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    East Asia: News & Discuss OT

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    Post  GarryB Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:48 am

    You would be surprised Odin, some of the richest people around are also some of the tightest... there is a tradition here in NZ to go on an OE when you leave education... normally university... (OE = Overseas Experience) and most kiwis go to London and then from there travel around the place.

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    Post  Aristide Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:36 am

    GarryB wrote:You would be surprised Odin, some of the richest people around are also some of the tightest... there is a tradition here in NZ to go on an OE when you leave education... normally university... (OE = Overseas Experience) and most kiwis go to London and then from there travel around the place.


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    Post  George1 Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:53 pm

    South Korea terminates intelligence-sharing treaty with Japan
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    Post  d_taddei2 Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:36 pm

    I personally feel they will like many other countries waste money on this, better getting production rights or join a joint project.

    https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/indonesia-reaffirms-commitment-to-kf-21-fighter-engineers-to-re-join-project_19595
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    Post  ATLASCUB Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:36 am

    https://www.rt.com/sport/541912-wta-china-peng-shuai/

    The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is suspending all events in China after accusing the country of failing to investigate claims of sexual assault made by doubles star Peng Shuai against a former top government official.

    WTA chairman and CEO Steve Simon announced the step in a statement, saying he could not ask players to compete in China “in good conscience.”

    “I am announcing the immediate suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong,” read a message from Simon on the WTA website.

    “In good conscience, I don’t see how I can ask our athletes to compete there when Peng Shuai is not allowed to communicate freely and has seemingly been pressured to contradict her allegation of sexual assault.

    “Given the current state of affairs, I am also greatly concerned about the risks that all of our players and staff could face if we were to hold events in China in 2022.”

    Peng, 35, appeared to make the accusations against former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli on the Chinese social media site Weibo at the start of November.

    The former world doubles number one claimed she had been coerced into having sex with Zhang around three years ago, but also admitted that the pair had had an on-off consensual relationship.

    The social media post promptly disappeared and Peng was not seen or heard from, prompting concerns for her well-being.

    Chinese state media then released a series of images and video clips of Peng appearing in public, as well as an email she had purportedly sent to the WTA in which she claimed the sexual assault allegations were untrue and denied that she had gone missing.
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    Post  d_taddei2 Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:06 pm

    Cambodia ditches USA made weapons. As military personnel sanctioned. To note USA also did the same to Ugandan Generals recently. And Ethiopia now no longer trust the USA because of involvement during the troubles there. So this only means that those countries will now either buy Chinese or Russian arms most likely.

    And quote from the article and so true it is.

    "if you want to be independent in the field of defence, do not use American weapons"
    https://sputniknews.com/20211211/lost-inside-cambodia-phnom-penh-orders-destruction-mothballing-of-all-us-weapons-1091444676.html

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    Post  d_taddei2 Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:59 pm

    India’s Tejas aircraft emerges as top choice for Malaysia’s fighter jet programme

    India’s Tejas light combat aircraft has emerged as the top choice for Malaysia as the Southeast Asian nation looks at replacing its ageing fleet of fighter jets and the two sides are holding negotiations to take forward the procurement process.

    Malaysia has narrowed down on the Indian aircraft notwithstanding stiff competition from China’s JF-17 jet, South Korea’s FA-50 and Russia’s Mig-35 as well as the Yak-130 plane, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), R Madhavan, told PTI in an interview.

    As part of the package, India has offered to set up an MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) facility in Malaysia for its Russian-origin Su-30 fighter fleet as it is facing difficulties in procuring spares for the aircraft from Russia in view of Western sanctions against Moscow.

    “I am very confident about it,” Madhavan said when asked whether the mega-deal would be closed soon.

    The top executive of the state-run aerospace behemoth said if the deal is sealed, then it will give a “very good signal” to other prospective buyers of the aircraft and boost its overall export potential.

    “It (negotiation) is almost in the final stages. We are the only country which is offering them the support for their Su-30 aircraft as well as other than Russia; we are the only one who can support them to the extent that they require for that fleet,” Madhavan said.

    It is learnt that the Chinese JF-17 was cheaper but it could not match the technical parameters of the Tejas Mk-IA variant and the offer of maintenance of the Su-30 fleet as proposed by India.

    A team of high-ranking officials and experts is expected to visit India soon to take forward the procurement process.

    Madhavan said Tejas is a much superior aircraft compared to JF-17 and FA-50 and that the selection of the Indian aircraft would provide Malaysia with the option to go in for future upgrades of the fleet.

    Tejas, manufactured by HAL, is a single-engine and highly agile multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft capable of operating in high-threat air environments.


    https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/indias-tejas-aircraft-emerges-as-top-choice-for-malaysias-fighter-jet-programme-409115
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    Post  GarryB Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:32 am

    I suspect this is a case of getting their Su-30s maintained without getting shit from the west for doing deals with Russia.

    This means the Indian aircraft is more attractive than any other alternatives because they come with the advantage of keeping their Su-30 fleet operational, where alternative options including the MiG-35 would result in sanctions from Western countries... and they are clearly not ready to give up relations with the west.

    Perhaps in a few years time they might join BRICS or other non western groups that would allow them to ignore western sanctions and choose products based on their merits rather than threats from the west, but right now this seems to make the most sense.

    Pretty sure the US wont ignore what they are doing.... doesn't the Tegas use American engines?

    I am sure it will all be fine as long as India behaves in some other areas so they can ignore this.

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