to be made in Brisbane. But fertiliser maker Incitec Pivot is eying a green future which means Australia depends on China for urea. Truck drivers fear supplies could start running out from next week. The National Road Transport Association fears Australia's supply chain could collapse within eight weeks unless China lifts an export ban on fertilisers. Incitec Pivot was Australia's only major producer of diesel-engine grade urea, a product essential for meeting national vehicle emissions standards. In November, chief executive Jeanne Johns announced her company would stop making urea at its Gibson Island plant in Brisbane in 2022

Australia could be forced to beg China to lift its export ban on a critical fluid needed for truck engines to start amid fears supplies will start running out before Christmas

Another worrying scenario ... what a horrible year 2021 has been, and I thought 2020 was bad.

RnR you have taken the words out of my mouth!!

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Vroom........vroom!

Over to Chile for lunch and back in time for afternoon tea!

 

China is building a 12,000mph hypersonic plane that can transport 10 passengers to anywhere in the world within an HOURChina is building a 12,000mph hypersonic plane that can transport 10 passengers

The 148ft (45 metre) long plane is nearly a third larger than a Boeing 737 and features delta wings similar to Concorde, but with the tips pointed up. Chinese officials aim to have a fleet of the aircrafts by the end of 2035 and expand the planes to carry 100 passengers by 2045 - although their purpose has not yet been made clear. The plane will be able to faster than five times the speed of sound thanks to its complex design. Its prototype (pictured) was revealed in a study by Chinese space scientists involved in the country's Mars and moon missions. They based the plane's design on the Boeing Manta X-47C (inset), which was part of a project abandoned by Nasa in 2000 for being too costly.

 

 

 


Archaeologists uncover oldest Buddha statues ever found in China: 2,200-year-old copper ornaments found during excavation of royal tombs linked to the Eastern Han Dynasty   

The oldest Buddhas statues in China have been discovered

Two small figurines, made of copper, were created more than 2,200 years ago One statue, known as Shakyamuni, shows Buddha standing on a platform and the other is for Five Tath?  gatas, which highlights the five great Buddhas

By STACY LIBERATORE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 06:33 AEDT, 14 December 2021 | UPDATED: 07:47 AEDT, 14 December 2021

    

A pair of newly-discovered 2,200 year-old copper Buddhas statues found in China are the oldest of their kind to be discovered in the country

The small figurines were part of a trove of artifacts found among a group of ancient tombs from the Eastern Han Dynasty.

One statue, known as Shakyamuni, shows Buddha standing on a platform while dressed in a long cloak and the other is for Five Tath?gatas, which highlights the five great Buddhas.

 

One statue, known as Shakyamuni, shows Buddha standing on a platform while dressed in a long cloak       Tfive great Buddhas   

One statue, known as Shakyamuni, shows Buddha standing on a platform while dressed in a long cloak and the other is for Five Tath?gatas, which highlights the five great Buddhas

 

Very interesting, thanks Celia.

 

WoW!

[I have only been able to read the headlines will get hubby to read the rest for me]

 But I am amazed at what I have been able to gather so far!

 

 

Archaeology: Cosmic rays may reveal the hidden tomb of China's first Emperor | Daily Mail Online


 However, exposure to the dry Xi'an air before appropriate conservation techniques had been devised meant that most of the soldiers' colours faded after recovery.

For this reason, Chinese officials have long been reluctant to allow the tomb itself to be unearthed until they can guarantee the preservation of any artefacts within.

However, new proposals would see subatomic particle detectors placed beneath the 2,229-year-old tomb to map out the structure's layout in three-dimensions.

Qin Shi Huang (259–210 BCE) succeeded in conquering and unifying the whole of China in 221 BCE, creating an empire that lasted for some two millennia.

His other achievements including starting construction on the Great Wall of China, establishing a nationwide road network and standardising writing and units. 

His lavish burial site was unearthed in 1974, and has inspired both films and video games, including instalments in both The Mummy and Indiana Jones franchises.

Cosmic rays may be used to scan the sealed tomb of China's First Emperor — long rumoured to contain deadly traps and an ancient map with liquid mercury rivers  

Cosmic rays may be used to scan the sealed tomb of China's First Emperor — long rumoured to contain deadly traps and an ancient map with liquid mercury rivers

 

Buried under a 249-feet-high pyramidal mound (pictured), the tomb lies at the heart of a necropolis in Xi'an's Lintong District, one famously guarded by the Terracotta Army  

Buried under a 249-feet-high pyramidal mound (pictured), the tomb lies at the heart of a necropolis in Xi'an's Lintong District, one famously guarded by the Terracotta Army

Found in their thousands to the tomb's east, as if to protect Qin Shi Huang in death from the eastern states he conquered in life, each statue was once brightly painted. However, exposure to the dry Xi'an air before appropriate conservation techniques had been devised meant that most of the soldiers' colours faded after recovery — as seen in the examples pictured  

Found in their thousands to the tomb's east, as if to protect Qin Shi Huang in death from the eastern states he conquered in life, each statue was once brightly painted. However, exposure to the dry Xi'an air before appropriate conservation techniques had been devised meant that most of the soldiers' colours faded after recovery — as seen in the examples pictured

For this reason, Chinese officials have been reluctant to allow the tomb itself to be unearthed until they can guarantee the preservation of any artefacts within. Pictured: a map of the necropolis complex, which was modelled after the Qin capital Xianyang. The tomb mound can be seen in the centre of the image, with the inner and outer walls. The Terracotta Army was buried in a 'garrison' to the east, between the Emperor and the states he conquered  

For this reason, Chinese officials have been reluctant to allow the tomb itself to be unearthed until they can guarantee the preservation of any artefacts within. Pictured: a map of the necropolis complex, which was modelled after the Qin capital Xianyang. The tomb mound can be seen in the centre of the image, with the inner and outer walls. The Terracotta Army was buried in a 'garrison' to the east, between the Emperor and the states he conquered

When high-energy cosmic rays (white line) from space interact with Earth's atmosphere, they create a shower of subatomic particles — including some called 'muons' (solid orange lines) which form from the rapid decay of pions (solid yellow lines)  

When high-energy cosmic rays (white line) from space interact with Earth's atmosphere, they create a shower of subatomic particles — including some called 'muons' (solid orange lines) which form from the rapid decay of pions (solid yellow lines)

 

 

 

 

 

China Glass bridge Walkway Cracking - Bing video

 

Bridges in China if you have the courage that is!!

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