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Japan, New Zealand agree on intel sharing pact amid growing regional security concerns

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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NZ's massive navy of 9 ships will be of great help to push back China.

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Since NZ Giv is so closely connected to Chinese interests, expect other nation of the 5 Eyes to back off even more than they already are in regards to intel sharing with NZ.

Japan is already an intelligence sieve.

The song about 3 men in a leaky boat comes to mind.

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> KaowaiinekochanknawToday  08:49 am JST

Since NZ Giv is so closely connected to Chinese interests, expect other nation of the 5 Eyes to back off even more than they already are in regards to intel sharing with NZ.

Japan is already an intelligence sieve.

The song about 3 men in a leaky boat comes to mind.

Name a nation on Earth that is not 'closely connected' to China.

Any nations where China is not a major trading partner?

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kurikuriToday  08:55 am JST

Name a nation on Earth that is not 'closely connected' to China.

Any nations where China is not a major trading partner?

Any nations where China is not a major strategic adversary?

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Plenty if you take off your USA military goggles.

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OssanAmericaToday  10:30 am JST

kurikuriToday  08:55 am JST

Name a nation on Earth that is not 'closely connected' to China.

Any nations where China is not a major trading partner?

Any nations where China is not a major strategic adversary?

The guy said 'connected'.

No nation can escape close ties with China if they want to survive economically, not least those in the Asia Pacific region.

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New Zealand under the previous Jacinda Ardern government tried playing the dove route with our Chinese friends and got bitten badly. Their flakey feel-good engagement policies made them the perfect target for our opportunistic Chinese friends, but it didn’t work out too well for them in the end. How could it really?

Good to see NZ coming back on board and in line with their real cousins and mates. May not be a huge military power and the Chinese commentators here will scoff at their relevancy, but it still means a lot on the grand chess board being played out before our eyes. It’s good to know that all it takes is one ( a few actually ) belligerent force to appear for core value nations to reunite and cooperate.

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NZ's massive navy of 9 ships will be of great help to push back China.

There's a very good reason the Royal NZ Navy only has a limited number of ships - they are a small nation that doesn't go around threatening others endlessly and trying to steal others land. Unlike Communist China. Safety, freedom and quality of life are on a completely different level to Commie China.

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Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday signed an agreement that pledged mutual aid if either country faces “aggression,” at a summit held at a time both face escalating standoffs from the West.

NK now has Article-Five style protection via Moscow's nuclear umbrella. Lay a hand on Pyongyang, Moscow will lop off the offending arm/s; that goes for Tokyo too.

Hopefully Kishida and Luxon can share intel about that (in principle).

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NK now has Article-Five style protection via Moscow's nuclear umbrella. Lay a hand on Pyongyang, Moscow will lop off the offending arm/s; that goes for Tokyo too.

No-one is threatening NK - except for the Kim monarchy themselves.

If the shaky Putin was ever that stupid, know that Pyongyang, Moscow, St Petersberg - and other hovels in fascist Russia - would be reduced to white ash. Many, in fact, would say that would be a massive improvement for the whole world.

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There's a very good reason the PLAN has a fast growing number of ships - they are a big nation, a global trading power currently encircled by a string of American military bases. Unlike China, threats to safety, freedom and quality of life are on a completely different level in the USA.

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The implication of the CCP crowd's position is that China's territorial expansion and beligerent behavior towards it's neighbors have to be accepted because they all need to continue trade with China. This is a fallacy . Both Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan were big traders with the United States until Dec 8, 1941 when war was declared on both nations. Just as in the years preceeding WWII, the West is stepping away from open trade with China. Complete reliance on China for any resource has been shown to be a security risk, and he world is now aware that China uses trade as a weapon to support it's strategic goals.

As for all the CCP supports here, why do so many Chinese leave China, and emmigrate both legally and illegally, if it's so wonderful there?

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JJEJune 20 12:48 pm JST

NK now has Article-Five style protection via Moscow's nuclear umbrella. Lay a hand on Pyongyang, Moscow will lop off the offending arm/s; that goes for Tokyo too.

Moscow can't even lop off the arms of Ukraine.

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deanzaZZRJune 20 01:51 pm JST

Unlike China, threats to safety, freedom and quality of life are on a completely different level in the USA.

Yes, threats to safety and freedom are much lower and quality of life is much higher in the US.

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