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NZDF General discussion thread

Discussion in 'Geostrategic Issues' started by NZLAV, Apr 14, 2007.

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  1. Catalina

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    I note with interest the above comment was written 12 years ago. Oh what a difference a few short years make. As the ultimate Mr. Bond, Sean Connery, was fond of saying, 'Never say never again'...

    In that time Communist China has moved from Deng's 韬光养晦, hide our capabilities and bide our time, national strategy to Xi's implementation of the polar opposite 海洋强国 national strategy to become a Great Maritime Nation.

    The Peoples Liberation Army Navy now has three aircraft carriers in service or under construction. Plans exist for at least three more. That is at least six carrier battle groups. The PRC's surface fleet, submarine fleet, and long range naval aviation forces are expanding in reach, quality, size, and ambition as the CCP tightens control and stifles dissent throughout its empire.

    In another 12 years who can say to what limits PRC expansion will have reached but, having lived 9 years in our South Pacific Island neighbouring countries and witnessed first hand the take over of their political elites in three of New Zealand's nearest neighbours, it is almost certain that the Gonganbu, the Ministry of State Security, (MSS), Communist China's combined Gestapo and KGB, will have secured basing rights for elements of the PLA Navy and PLA Air Force in our South West Pacific...
     
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    No, the hui was in Auckland. He was on an E-4B, which wouldn't get into Wellington. QANTAS used to fly the B747-SP in and out of Wellington on regular schedules, which was quite impressive to watch :D
     
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    Haha, didi'nt actually think he came down for beervana, could have been the Don instead, was a pretty incognito version....