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Emirates airline burns after landing / Chinese newspaper urges country to declare WAR on Australia
Emirates airline burns after landing, all passengers and crew safe


Emirates suffered the worst incident in its 30-year history when a Boeing 777-300 arriving from India crash-landed in Dubai before bursting into flames, with all passengers and crew managing to escape unharmed. One firefighter died.
Incredible footage shows moment 300 passengers including 24 Brits flee burning Emirates jet after it crash-landed and EXPLODED at Dubai Airport

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1545555/incredible-footage-shows-moment-300-passengers-including-24-brits-flee-burning-emirates-jet-after-it-crash-landed-and-exploded-at-dubai-airport/



'We must take revenge': Chinese newspaper urges country to declare WAR on Australia and warns of 'strike' after Julie Bishop's comments over South China Sea dispute

A state-run Chinese newspaper has demanded 'revenge' against Australia after it backed an international tribunal's landmark decision to reject its claims over the South China Sea.

The Chinese navy launched into military drills with their Russian allies in the East China Sea on Monday amid heightened maritime tensions in the region


China was found to have violated the Philippines' maritime right by erecting artificial islands which decimated natural coral reefs and disrupted both fishing and oil exploration


In what The Sun described as an 'immediate show of strength', the Chinese navy launched into military drills with their Russian allies in the East China Sea.

China has no legal basis for claiming it owns huge parts of the South China Sea, The Hague rules… but Beijing says it rejects the decision
Judges at The Hague also found the country had aggravated the seething regional dispute and violated the Philippines' maritime rights

It also found that China had interfered with Philippine petroleum exploration at Reed Bank, tried to stop fishing by Philippine vessels within the country’s exclusive economic zone and failed to prevent Chinese fishermen from fishing within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone at Mischief Reef and Second Thomas Shoal.
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

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I think there should be a full inquiry to see whether China actually did shoot down MH370, an inquiry that takes into account the evidence that China did recorded at the time, including wreckage Vietnamese Search and Rescue located and produce image of, as well as the evidence of New Zealander reported at the time to his supervisor so truth about the shooting down of MH370 is known, meanwhile:
The Chinese government has said:

Prepare for possible ‘war on water’ over South China Sea tensions, Beijing tells citizens

The Chinese defense minister has warned the tense situation in the South China Sea poses the threat of a direct confrontation and has called on the military, police and general population to be ready to defend the country's territorial integrity.
Chang Wanquan made the statement while inspecting military installations in China's eastern coastal Zhejiang Province, state news agency Xinhua reported, without giving the timing of the comments.

The seriousness of the national security situation should be recognized, particularly when it comes to threats posed at sea, Chang said.

The Chinese military, law enforcement and citizens must be ready for mobilization in the event of a “people's war at sea,” he added.

The general public should be educated about national defense issues because national sovereignty and territorial integrity are at risk, according to the minister.

Chang’s statement comes amid unprecedented tensions over the disputed islands in the South China Sea, where Beijing has been building airstrips and military installations on reclaimed reefs and islands in waters also claimed by a number of other Asian states.

China’s 2.3 million-strong People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is “fully confident and capable of addressing various security threats and provocations,” Chang said last weekend while addressing a summit dedicated to the 89th anniversary of the PLA's founding.
Jimmy5IA

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robplum: I think there should be a full inquiry to see whether China actually did shoot down MH370, an inquiry that takes into account the evidence that China did recorded at the time, including wreckage Vietnamese Search and Rescue located and produce image of, as well as the evidence of New Zealander reported at the time to his supervisor so truth about the shooting down of MH370 is known, meanwhile:
The Chinese government has said:

Prepare for possible ‘war on water’ over South China Sea tensions, Beijing tells citizens

The Chinese defense minister has warned the tense situation in the South China Sea poses the threat of a direct confrontation and has called on the military, police and general population to be ready to defend the country's territorial integrity.
Chang Wanquan made the statement while inspecting military installations in China's eastern coastal Zhejiang Province, state news agency Xinhua reported, without giving the timing of the comments.

