Australia an 'embarrassment' in Asia

Nov 29, 2012 Full story: AdelaideNow... 540

Speaking at the annual Australian Tourism and Export Council meeting, chief economist from White Crane Group, Clifford Bennett, said Australia was being left behind in the region.

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unarmed wimp

Australia

#31 Nov 30, 2012
over it wrote:
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Fking ignoramus, Australia is not 'in Asia'. It is part of Oceania.
and britian is not part of europe it is part os atlania
Myth Buster

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

#33 Nov 30, 2012
Elias wrote:
I think this largely over-rated. When Paul Keating was calling for Australia to be part of Asia I recall the leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia responding to him in a very luke-warm fashion. Infact Mahathir Mohammed openly objected to Australia joining ASEAN.
When Howard took over as leader on a platform of Australia should not lose it's ties to Britain, the Asian countries respected this form of re-affirmation of identification. While I never liked Howard's snivelling and use of race to win votes his decision to confirm Australia's British identity made sense. If anything it increased respect from the Asian region, including China. The Chinese couldn't care if we act like monkeys and scratch our backsides provided we give them what they want.
The real issue is not really whether Australia belongs to Asia.
It has to do with geo-politics.
Each time Asian countries wanted to form a regional grouping of their own, Australia will claim to be an "Asian" country and want to join. This done at the instigation of USA.
Remember years ago Mahathir wanted to form an East Asian Caucus.
He wanted Australia out because Australia is a US proxy.

That was the reason Malaysia was most happy if Australia claim to be non-Asian.
Australia intermittently claim to be part of Asia mainly they want to get involved in Asian affairs as a proxy for USA.

Ordinary Aussies never feel like being part of Asia. They don't understand geo-politics.
over it

Camperdown, Australia

#35 Nov 30, 2012
unarmed wimp wrote:
<quoted text> and britian is not part of europe it is part os atlania
Australia is not part of Asia, is is a continent of itself and part of Oceania, along with New Zealand (or is that part of Asia too?), Papua New Guinea, thousands of coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific, including the Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia groups.

Britain being part of Europe is irrelevant to this topic.
over it

Camperdown, Australia

#36 Nov 30, 2012
Myth Buster wrote:
<quoted text>
The real issue is not really whether Australia belongs to Asia.
It has to do with geo-politics.
Each time Asian countries wanted to form a regional grouping of their own, Australia will claim to be an "Asian" country and want to join. This done at the instigation of USA.
Remember years ago Mahathir wanted to form an East Asian Caucus.
He wanted Australia out because Australia is a US proxy.
That was the reason Malaysia was most happy if Australia claim to be non-Asian.
Australia intermittently claim to be part of Asia mainly they want to get involved in Asian affairs as a proxy for USA.
Ordinary Aussies never feel like being part of Asia. They don't understand geo-politics.
Wrong.'Ordinary Australians' will never feel like Asians because we are not Asian in race, culture or values. Nor do we wish to be part of Asia. Simple.
whanautwhat

Voorhees, NJ

#37 Nov 30, 2012
I didn't even know it was part of asia LOL..
Myth Buster

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

#38 Nov 30, 2012
over it wrote:
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Wrong.'Ordinary Australians' will never feel like Asians because we are not Asian in race, culture or values. Nor do we wish to be part of Asia. Simple.
I agree with u.

When Australian leaders claim to be part of Asia they actually want to be a Trojan Horse for USA. They want to make sure that any Asian regional grouping remain a talk shop.
Look at what happen the the East Asian caucus. It has now become s talk shop that include USA, Mexico.
Myth Buster

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

#39 Nov 30, 2012
over it wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong.'Ordinary Australians' will never feel like Asians because we are not Asian in race, culture or values. Nor do we wish to be part of Asia. Simple.
I agree with u.

When Australian leaders claim to be part of Asia they actually want to be a Trojan Horse for USA. They want to join Asian regional groupings to make sure that any Asian regional grouping remain a talk shop.
Look at what happen the the East Asian caucus. It has now become APEC, a talk shop that include USA, even Mexico. Once you get the American on board they do all the talking.
UScitizenAbroad

Australia

#40 Nov 30, 2012
whanautwhat wrote:
I didn't even know it was part of asia LOL..
What's this? Ukraine?

And everyone knows, Switzerland is part of Africa.

