That would be a cool invention.
I'd buy some.
Generalizing is always wrong.
I saw what you did there.
So, a 7.1 quake and a huge typhoon?
Did someone forget to sacrifice a goat or something?
Alice Springs, Darwin, Geraldton - all of those are very poor places to intercept large amounts of important traffic. Canberra, of course, is a good location to intercept government and embassy traffic, but that is new. I think I recall reading that Geraldton is used for communications to submarines.
Most of the major cables come into Sydney. I suppose they could capture the data in Sydney and then send selected data to Alice Springs, but why would they bother doing that rather than just having operations in Sydney.
I suspect there is large scale traffic monitoring, but these facilities don't seem to be relevant to it.
I am not aware of a phone yet that can run more than one operating system. Comparing a windows phone to an iPhone is a pretty useless thing to do as their hardware is quite a bit different.
It isn't useless at all. If a consumer sees that Windows Phone or iPhone has twice the battery life of the other, they'll want the one with the longer battery life, assuming other features are similar.
They can cancel the bonds purchased by any party
Except there's a market for bonds, and I'm sure that China will have bought and sold hundreds of billions of dollars worth of bonds in that market, even if just to ensure that catastrophic systemic failure would result from a repudiation like you suggest - thus taking that option off the table.
fff said "Given that Japan has ~0 coal, oil, gas (not even much wood, per capita)......,"
That's just a racist stereotype.