Saturday, July 30, 2016

Chinese State Media Calls For Launching Strikes Against Any Australian Ship That Enters The South China Sea

A destroyer flotilla under the South China Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducts an anti-submarine training recently. ( Xingjian, Li Zhanglong)

Business Insider: Major Chinese state paper calls for a military strike on Australian ships that enter the South China Sea

China’s state-run Global Times has published an editorial attacking Australia for supporting the recent international ruling on China’s activities in the South China Sea and called for strikes on any Australian ships which might undertake “freedom-of-navigation” activities in the region.

The editorial said Australia “is not even a ‘paper tiger’, it’s only a ‘paper cat’ at best”. It says that even though “Australia calls itself a principled country… when it needs to please Washington, it demonstrates willingness of doing anything in a show of allegiance”.

As a result, the Global Times says (our emphasis):

China must take revenge and let it know it’s wrong. Australia’s power means nothing compared to the security of China. If Australia steps into the South China Sea waters, it will be an ideal target for China to warn and strike.

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WNU Editor: Such an action would result in one thing .... embargoes, sanctions, and an arms buildup by every country in Asia that will match the military build-up during the Cold War. China may be the world's second largest economy ..... but it is an economy built on trade, and if that trade is curtailed, the internal repercussions within China itself will be felt quickly and profoundly.


RRH said...

“Australia calls itself a principled country… when it needs to please Washington, it demonstrates willingness of doing anything in a show of allegiance”.

Well, it's not like they're lying. They could substitute Canada for Australia and be just as correct.

RRH said...

They are really calling Australia out. It's a Chinese thing and when they do it there are no holds barred.

This particular jumping of some "western" country's shit reminds me of a Chinese manager demonstrating the the art of brutally, and loudly, broadcasting the truth about an antagonist they have little respect for. During a meeting, he called out a smart ass Canadian stating that his "head was empty" (an all too common defect in our country) and his opinion was "shit". The truth is no less evident in this statement regarding Australia.

"Australia is a unique country with an inglorious history. It was at first an offshore prison of the UK and then became its colony, a source of raw materials, overseas market and land of investment. This country was established through uncivilized means, in a process filled with the tears of the aboriginals."

Matthew Dupuis said...

WNU Editor

I don't believe China's economy is built upon trade. It is built upon manufacturing consumables - very different. Economies requiring those consumables will suffer far more than China will under any embargoes or sanctions limiting the calls and imposition of any embargoes or sanctions.

If conflict or war is what China expects they could easily transform their manufacturing capacity and thereby change their "economy" without skipping a step. Could Australia, the U.S., or any European country do that? Could any potential adversary to China replace their losses as quickly as the Chinese? And what better way to consume an item than to destroy it?

It was American manufacturing capacity that broke the stalemates in WWI, WWII and the Cold War. Why should the Chinese see a future war as any different? I believe this is the Chinese mind: "Let them impose self-harming sanctions. Blow their stuff up and they will be dependent upon us to replace it. As long as the Americans are evicted from the western Pacific, the benefit will be worth the cost."

I do not believe this is Chinese bluster. They know what they are doing and are prepared for the consequences; they are going to start a war. We are all frogs in a pot and the water is getting close to a boil.

Jay Farquharson said...

Australia's Government and Defence Ministry have been making noises about climbing on board the US's plans for the South China Sea.

A) it's a newspaper op ed, not a Government Official,

B) it's a reminder to the Aussies that with out US backing, they are a paper tiger.

C) it's an unsaid threat, China "owns" over 45% of Australia's trade, ( unlike trade with US, Austrailia exports more than she imports)

China's not going to shoot at the Ozzies, they don't need to.

Turfy77 said...

Also Australia, Japan and the US have a mutual protection alliance, should at Australia will be taking on the US and Japan also.

fazman said...

Yep we are in a oact with the u.s which will pull the u.s straight into battle.
China would also do well to remember that without u.s backing they have always punched significantly higher than their weight.
In war games with the u.s their subs have penetrated the very heart of u.s carrier battle groups and sunk a carrier as well as shooting down numerous allied aircraft in training.