From Hu Jintao's speech to the Australian legislature. "Back in the 1420s, the expeditionary fleets of China's Ming dynasty reached Australian shores. For centuries, the Chinese sailed across vast seas and settled down in what was called `the southern land,' or today's Australia. They brought Chinese culture here and lived harmoniously with the local people, contributing their proud share to Australia's economy, society and thriving pluralistic culture." http://australianpolitics.com.au/news/2003/10/03-10-24b.shtml WHAT?!?!?! There is NO evidence for any of this crap. What, is this the first step for an eventual Chinese claim to Australia? After all, they use similiar claims to believe that the entire South China Sea belongs to them.