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America has been leaning out her claws to south China sea since 1899. While Chinese naval power buildup is tasked to protect her oil imports from middleeast and Africa. And China's naval powee never reaching the Carribean sea, so who is kicking up tensions in SCS ? In 1967, Nasser closing the strait of Eliat resulted an all out war.Today if closing the Malacca will subjected the same fate. China has NO position to close that Malacca, only US and her allies does pocessing this capability. Mr Turnbull please view the matter from a fair perspective.

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The best way to deter China is for the U.S. Navy to return to Subic Bay, Philippines.

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so who is kicking up tensions in SCS ?

Um, China.

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For China to unilaterally change the status quo. all should sail as one in the East China Sea and the South China Sea, and stop China's new aggression! When you are watching China trying to drive people back to their shores in waters that is the livelihood of so many and for decades, and some of these water in one's own economic zones, all should flood these waters with ships and force the open sea policies that always been the norm. If anyone should be forced back to their shores it should be the assertive, aggressive , belligerent... CHINA!

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reopen Subic and Clarke. It's the American way.

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"China insists its facilities are intended for civilian as well as military purposes and has stressed it is committed to maintaining peace and assuring freedom of navigation in the area. "

How about we just go with that and save a lot of money?

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So say US lapdog aussie new PM, only when evil US government interest at stake.

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So say US lapdog aussie new PM, only when evil US government interest at stake.

No you buffoon. This issue is a concern for all regions in the pacific and this PM is one of the few who have had the nerve to actually say it how it is at risk of inflaming the idiots in charge of china. the government of china is a bore and a bully as is the case in russia and north korea. silly little men who grew up with the idea that ideology rules the world and who went on to use ideology to justify their stupid actions.

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China can build and the US could bomb it, end game!! No problema!!!

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CrazyJoe: The best way to deter China is for the U.S. Navy to return to Subic Bay, Philippines

That would present the necessary balance, and relieve some of the pressure on Okinawa.... It is a big ask for the Philippines all the same.

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Australian PM urges Beijing to cool tensions in South China Sea

I love aussies. . . . but this PM hasn't got his new submarines yet. Maybe he should lay low till then.

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but this PM hasn't got his new submarines yet. Maybe he should lay low till then.**

Australia has never relied upon submarines for their safety, which is lucky as their current fleet are a bunch of lemons. The real problem with china is that it's neighbours have historically laid too low (apart from the japanese occupation). china will always be a dragon looking to raise its head and it will always be the job of its neighbours to keep it in check. even when it eventually becomes a democracy this will still be the case. chinese have no sense of manners whether it be on a personal scale or a diplomatic one. otherwise I wish them all the best.

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Good on Turnbull for saying it like it is. China is creating the threat in the region, no one else.

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The real problem with china is that it's neighbours have historically laid too low

Way too low. China was the sleeping giant (economically/ militarily) past couple decades.

When the Soviet Union collapsed, it was inevitable that some key US bases closed down. The closure of Subic diminished US posture while the Filipinos couldn't even come close to picking up the slack.

“China would be better advised, in its own interest frankly, not to be pushing the envelope there,” Turnbull said in an interview a week after he grabbed power in an internal Liberal Party coup.

Semi-hawkish comment there. Future Australian Naval activity in the Pacific may or may not raise eyebrows.

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Who cares? China will not listen to such as weakest person Turnbull. Turnbull has no right to tell someone what to do and what not to do because he has done stupid thing himself and no one will respect what he said.

Now Australia Government has no right to denounce and criticize Military coup in Africa or anywhere in the world because the Turnbull was becoming PM by coup and not by elected. So Turbull should shut his mouth.

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@KobutaChan

Turnbull was becoming PM by coup and not by elected.

Interesting spin. Here all along I thought it was through a parliamentary process.

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Do you need to name called, is that your standard Veejay, grow up and learn some manners.

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PTownsend. Will you vote for LP knowing Christopher Pyne will be Prime Minister if LP won the Election?

Voters do not have opportunity to elect Prime Minister in election in Westminster system but voters knew the Party leader will be Prime Minister if Party won the Election. Last election Australian voters have voted for LP with Tony Abbott as Party leader and he will be next Prime Minister of Australia if LP won the Election.

The Party room chooses their leader before going into election and let voters know who their Party leader was and he or she will be Prime Minister if their Party won the election. Otherwise, why don't we bother about Party leader's policy and his personality before election? The Westminster system Parliament democracy was suck. All good policy were screwed up by minority Independent Senators in Upper House. You can not fulfill your promised and commitment unless you have majority in both Upper House and Lower House.

After all, you can remove elected Prime Minister from Office by force by using Party room ballots. They don't respect voters at all. Julia Gillard had rating high when she back stabbed Kevin Rudd. Former Premier Denis Napthine had also personal rating up after he dethroned Premier Ted Baillieu. In the end, both State and Federal Government have lost election. Australian public do not like disloyal peoples. I'll wait and see whether Turnbull his wealth will make exception or not in next election.

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