The seriousness of the national security situation should be recognized, particularly when it comes to threats posed at sea, Chang said.

The Chinese military, law enforcement and citizens must be ready for mobilization in the event of a “people's war at sea,” he added.

The general public should be educated about national defense issues because national sovereignty and territorial integrity are at risk, according to the minister.

Chang’s statement comes amid unprecedented tensions over the disputed islands in the South China Sea, where Beijing has been building airstrips and military installations on reclaimed reefs and islands in waters also claimed by a number of other Asian states.

China’s 2.3 million-strong People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is “fully confident and capable of addressing various security threats and provocations,” Chang said last weekend while addressing a summit dedicated to the 89th anniversary of the PLA's founding.

At the end of the day you can´t trust any government bullshit from any country, get yourself a few tinnys and a sheila and live in the bush forever
Lookin4missright Lookin4missright

melbourne, Victoria Australia

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And i thought i was gonna die a muslim

Fark china then, why take revenge on a country that they half own and have populated anyway dunno

Another country that wants to hurt their own kind ...

If they get shitty on us australia they can bang their fried rice up their ar*se professor cowboy
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

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The Egyptian military has claimed that it killed the leader of the Sinai branch of Islamic State, suspected of downing a Russian passenger jet over Sinai in October last year.

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Stash of US-made heavy weapons found in terrorist-held Aleppo district

Footage has emerged online allegedly showing mortars, anti-tank missiles and grenades being uncovered along with a quantity of western (mostly US)-made weapons and ammunition in territories abandoned by terrorists in Syrian Aleppo.
The video appeared online on Thursday and purported to show the discovery of a large cache of western arms and ammunition in a house in Aleppo’s eastern Bani Zaid district. The majority of the weapons appear to be of US origin and include US-made anti-tank missiles system (TOW 2A), American UN0181 missiles, as well as US-made 81mm mortars and ammunition. Some of the boxes containing weapons are labeled with the letters ‘USA’.

ah-so

Vietnam reacts sharply to Chinese defense minister's call for war in East Sea

Vietnam responds after Chinese minister calls for 'people’s war' at sea

Officials of other countries need to speak and act in accordance with official statements as well as their nations’ obligations, that is, repecting international law, refraining from using or threatening to use force, and actively contributing to peace and stability in the region and the world,” Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh said at a press briefing on Thursday.

The comments follow a Chinese minister’s call for the country’s army, police and people to prepare for a war at sea.

China's Xinhua news agency on August 2 reported that Chinese defense minister Chang Wanquan had urged preparations for a “people’s war at sea” to counter offshore security threats and safeguard what he called Chinese sovereignty.

http://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnam-responds-after-chinese-minister-calls-for-people-s-war-at-sea-3447745.html
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enter captain Lookin

Israel receives first customized F35 stealth fighters
July 29, 2016

Israel receives first customized F35 stealth fighters
air force, aircraft, israel, mlitary
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Lockheed-Martin delivered Israel's first F-35 Lightning II "Adir". It has passed all tests, and is due to be delivered in December.

The F-35 Lightning II Adir has top-of-the-line stealth technology, highly sensitive sensors of every kind, and fuel-optimizing computer systems to keep it in the air.

Access to the F-35’s software source code remains a live issue for the Israelis, as it has been with the Australians, British, and others. That access is necessary when air forces want to upgrade the aircraft’s computers, and/or integrate new weapons, communications, or electronic warfare systems. Israeli planes generally undergo heavy modifications to incorporate Israeli electronics and weapons systems, and the USA has allowed the Israelis access to the F-15 and F-16’s software. Israel has since exported a number of those enhancements for F-16 and F-15 customers in Asia and Latin America.

http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/07/israel-receives-first-customized-f35.html



F-35B Lightning II: Everything you need to know about Britain's new £70m stealth fighter

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/0/what-is-britains-new-f-35-jump-jet-and-is-it-any-good/


The F-35 Strike Fighter has been declared ‘combat capable’. But is it?

