Gladys Liu ‘a test of Scott Morrison’s leadership’, says Labor – politics live | Australia news

Of course, it’s not just Gerard Rennick who has people talking about the class of 2019. There is also Gladys Liu after her interview with Andrew Bolt on Sky News overnight, following up this ABC story. It opened with this: Bolt: Joining me is Liberal MP Gladys Liu. Gladys, thank you so much for your time. Can I just start, were you on the committee of two chapters of the China Overseas Guangdong Exchange Association, one in Guangdong from 2003-2015 and the other in Shandong? Liu: Well, good to be…

Beijing Deploys Maritime Drone Network to Monitor South China Sea

Tech 01:21 11.09.2019(updated 01:22 11.09.2019) Get short URL Subscribe The system will allow for the swift detection of environmental hazards and maritime emergencies along one of the world’s busiest maritime routes in the South China Sea, China’s Natural Resources Ministry said in an official statement. China has unveiled a major drone network deployed over the South China Sea for the stated purpose of monitoring the environment, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Tuesday.  “The system has been used in maritime administration including to inspect waters for suspicious signs, investigate…

Filipino Fishermen Battle Weather, Chinese Incursion in South China Sea

Jason Gutierrez, Luis Liwanag and Jojo Rinoza Masinloc, Philippines2019-09-10 Residents of Masinloc, a fishing community on the west coast of Luzon Island in the Philippines, say their catches are smaller because of Chinese activities around Scarborough Shoal, a prime fishing ground in the contested South China Sea. Fisherman Johnny Sonny Geruela says he used to make a decent living before China effectively took control of the shoal located within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone. President Rodrigo Duterte has allowed the Chinese boats to remain despite a 2016 international court ruling…

Philippine Fishing Community Falls on Hard Times in South China Sea

Stormy weather, gouty joints and a health scare have temporarily grounded boat captain Johnny Sonny Geruela in Masinloc, a small Philippine fishing community on the frontline of a territorial dispute and international tensions over the South China Sea. The loquacious father of four, who just recovered from a mild stroke, has been assisting his wheelchair-bound wife and tending to the family’s side business, a pool hall that caters to other grounded fishermen. “It has been storming, so we can’t go too far out at sea,” said Geruela, 49, who was…

Why Isn’t China Salami-Slicing in Cyberspace?

China’s efforts to increase its sphere of influence have been well documented. From academic reports to think tanks papers and coverage on this website, China’s attempts have been subject to a wide range of research. A central feature in these efforts has been so-called salami-slicing tactics. This tactic of incrementally advancing interests and challenging existing dominances and norms, resulting in increased pressure and geopolitical tensions, has taken place across many domains. From the economic to military and political, salami-slicing tactics and cabbage strategies have become core components of the Chinese…

Turkey’s Assertiveness in and around Cyprus: South China Sea Redux?

Summary The discovery of significant offshore oil & gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean in the past few years has drawn increased attention to this strategical area at the crossroads between Europe and the Middle East. Hydrocarbon deposits are also believed to lay under the waters surrounding Cyprus; but while exploration activities have generally fostered cooperation elsewhere, around the island the situation is different. Turkey, which has occupied the northern part of Cyprus since the 1974 crisis triggered by a Greece-backed coup, has been leveraging the presence of a Turkish…

Chinese ‘Darning’ in South China Sea and International Apathy

Authors: Shatakhi Kaul and Aaditya Vikram Sharma* Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Mr. Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the country will approach the International Court of Justice against India’s recent actions in Jammu and Kashmir.Is this rhetoric or is there any substance in his comments? On 5 August 2019, India revoked the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution of India. Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Mr. Imran Khan stated that he would take up this issue in all international forums. Significantly, on 16 August 2019, the…