McCully and Goff – China friend or foe of NZ?
Sat, 09 Jun 2012 3:08p.m.
Last week, the US announced plans to build up its navy fleet in the Asia Pacific – a response to China's rising military power according to analysts.
That was quickly followed by a Russian pledge to strengthen its military ties with China. The two countries have planned more joint exercises.
The geopolitics of this region are complex and ever-changing, and New Zealand must navigate its way through this to maintain strong partnerships with all these players.
The man charged with this mission is Foreign Minister Murray McCully.
Another key player is Phil Goff, who was the trade minister back in 2008 when he signed the free trade agreement with China.
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13/06/2012 9:31:00 a.m.
Dan, look up some stats. The US military budget is larger than the next 16 countries combined - they are most definitely more than a match for China.
11/06/2012 9:20:44 p.m.
This is it people, In the very near future we are going to begin seeing a dramatic change in relations between the US and China. The US can no longer match the strength and size of Chinas military, with or without its Russian allies, and the US knows this. China is going to begin conducting more "exercises" shortly before expanding its borders and annexing North Korea. It will then push south and force the US out of South Korea. Korea will be united under the Chinese flag. This will be the footnote to the invasion of the US by Chinese forces, starting with Anchorage city in Alaska before pushing east then south, taking Canada. It will then occupy Canadian Strategic defences, using these as staging posts for its strikes against major American cities. In the days leading up to this invasion, Americas border defence network NORAD will be brought down from the inside by Chinese espionage assets. Within weeks the American Government will collapse and US soil will be under Chinese occupation. Americas defence will be reduced to small pockets of resistance using guerrilla style tactics operating out of hidden safe zones. Those few not killed in the initial invasion will be rounded up and placed in internment camps reminiscent of WW2 POW camps. Chinese forces will then use these prisoners to draw resisting units now on the brink of starvation out of hiding, through promises of sanctuary followed by threats of prisoner execution when they realize resistance forces are not stupid. Within months when America has been completely pacified, China will turn its attention and its new assets toward the rest of the world, who will fold without resistance, still in shock and awe of what it has just witnessed.Thus begins the next chapter in human history. Planet China.You have been warned.
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