CATCH IN THE FINE-PRINT?
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence was earlier this week startled by a new rule that may have serious implications for Australia’s own force of 72 strike fighters.
They’re not allowed to use the combat jet’s electro-optical target designation system.
Without it, they can’t drop bombs or fire missiles.
This is the advanced network of lasers, infra-red sensors and computer systems that ‘paint’ a target with a laser to guide weapons with pinpoint accuracy.
The F-35’s owner’s manual apparently came with an unexpected limitation: The targeting system is only allowed to be used inside the United States — for security reasons.
Among the restrictions are a ban on anyone being within 9km of the aircraft when the system is in use, and nobody with a set of binoculars within 33km.
“If these restrictions stand, then training in the UK will be almost impossible,” a Ministry of Defence meeting was told.
The same would apply to Australia. Live combat practice would be restricted to simulators. And functionality, performance and reliability assessments under Australian conditions would be curtailed.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/the-f35-strike-fighter-has-been-declared-combat-capable-but-is-it/news-story/7556110762b1aec3f73b49949651507b
Lookin4missright Lookin4missright

melbourne, Victoria Australia

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robplum: enter captain Lookin

Israel receives first customized F35 stealth fighters
July 29, 2016

Israel receives first customized F35 stealth fighters
air force, aircraft, israel, mlitary
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Lockheed-Martin delivered Israel's first F-35 Lightning II "Adir". It has passed all tests, and is due to be delivered in December.

The F-35 Lightning II Adir has top-of-the-line stealth technology, highly sensitive sensors of every kind, and fuel-optimizing computer systems to keep it in the air.

Access to the F-35’s software source code remains a live issue for the Israelis, as it has been with the Australians, British, and others. That access is necessary when air forces want to upgrade the aircraft’s computers, and/or integrate new weapons, communications, or electronic warfare systems. Israeli planes generally undergo heavy modifications to incorporate Israeli electronics and weapons systems, and the USA has allowed the Israelis access to the F-15 and F-16’s software. Israel has since exported a number of those enhancements for F-16 and F-15 customers in Asia and Latin America.

http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/07/israel-receives-first-customized-f35.html
F-35B Lightning II: Everything you need to know about Britain's new £70m stealth fighter

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/0/what-is-britains-new-f-35-jump-jet-and-is-it-any-good/The F-35 Strike Fighter has been declared ‘combat capable’. But is it?

CATCH IN THE FINE-PRINT?
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence was earlier this week startled by a new rule that may have serious implications for Australia’s own force of 72 strike fighters.
They’re not allowed to use the combat jet’s electro-optical target designation system.
Without it, they can’t drop bombs or fire missiles.
This is the advanced network of lasers, infra-red sensors and computer systems that ‘paint’ a target with a laser to guide weapons with pinpoint accuracy.
The F-35’s owner’s manual apparently came with an unexpected limitation: The targeting system is only allowed to be used inside the United States — for security reasons.
Among the restrictions are a ban on anyone being within 9km of the aircraft when the system is in use, and nobody with a set of binoculars within 33km.
“If these restrictions stand, then training in the UK will be almost impossible,” a Ministry of Defence meeting was told.
The same would apply to Australia. Live combat practice would be restricted to simulators. And functionality, performance and reliability assessments under Australian conditions would be curtailed.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/the-f35-strike-fighter-has-been-declared-combat-capable-but-is-it/news-story/7556110762b1aec3f73b49949651507b





You may all be seated now guys thank you hug australia newzealand

Anyway ....

No wonder a man drinks drinking beer
robplum robplum

Ensay, Victoria Australia

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ALL RISE

Due to climate change cough-cough, may i suggest mixed subject matter that be good to note..
Naruhito has only one daughter, so since only males can inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne, the throne after Naruhito would pass to his brother, Prince Akishino, and then to nine-year-old nephew Hisahito.

