Chinese fish processing facility in Torres Strait.

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Chinese fish processing facility in Torres Strait.

Post by ronje » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:31 am

https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/china ... -doorstep/

Chinese fishing vessels coming to northern Aus?

PNG Govt has been very quiet in approving the facility at the mouth of the Fly River.
New $200 million Belt and Road initiative of chinese govt.

Luckily there is another chinese facility (Darwin Port) that can assist in shipping the product back to China via the Maritime Silk Road

Worst case scenario:

Aus will be forced to send vessels to TS to monitor foreign vessels fishing close to Aus fishing zones (if the Aus govt isn't silly enough to give 'em a licence).

If its unauthorised fishing and Aus vessels turn up there to enforce things, then Chinese will feel obliged to send own vessels to "monitor the monitors".

Chinese pressure mounting on all fronts.

Can just see this "weak as p..s" federal govt organising a new infrastructure project to create more jobs, stimulate the economy.

Digging a big trench, building barbed wire entanglements and tank traps, handing out old .303s with 5 rounds each and hard hats to replicate the Brisbane Line of WW2.


Best case scenario:

Remember I told a story about 5-6 years ago given to me by a friend who went fishing for PNG black bass every year?

How chinese were donating monofilament nets and tinnies with o'b motors, fuel facilities for villages along the PNG rivers? In return, the villagers were to use the nets and tinnies to supply product to the chinese.

Sure sounds like the "experiment" with supply of fishing eqpt to villagers has been such a success that the processing facility is more likely to be for that use.


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Re: Chinese fish processing facility in Torres Strait.

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:18 am

Military infrastructure.

Even as a fishing fleet port, look at the huge problems being caused by the Chinese fishing fleet elsewhere.

Friction will increase as fishing boats clash with Australian patrols, which will trigger more Chinese trade restrictions, or worse.

The writing is on the wall.

China is playing the long game while the west falters - the USA's arguably worst president has divided the nation and killed off thousands with a bungled response to COVID, with the pandemic still accelerating in America.

Australia needs new, strong alliances.

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Post by ronje » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:05 am

Just 1 bomb would do it. Better than any alliance.

NZ could send all their RNZN fleet up there to help us out. Both vessels.
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Post by nomad » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:51 am

What could go wrong?
the US will be so much better from now that it has 2 x presidents because tRUMP wont move out!

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Post by ronje » Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:59 am

I think Trump did better overseas than he did domestically.

Like old man Bush who defeated Sadam in the 1st Gulf war. Saved the middle east and then got kicked out after 1 term.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that Trump saved the world but he got kicked out after 1 term as well.

I guess it just goes to show how focused upon themselves yank voters are. Self first, second and third and rest of world comes after that.

Trump made himself unpopular at home with his response to covid which was "ignore it and keep business going".

Unfortunately for him, like Aus, businesses can't vote. Suddenly voters found that they were dying in their thousands and fear of covid by frightened voters was enough for them to desert him in droves.

Keeping America great was fine but it came a distant second when 300,000 people dropped off the perch due to covid.

Like in Qld, 2020 was a covid election.

But he was still a buffoon all the way through his presidency.
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Post by slug » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:58 am

I'd wouldn't say any of his base deserted him in droves - those mad cultists are rusted on Trump.

More to the point, many mobilised that previously couldn't give a f%#k, and probably had never voted in their lives - such was the hate Trump factor?

In fact they hated him that much they had people coming out of their graves to vote, and aliens, and ...... apparently!!

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Post by ronje » Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:08 am

such was the hate Trump factor?

Maybe. Elements of the media certainly didn't like him.

However, I still think it was the basic decision by people who (but for covid) would have probably voted for him. If its a case of priority (fear of covid or political leanings), political leanings would be a distant second.

Probably right about not deserting him in droves,Slug. They simply didn't flock to him like last time.

The aliens would be the Donald's relatives.
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Post by ronje » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:13 am

See.. Told you that all that construction work in the South China Sea was for fish processing facilities...not military.
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Re: Chinese fish processing facility in Torres Strait.

Post by NinjaFish » Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:47 pm

Can you blame the locals..
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-18/ ... t/12993564

Screen shot from Friday. Everything orange is fishing and that’s a lot of fishing. Plenty more vessels when zooming in.
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Re: Chinese fish processing facility in Torres Strait.

Post by NinjaFish » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:19 am

Yep. Probably snuck up the Derwent snooping around twice last week.

I imagine the ABF and Navy have their work cut out when you consider the amount of vessels in and around our waters.

Interesting to see Australia evaporating towards China (green = cargo) or vice versa with all the restrictions they have started.

The grey pockets of vessels are usually always navy vessels but regularly run with AIS turned off so could be plenty more and they seem to congregate around the fishing vessels.

Only a matter of time before they’re discovered below the surface hunting whales in the Southern Ocean...
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Re: Chinese fish processing facility in Torres Strait.

Post by Matt Flynn » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:59 pm

Interesting to see Australia evaporating towards China
Great way to describe it :mrgreen:
Only a matter of time before they’re discovered below the surface hunting whales in the Southern Ocean...
Chinese fishing fleet would be handy right now ... 200,000 Atlantic salmon escaped in the past month, now swimming around southern Tasmania and presumably eating everything in their path.

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