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( Global Times) Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Tuesday that Australia is considering joint naval patrols with Indonesia in the South China Sea. She claimed Indonesia proposed joint patrols last week and the request was consistent with Australia's policies of exercising the right to freedom of navigation. The proposal has no intention to disrupt the relationship with China; it is called a peace patrol and is about protecting fish in each other's areas, Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu was quoted as saying by Australian media.

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Australia meddle in the South China Sea in such a high profile in which it has little stake?

China actually wants to keep Australia as a friend. The two countries never had a problem in the history and there is a strong economic tie. Australia should not be a country that has to be part of the dispute to against China.



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Post time 2016-11-2 17:12:16 |Display all floors
It's called freedom of navigation

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Post time 2016-11-2 22:49:32 |Display all floors
No one care,

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Post time 2016-11-2 23:04:08 |Display all floors
There HAVE been issues between Australia and China. Don't lie. A few years ago, China very much got its panties in a knot when Australia refused to allow the sale of a mining operation to Chinese interests, because said mining operation was located next to a military installation. In another incident, an Australian was convicted of economic crimes in China ... coerced into admitting bribery where no bribery existed. This made Australian companies question whether or not they should be doing business with China.

Since Australia and Indonesia will be conducting patrols in International Waters, there is no need for China to be raising her hackles like this. Petulant children should be sent to their room for a time-out.
It's hard to win an argument with a smart person. It's damned near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.

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Post time 2016-11-2 23:34:39 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Boston101 at 2016-11-2 23:35
zjjhpj Post time: 2016-11-2 22:49
No one care,

The world cares. China has become the neighborhood bully. Narcissistic, entitled and unwilling to bear any criticism, China believes it can walk over almost anyone. Except countries like Australia are standing up to China's bullying.

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Post time 2016-11-3 00:44:07 |Display all floors
Australia should stay out of this dispute.  If the USA want to try and flex its muscles and upset China in the process then that should not be part of Australias plan.  Australia does a lot of international  trade with China and at this time Australia and China have good relationships.  Certainly it does not seem to be good politics to interfere in a dispute that actually has started by the Japanese imperialists,and why in the world should Australia be involved with Japan the biggests terrorists of the last century.

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Post time 2016-11-3 04:43:13 |Display all floors
zjjhpj Post time: 2016-11-2 22:49
No one care,

Agree

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