Daily Review 01/11/2016

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David Cunliffe Congress

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12 comments on “Daily Review 01/11/2016”

  1. Pasupial 1

    Well, there are these two stories in the Guardian, which don’t seem entirely unrelated:

    Australia is considering joint naval patrols with Indonesia in the contested South China Sea, the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop confirmed on Tuesday…

    Australia has previously drawn criticism from China for running surveillance flights over disputed islands in the South China Sea and supporting US freedom of navigation exercises there.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/01/south-china-sea-australia-considers-joint-naval-patrols-with-indonesia

    China showed its Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time on Tuesday, opening the country’s biggest meeting of aircraft makers and buyers with a show of its military clout…

    Unofficial shots of a J-20 prototype fuelled discussion about the region’s power balance when first glimpsed by planespotters in 2010. Experts say China has been refining designs in the hope of narrowing a military gap with Washington…

    Aircraft that are already scheduled to be on display alongside the latest Chinese weapon systems, radar and drones include the Xian Y-20 strategic airlifter, and what organisers say isthe largest amphibious plane now in production, the AG600.

    The flying boat is officially promoted as a fire-fighting or search and rescue plane. But analysts note the AG600 – first unveiled 10 days after a Hague tribunal ruled against China’s claim to parts of the South China Sea in July – is well suited to resupplying military outposts in the disputed area.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/01/china-unveils-j-20-stealth-jet-fighter-in-show-of-military-might

    I hope that our government doesn’t have the daft idea of sending either of the frigates into that simmering cauldron. One of them is just back from RIMPAC where they’ve been learning to integrate with other navies.

    • Colonial Viper 1.1

      If I’m not mistaken, the US will be putting Australia up to this.

      There is no national advantage for Australia to militarily antagonise its largest trading partner, China.

      • McFlock 1.1.1

        except, like, two regional powers shoring up their buffers against an expansionist superpower on the off chance that their main bulwark – the other superpower – is going to be led by an isolationist idiot…

  2. Muttonbird 2

    The real question is, what does Paul Henry think about Jenna Lynch’s titties? Because you know he’s thought about it.

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/politics/crusher-vs-cunliffe-2016110117

  3. adam 3

    This is getting worse, It’s like almost every other day this protest see a more militarized response from the state. You can help!

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/standing-rock-pipeline-protest-facebook-post-check-in-a7389686.html

  4. Draco T Bastard 5

    Some instrumental music to end the night

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