Sunday, June 24, 2018

China's quest for global dominance

China's government has the perfect implementation of slave labour, complete subservience of the people to government organisations, something that the Australian Government is taking notes on.

Australia was setup as a slave labour camp in the form of a penal colony, were the administration has not faltered from this blueprint, and today it has progressed to a first class slave labour camp where people are under the illusion that they have freedom.

The people in the Australian government are supporting China, as in the words of ex Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

"Australia is open for business"

and that (slave labour) is "good for the economy"

See article from 23 Jun 2018 by news.com.au of the headline:

The story China went to furious lengths to stop from airing

CHINA’S Canberra embassy issued a fierce threat over a story they didn’t want Aussies to know. Here’s what happened.


Is China taking over?


FIVE days before 60 Minutes aired a program about China’s quest for global dominance, the team received a furious phone call.
“Take this down and take it to your leaders!” the voice on the other end was yelling.

On the line was Ms Saxian Cao, the Head of Media Affairs at the Chinese Embassy in Canberra, and she was laying into the program’s Executive Producer Kirsty Thomson.

“You will listen! There must be no more misconduct in the future!” Ms Cao reportedly shouted into the phone.

According to Nine News, Ms Cao accused the network of filming the exteriors of the Chinese Embassy in Vanuatu illegally — a claim Ms Thomson refuted.

Ms Cao also claimed a drone was used to fly over the embassy in a potential safety hazard, which was also disputed.

The report claimed the phone did not end amicably, with Ms Cao shouting: “You will not use that footage!”

It highlighted the lengths to which the Chinese government will go to silence voices it doesn’t agree with — even within Australia, amid an ongoing national debate over foreign interference laws.

The offending 60 Minutes episode — which aired earlier this week — covered the ongoing issue of Chinese encroachment in the Pacific, including the country’s Belt and Road Initiative, a Chinese-built wharf in Vanuatu, and the wider issue of foreign interference in Australia.

So what was the Chinese Communist Party so keen to hide?

CHINA’S RISING INFLUENCE IN THE PACIFIC

Papua New Guinea will soon be the second country in the Pacific to sign on to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

“When in China, we’ll be signing the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative,” PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said earlier this week, according to local media.

“That is a great potential for Papua New Guinea, which means that this will help integrate our own economy to the global economy … The rest of the world is making business with China and we cannot simply sit back and allow these opportunities to go by.”

The PNG leader is currently in Beijing for a week-long visit.

The move will no doubt raise alarm bells in Canberra, with fears China is increasing its presence in the Pacific region.

In April, Fairfax Media reported Beijing was negotiating a military base less than 2000 kilometres from our border.

China and Vanuatu have both denied the report, which claimed Beijing was eyeing a military base in the island nation, with global ramifications.

“No one in the Vanuatu government has ever talked about a Chinese military base in Vanuatu of any sort,” Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu said. “We are a non-aligned country. We are not interested in militarisation.”

The move prompted fears in Australia over Beijing’s aims for greater military influence in the South Pacific region.


The Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea.Source:Supplied
But Beijing’s economic influence in Vanuatu remains undeniable, with China responsible for almost half of the island nation’s foreign debt.

In places like Sri Lanka and the African nation of Djibouti, China has been granted control over ports after the countries defaulted on massive loans taken out to build the ambitious projects.

There are now fears the same pattern will play out in Vanuatu where China has loaned the country $114 million to build a wharf at Luganville — the site of America’s second largest base in the Pacific during World War II.

CHINA’S DEBT-TRAP STRATEGY

China’s debt-trap game goes something like this: they offer the honey of cheap infrastructure loans, then attack with default when these poorer economies aren’t able to pay their interest down.

At the heart of this sits the Belt and Road Initiative, a trillion-dollar project that seeks to connect countries across continents on trade, with China at its centre.

