China is warning Australia of an economic hit if it chooses to investigate China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
So far, Australia has chosen to be a nice little vassal state of Big China’s. Their satraps have done the bidding of the Communist Chinese and they were rewarded for it. If my statement angers any Australian readers, they simply need to look at what’s been going on at home.
But to be fair, things have been changing. Australia has been moving to investigate how China responded to the outbreak of the coronavirus. On Monday, China responded when Chinese ambassador to Australia, Cheng Jingye, said in an interview with The Australian Financial Review that Australia’s inquiry was “dangerous” and further insisted Chinese citizens would boycott the Australian economy on their own.
THEN AUSTRALIA DID THIS
SOUTH CHINA SEA – The U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy came together for operations in the South China Sea starting April 13.
HMAS Parramatta (FFG 154) began sailing with Ticonderoga-class guided missile-cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) then rendezvoused with amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) April 18. Their combined operations started with force integration training and maneuvering exercises between Parramatta and Bunker Hill.
Australia is growing a spine where the Chinese are concerned.
China is the largest export market for Australia’s wine and beef. During a period of strained relations with China, China imposed import delays against Australian wine. Australian beef has also reportedly suffered import suspensions in China.
Australia needs to pick its friends carefully. I realize that the Chinese are an important market for Australian raw materials, wine, beef, etc. Chinese territorial and control issues have Australia in the crosshairs and they have been steadily eroding Australia from the inside. Commerce is critical, but China, if a customer, is never an ally, and may more correctly be characterizes as an enemy state.
The current trending shows that Australia is waking up to the uncomfortable truth that China would like to both own and manipulate them and it may not be in the best interests of the Australian people to go along with that.