Before Hisahito's birth, no male had been born into the imperial family for more than four decades. This prompted discussion of equal inheritance for women, a move opposed by traditionalists eager to preserve a male line they believe goes back more than 2,000 years.


However, following the bank’s decision to cut the key UK interest rate to a new record low of 0.25%, as well as other stimulus measures including corporate bond purchases and a new asset purchase programme, the Pound plummeted across the board.

he Swiss Franc has fallen relatively limp in recent days, and a lack of solid Swiss data has made it difficult for the currency to hold its ground, allowing the Pound to gain on it until Thursday.

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced its latest stimulus package recently, which was surprisingly small causing markets to rush into the Japanese Yen (JPY).

Poland’s banks won a reprieve as the government backed away from plans for a forced, one-off conversion of $36bn of Swiss franc-denominated mortgages into zloty, which regulators had warned could spark a financial crisis.

As in several other central and eastern European countries, more than half a million Poles took out Swiss franc mortgages before the 2008 financial crisis to benefit from lower Swiss interest rates.

But the zloty halved in value against the Swiss currency in the past six years. Many borrowers have been left struggling to service their debt and with properties worth less than the loans.

Coming from a nation that prides its citizens’ “golden hands” that can fix anything, newly minted Czech central bank Governor Jiri Rusnok needs those skills now more than ever.
Rusnok has said developments don’t warrant more action by the central bank, which has bought about $24 billion worth of foreign currencies to keep the koruna weaker since 2013. At the same time, he’s made clear the policy can’t go on forever.

Aug 1 The Swiss National Bank has room to intervene in the foreign exchange market, with the Swiss franc considered overvalued to the euro, the bank's chairman said on Monday.

Euro (EUR) To Swiss Franc (CHF) Exchange Rate Declines On Price Of Gold

The cost of gold per 100 ounces has not been supportive of the Swiss franc exchange rate complex today, with the price seeing a steady deterioration since the start of July.

On the Eurozone side of things, the single currency bloc has seen a dip in appeal due to a recent downgrade in Germany’s growth forecast from 1.7% to 1.5%.
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Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay New Zealand

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robplum: enter captain Lookin

Israel receives first customized F35 stealth fighters
July 29, 2016

Israel receives first customized F35 stealth fighters
air force, aircraft, israel, mlitary
Facebook Twitter linkedin google Reddit
Lockheed-Martin delivered Israel's first F-35 Lightning II "Adir". It has passed all tests, and is due to be delivered in December.

The F-35 Lightning II Adir has top-of-the-line stealth technology, highly sensitive sensors of every kind, and fuel-optimizing computer systems to keep it in the air.

Access to the F-35’s software source code remains a live issue for the Israelis, as it has been with the Australians, British, and others. That access is necessary when air forces want to upgrade the aircraft’s computers, and/or integrate new weapons, communications, or electronic warfare systems. Israeli planes generally undergo heavy modifications to incorporate Israeli electronics and weapons systems, and the USA has allowed the Israelis access to the F-15 and F-16’s software. Israel has since exported a number of those enhancements for F-16 and F-15 customers in Asia and Latin America.

http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/07/israel-receives-first-customized-f35.html
F-35B Lightning II: Everything you need to know about Britain's new £70m stealth fighter

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/0/what-is-britains-new-f-35-jump-jet-and-is-it-any-good/The F-35 Strike Fighter has been declared ‘combat capable’. But is it?

