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Australia vs China War: 'Australia Means Nothing,' Says China State Paper - Aussie Network News
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Australia vs China War: ‘Australia Means Nothing,’ Says China State Paper

Australia vs China War: ‘Australia Means Nothing,’ Says China State Paper

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A recent editorial published by The Global Times has reportedly urged a war against Australia for supporting the international ruling on China’s activities in the South China Sea. The article has reportedly called for a military strike on Australian ships that enter the South China Sea.

The article claims that China must take revenge, and that Australia’s power is nothing compared to the former’s security. Therefore, if Australia steps into the South China Sea waters, it will be an ideal target for China to warn and strike.

Earlier this year, the Commander of the US Seventh Fleet, Vice Admiral Joseph P Aucoin, met the Australian defence leaders to discuss the growing concerns with Beijing’s military expansion in the region. Aucoin said it would be in the region’s “best interests” if Australia and other nations sent warships within 12 nautical miles of disputed territory in the South China Sea, reported by ABC News.

According to the editorial, Australia is not even a “paper tiger;” it’s only a “paper cat” at best. “Australia calls itself a principled country, while its utilitarianism has been sizzling. It lauds Sino-Australian relations when China’s economic support is needed, but when it needs to please Washington, it demonstrates willingness of doing anything in a show of allegiance,” claims Global Times.

The article further claims that Australia is one of the most delirious countries “with an inglorious history.” It also believes that Australia’s claims over Antarctic territory is a clear case of hypocrisy. It says that the nation showed double standards “as if no one had a memory of what it did and said over the Antarctic.”

“Australia has unexpectedly made itself a pioneer of hurting China’s interest with a fiercer attitude than countries directly involved in the South China Sea dispute. But this paper cat won’t last,” the Global Times said.

 

  • britbob

    The ICJ has already determined at an earlier tribunal that No delimitation between states with opposite or adjacent coasts may be affected unilaterally by one of those states. And , The delimitation of the exclusive economic zone between states with opposite or adjacent coasts shall be affected by agreement on the basis of international law… So the latest PCA ruling comes as no surprise.
    For that and some other interesting judgments on territorial seas ( 3 pages) and to gain an understanding as to how the world court deals with such disputes Google: ”Falklands – Territorial Waters Academia”

  • Frankie

    Yes we may be a paper cat, but the paper cat has a great friend in the bald eagle which has very large and sharp talons!!!!