Thus far, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil have supported the project, cast as „extraordinarily significant for regional integration.“ The officials expect that Paraguay and Bolivia will also participate.
French Polynesia, a French colonial territory in the Pacific, made up of hundreds of islands and atolls, including Tahiti, was the site of dozens of nuclear tests conducted by France over a period of 30 years.
We may never know the full impact of these explosions because in many cases, as the Royal Commission report on British Nuclear Tests in Australia found in 1985: “the resources allocated for Aboriginal welfare and safety were ludicrous, amounting to nothing more than a token gesture”. But we can listen to the survivors.
The surveys were conducted in areas with cobalt-bearing crusts in West Pacific. It found out about the conditions of the crusts in more than 30 areas, Yang said.
German soldiers will soon participate in maneuvers in the Pacific and will be on hand as observers on patrols in the South China Sea, according to announcements by the US Navy and the French Minister of Defense, Florence Parly. At a top-level conference in Singapore last weekend, Parly declared that Paris will dispatch warships to the South China Sea in the next few days and will also navigate through the territorial waters of Islands China claims as its territory. According to Parly, German military observers will embark on these ships. At the same time, German soldiers are preparing their participation in the US led RIMPAC 2018 maneuver, taking place mainly near Hawaii. RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise. During RIMPAC 2016 German soldiers trained in „liberating“ an island, which, according to the scenario, was held by the „Draco“ militia. „Draco“ is the Latin term for „dragon“ – a symbol for China.
„We are a non-aligned country. We are not interested in militarisation, we are just not interested in any sort of military base in our country.“ Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that was crucial for maintaining peace in the region. „We would view with great concern the establishment of any foreign military bases in those Pacific Island countries and neighbours of ours,“ Mr Turnbull said.