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.

“The Chinese public is frustrated, dismayed and disappointed with what Australia is doing now,” Cheng said. “I think in the long term… if the mood is going from bad to worse, people would think Why should we go to such a country that is not so friendly to China? The tourists may have second thoughts. The parents of the students would also think whether this place which they found is not so friendly, even hostile, whether this is the best place to send their kids here.”

 

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.

18 COMMENTS

  1. If any of the Western Pacific first world nations are more than three twists of a screwdriver from having an deploy-able nuke device, I will be disappointed. Japan, Taiwan and South Korea especially.
    They are going to need them, or at least the implied consequences of them.
    The western” western pacific nations OZ and NZ are likely corrupted by too much PC infection.

    • I don’t know the current state of the ROK, but they wanted nuclear weapons in the worst way and I don’t think that they have them. However there are a LOT of us troops in South Korea, backed up by nuclear weapons. Taiwan? I doubt it. They’re free, but heavily infiltrated by the Chicoms. Japan…ah, the Japanese. I wouldn’t put it past them.

  2. I hope the Aussies grow a stiff spine and a HUGE pair. Their parents and grandparents surely remember the 1940’s, and I’m afraid we might be headed down that rabbit hole again….

  3. I’ve known a few diggers and for the most part they’re good folk. Not so sure about the people in Canberra.

    • China has snatched a foot hold down under and they feel confident lecturing and threatening the Australian people. An American would flip them off. Apparently so do the Australians.

    • All my Australian friends are rugged and tough. But the place has been captured recently by the progressive movement with predictable results.

    • Things are a real mess in Hong Kong. The Communists have booted people out of elected office and have replaced them with their stooges, while the world focuses on staying indoors.

      China is an enemy state, and the US needs to recognize that fact.

  4. There’s a hell of a difference between Australians, and most of the people living here now. Check out the scale of immigration in the last 20 years. On average it’s been about 200,000 people a year. I suspect Aussies are now out numbered by those who’ve been imported by our betters, and that’s not getting into how they play with the figures to show it as less.

    I’ve posted a few different places that I don’t feel like it’s my country anymore. Too many Chinese who’ve come with money, Indians taking over all sorts of places (was shocked a couple of months back when I went to a service station and there was a white kid behind the counter), and it seems like none of them want to assimilate.

    The current government wants to peruse a growth strategy to pay for all the recent spending with the virus. As long as I can remember that’s been code for immigration. I was a committed reservist for over a decade, but the amount of PC and social justice stuff……Why was a Kenyan (who didn’t pretend to be anything but) more valuable to the army than someone who showed up constantly, and who’s family history stretches back to before federation?

    This got a bit ranty, but yeah, I’m bitter about the direction the country is going. Pretty much resigned to the place I was born in is dead and buried. All I can do now is try to find somewhere else with values similar to what I hold, move there, and recognize I will always be Aussie and a guest.

    • There is always the US – Stay in mountain states, where the standard of the Bill of Rights is still respected.

  5. It’s time to rebuild the Commonwealth. Much was lost when the UK pivoted away from its friends from days of Empire towards the EU. Now we’ll have the freedom to re-establish trade – beef & wine sound just fine, tra la.
    Instead of dealing with the devious EU, we will once again find strength and support among the English-speaking countries of the world.

    • It would make a difference if the Commonwealth could be reforged. Places like New Zealand have gone full commie, though, and I doubt that they’d want to play.

  6. A lot of Australians are good, tough, independent people as others have stated.

    But then, so are a lot of Americans – and yet there are plenty in D.C. and Hollywood, and the Press, and the big coastal and Chicagoland cites, who are quite enthusiastic about tugging the forelock to Emperor Pooh.

    -Kle.

    • Ed, he best way to describe the current state Australian federal politics is Left(the Liberal party), far left (labor party), and extreme left (the greens). One Nation is about the only nationalist party that gets a look in, and they’re actually pretty socialist if you look at their policies, despite what the media would have you believe.

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