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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!!

Why this Australian woman's handsome husband has been thrown in a Chinese concentration camp for 25 YEARS - and the desperate message the family wants EVERYONE to read

Australian woman's Uyghur husband imprisoned in Chinese concentration camp during Beijing

A heartbroken wife whose fairy tale marriage was torn apart when the man she loves was seized by Chinese officials, strung up with no food or water and thrown into a concentration camp has revealed the extent of his horrific treatment in a desperate bid to save her husband. Mehray Mezensof, 27, who lives in Melbourne told Daily Mail Australia her life has been 'turned upside down' over the past five years after her husband Mirat Taher - who is Uyghur - was snatched by Chinese police and sent to a 're-education' facility. Beijing's internationally condemned network of prisons is estimated to hold more than one million Muslims in China's western province of Xinjiang - where detainees are forced to recite communist propaganda under threat of torture, sterilisation and even organ harvesting, the UN and human rights group claim. The horrors of the camps were far from love-struck couple's mind when she arrived in China in 2016 to tie the knot and bring him back to Australia, but just 48 hours before they were set to fly out, their house was stormed by police and Mr Taher was arrested.

 

China  launches an extraordinary attack on 'clown' Scott Morrison and mocks Australia as 'abysmal' with an insulting cartoon - and Anthony Albanese doesn't get off lightly either

 

Australia's leaders have been blasted as 'weak' in Chinese state media, but this time the author is a former Australian diplomat.

 

 

Australia is under military threat from 'full-fledged offensive bases' on Chinese artificial islands, US admiral warns - as American troops mass in Darwin and B-2 stealth bomber flies in

US admiral warns Australia under threat from 'full-fledged offensive bases' on Chinese

US Indo-Pacific commander Admiral John Aquilino has warned Australia's vast north is open to attack amid the most concerning security challenge the region has seen in recent years. The Admiral recently flew over the South China Sea and says China has built and militarised several artificial islands.

Morrison asleep at the helm again!

 

 

SYDNEY, March 24 (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands has signed a policing deal with China and will send a proposal for a broader security agreement covering the military to its cabinet for consideration, an official of the Pacific island nation's government said on Thursday.

The arrangements are likely to concern the United States, which said in February it would open an embassy in the Solomon Islands after senior U.S. administration officials expressed concern China wanted to create military relationships in the Pacific islands. read more

The Solomon Islands switched diplomatic ties from Taiwan to Beijing in 2019, which partly fuelled discontent that led to riots in the capital, Honiara, in November.

Australia has historically provided security support to the Solomon Islands and led a policing mission to restore order in the wake of riots, at the request of prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare. read more

Karen Galokale, permanent secretary for the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services in the Solomon Islands, told Reuters a cooperation agreement signed between the Solomon Islands and China covered policing. She confirmed a wider agreement was being discussed.

"Any other arrangement on broad security would be just the same as the Australian agreement," she told Reuters in a telephone interview, giving the first public confirmation of the broader security talks.

"It will have to go to Cabinet," she said.

Australia has a bilateral security agreement with the Solomon Islands covering the deployment of police and armed forces, signed in 2018.

Anthony Veke, minister for police in the Solomon Islands, said in a statement on Thursday that he had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Wang Xiaohong, executive vice minister of China's Ministry of Public Security, on policing cooperation in a virtual meeting on March 18.

"The signing of this MOU simply shows to the global community that we are here building meaningful cooperation, one that is based on teamwork and seriousness to develop Solomon Islands," Veke said.

Galokale also attended the virtual meeting.

A draft copy of a security MOU circulated on social media states it would cover Chinese police, armed police and the military assisting the Solomon Islands on social order, disaster response and protecting the safety of Chinese personnel and major projects in the Solomon Islands.

The draft also provides for Chinese naval ships to carry out logistical replenishments in Solomon Islands, fuelling anxiety in Canberra it would be a step towards a Chinese military base in the region.

