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China plans to set up base in South Pacific

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The Chinese authorities plan to create a naval base on Vanuatu in 2 thousand km from the coast of Australia, reports TASS The Sydney Morning Herald.




“China discussed with Vanuatu the possibility of its permanent military presence in the South Pacific region, the newspaper notes. Although no official proposals have been made to the Government of Vanuatu, high-ranking sources in the Australian intelligence community believe that the implementation of Beijing’s plans could result in the construction of a permanent military base, ”the report says.

The base will be located less than 2 thousand km from the coast of Australia. According to the newspaper, “this will allow Beijing to advance its military might in the Pacific region and change the established strategic balance, which potentially increases the risk of confrontation between China and the United States.”

As noted in the article, the prospect of creating an outpost of China so close to Australia was discussed at the highest level in Canberra and Washington. Australian, US and allied countries' exploration in the region “are watching with dismay the expansion of China’s influence in the countries of Oceania, which uses for this the provision of loans to governments of island countries and various infrastructure projects,” the newspaper writes.

Vanuatu is a small Pacific state in Melanesia, located on the 83 islands of the New Hebrides, the total area is about 12,2 thousand square meters. km The amount of economic assistance from China is $ 243 million.
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  1. Romario_Argo
    Romario_Argo April 10 2018 08: 10
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    it is also advisable for us to create a new outpost on the Commander Islands with Migami, Daggers, Air Defense and Bastions
    * direction towards the Aleutian Islands
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee April 10 2018 08: 46
      +4
      We would stand firm in the Kuril Islands! And this is a good splinter both to Yapam and Yusovtsy!
      1. chingachguc
        chingachguc April 10 2018 16: 12
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        The Bering Strait is a bottleneck in Russia's security.
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon April 10 2018 09: 16
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      Quote: Romario_Argo
      we also want to create a new outpost

      Will the treasury pull?
  2. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 April 10 2018 08: 21
    +2
    We are waiting for the Pentagon to whine about the need to increase the military budget in order to counter the Chinese "aggression".
  3. cniza
    cniza April 10 2018 08: 27
    +3
    It seems that the flywheel is spinning to the fullest and further it will not be fun at all for anyone.
  4. Dezinto
    Dezinto April 10 2018 08: 27
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    Somewhere alone Japan strained .... recourse
  5. Labor
    Labor April 10 2018 08: 28
    +3
    China well done. They act without any regard, promote their interests and give a damn about what they think in the West. So far, everything is different with us, we are only expressing concern.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon April 10 2018 09: 17
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      Quote: Labor
      China well done. They act without any regard, promote their interests and give a damn about what they think in the West. So far, everything is different with us, we are only expressing concern.

      The Chinese can afford it, they have more dough.
      1. Seraphimamur
        Seraphimamur April 10 2018 09: 29
        +2
        In addition to the dough, there must be political will and the absence of a fifth column in the form of liberalism.
        China has money, there is the political will of the Chinese Communist Party and there is no fifth column in the country.
        1. Ural resident
          Ural resident April 10 2018 09: 51
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          They also have more people ...
  6. Simon
    Simon April 10 2018 09: 59
    +2
    Quote: Piramidon
    Quote: Romario_Argo
    we also want to create a new outpost

    Will the treasury pull?

    But how, the Far East needs to be strengthened! wink
  7. Simon
    Simon April 10 2018 10: 04
    +3
    Intelligence of Australia, the US, and Allied Countries in the Region “Worrying Over China's Expanding Influence in Oceania --- Khan to you the Anglo-Saxons, China, with its many-billionth population, is rapidly occupying Australia! laughing wink
    1. Agasfer Lukic
      Agasfer Lukic April 10 2018 16: 17
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      Well, yes. As they settle in the Far East and beyond the Urals, they will trample the Australians)
  8. chingachguc
    chingachguc April 10 2018 16: 11
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    and Vaska is listening, yes there is