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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Australia Understands the China Threat. Does the U.S.?
By Michael Mazza Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The American Enterprise Institute
The U.S.-Australia military relationship remains strong, but Australia would be justified in questioning whether the United States is taking the China threat as seriously as they are.
Monday marked the start of Talisman Saber 2009 , a biennial joint military exercise that the United States conducts with Australia, one of its most important and dependable allies. A country of only 21 million people, Australia has made significant contributions to international security in recent years, deploying forces to Afghanistan, Iraq, East Timor, and the Solomon Islands, among other places. The Australian Defence Forces (ADF) have also engaged in humanitarian operations, such as those launched following the 2004 tsunami.
The launch of this year’s Talisman Saber affords an opportunity to consider the importance of the U.S.-Australian defense relationship. Australia certainly recognizes the alliance’s value.In it’s 2009 defense white paper released in May, the Australian Department of Defence noted that “our alliance with the United States is our most important defence relationship” and that “the alliance relationship is an integral element of our strategic posture.” Without the alliance, “the ADF simply could not be the advanced force that it is today, and must be in the future.”
Not only has the relationship been important to Australia, but as the white paper demonstrates, it has been fruitful for the United States as well:
For almost 50 years, through the joint defence facilities, Australia has made a significant contribution to U.S. national security by hosting or supporting some of the United States’ most sensitive and critical strategic capabilities. These include systems related to intelligence collection, ballistic missile early warning, submarine communications, and satellite-based communications.
Australia’s geography, stable democratic system, developed economy, and technical expertise, combined with our close alliance with the Untied States, will continue to underpin the enduring value of the joint defence facilities. The contributions of these facilities to global U.S. capabilities strengthen the alliance and greatly enhance our own capabilities.
Australia perceives a possible future threat from China and is now poised to dedicate significant resources to ensure that the Australian Defence Forces are prepared to face that challenge.
It is, of course, Australia’s actions, rather than its words, that have so clearly demonstrated its commitment to the alliance. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, Australia invoked the Australia, New Zealand, United States Security (ANZUS) Treaty for the first time, quickly coming to America’s aid.
One hopes that U.S. officials take security threats to Australia as seriously as Australia has taken security threats to the United States. In the white paper, Australia lays out a future force posture for the ADF that was designed, implicitly, with the Chinese threat in mind. For example, the Department of Defence now plans to acquire or develop new submarines, air warfare destroyers, and frigates optimized for anti-submarine warfare; 100 F-35 Joint Strike
Fighters; strategic strike capabilities; and cyber warfare capabilities. These defense requirements are driven by China’s growing military power. The white paper explains:
China will also be the strongest Asian military power, by a considerable margin. Its military modernisation will be increasingly characterised by the development of power projection capabilities. A major power of China’s stature can be expected to develop a globally significant military capability befitting its size. But the pace, scope, and structure of China’s military modernisation have the potential to give its neighbours cause for concern if not carefully explained, and if China does not reach out to others to build confidence regarding its military plans.
China has begun to do this in recent years, but needs to do more. If it does not, there is likely to be a question in the minds of regional states about the long-term strategic purpose of its force development plans, particularly as the modernisation appears potentially to be beyond the scope of what would be required for a conflict over Taiwan.
It is Australia’s actions, rather than its words, that have so clearly demonstrated its commitment to the alliance.
Australia, then, perceives a possible future threat from China and is now poised to dedicate significant resources to ensure that the ADF is prepared to face that challenge. The United States, on the other hand, is preparing to cancel the F-22 program, delay procurement of a new bomber, shrink the aircraft carrier fleet, and postpone the
acquisition of new cruisers. In short, the Obama administration is preparing to deny vital high-end capabilities to the Air Force and Navy—the very services that would play a leading role in countering a China threat.