CATCH IN THE FINE-PRINT?
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence was earlier this week startled by a new rule that may have serious implications for Australia’s own force of 72 strike fighters.
They’re not allowed to use the combat jet’s electro-optical target designation system.
Without it, they can’t drop bombs or fire missiles.
This is the advanced network of lasers, infra-red sensors and computer systems that ‘paint’ a target with a laser to guide weapons with pinpoint accuracy.
The F-35’s owner’s manual apparently came with an unexpected limitation: The targeting system is only allowed to be used inside the United States — for security reasons.
Among the restrictions are a ban on anyone being within 9km of the aircraft when the system is in use, and nobody with a set of binoculars within 33km.
“If these restrictions stand, then training in the UK will be almost impossible,” a Ministry of Defence meeting was told.
The same would apply to Australia. Live combat practice would be restricted to simulators. And functionality, performance and reliability assessments under Australian conditions would be curtailed.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/the-f35-strike-fighter-has-been-declared-combat-capable-but-is-it/news-story/7556110762b1aec3f73b49949651507b
I wonder if the Israelis have the same restrictions . No need to spend more on an inquiry into the 370 downing , be all bullshit covering for the Chinese .
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

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yeah I agree, no honest coming from Australian or even Malaysian government either for that matter.

Australia has passed legislation facilitating start up for Singapore Business in Australia's Northern Territory, Singapore already has two air force bases of there own here and is building zillions dollars army training facility in Queensland as we chat...

Indonesia appears to be offering to expedite departure of its pending new territory just below Malaysia e.g.
Six suspected militants with links to the Islamic State group were arrested by Indonesian police while allegedly plotting a rocket attack on Singapore, authorities in Indonesia and Singapore say.

Indonesia arrests six rocket attack plotters
Updated: 5:44 am, Saturday, 6 August 2016


Six suspected militants with links to the Islamic State group were arrested by Indonesian police while allegedly plotting a rocket attack on Singapore, authorities in Indonesia and Singapore say.

Singapore said it was stepping up security in response to the plan being hatched on nearby Batam island, which is only about 15 km to the south of the wealthy city-state.

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/asiapacific/2016/08/06/indonesia-arrests-six-rocket-attack-plotters.html

and or perhaps communist wi dodo has turned into a capitalist pig over night...
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

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BEIJING - The Chinese government has asked Singapore to "respect" China's position on the outcome of a recent ruling by an international tribunal and the consensus it has reached with Asean.

In a statement on Friday (Aug 5), the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Hua Chunying said China had made its position on the issue "very clearly".

"The related ruling is illegal, invalid and has no binding force," she said.

"China hopes that Singapore...can maintain an objective and fair position as the coordinator of China and Asean dialogue relations, so as to advance Sino-Singapore relations and healthy and stable China-Asean ties."

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-asks-singapore-to-respect-its-position-on-south-china-sea-ruling-and-asean
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

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China conducts "combat patrols" over contested islands
6 August 2016:
BEIJING, Aug 6 (Reuters) - China's air force sent bombers and fighter jets on "combat patrols" near contested islands in the South China Sea, in a move a senior colonel said was part of an effort to normalise such drills and respond to security threats.

The air force sent several H-6 bombers and Su-30 fighter jets to inspect the airspace around the Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal, Senior Colonel Shen Jinke of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force said, according to state news agency Xinhua.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3726695/China-conducts-combat-patrols-contested-islands.html
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

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Malcolm Turnbull treads middle path as South China Sea tensions rise

15 Apr 2016

Malcolm Turnbull has called for restraint by all countries involved in South China Sea tensions, as Beijing becomes increasingly strident and the US stations more warplanes in the Philippines in readiness for a potential military conflict.

An international tribunal will rule within weeks on China's use of artificial islands to claim territory and station military assets.

But with the crisis in South China Sea set to worsen, state-owned media has published thinly veiled threats of economic consequences for Australia if Canberra continues to side with the US and its allies.

In an attempt at intimidation timed for Mr Turnbull's arrival, the China Daily warned Australia of financial consequences if it offered resistance to Beijing's territorial ambitions in the region.

http://www.gippslandtimes.com.au/story/3852343/malcolm-turnbull-treads-middle-path-as-south-china-sea-tensions-rise/?cs=12


Japan protests after Chinese coastguard and fishing boats sail near disputed islands in East China Sea
Posted about an hour ago

Japan has issued a new protest to Beijing after Chinese coastguard ships and about 230 fishing vessels sailed close to what Tokyo considers its territorial waters around disputed islets in the East China Sea.