Galokale said she was aware of the social media reports and would not speculate on timing for the process to approve a security cooperation deal with China.

"We have a broad security treaty with Australia and policing cooperation. If there is anything with the PRC it will be just the same," she said, referring to China.

On Tuesday, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force published photographs on its website of police training with replica guns provided by China.

In November, about 200 police and soldiers from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea arrived in Honiara within days of the riots to help restore order.

Galokale said the policing arrangement with China was the same as arrangements the Solomon Islands already had with countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

A spokesperson for Australia's foreign affairs department said Pacific Island nations had the right to make sovereign decisions, but noted the "Pacific family" was successful in restoring calm after civil unrest in Honiara.

"The Pacific family is able to provide security assistance without the need for external support," the foreign affairs spokesperson said in a statement. "We would be concerned by any actions that destabilise the security of our region."

Australia's minister for home affairs, Karen Andrews, earlier told reporters the Pacific was Australia's "backyard", and Canberra was concerned at Chinese military activity in the Pacific islands.

Frightening. After spending some time in the Solomon Islands they have a really different attitude to many other Pacific Island nations. Many are resentful of the US after WW2 and there are serious disputes between the different islands at times.

Hard for any government to read them and despite all the aid and assistance Australia has given in the past, relations can be totally soured by certain politicians there. Law unto themselves to the nth degree from my observations.

 

We were following this news item last night then it came over on the Daily Mail!

It made my stomach turn over RnR.

It was indicating on the TV that Australia will be boxed in regarding sea travel.

But I don't think the average Ozzie follows things like this do you?

They are more interested in Cricket and Football.

I think that is why Australia doesn't seem to get on with China, the Chinese don't have any respect for the average Australian's priorities in life for that same reason.

The average Australian expect to be looked after by the government with hand outs and not think about their future.   For instance smocking and drinking and foodie is more important to the average Ozzie.

I have often mentioned how shocked we were when we discovered some American friends mother used to go out and work in the supermarket for her pocket money!

I mean it was her petrol money, she was then in her late 80s and she said thats nothing Celia, my friend is 90 and does the same!   Can you imagine an Australia woman or male for that matter working for their smoke/petrol at those ages?

Hubby only gave up work aged 72 years.

NEWS FLASH - No doubt you have heard about the Solomon Island  and China joint venture.

But have you heard about a small island in the Torres Strait namely Daru that is owned by China and they are considering putting a military base on it, under the pretext of a Fish Processing Facility. This has the islander concerned owing to the fact it a lobster area and they know from former areas, the Chinese vacuum the sea floor and will leave it wrecked and barren.

NEWS FLASH - No doubt you have heard about the Solomon Island  and China joint venture.

But have you heard about a small island in the Torres Strait namely Daru that is owned by China and they are considering putting a military base on it, under the pretext of a Fish Processing Facility. This has the islander concerned owing to the fact it a lobster area and they know from former areas, the Chinese vacuum the sea floor and will leave it wrecked and barren.

Yes that is old news, it has been on the ABC.

But I don't think the average Ozzie could care less.

 

Giant Chinese vase could sell for £150,000 after it's found to have belonged to 18th century emperor | Daily Mail Online

 

China has some wonderful pottery and art work, the detail are so dainty.

 

 

The giant Chines vase had been sat in a family dining room before its true worth was discovered  

The giant Chines vase had been sat in a family dining room before its true worth was discovered

The 2ft-tall cobalt blue vase is enamelled in bright gold and silver and could worth as much as £150,000  

The 2ft-tall cobalt blue vase is enamelled in bright gold and silver and could worth as much as £150,000

It has a seal on its base indicating it belonged to the Qianlong Emperor of China in the 18th century       

It has a seal on its base indicating it belonged to the Qianlong Emperor of China in the 18th century

A very beautiful and valuable vase to have in the family dining room LOL. Bet the owner's got a shock when its true value was revealed.

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