China Wants to Be Australia's Godfather

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Re: China Wants to Be Australia's Godfather

Postby Steviebike » 16 May 2012, 11:05

the bear wrote:
Steviebike wrote:Ummm, I think Australia is aligned to the UK? No?

Why does it have to pick China or the US!



ANZUS man, ANZUS....although us over here in Kiwiland left the US umbrella in 1984....so far so good. Mind you everyone's moving to Australia anyway.


Gotcha. Thanks.

The point I was alluding to was; Australia is not going to roll over like that, it won't to the UK so it won't to anyone else – rightly so.

Anyway it's just propaganda...
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Re: China Wants to Be Australia's Godfather

Postby headhonchoII » 16 May 2012, 11:51

In the grand scheme of things Taiwan, Korea, Japan, the Phillipines, Vietnam, Singapore would all be more strategic than Australia just by their geophysical location. If a conflict broke out it would be US and Asian allies vs China, that's about it. Australia would just sit it all out.
This is all ridiculous anyway, a bit like the Chinese anchor who blurted that China has historically ruled the Phillipines when he meant the Phillipines/South China Sea.
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Re: China Wants to Be Australia's Godfather

Postby Jack Burton » 16 May 2012, 12:09

AUS has no cultural ties with China. I mean, really, Chinese don't even love their sheep the way Scots do.

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Re: China Wants to Be Australia's Godfather

Postby Deuce Dropper » 16 May 2012, 12:27

Maybe China is planning to expand its correctional facilities?

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China Wants to Be Australia's Godfather

Postby headhonchoII » 16 May 2012, 13:09

Maybe they heard that there is money in kangaroo farming?
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Re: China Wants to Be Australia's Godfather

Postby the bear » 16 May 2012, 13:46

headhonchoII wrote:Maybe they heard that there is money in kangaroo farming?


I think they covet all those sheepskins....Australia actually ships its sheepskins to China for processing then ships them back to Australia to sell to....you guessed it, Chinese tourists!
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Re: China Wants to Be Australia's Godfather

Postby Jack Burton » 16 May 2012, 15:46

Deuce Dropper wrote:Maybe China is planning to expand its correctional facilities?


Not when it has a "healthy" death penalty/organ harvesting market/industry.
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Re: China Wants to Be Australia's Godfather

Postby antarcticbeech » 16 May 2012, 18:05

Just imagine the possibilities of the Chinese palate on the Australian continent.

Koala sphincter soup.

Wombat testicle stir fry.

Goanna eyeball tea (or cane toad egg tea perhaps).

Galah three cup. (Delicious!)

Dugongs of God (like the Sanxia Pigs of God).

Clive Palmer jumps over the wall.

Personally, I have always wanted to try cuscus. :ponder:
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Re: China Wants to Be Australia's Godfather

Postby Zla'od » 17 May 2012, 12:43

This isn't like the Godfather. This is more like prison, where fresh young guys have to pick which tough guy they'd like to become the wife of.
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