Three of the six Chinese coastguard ships that were in the so-called contiguous waters on Saturday appeared to be armed, Japan's coastguard said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-06/japan-protests-after-chinese-boats-sail-near-disputed-islets/7697594


Chinese fleet sails near Japanese Senkaku islands

A Japanese foreign ministry spokesman said the fleet's despatch was a unilateral escalation of tension in the area.

Beijing has also become increasingly assertive about its territorial claims in the South China Sea.
But last month a tribunal under the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ruled that most of Beijing's claims in that sea had no legal basis.
China said it would ignore the decision.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36996534
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

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interesting read

The Alleged Chinese Hacking at Vietnam’s Airports Shows That the South China Sea Battle Isn’t Just in the Water

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helen_clark/china-hack-vietnam-south-china-sea_b_11357330.html

SINGAPORE: Following the Hague tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea, Singapore has urged all parties to "fully respect legal and diplomatic processes, exercise self-restraint and avoid conducting any activities that may raise tensions in the region".

The United Nations-backed tribunal said Beijing has no legal basis to claim "historic rights" to islands in the South China Sea.

yeah good one:
Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs' statement is as follows:
12 Jul 2016

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-urges-self/2951484.html
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

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bit more background

Australian farmer causes storm in South China Sea territorial dispute

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-08/malaysian-flag-rasing-causes-south-china-sea-incident/7679024

History, Indonesia, Perspective, South China Sea

Practically all nations are able to stake out a territorial claim based on ancient history.

The Borobudur Temple in Central Java, Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. records the maritime history of the people in the Nusantara archipelago.

Jakarta, GIVnews.com – South China Sea has been a major source of headache for diplomats all throughout Southeast Asia for the past few years. China claims about 90% of the sea with its infamous nine-dash line, creating conflicting territorial overlaps with Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Brunei Darussalam. While China does not have territorial disputes with Indonesia, it claims an overlap between its self-proclaimed nine-dash line and Natuna Islands’ exclusive economic zone.

http://www.globalindonesianvoices.com/27355/this-is-south-china-sea-from-indonesian-historical-perspective/
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

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On Aug. 6, the Chinese government sent a stealth invasion force sailing into the disputed waters surrounding traditionally Japanese-occupied islands in the East China Sea.
But there wasn’t a single Chinese naval warship among the nearly 250 vessels that swarmed the Senkaku Islands, around 250 miles southwest of Japan. Instead, Beijing deployed 13 coast guard ships, some of them armed, along with an estimated 230 fishing vessels operated by government-sponsored maritime militiamen.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/09/china-launches-a-stealth-invasion-in-the-south-china-sea.html

China, Laos reaffirm rail goals

VIENTIANE: China and Laos are both committed to a high-speed rail project linking the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming with the Lao capital of Vientiane, officials from both countries say, adding that the project would go ahead despite delays.

The line should eventually stretch through Thailand and Malaysia to Singapore, and is part of an ambitious plan for China to develop infrastructure links across Asia, known as the "One Belt, One Road" project.

Vientiane hosted an elaborate groundbreaking ceremony for the US$7-billion project in December, but nearly eight months later, construction has yet to begin in Laos. The Thai-Chinese rail venture in Thailand has faced similar delays.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/transport/1047781/china-laos-reaffirm-rail-goals

The 'lawless' playgrounds of Laos
Has the Asian gambling enclave become a 'semi-lawless' zone where gambling, prostitution, and illicit trades flourish?

'A little China'

Sitting at the heart of the Golden Triangle, the point where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar converge, the Kings Romans Casino attracts hundreds of visitors each week from mainland China, where gambling is banned outside Macau. Most come by road from the Chinese province of Yunnan, or fly to northern Thailand and cross the Mekong on speedboats operated by Kings Romans.