The U.S.-Australia relationship remains strong, but Australians would be justified in questioning whether the United States is taking this threat as seriously as they are. Future joint military exercises and ongoing dialogue are important for ensuring that our defense establishments understand each other’s interests and concerns. Australian troops have bled alongside their American counterparts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is critical to ensure that, should the fight ever move closer to home for the Australians, they remain confident that America will be right there by their side.
Michael Mazza is a research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute.
Speech By Comrade Chi Haotian
Vice-Chairman Of China's
December, 2005 3-1-9
The following is the actual text of a speech delivered in December, 2005 by Comrade Chi Haotian the Vice-Chairman of China's Military Commission to top officers and generals. Keep in mind that China has for many years advocated deceitful and covert warfare against its enemies. This is their Modus Operandi. There should be little question that a "Bird Flu" Pandemic would deeply excite them. (Don't forget how they have poisoned thousands of American pets and knowingly placed lead paints on toddler's toys.)
"Comrades, I'm very excited today, because the large-scale online survey sina.com that was done for us showed that our next generation is quite promising and our Party's cause will be carried on. In answering the question, "Will you shoot at women, children and prisoners of war," more than 80 per cent of the respondents answered in the affirmative, exceeding by far our expectations. Today I'd like to focus on why we asked sina.com to conduct this online survey among our people. My speech today is a sequel to my speech last time, during which I started with a discussion of the issue of the three islands [Taiwan, Diaoyu Islands and the Spratley Islands --- Ott] and mentioned that 20 years of the idyllic theme of 'peace and development' had come to an end, and concluded that modernization under the saber is the only option for China's next phase. I also mentioned we have a vital stake overseas. The central issue of this survey appears to be whether one should shoot at women, children and prisoners of war, but its real significance goes far beyond that. Ostensibly, our intention is mainly to figure out what the Chinese people's attitude towards war is: If these future soldiers do not hesitate to kill even noncombatants, they'll naturally be doubly ready and ruthless in killing combatants. Therefore, the responses to the survey questions may reflect the general attitude people have towards war..We wanted to know: If China's global development will necessitate massive deaths in enemy countries; will our people endorse that scenario? Will they be for or against it?
The fact is, our 'development' refers to the great revitalization of the Chinese nation, which, of course, is not limited to the land we have now but also includes the whole world. As everybody knows, according to the views propagated by the Western scholars, humanity as a whole originated from one single mother in Africa. Therefore no race can claim racial superiority. However, according to the research conducted by most Chinese scholars, the
Chinese are different from other races on earth. We did not originate in Africa. Instead, we originated independently in the land of China. Therefore, we can rightfully assert that we are the product of cultural roots of more than a million years, civilization and progress of more than ten thousand years, an ancient nation of five thousand years, and a single Chinese entity of two thousand years. This is the Chinese nation that calls itself 'descendants of Yan and Huang.'
During our long history, our people have disseminated throughout the Americas and the regions along the Pacific Rim, and they became Indians in the Americas and the East Asian ethnic groups in the South Pacific. We all know that on account of our national superiority, during the thriving and prosperous Tang Dynasty our civilization was at the peak of the world. We were the centre of the world civilization, and no other civilization in the world was comparable to ours. Later on, because of our complacency, narrow-mindedness, and the self-enclosure of our own country, we were surpassed by Western civilization, and the centre of the world shifted to the West.
In reviewing history, one may ask: Will the centre of the world civilization shift back to China? Actually, Comrade Liu Huaqing made similar points in early 1980's Based on an historical analysis, he pointed out that the centre of world civilization is shifting. It shifted from the East to Western Europe and later to the United States; now it is shifting back to the East. Therefore, if we refer to the 19th Century as the British Century and the 20th century as the American Century, then the 21st Century will be the Chinese Century! (Wild applause fills the auditorium.)
Our Chinese people are wiser than the Germans because, fundamentally, our race is superior to theirs. As a result, we have a longer history, more people, and larger land area. On this basis, our ancestors left us with the two most essential heritages, which are atheism and great unity. It was Confucius, the founder of our Chinese culture, who gave us these heritages. These two heritages determined that we have a stronger ability to survive than the West.
