Password MICHAEL PUBLIC, please prove a senior person likely approached the artist and instructed him to paint it....As I have said, Stop all this toxic hypocrisy which is a serious global threat creating more violence and bloodshed. But it does mean thinking carefully about whether it would be wise to introduce even more legislation inhibiting Chinese investment and partnerships with China by universities and state governments. But Australia’s huge economic dependence on China obliges it to get along with its larger neighbor. Given the economic fallouit what Morrison wants most of all may well be a genuine reset in a relationship with Beijing that is now completely off the rails.Although China has been partly responsible for recent escalations that led to the diplomatic crisis, “for several years Australia has not properly managed the need both to get along with China and to stand up to it. Admittedly not everyone in the West is chagrined by the Chinese actions - ask the wine producers in Napa Valley, Tuscany and Burgundy. Let us hope for a better proximity for China and Australia in 2021, in mutual trade and politics.. Gareth Evans, Australia’s foreign minister from 1988 to 1996, rails against his government’s ham-fisted approach in dealing with China. A new reply to this comment has been posted. Gareth Evans is an Australian and his comment reflects his bias, but his third and fourth recommendation are correct. NZ Herald Home. By proceeding, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. ?China did not defy international law in the South China Sea or, if it did, no court has ruled it in violation. On issues like climate change, peacekeeping, counter-terrorism, nuclear and other arms control, and – for the most part – responding to pandemics, China has played a more interested, constructive, and potentially cooperative role than has generally been recognized. We would have to damage China at the bottom of its source of wealth. Americans have basically had it with freeloaders and fair weather friends and are reverting to their national roots--generally that means to heck with all of you. Don't make the mistake of thinking Biden changes anything. These include its defiance of international law in the South China Sea, egregious domestic violations of human rights in Xinjiang (and in the case of Hong Kong, of treaty obligations as well), discriminatory and overprotective trade and industrial policies, periodic cyberattacks, and attempts to exercise undue influence over Australia’s governing institutions. Australia’s China problem – official contacts frozen and many of our exports under siege – is now gaining attention far beyond our shores. No, not everything in China must be approved...the prices of shares (that investors/speculators buy/sell) go up and down all the times (need no approval) in the share markets driven by market sentiments, investor/speculator psychology, etc... You are right on the dot. Registration is free and requires only your email address. Much of the world, given stark evidence of the economic havoc that China’s displeasure can wreak, and of the ugly depths to which its “wolf warrior diplomacy” can descend, is trying to understand both, how we fell into this hole, and whether we can climb out of it with our dignity intact. Email Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew famously in 1980s alluded to Aussies at risk of ending up as "poor white trash of Asia". A few days ago, a Chinese artist produced a graphic to show the horror caused by the Australians when Australian soldiers used a knife to cut the throats of bound Afghan children. For a medium-size, middleweight, and highly economically vulnerable country, caution is sometimes the better part of valor. Children were in fact killed in what was, at best, simply entertainment for the soldiers. In many cases without any factual basis. Global trade allows different countries to take advantage of their respective comparative advantage (a country's ability to produce a particular good or service at a lower opportunity cost than its trading partners bearing in mind that opportunity cost is the true cost of doing something) and then, by trading these goods/services among themselves, every trading partner is better off.Indeed, knowing that there are gains from trade with increase of consumer surplus and producer surplus (the pie grows bigger and bigger) that make the trade-participating countries better off, all countries need to work cooperatively to achieve win-win outcomes, but there are some people (far too many) adopting antagonistic approach to scuttle these efforts to achieve win-win outcomes.With market-economy reforms fuelling China economic growth, there will be more and more opportunities being created making China an economic engine complementing the US economic engine and this is a good thing as we’ve 2 big economic engines powering the global economy, enhancing global economic stability, creating opportunities for countries around the world to take advantage of these opportunities to trade