1ClassyLady 66F
3311 posts
10/3/2021 3:30 am
Australia vs. China

Five Eyes (FVEY) Alliance is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) or QUAD Group
is an informal strategic forum comprising India, Japan, Australia and the United States of America. It is a grouping frequently seen in the news nowadays because of the current geopolitical situation in the world. Joint Statement from Quad Leaders issued on Sept. 24, 2021 pertaining to COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, and critical and emerging technologies (Indo-Pacific). Biden officials stress Quad is an ‘unofficial gathering,’ ‘not a military alliance,’ ahead of first in-person meeting.
Photo 1: QUAD summit - Sept. 24, 2021

AUKUS - is a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, announced on 15 September 2021 for the Indo-Pacific region. Under the pact, the US and the UK will help Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines. The announcement of the new Indo-Pacific security alliance between Australia, the UK, and the USA– dubbed ‘AUKUS’ – has led to the biggest crisis in transatlantic relations since the Iraq war in 2003.

HOWEVER, France drops meeting with UK defence secretary in backlash over AUKUS deal (help Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines). Australia's AUKUS deal sparked a diplomatic crisis with France, resulting in Paris recalling its ambassadors from Washington and Canberra. French and EU officials claim they were kept in the dark about the AUKUS deal, which resulted in the scrapped Australia-France submarine contract. French President Emmanuel Macron says he spoke with US President Joe Biden over the telephone to discuss the crisis. To solve the problem is France will sell the nuclear-powered submarines to India instead of Australia.

China's energy crisis - China has stopped to purchase "coal" from Australia since Dec 2020 as retaliation. China is world top #1 using coal to get power (electricity). Australia coal has the best quality. Without Australia coal to make electricity, China stops the power in 30+ provinces. Some cities have only one or two days in a week to provide electricity. The foods in the refrigerators have rotted. The factories stopped producing products, iPhone, Tesla cars. The winter is coming. To avoid repeats of the chaos ravaging the world’s second biggest economy, the country will probably have to take major steps toward reshaping its grid and power market, building fuel reserves, and adding more renewable and flexible energy sources.

Could China’s energy crisis could prove bigger than Evergrande? Goldman joins Nomura in cutting growth forecasts




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beyondfantasy3 111M
4737 posts
10/25/2021 5:54 am

It appears the World itself is going through a transition period. Between Technology, Information and Energy.... Much is Changing.

Those who want to try to hang on to the system of the past, are everywhere. In the U.S. we have Republicans who are doing everything to try to hang on to the system of wealthy white male dominance of white nationalism, and trying to lead people to think they can recreate that past. They fight against the environmental necessity of change, they fight against the energy transition and they fight against science and technology.
Government of place with Autocratic and Dictatorial Leaders are also trying to do the same thing in various countries in their quest to hang on to power.

As with Republican in America, they don't promote education, they have no plan to diminish the expense for higher education, they are trying to keep schools from teaching "the truths of history", and they are trying to promote the silliness of claiming whites are discriminated, because they don't get to do what they did in the past, such as have first opportunity, first options and first access and first in everything; they no longer get to take the best of everything and toss what they don't want to the masses. Even poor whites are finding out how they have historically been treated as less than by well to do and wealthy whites.
The whites people who stood up and supported BLM (Black Lives Matter) came to realize that until there is equal treatment of black people, there won't be equal treatment to poor white people, because many things that devastate black people, are also used to diminish the advances of poor white people and working poor white people, and the only way to make things fair is to "treat all people with 'equality of person, as Individual".

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As to Nations and Weapons, since the days of Vietnam, it has been proven that countries with the most weapons don't automatically win wars, that was proven again in Iraq, and Afghanistan. There are many more forces that come into play during any war, and there are underground suppliers who funnel both money, weapons and other resources to the fighters who fight wars.
We also watched OPEC and Other Oil Producing Nations, Capitalize off of war to gain Trillions upon Trillions of Profits, and we can be assured they used some of those profits to ensure that war continued, because it was an assurance of continued profits.

