Skip to comments.Shock as flotilla of three Chinese warships arrive for 'secret' visit to Sydney - just days after
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.
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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.
Someone from the “Sydney Sheriff’s Office” better go aboard and get those guns registered and/or confiscated.
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.
"We'll laser your pilots and park wherever the hell we want."
The Chinese are hiring former australian cops to track down as PIs Chinese dissidents /runawayBillionaires to bring them back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
most of those ChiCom’s $$$ are “invested” by buying up Californication houses (thousands and thousands of all-cash purchases)
most of those ChiComs $$$ are invested by buying up Californication houses (thousands and thousands of all-cash purchases)
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.
btw, WE bought those ships for China, because our debt payments to China pay for the entire Chinese military budget.
The Aussies had better start building up their own flotilla. When they wake up surrounded, they’ll wish they had...
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