among themselves based on individual country’s comparative advantage that will make every trade-participating country better off…Given the large size of US economy (GDP 21 trillions USD) and China economy (GDP 14 trillions USD, this GDP is even bigger in purchasing power parity term), the US economic cycle is likely not the same as economic cycle in China, this is important as the complementarity of these 2 large economies will smooth out the overall global economy, avoiding extreme economic ups/downs (like global recessions).If the Eurozone is able to overcome their difficulty and achieve good growth, the Eurozone will be the 3rd big economic engine powering the global economy which is even better as we’ll have 3 big economic engine driving the global economy (Ideally, Eurozone should have fiscal union but the rich Eurozone countries resent subsidizing poorer Eurozone members with high unemployment and government-debts. Australia and China are locked in a geopolitical dispute that has been intensifying over the past seven months. I feel for Australia, but unless you want to be a satrapy of the CCP, you better stand up strong. Australia’s huge economic dependence on China – the market for more than one-third of our exports, far more than the United States (US) or any European country – gives us no choice but to get along with our larger regional neighbour. The reality check is appropriate. The fatal economic mistake of Mao Zedong's was that, thinking it possible, he pursued China's traditional policy of self-reliance and self-subsistence, thus bringing Chinese economy to utter ruins. Second, we must moderate our official language, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison and some of his senior ministers have belatedly started to do. Much of the world, given stark evidence of the economic havoc that China’s displeasure can wreak, and of the ugly depths to which its “wolf warrior diplomacy” can descend, is trying to understand both how we fell into this hole, and whether we can climb out of it with our dignity intact. For more than 25 years, Project Syndicate has been guided by a simple credo: All people deserve access to a broad range of views by the world’s foremost leaders and thinkers on the issues, events, and forces shaping their lives. There - I proved it. The world is changing in fundamental ways, and the actions the world takes in the next few years will be critical to lay the groundwork for a sustainable, secure, and prosperous future. It is the something akin to keying someone's car because they prefer Star Wars to Star Trek, or mutatis mutandis applied to healthcare, abortion, gun control or vaccinations. JEF FORD. In addition, Germany is also working to expand NATO’s relationship with Australia. The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All. But he also called for a reset […] Or, to cite the immortal wisdom of the 1930s Scottish labour leader Jimmy Maxton: “If you can’t ride two horses at once, you shouldn’t be in the bloody circus.”. Monday, 07 December 2020. We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. On the contrary the CCP wanted contact with Japan. One error is what the French statesman Talleyrand once described as “excessive zeal” – evident in the strident, tone-deaf language used by then-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull when he introduced legislation targeting undue Chinese influence in 2017. China’s South China Sea Moves Raise Concerns. Dec 3, 2020 Gareth Evans. I'm sorry." Australia should be the adult in the room, but instead, as you point out, has stooped to childish behavior too - and like a 50 year old who just got into a fight with said 16 year old - is rueing it lack of better judgement. Chinese Foreign Minister sent a videotaped message and said at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo-Beijing Forum, sponsored by a Japanese non-governmental organization held in Tokyo last month, "Over ninety percent of the Chinese people have been contented for a very long time with the political party and the government of the Chinese people. Australia's China Problem Gareth Evans Project Syndicate December 4, 2020 There are many legitimate concerns about China’s behavior, including its defiance of international law in the South China Sea, domestic violations of human rights, and discriminatory and overprotective trade and industrial policies. 