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Australia canít afford to bite its tongue on China : Comments

By John Lee, published 11/12/2020

Beijing seeks to punish Australia for daring to make sovereign decisions and warding off others from trying to do the same.

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You do not appease bullies who are waging a trade war and a cold war against you. The sooner we are shot of China the better. To hell with what 'exes'' has-beens, and multi-billionaires say. We should not even be discussing the madness of China and it's childish refusal to speak to Ministers. Australia is not the only country being harassed and insulted by China. We have an excellent reputation globally. We have many friends. China has many enemies.

A sensible article that should be needed.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 11 December 2020 8:27:49 AM
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It's all about China resisting containment of its imperial expansionism.

Australia is just its whipping boy to send a message to the other more powerful nations that there will be a price to pay if anyone attempts to block China's aims to annex parts of East Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.

If China gets it's way it will be a step towards a major war later. China must be contained forever FULL STOP
Posted by Mr Opinion, Friday, 11 December 2020 9:14:32 AM
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Granting a 99 year lease to a significant portion of Keswick Island off Queensland to China is the latest piece of Australian stupidity that will further convince the CCP that Australia is led by morons whom they can treat anyway they wish.

The inhabitants of the island have been adversely affected by the idiocy of allowing a country we are involved in cold and trade wars with to virtually own, certainly occupy, a piece of Queensland. The island residents have lost services and facilities, living standards downgraded, because of this madness. Their lives and well-being have been affected by Communist China. And this is happening in Australia to Australians! It is believed that the Chinese are in breach of their lease, but the Queensland government is doing nothing about it.

In the meantime, the Federal Parliament is dithering over a bill that would see it having control of this sort of nonsense, which is really a foreign affairs matter, hijacked by piss ant state governments. Who knows what will happen, particularly with our all-mouth-and-trousers Prime Minister.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 11 December 2020 9:20:08 AM
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Have to agree with ttbn! And something we needed to do long before this chill. Sadly our Leaders never listen save to make rebuttals. That has worked well, hasn't it?
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Friday, 11 December 2020 10:14:02 AM
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The Chinese problem is Tianxia, the concept that China is the only
sovereign country. All other countries are vassal states.
We got in their bad books because we questioned the origin of convir19.
Vassal states do not question the Central Kingdom.
There is no way to fix this problem and until our politicians and
business people understand that we are just flapping around.
The only way out is to cut off China altogether.
We could start by banning export of iron ore.
Certainly that will be very painful but not as painful as giving in
to the Chinese demands.
Some months back Pres Xi Jing Ping stated that the USA is not a sovereign country.
The definition of what is a sovereign country was set in 1698 at the
Treaty of Westphalia. China was not at that conference and does not
recognise it or any of it decisions.

Looking at all the actions that China has made just in recent years,
Tibet, India, Sth China Sea, East China Sea, pressure applied to other
countries by means trade bans, financial traps etc it has the hallmark of Tianxia.

Their membership of the UN is probably against their real belief in
their view of their position in the world.
Posted by Bazz, Friday, 11 December 2020 10:21:50 AM
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it was always obvious relying on China would be a disaster.

Whereas a university editor told me over ten years ago I was too critical of China, where were the academics and politicians calling Australia's reliance on the CCP out?

They were largely nowhere to be seen. Ö.heads
Posted by Chris Lewis, Friday, 11 December 2020 10:52:43 AM
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