The ambitious plan involves creating a 6000km sea route connecting China to South East Asia, Oceania and North Africa (the “Road”), as well as through building railway and road infrastructure to connect China with Central and West Asia, the Middle East and Europe (the “Belt”).


This map details China's Belt and Road Initiative.Source:Supplied
In the interview with 60 Minutes, Dr Malcolm Davis, senior analyst in defence strategy and capability at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, said China is mainly targeting poorer countries and employing a “debt-trap strategy”.

He said the trillion-dollar project basically forces other countries to align themselves with it.

“It gets countries — particularly poorer countries — hooked on debts they can’t pay back,” he said.

“When they can’t pay it back, China basically grabs ports, facilities or territory. It’s a debt-trap strategy.

“It services their need in terms of accessing resources, sustaining contacts and national development, and maintaining that ‘China Dream’. It’s really vital for the Communist Party to maintain prosperity if they want to maintain power.”

WHY THE PACIFIC IS CRUCIAL

Why is the Pacific so important to China? From the rising superpower’s perspective, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Fiji are the most crucial, as they have the most minerals and natural resources.

But while the strategic aspects of China’s interest in the region have been highlighted recently, experts believe they have been over-hyped.

“I don’t think (the region) is enormously important to China,” Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre deputy director Matthew Dornan told news.com.au.

“The amounts of aid they provide are still not huge. Australia provides a lot more.”

According to the Lowy Institute, China spent $2.2 million on 218 projects in the Pacific between 2006 and 2016. This is a lot less than the $10 million Australia contributed.

“I don’t think the Pacific tops its list in terms of strategic importance, even if it does for Australia,” Dr Dornan said.



Australia will no doubt be keeping an eye on China’s strategic moves in the Pacific region.Source:News Corp Australia
While the Pacific may not be high on China’s agenda, Australia appears to have woken up to the importance of the region to its own interests.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop recently returned from a bipartisan trip to some Pacific nations with Labor shadow minister Penny Wong. They visited Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.

Ms Bishop has denied that the trip was aimed at countering Chinese influence but in an interview with Fairfax Media, acknowledged that China’s construction of roads, ports, airports and other infrastructure in the region had triggered concern that small Pacific nations may be saddled with unsustainable debts.

“We want to be the natural partner of choice,” Ms Bishop told Fairfax earlier this week.

“We want to ensure that they retain their sovereignty, that they have sustainable economies and that they are not trapped into unsustainable debt outcomes.

“The trap can then be a debt-for-equity swap and they have lost their sovereignty.”

2 comments:

Councillor Peter Astridge said...

The silent invasion of South East Asia by Communist China soon to come to Australia. They are buying up ports, airfields, rural properties and Islands big time. They offer to build and pay for expensive infrastructure knowing full well that the island people cannot afford to pay it back. They send in their ice drugs to demoralize their opponents and demand the return payment of the investment knowing the country cannot afford to pay back the debt, they move in and take over bit by bit. Why do you think the Chinese heavy military presence is in the South Pacific,… is it for...????... Beware people,... we had the Korean war, the Vietnam war and both wars were china backed and stalemated. It's time so watch out; even our many dumb politicians have been sucked in collecting money, bribes and gifts from the Communist Chinese. North Korea has been told to shut up by the Chinese and be good children as Kim Jong-un is not on the Chinese agenda.

gazza luna said...

This is exactly what the IMF (Inc.) / World Bank (Inc.) having been doing for more than 70 years all over the world. Its called "Debt for Equity swaps". They target poor nations with ridiculous loans knowing full well they will default, which amounts to a surrendering of sovereignty, enabling the procurement of millions of acres of rain forest in south America and elsewhere, infrastructure and monopolisation of industries.

The Chinese conduct also gives credence to what Judge Anna Von Reitz (annavonreitz.com) told the world some time ago; seeing the writing on the wall, with the "global awakening", the rats have fled, and have bribed the Chinese government to set up shop in China, in order to keep their hegemony scheme going.