(Not).
Jew Burner

Parramatta, Australia

#41 Nov 30, 2012
Mr Humbert wrote:
Embarrassing? Duh no shit sherlock. OZ tourists STIFF US waiters, NO TIP, NOT OUR CULTCHAH they say. Drunk barefooted, screamin Aussie aussie oi oi in Southern cross teeshirt, Aussie tourist is an embarrassment in America , Asia and the WORLD. Go home. Learn how to travel you antiamerican idiots.
Your an embarasment to the human race Humbert! When did your beastality problem start. Maybe a trained professional can help you!

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/820916...

“What trolls???”

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#42 Nov 30, 2012
UScitizenAbroad wrote:
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What's this? Ukraine?
And everyone knows, Switzerland is part of Africa.
(Not).
*Brain Aneurysm*
unarmed wimp

Australia

#43 Dec 1, 2012
over it wrote:
<quoted text>
Australia is not part of Asia, is is a continent of itself and part of Oceania, along with New Zealand (or is that part of Asia too?), Papua New Guinea, thousands of coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific, including the Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia groups.
Britain being part of Europe is irrelevant to this topic.
there problem is british don't fit in asia so they trying isolating himself

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Longwarry, Australia

#44 Dec 1, 2012
unarmed wimp wrote:
<quoted text>there problem is british don't fit in asia so they trying isolating himself
You cannot seem to grasp that Australia is not in Asia. It never has been. Even the map of Asia excludes Australia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia

Australia is in Oceania (you have been told this already)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceania

Modern Australia evolved out of Anglo-European settlement and still reflects that predominant influence. We have our own sovereignty which entitles us to reach out to other nations on our own terms, and also to place our own limits on that outreach.

If you are mortally outraged by that, then you should get in touch with the world's most recognized internet search engines and tell them all that they are wrong. They will no doubt be very thankful for your assistance.
Foo

Brisbane, Australia

#45 Dec 1, 2012
Australia is a continent in the region known as Asia-Pacific...the continent stretches from Asia to the antarctic circle.......our closest neighbors are Asian countries......our biggest trading partners are Asian countries...we are physically part of Asia , by the laws of commonsense......our culture is neither Anglo , nor European , nor Asian.....it's Australian.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Longwarry, Australia

#46 Dec 1, 2012
Foo wrote:
... we are physically part of Asia , by the laws of commonsense...
How are we "physically part of" Asia any more than is Africa?

Physically Australia is a distinct land mass unto itself. Look at any reputable map and one would be hard put to insist otherwise unless sworn to a contrived agenda.
Foo wrote:
...our culture is neither Anglo , nor European , nor Asian.....it's Australian.
I might agree with you Foo, but first you would need to define your terms.

WHAT exactly is it that you mean by "Australian" culture?
unarmed wimp

Anonymous Proxy

#47 Dec 1, 2012
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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How are we "physically part of" Asia any more than is Africa?
Physically Australia is a distinct land mass unto itself. Look at any reputable map and one would be hard put to insist otherwise unless sworn to a contrived agenda.
<quoted text>
I might agree with you Foo, but first you would need to define your terms.
WHAT exactly is it that you mean by "Australian" culture?
australian culture is badass, hard going, worries and bordem, an afternoon at the beach getting sunburned or at the baseball, playing footy in a parking lot , sun, sand diveing with sharks

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Collingwood, Australia

#48 Dec 1, 2012
unarmed wimp wrote:
<quoted text>australian culture is badass, hard going, worries and bordem, an afternoon at the beach getting sunburned or at the baseball, playing footy in a parking lot , sun, sand diveing with sharks
So which "unarmed wimp" are you? The one whose post to which I first replied has since disappeared when posts #20, 21 & 22 bit the dust?

I don't like being strung along. I think I'll sit this one out, thank you.
over it

Camperdown, Australia

#49 Dec 1, 2012
unarmed wimp wrote:
<quoted text>there problem is british don't fit in asia so they trying isolating himself
There is no 'problem'- Australians don't fit in Asia because we are not Asians.

You are a bit of a dumba#se aren't you...
indian

Anonymous Proxy

#51 Dec 1, 2012
over it wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no 'problem'- Australians don't fit in Asia because we are not Asians.
You are a bit of a dumba#se aren't you...
you don't fit in asia because you belong in britian blonde
ConvictStreak

Northcote, Australia

#52 Dec 1, 2012
unarmed wimp wrote:
<quoted text>australian culture is badass, hard going, worries and bordem, an afternoon at the beach getting sunburned or at the baseball, playing footy in a parking lot , sun, sand diveing with sharks
Baseball?

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Hoppers Crossing, Australia

#53 Dec 1, 2012
indian wrote:
<quoted text>you don't fit in asia because you belong in britian blonde
What sort of "indian" in CA are you, what is your coloring, and where do you "belong"?:)

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