[LINK] China and the Net

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Fri Jan 26 11:15:25 AEDT 2007

On 25/01/2007, at 11:45 PM, Howard Lowndes wrote:

> I've seen maps of Australia with the northern half labelled "South  
> Irian".

About 35 years ago I was chatting with the then federal member for  
seat of Brisbane and he told me a story about a conversation he had  
had with the Indonesia Ambassador. They were discussing tension  
between Australia and Indonesia and public perceptions that Indonesia  
was a military threat. Apparently he said something like - "Sure we  
could invade Australia. We could capture Darwin - and maybe hold it  
for a day".

Such adventures requires a blue water navy. India has a significant  
navy now and China is building one but in China's case it is Taiwan  
and the US they have in mind. Indonesia doesn't.

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