Young people today, don't have the heart and mind for wars as did the previous generations. Our best hope is they don't allow politicians to create scenarios where they are driven to fight in wars.

We have many challenges as a world and COVID has exposed much. There is a fragile food system, there is a fragile fresh water system, and people are demanding that "industry change" to make work more beneficial to the workers both with pay and working conditions.

I think we will eventually move to a period where we will learn to move away from the obsession with 'mass producing "DISPOSABLE GOODS" and move to a process where things can be upgraded, and repaired, as well as refurbished.
The level of "waste is too great" to sustain continuing to produce "disposable goods in the manner we've done over the past 30-50 yrs.

Nation's also know, the game of chasing Slave Wage Labor ... has caused many countries to suffer "high unemployment' and that has translated into economic problems for countries, because their people are not being productive in producing a higher % of what they consume. Therefore, Countries will find ways to Re-Industrialize, and Mutual Benefit Cooperative Agreements will have to become central in how Nation's deal with Nation who produces "Natural Resources" that are beneficial and necessary in manufacturing productions.

All these things mean that a new more highly educated leadership is necessary in the countries, one that understand the humanities is greater in importance than profit by any means mentality.

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When it comes to Taiwan, that will require "Global Support", it can't and won't be anything that America alone, or Europe alone can address. It also will need Middle East and many other regions to lend their support.

The Global System can put pressures on China to restrain itself. The Chinese leader also won't live forever, nor will the people of China stay repressed forever. History has shown, no people remain repressed forever.
The days of Tyrants and Dictators are faced with something they have never been faced with, and that is how technology has provided means of "information" to the masses.

Information is Powerful, if feeds and grows the Knowledge Base of Society.
Every Tyrant and Every Dictator, tried to cut the flow of information. In the past they could do so by attacking and controlling the Media, but today, there are many streams which information flows, and people in nations have learned how to use technology to gain access to that information, even when nations run by Tyrants and Dictators do many things to try and block that access.

The younger generations know more today how to build networks among themselves to share information, they are learning more how to screen out the spies who would try and thwart their efforts.


1ClassyLady 66F
3159 posts
10/4/2021 9:01 pm

Oct 1st was China's 72 yrs anniversary, but CCP sent 38 fighting jets to threaten Taiwan. The next day Oct 2nd, CCP sent another 39 fighting jets to saber-ratting Taiwan again. What is the point to do such threats for?? So much hatred. How can CCP use this low class threat to get reunited???



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1ClassyLady 66F
3159 posts
10/3/2021 7:27 pm

Australia is the ultimate winner. The outcome to China will be a failure. No government can torture and manslaughter its own people.



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1ClassyLady 66F
3159 posts
10/3/2021 8:00 am

I must emphasize that "nuclear-powered submarines" don't carry nuclear bombs. It is just more powerful and faster and stay under the sea longer and quieter submarine. Australia doesn't want to be a nuclear bomb country.

Australia is included in Five Eyes Alliance, Quad, AUKUS to protect Taiwan and against China.



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1ClassyLady 66F
3159 posts
10/3/2021 4:03 am

China has stopped to purchase not only coal, but also lobster, red wine, beef, .... from Australia as retaliation but Australia found new buyers to substitute China. Now China has to purchase coal from other countries with less quality and higher prices. Lately Xi called Russia leader, Putin to purchase "Electricity" directly from Russia.

Without "coal" as power, can China be a world factory? Can China still the world 2nd largest economy country? Can Xi be the world emperor? I wonder.

China banned to purchase pineapple from Taiwan as punishment, but Taiwan found other buyers such as Japan, and many other countries instead of China. Mr. Mike Pompeo even posted a photo with pineapple in front of him that he enjoyed to eat Taiwan's pineapple. Many Japanese also increased their purchase of Taiwan's pineapple.



Honesty is the best policy.