Despite sitting in Laos, the zone has the feel of a Chinese enclave transplanted into the tropical hills. Gamblers count the hours in Beijing time, one hour ahead of Laos. Mandarin is the lingua franca, and few shops accept the Laotian kip.

At the side of the Xinxing Nenyuzhuang restaurant on Laos-China Friendship Street were cages filled with monkeys, geckos, an owl, and an endangered Asiatic golden cat, all of which a restaurant worker confirmed could be cooked to order.

Not far away a shabby "zoo" contained around 30 tigers in small enclosures,

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/05/lawless-playgrounds-laos-160504120318409.html

Nepal-China railway ‘technologically and economically feasible’

Aug 6, 2016- Chinese experts have said the much-touted railway link between Nepal and China through the Himalayan highland “is economically and technologically feasible”.

A report carried by China Daily on Friday says the country has accumulated technology and experience to build a rail link between the Tibet autonomous region and the South Asian subcontinent.

According to the newspaper, a Himalayan train ride at more than 100kmph speeds at the foot of the world’s highest snow-capped mountains is no longer just a dream.

“The construction of a railway crossing the Himalayan Mountains is now economically and technologically feasible,” the newspaper quoted Zong Gang, deputy director of the Science and Technology Department at Beijing University of Technology, as saying.

http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-08-06/nepal-china-railway-technologically-and-economically-feasible.html
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what china is doing in other peoples countries is disgusting, including two Buddhist countries Tibet and Laos

The Nam Tha, or Tha River, begins in northern Laos near the Lao-China border and runs southwest to join the Mekong just south of Huay Xay on the Lao-Thai border. In October 2014, I traveled by motorcycle and longtail boat up the Nam Tha, starting from its mouth at Pak Tha, to investigate a dam project on the river. Work on the dam’s access roads and other infrastructure had been underway for months, but no signs of construction were visible as I traveled—the banks were thickly forested, interspersed with patches of swidden agriculture, with occasional thatch villages where I stayed along the way.

The Nam Tha dam is being built by a subsidiary of the China Southern Power Grid, and 95 percent of the electricity it generates will be sold to Thailand. Scheduled to be completed in 2017, the dam will displace over 10,000 ethnic Lao and minority peoples, and during my visit the village Ban Hadmuark was being enlarged into a resettlement town for displaced villagers. (For details on the demographic impacts of the dam, see Olivier Evrard’s article “The Silenced River.”)

In February 2016 I returned to the Nam Tha to document the progress of the dam. This time I hitchhiked with a work truck driving in on the 37 kilometer access road from National Highway 3. I was stunned to discover that this stretch of the river had been transformed into a vast industrial plain, razed flat and crowded with cement trucks, lorries, earth movers, turbine parts, and scrap metal.

pictures include
Girls brought in to work as prostitutes in a shop at the dam construction site, 2016. When I stopped here to ask for water, the Laotian proprietress pointed at the girls and said (in English), “Papaya, papaya,” a euphemism for s*xual intercourse in Laos.

http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/damming-the-nam-tha-in-northern-laos/
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

Re: Emirates airline burns after landing / Chinese newspaper urges country to declare WAR on Australia
The spyware used in cyber attacks on Vietnam’s major airports and national carrier last month is now suspected of having bombarded many more official sites, amid tensions with China over territory in the disputed South China Sea.
A malicious code disguised as anti-virus software found lurking in everything from government offices to banks, major companies and universities was the same as that used in "politically-colored" attacks on two of the country’s biggest airports and Vietnam Airlines, said Ngo Tuan Anh, vice chairman of Hanoi-based network security company Bkav Corp.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-09/spyware-deluge-attacks-vietnam-sites-amid-south-china-sea-spat

Census website not attacked or hacked, Australia government claims yeah yeah yeah bla bla bla
Michael McCormack, the minister in charge of the bungled census, has declared there was no “attack” or “hack” on the Australian Bureau of Statistics online survey but merely an “attempt to frustrate” the collection of data.

