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PLA Barracks down by the Lake?

By Kim F - 4 August 2011 37

Does anyone know the story behind what the Chinese Embassy has built on the land between their embassy and the Canberra Yacht Club?

There is a high colourbond fence surrounding what is quite a large block of land.

There are a couple of 2 story barrack type buildings that are especially ugly.

Just a beautiful location that I didn’t even know the Chinese Government owned!

What’s Your opinion?


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37 Responses to
PLA Barracks down by the Lake?
johnboy 1:52 pm 04 Aug 11

You’ve had your speech, other contending opinions get theirs too.

Rollersk8r 1:50 pm 04 Aug 11

johnboy said :

Rollersk8r said :

Off topic but reminds me – how are the Falun Dafa people allowed to permanently protest at Regatta Point and just what do they hope to achieve?? I have no idea what their issue is and have nothing against them other than the visual pollution of posters and banners at such prime tourist spot.

Their posters include pictures of dead and bloodied bodies, which I’d rather my young kids and I didn’t have to look at when trying to enjoy a nice walk in the sun.

Seems about as relevant for them to protest there as it would for Canberrans to protest in China over Canberra car parking prices. Except I couldn’t see any protest in China last very long.

Yes, freedom of speech is much less important than protecting your children from the truth.

Oh the irony! The sweet, glorious, astounding irony. That is priceless sir. Please let me buy you a drink.

Have all the freedom of speech you like as long as it applies to the oppressed and whatnot; just don’t exercise that right, in a free and open forum, to make the simple observation the protest is a bit ugly.

p1 1:39 pm 04 Aug 11

Rollersk8r said :

I have no idea what their issue is and have nothing against them other than the visual pollution of posters and banners at such prime tourist spot.

Well, protest banners are not much good if you put them where people don’t go. Although clearly they need to make them larger and more explicit, since you still have no idea what there are about.

woppadingo 12:35 pm 04 Aug 11

Ooooh you’re all so justified and sharply witty.

Brandi 12:07 pm 04 Aug 11

Rollersk8r said :

Their posters include pictures of dead and bloodied bodies, which I’d rather my young kids and I didn’t have to look at when trying to enjoy a nice walk in the sun.

No worse than the anti-smoking billboards our govt puts up in public places.

colourful sydney rac 12:04 pm 04 Aug 11

Rollersk8r said :

Off topic but reminds me – how are the Falun Dafa people allowed to permanently protest at Regatta Point and just what do they hope to achieve?? I have no idea what their issue is and have nothing against them other than the visual pollution of posters and banners at such prime tourist spot.

Their posters include pictures of dead and bloodied bodies, which I’d rather my young kids and I didn’t have to look at when trying to enjoy a nice walk in the sun.

Seems about as relevant for them to protest there as it would for Canberrans to protest in China over Canberra car parking prices. Except I couldn’t see any protest in China last very long.

I equate allegations of murder, torture and harvesting of human organs with the cost of car parking. TOOL.

vg 11:41 am 04 Aug 11

Hey Rollersk8r. My kids get upset by people who are pig ignorant. Be sure to let us know your whereabouts so I can keep the family content

Classified 11:01 am 04 Aug 11

Rollersk8r said :

Off topic but reminds me – how are the Falun Dafa people allowed to permanently protest at Regatta Point and just what do they hope to achieve?? I have no idea what their issue is and have nothing against them other than the visual pollution of posters and banners at such prime tourist spot.

The same questions could be asked of the tent embassy.

johnboy 10:49 am 04 Aug 11

Rollersk8r said :

Off topic but reminds me – how are the Falun Dafa people allowed to permanently protest at Regatta Point and just what do they hope to achieve?? I have no idea what their issue is and have nothing against them other than the visual pollution of posters and banners at such prime tourist spot.

Their posters include pictures of dead and bloodied bodies, which I’d rather my young kids and I didn’t have to look at when trying to enjoy a nice walk in the sun.

Seems about as relevant for them to protest there as it would for Canberrans to protest in China over Canberra car parking prices. Except I couldn’t see any protest in China last very long.

Yes, freedom of speech is much less important than protecting your children from the truth.

Rollersk8r 10:45 am 04 Aug 11

Off topic but reminds me – how are the Falun Dafa people allowed to permanently protest at Regatta Point and just what do they hope to achieve?? I have no idea what their issue is and have nothing against them other than the visual pollution of posters and banners at such prime tourist spot.

Their posters include pictures of dead and bloodied bodies, which I’d rather my young kids and I didn’t have to look at when trying to enjoy a nice walk in the sun.

Seems about as relevant for them to protest there as it would for Canberrans to protest in China over Canberra car parking prices. Except I couldn’t see any protest in China last very long.

fgzk 10:33 am 04 Aug 11

Its going to be the new Chinese Embassy. The old one leaks.

bryansworld 10:30 am 04 Aug 11

It is owned by the Chinese Embassy. Confirmed by the NCA.

amarooresident3 10:17 am 04 Aug 11

I have a vague and probably incorrect memory that location was the the site of the Pan African Congress embassy back in the 70’s and early 80’s. PAC were a rival liberation movement to the ANC.

enrique 10:10 am 04 Aug 11

There’s been a sign on that site for years earmarking it as a future development location for some embassy related building…

mirage3 10:01 am 04 Aug 11

Isn’t it the new Russian embassy?

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