That is why the Chinese race has been able to prosper for so long. We are destined 'not to be buried by either heaven or earth' no matter how severe the natural, man-made, and national disasters. This is our advantage. Take response to war as an example. The reason that the United States remains today is that it has never seen war on its mainland. Once its enemies aim at the mainland, the enemies would have already reached Washington before its congress finishes debating and authorizes the president to declare war. But for us, we don't waste time on these trivial things. Maybe you have now come to understand why we recently decided to further promulgate atheism. If we let theology from the West into China and empty us from the inside, if we let all Chinese people listen to God and follow God, who will obediently listen to us and follow us? If the common people don't believe Comrade Hu Jintao is a qualified leader, begin to question his authority, and want to monitor him, if the religious followers in our society question why we are leading God in churches, can our Party continue to rule China??
The first pressing issue facing us is living space. This is the biggest focus of the revitalization of the Chinese race.
In my last speech, I said that the fight over basic living resources (including land and ocean) is the source of the vast majority of wars in history. This may change in the information age, but not fundamentally. Our per capita resources are much less than those of Germany's back then. In addition, economic development in the last twenty-plus years had a negative impact, and climates are rapidly changing for the worse. Our resources are in very short supply. The environment is severely polluted, especially that of soil, water, and air. Not only our ability to sustain and develop our race, but even its survival is gravely threatened, to a degree much greater than faced
Germany back then Anybody who has been to Western countries knows that their living space is much better than ours. They have forests alongside the highways, while we hardly have any trees by our streets. Their sky is often blue with white clouds, while our sky is covered with a layer of dark haze. Their tap water is clean enough for drinking, while even our ground water is so polluted that it can't be drunk without filtering. They have few people in the streets, and two or three people can occupy a small residential building; in contrast our streets are always crawling with people, and several people have to share one room.
Many years ago, there was a book titled Yellow Catastrophes. It said that, due to our following the American style of consumption, our limited resources would no longer support the population and society would collapse once our population reaches 1.3 billion. Now our population has already exceeded this limit, and we are now relying on imports to sustain our nation. It's not that we haven't paid attention to this issue. The Ministry of Land Resources is specialized in this issue. But we must understand that the term 'living space' (
) is too closely related to Nazi Germany.
The reason we don't want to discuss this too openly is to avoid the West's association of us with Nazi Germany, which could in turn reinforce the view that China is a threat. Therefore, in our emphasis on He Xin's new theory,
'Human Rights are just living rights' we only talk about 'living' but not 'space' so as to avoid using the term 'living space.' From the perspective of history, the reason that China is faced with the issue of living space is because Western countries have developed ahead of Eastern countries. Western countries established colonies all around the world, therefore giving themselves an advantage on the issue of living space. To solve this problem, we must lead the Chinese people outside of China, so that they can develop outside of China.
Would the United States allow us to go out to gain new living space? First, if the United States is firm in blocking us, it is hard for us to do anything significant to Taiwan and some other countries! Second, even if we could snatch some land from Taiwan, Vietnam, India, or even Japan, how much more living space can we get? Very trivial! Only countries like the United States, Canada and Australia have the vast land to serve our need for mass colonization.
Therefore, solving the 'issue of America' is the key to solving all other issues. First, this makes it possible for us to have many people migrate there and even establish another Chinaunder the same leadership of the CCP. America was originally discovered by the ancestors of the yellow race, but Columbus gave credit to the White race. We the descendants of the Chinese nation are ENTITLED to the possession of the land! It is historical destiny that China and
United States will come into unavoidable confrontation on a narrow path and fight. In the long run, the relationship of China and the United States is one of a life-and-death struggle. Of course, right now it is not the time to openly break up with them yet. Our reform and opening to the outside world still rely on their capital and technology. We still need America. Therefore, we must do everything we can to promote our relationship with America, learn from America in all aspects and use America as an example to reconstruct our country. Only by using special means to 'clean up' America will we be able to lead the Chinese people there. Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves.
