Reported by Sydney Morning Herald a report attacked the troubled Asia Pacific region. This came about from Wikileaks where top Australian diplomats where quoted with such things as The Philippines is a “basket case” that could become a haven for terrorists while China is paranoid.
Top foreign official David Ritchie in reference to “an increase in illegal immigration from Indonesia… continuing political instability in Thailand; the basket case of the Philippines." Following with there was an "ongoing downward slide in the Philippines, where the collapse of the peace process in the south threatened to make this area the new regional incubator of terrorist jihadis."
David Ritchie then referring to Kevin Rudd then prime minister termed China as paranoid about Tibet and Taiwan as well as sub rational and deeply emotional. It didn’t stop there mind as it then moved on to Graham Fletcher who told U.S. officials China was running rings round Japan in Southeast Asia although was plagued with internal issues"While China might look impressive externally its internal politics were characterized by nervousness, paranoia and uncertainty,"
On East Timor, Ritchie stated there was "the continuing burden of providing security and development assistance to East Timor (and) problems of bad governance in many of the Pacific Island states."
The current foreign minister also reportedly urged the U.S. to step in and consider using force against China in the worst case scenario.
This offers an insight into how several nations really look at each other at the same time Assange seems to be gaining more support. With his "jailing” in the UK it only threw petrol on the fire as an activist group GetUp! raised nearly $365,000 to fund a campaign of full page advertisements in Australia and in the United states condemning Julian Assange’s treatment.