Rather other view, then try this link:

Census website cracks after ‘malicious’ attack by hackers

Like many government information systems, the Census site was outsourced to an external contractor: IBM. As well as writing the software required for the website, IBM was responsible for providing the computers that hosted it.

Denial-of-service attacks (can be likened to your repersentation on the floor of parliament)

Such an attack can be performed in many ways, including interfering with physical infrastructure. However, the most common denial-of-service technique used against publicly available websites is to overwhelm it with huge numbers of requests, overloading the servers and crowding out legitimate users

http://theconversation.com/census-website-cracks-after-malicious-attack-by-hackers-63734
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

Re: Emirates airline burns after landing / Chinese newspaper urges country to declare WAR on Australia
Australians threaten to take leave of their census

some 16 million people—attempted to submit their census form online.

IBM security architect Philip Nye tweeted that the census was almost certain to be hacked. He later deleted his comment—IBM has Australia's census security contract—but not before media grabbed a screenshot.

The ABS will certainly try to force compliance—fines range from AUS$1800 (~£1,000 or ~$1,370) for providing false information to AUS$180 per day for failing to submit the form. But the agency will have no real way to verify the answers provided by those who do complete the form as accurate.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/08/australia-2016-census-personal-data-retention/

Michael McCormack MP ?@M_McCormackMP 17h17 hours ago
Just completed #MyCensus online. Great to play my part in shaping Australia's future, just like millions of Aussies.

IBM Australia's net profit for 2015 fell 60 percent to $53 million as its expanding cloud and analytics businesses struggled to counter the global decline in its traditional hardware and services units.

Net profit for the local arm of the IT giant fell to $53.3 million from $145 million in the year prior, at least partially due to a hefty tax bill of $28.6 million.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/ibm-australias-profit-falls-60-percent-418817
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Ensay, Victoria Australia

Re: Emirates airline burns after landing / Chinese newspaper urges country to declare WAR on Australia
The Australian Bureau of Statistics pulled down its census website last night after it was subject to "four denial of service attacks".

It said the scale of the attacks made it "quite clear it was malicious".

Unsure what a denial of service attack is?

We asked experts to break it down for you:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-10/what-is-a-ddos-attack/7712372

Census Australia ? @ABSCensus
We apologise for the inconvenience. The 2016 online Census form was subject to four Denial of Service attacks of varying nature & severity.
7:32 AM - 10 Aug 2016

Figures from the Australian Government's procurement agency AusTender show IBM was paid $9,606,725 in 2014 to design, develop and implement the "eCensus".

http://www.grenfellrecord.com.au/story/4086667/census-website-hacked-claims-australian-bureau-of-statistics/?cs=2452

Work on 7th Chinese-funded bridge in south Cambodia nears completion

Cambodia, China vow to broaden trade ties

Cambodia inaugurates China-funded road in western province

China will make high temperature gas nuclear reactors in Indonesia

Indonesia Constitution is a religious document, says Constitutional Court chief

Q: The country has recently seen heated debate over issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and s*xuality. How do you see our Constitution in the context of a culture war between liberal values and Eastern or Islamic values?

A: Our Constitution is different from the constitutions of other countries. Our Constitution clearly states in its introduction that our independence is not merely about the struggle of the people, but also reaches through the noble desire (of the people) and by God's grace. So, I'd say, it was God who gave us our independence. At the same time, the people of Indonesia also wanted to achieve independence.

our Constitution is put in a place (where) the nation is showered by divine light. Therefore, our Constitution is a religious one. All implementing laws under the Constitution are also religious laws.

Lawmaking (in Indonesia) is shone by divine light. Do read the laws, there must be the statement: in the name of the all-powerful God.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/commentary/china-post/special-/2016/08/09/474878/Indonesia-Constitution.htm

Indonesia details defence plan after South China Sea ruling

AFP on July 14, 2016, 12:24 am

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/32048935/indonesia-details-defence-plan-after-south-china-sea-ruling/#page1
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