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Shock as flotilla of three Chinese warships arrive for 'secret' visit to Sydney - just days after
Daily Mail ^ | Published: 21:33 EDT, 2 June 2019 | Updated: 07:37 EDT, 3 June 2019 | Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia and Danyal Hussain For Mailonline

Posted on 06/04/2019 2:37:56 AM PDT by Zhang Fei

Three Chinese warships with 700 sailors on board will spend the next four days docked in Sydney Harbour on an unannounced visit.

The 'secret visit' comes just days after it was revealed that a Chinese warship had confronted an Australian vessel in the South China Sea, with Australian helicopter pilots targeted with lasers.

Footage emerged of the warships' arrival into Sydney on Monday morning with sailors lined up on the ships in combat uniform, with some carrying guns.

The appearance of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA- N) frigate, an auxiliary replenishment ship, and an amphibious vessel docked at Garden Island, comes amid heightened concern about Beijing's growing clout and military muscle flexing.

Since coming to power, President Xi Jinping has invested heavily in the People's Liberation Army Navy - in a bid to project Chinese influence across the Pacific and beyond.

Tensions have been high in the South China Sea, a major global shipping thoroughfare and a major source of untapped oil and gas reserves, which China claims almost all of.

It has in the past hit out at the US and its allies over naval operations in the area and has been turning reefs and islets into islands, installing military facilities on them.

The ships have since docked at the Royal Australian Navy base in Potts Point in a visit that was recently approved by the federal government.

Curious members of the public later boarded the vessels for a closer inspection.

A Department of Defence spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia the routine port visit was one of many port visits to Australia by foreign military vessels facilitated each year.

'This PLA-N visit is part of an extended deployment for the PLA-N Task Force which recently completed anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden,' the spokeswoman said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; china; maga; maritime; redchina; trump
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Spiffy pictures at the link. Amphibious transport dock:

Not quite Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, but clearly an ocean-going flotilla. Given 1/7 of US wages, China's $200b buys it a lot of hardware, a good bit of it equipped with equipment reverse-engineered from stolen information acquired by Chinese government hackers.

1 posted on 06/04/2019 2:37:56 AM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

Someone from the “Sydney Sheriff’s Office” better go aboard and get those guns registered and/or confiscated.


2 posted on 06/04/2019 2:41:45 AM PDT by Oscar in Batangas (Jan. 20, 2017, 12:00 PM: The End of an ERROR)
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To: Zhang Fei

Australia teeters on the brink of being a ChiCom vassal state.

Howard/Downer said if China and the US had a military conflict ANZUS wouldn’t apply.


3 posted on 06/04/2019 2:47:55 AM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Zhang Fei
This is PLA-N's way of telling the Australians that the Chinese are in charge now and there's nothing the aussies can do about it.

"We'll laser your pilots and park wherever the hell we want."

4 posted on 06/04/2019 2:51:09 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (“Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts.”)
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To: ifinnegan

The Chinese are hiring former australian cops to track down as PIs Chinese dissidents /runawayBillionaires to bring them back.


5 posted on 06/04/2019 2:55:50 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security in hatse:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Sirius Lee

But keep on buying crap made in China at Walmart.

Because China needs more US money, to build more military equipment, and take over more world power, than they have already.

That is what “made in China” is all about. American businesses selling out.

Just saying.


6 posted on 06/04/2019 2:58:03 AM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: cba123

Buying made in China can 1. Cost jobs in home or friends zones. 2. Support Chinese slavery. 3. Support communism. 4. Weaken the American economy.
Repent.


7 posted on 06/04/2019 3:07:14 AM PDT by KDF48 (Redeemed by Christ.)
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To: Zhang Fei

The biggest mistake that the world’s industrialized nations made in the 80s and 90s was to open their ports to Chinese made goods.Allowing the psychopaths that have ruled China since 1949 to build up a military like this *will* come back to haunt the entire planet.


8 posted on 06/04/2019 3:25:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Mitt Romney:Bringing Massachusetts Values To The Great State Of Utah!)
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To: Zhang Fei

Didn’t Trump kick the Chicoms out of the port of Long Beach Mexifornia? That was a long range plan by the Chicoms to colonize and seize the west coast. Thanks to Slick Willy.


9 posted on 06/04/2019 3:36:35 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: melsec
What’s up with this bro. By the way, feel free to congratulate my son. He is a brand new 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force. 😁🤣👍
10 posted on 06/04/2019 3:38:08 AM PDT by Mark17 (With Jesus, there is more wealth in my soul, than acres of diamonds and mountains of gold.)
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To: Sirius Lee

No man , if you read the article it was a stop over (one of many for many nations navy ships) from these three boats/ships docking after doing anti-piracy missions.....But , don’t get me wrong I will never trust nor do I enjoy our past politicians selling out our republic with manufacturing shifts to these rice eating pan faced communist bastards.


11 posted on 06/04/2019 3:39:14 AM PDT by mythenjoseph
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To: JudgemAll

most of those ChiCom’s $$$ are “invested” by buying up Californication houses (thousands and thousands of all-cash purchases)


12 posted on 06/04/2019 3:49:33 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: cba123

http://twain.lib.virginia.edu/roughingit/map/chiharte.html


13 posted on 06/04/2019 3:52:32 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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To: faithhopecharity

most of those ChiCom’s $$$ are “invested” by buying up Californication houses (thousands and thousands of all-cash purchases)


I wonder if California’s Chinese overlords will be as welcoming of immigrants from South of the border?


14 posted on 06/04/2019 3:54:45 AM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Don’t know your point in that post.

I am quite familiar with China and Chinese. I was there, worked there in fact, shortly after China opened to the western world. I speak and read a bit of the language.

However there is NO EXCUSE for selling out to China, the way SO MANY have done.

That is inexcusable. It is wrong, and frankly unpatriotic.

For real.


15 posted on 06/04/2019 4:02:09 AM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: Zhang Fei
and gladly accepted their new Mandarin Overlords
16 posted on 06/04/2019 4:11:08 AM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Chode

btw, WE bought those ships for China, because our debt payments to China pay for the entire Chinese military budget.

:-(


17 posted on 06/04/2019 4:15:04 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: Mark17
[What’s up with this bro. By the way, feel free to congratulate my son. He is a brand new 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force. 😁🤣👍 ] === Congrats are in order. You must be thrilled to bits.
18 posted on 06/04/2019 4:16:42 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: CondorFlight

pretty much


19 posted on 06/04/2019 4:19:30 AM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Zhang Fei

The Aussies had better start building up their own flotilla. When they wake up surrounded, they’ll wish they had...


20 posted on 06/04/2019 4:22:36 AM PDT by Savage Beast (A Manichaean struggle between TRUTH and evil grips America. President Trump holds the Light of TRUTH)
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