There has been rapid development of modern biological technology, and new bio weapons have been invented one after another. Of course we have not been idle; in the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind. We are capable of achieving our purpose of 'cleaning up' America all of a sudden. When Comrade
Xiaoping was still with us, the Party Central Committee had the perspicacity to make the right decision not to develop aircraft carrier groups and focused instead on developing lethal weapons that can eliminate mass populations of the enemy country. Biological weapons are unprecedented in their ruthlessness, but if the Americans do not die then the Chinese have to die. If the Chinese people are strapped to the present land, a total societal collapse is bound to take place. According to the computations of the author of Yellow Peril, more than half of the
Chinese will die, and that figure would be more than 800 million people! Just after the liberation, our yellow land supported nearly 500 million people, while today the official figure of the population is more than 1.3 billion. This yellow land has reached the limit of its capacity. One day, who know how soon it will come, the great collapse will occur any time and more than half of the population will have to go.
It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans. But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese century, a century in which the CCP leads the world. We, as revolutionary humanitarians, do not want deaths, But if
history confronts us with a choice between deaths of Chinese and those of Americans, we'd have to pick the latter, as, for us, it is more important to safeguard the lives of the Chinese people and the life of our Party. The last problem I want to talk about is of firmly seizing the preparations for military battle. The central committee believes, as long as we resolve the United States problem at one blow, our domestic problems will all be readily solved. Therefore, our military battle preparation appears to aim at Taiwan, but in fact is aimed at the United States, and the preparation is far beyond the scope of attacking aircraft carriers or satellites. Marxism pointed out that violence is the midwife for the birth of the new society. Therefore war is the midwife for the birth of China's century."
'Shocking' electricity bill rises proposed to pay for ETS
December 15, 2009
PROPOSED rises could see electricity bills in NSW shoot up 62 per cent by 2013, with Energy Minister John Robertson admitting even he is shocked by the independent regulator's draft plan.
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) said in a draft determination released in Sydney today the unprecedented fee increases would be needed to cope with higher network costs and a federal scheme to reduce carbon emissions.
IPART CEO Jim Cox said he had never seen price rises like the ones he now proposed.
“I think this is the biggest increase we have seen,” he said. “I don't think this (price increases) is something that we particularly like.”
Under the proposal, consumers could be paying between $554 and $893 a year more for electricity by July 2013.
“The important point to note here is almost 90 per cent of the increases are due (to an) increase in network charges to pay for higher reliability standards, and also ... the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS), if indeed it is implemented,” he said.
If the CPRS is not introduced, consumers could still expect their annual power bills to jump by between $242 and $594 by 2013, IPART said.
Mr Robertson said he when he opened the report and saw the proposed price rises, he was “shocked”.
“The government will be going over this report with a fine-tooth comb and making a submission,” he said outside state parliament.
“I am very concerned about the proposed increases in network charges and the effect that's going to have on working families ... people expect to have a reliable electricity supply and they also expect to have electricity that is affordable.”
He said that the government would attempt to lower those costs if possible, because a balance needed to be found between reliability and cost.
However, Mr Robertson said some consumers would receive federal government compensation if the CPRS went ahead.
“(The draft determination) doesn't take into account compensation package that the prime minister has outlined on a number of occasions that families earning up to $160,000 a year will be fully or partially compensated (for the impacts of the CPRS),” he said.
The NSW government has also introduced a $272 million customer assistance package.
Country Energy customers stands to be hit the hardest, with a possible increase of 62 per cent over three years, starting with a 12 per cent price hike in 2010/2011.
Energy Australia's prices are expected to rise by 58 per cent over the three years, while Integral Energy customers are looking at a total increase of 44 per cent.
IPART is calling for public submissions by February and will hold a public hearing on the draft report on February 2, before releasing the final report in mid March 2010.
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