Military buildup alarms Chinese

Australia's plan to extend its strategic striking power with a fleet of long-range silent submarines equipped with cruise missiles has raised concerns in China and sparked fears of a new arms race in Asia.

The decision to build the 12 new submarines, announced in the weekend's defence white paper, is a key element in a swing to naval strategic power that will also see three air defence destroyers and a new class of eight heavy frigates equipped with cruise missiles.


Common-border trial in the wings

Christchurch and Gold Coast airports are keen to participate in a common-border trial to stimulate trans-Tasman flights, says Jetstar.
The budget airline's chief executive Bruce Buchanan has been pushing for a common-border arrangement since February, saying making the trans-Tasman route domestic will chop 30 per cent off fares (about A$60 one-way or A$100 return).

The push comes as the Australia and New Zealand governments form closer ties to try to offset significant declines in the tourism sector in both countries.

Tourism Minister John Key indicated last week that an announcement would be made in August on reclasssifying trans-Tasman flights as domestic flights.

John Key Speech To The Institute Of International Affairs 2009

The globalist in John Key speaks out, this speech is very juicy when it comes to his stance on the New World Order and the Asia Pacific Union. John Key is just another traitor ready and willing to sell what is left of New Zealand out from underneath us and if the last few months are anything to go by we can expect to see the final stages of the destruction of our sovereignty swiftly pass. All done with a smile.

Hon John Key Prime Minister 26 May 2009
Speech to the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

It’s good to be here today to discuss some of the international issues affecting New Zealand.

I am reminded that the founding members of this organisation first met against the backdrop of a world economy shattered by the Great Depression.

In fact among the first issues this institute canvassed 75 years ago was the impact of the ‘Slump’ on the lives of New Zealanders.

Hillary Clinton firmly commits the US to Asia-Pacific security

THE US has declared it "is not ceding the Pacific to anyone" in a forceful response to the rise of China and the Rudd Government's defence white paper, which last month flagged the possibility of US dominance fading in the Asia-Pacific region in the decades ahead.

Asked by The Australian in a briefing with foreign journalists about Washington's response to Canberra's defence blueprint, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was emphatic that Washington was looking to deepen its ties in the region and wanted to do more with allies such as Australia.

She made it clear the US, which has a huge naval presence in the Asia-Pacific based in Hawaii, was not going anywhere.

Fiji Law Society's Office Raided By Military Government

Fiji government authorities have raided the Fiji Law Society's offices and removed files, Radio New Zealand reported tonight.

Society president Dorsami Naidu said the new chief registrar, Ana Rokomokoti, and men in plain clothes demanded entry to the society's Suva offices last night. One staff member was threatened with arrest.

They then took confidential files relating to complaints against Law Society members, and the chief registrar told staff a decree had been issued effectively deregulating the society.

The decree removed independence for lawyers, Mr Naidu said.

The rich, shadowy Bilderberg group

I hear the Bilderberg group is meeting this week. What is it?

The Bilderberg group consists of about 140 wealthy and powerful people who meet annually to discuss key global issues. Named after the Bilderberg hotel in Oosterbeek, the Netherlands, where it held its first meeting in 1954, the group is highly secretive, doesn't let journalists attend unless they agree beforehand not to report on the proceedings, and won't even say who is a member.

It's known that attendees include politicians, royalty, wealthy industrialists and back-room power brokers. Conspiracy theorists say the group essentially controls the world and makes key decisions on international policy.

CHINA: New Border Dispute Body at Time of Growing Tensions

Beijing has confirmed that its more assertive stance in recent territorial spats with its neighbours is a prelude to a more forceful projection of China’s rising military and diplomatic clout in the region and beyond.

The Foreign Ministry has announced the setting up of a new agency entrusted with tackling land and maritime border disputes, at a time of escalating rows between China and its neighbours over disputed territories in the South China and East China Sea.

It is also a time when quarrels with the United States have become routine, leading to rising military tensions between the world’s only superpower and the nation aspiring to the title.


Australian Military Buildup and The Rise of Asian NATO

"The main components of this absorption of the Asia Pacific zone include individual partnerships; establishment of bases and positioning of military, including combat, forces; actual invasions, wars and occupations; conducting regular Western-led multinational military, including live-fire, exercises; recruiting and deploying troops from Asian nations to war zones like those in Afghanistan and Iraq; and in general integrating the military of Asia Pacific states under the direction of individual NATO nations and the alliance collectively."

China’s Major Ports Unload 24% More Iron Ore Imports in April

What is China doing with its dollars? Buying iron ore

Those who think that China holds so many dollars and US Bonds that it must continue to support the dollar (ie. buy more Treasuries), better look at how China is converting its dollars into assets, like iron, copper and oil. Bloomberg: China said its major ports unloaded 24 percent more iron than in April last year, a record for a second month. By John Liu
China, the world’s largest consumer of iron ore, said its major ports unloaded 24 percent more of the imported steelmaking ingredient in April from a year ago, a record for a second month.

Annual Elite Conclave, 58th Bilderberg Meeting to be held in Greece, May 14-17

The 2009 Bilderberg Group Conference will be held at the five-star Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel in Vouliagmeni, Greece, May 14-17, according to author Daniel Estulin. Insiders have told Estulin that rooms have been booked and flight plans made. He has also confirmed the location and dates with sources in Greece. Estulin is the world’s foremost investigative authority on this annual secretive and exclusive assembly, having investigated and infiltrated their meetings for over ten years.

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