Thursday, January 12, 2017

Trump secretary of state nominee: South China Sea islands

A (blog) book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. So the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.

— Umberto Eco, born on this date in 1932

South China Sea: Paul Keating says Rex Tillerson threatening to involve Australia in war

"When the US secretary of state-designate threatens to involve Australia in war with China, the Australian people need to take note," he said.
"That is the only way Rex Tillerson's testimony that a 'signal' should be sent to China that 'access to these islands is not going to be allowed', and that US allies in the region should be there 'to show back-up', can be read."
China has laid claim to a swathe of shoals and islands inside what is known as the "Nine-Dash Line", which represents about 90 per cent of the South China Sea.
Former prime minister Paul Keating has accused United States secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson of threatening to involve Australia in war...

Trump secretary of state nominee: China should be denied access to South China Sea islands

President Obama supposedly “pivoted” the focus of our diplomacy and military towards Asia in 2012, but it’s China making all the moves ( Allegedly, China controls most of the news agencies in Australia ...)