72 Commentaries. COVID-19 and the End of Cash: Is Money Moving to Digital? China needs Australia’s iron ore, but it can comfortably live without our coal, wine, food, and student and tourist destinations. China’s fabulous growth in recent decades has been enabled by other economies, including Australia’s, engaging with it on these terms. China has suggested almost $700 million worth of Australian coal is being held up at ports due to "environmental quality" problems. Anyway, you are doing a good job, keep up! Much of the world, given stark evidence of the economic havoc that China's displeasure can wreak, and of the ugly depths to which its "wolf warrior diplomacy" can descend, is trying to understand both how we fell into this hole, and whether we can … For an instance, the 1950s' China was filled with vitriolic anti-American invectives and sentiments but no anti-Japanese ones. Unfortunately, China-Australia relationship (once cordial and fruitful) has now turned real sour. This explains muted response from US, France, Italy, Canada & NZ. This cartoon is not exactly without base but it embarrassed the government who did not want to see this widely reported. The local media coverage of the revelations had a defensive tone...These war criminals (from US, UK, Australia, etc.) Since China has been turning her economic might that she has earned by joining the free international economy into the means of attaining Tianxia (all under the Middle Kingdom), there is no reason why we should continue giving the privilege. Nor is there any evidence of Chinese domestic violations of human rights. China has recently stepped up its aggression towards Australia, from introducing new customs taxes to trolling on Twitter. Before posting a comment, please confirm your account. Australians never walked into the office of the Chinese artist with machine guns firing at random - no will they ever. Fourth, Australia needs to acknowledge the legitimacy and inevitability of some of China’s international aspirations. At a time of unprecedented uncertainty, that mission is more important than ever – and we remain committed to fulfilling it. It takes two to tango. Australia's former ambassador to China claims the interests of state governments and business have been sidelined by Canberra, as Beijing uses all of its diplomatic levers to isolate Australia. Meanwhile it helps more by “emphasizing the positives in the Australia-China relationship, and remembering that, in diplomacy, words are bullets – even when our criticism of Chinese behavior is entirely legitimate.” Australia needs to convince Beijing that it does not need US guidance and can make its own decisions. Thank you. This should include emphasising the positives in the Australia-China relationship, and remembering that, in diplomacy, words are bullets – even when our criticism of Chinese behaviour is entirely legitimate. If you feel so entitled to point fingers at China all the time, how could you justify being so triggered when China points out your own wrongdoings, with actual proofs? Australia has a China problem. This was carried over into the 1960s, and in the decade anti-Russian ones were started in addition. First and foremost, Australian leaders need to stop digging and not add any more grounds for complaint to those already on China’s charge sheet. Australia's China problem -- official contacts frozen and many of our exports under siege -- is now gaining attention far beyond our shores. See Edward H. Carr's classic, Twenty Years' Crisis.Bertrand Russell, a British philosopher, was an appeaser. Canberra: China-Australia relations looked bad enough when they were sparring over wine, beef and Huawei Technologies Co.’s 5G technology. Please note that the link will expire twenty-four hours after the email is sent. China needs Australia’s iron ore, but it can comfortably live without our coal, wine, food, and student and tourist destinations.”The question is how to perform the balancing act: “As a self-respecting sovereign country committed to a decent, rules-based international order,” Australia can not “simply roll over when confronted with many aspects of China’s behavior. Australia’s China Problem. The Germans did bomb Guernica and the Australians did cut the throats of bound Afghan children with a knife. The short answer is that, although the most recent escalations have come from the Chinese side, for several years Australia has not properly managed the need both to get along with China and to stand up to it. Future words by the well meaning humanitarians, who still do exist, will become even more hollow, mooted by the shameless war-mongers who it seems continue to make the real decisions.Regarding Beijing vs Canberra - On the topic of exports, not sure how much sympathy is due to an exporter directly enabling Asia's coal addiction. Nor is that likely, for China occupies today the same features in the SCS that it has occupied since 1987. Or does it depend on what Part leadership says? Nazi influence seeped into Eastern Europe.John F. Kennedy as a student wrote Why England Slept. I will appreciate if readers here read it, too. Designing Vaccines for People, Not Profits, Robin Utrecht/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images. He is a former chancellor of the Australian National University. There has also been too much over-the-top behaviour, such as the June 2020 police and security-service raids on the homes of Chinese journalists living in Australia. MICHAEL PUBLIC, stop being the apologist for these war criminals and racists.As I have said, Stop all this toxic hypocrisy which is a serious global threat creating more violence and bloodshed around the world, these US, UK, Australian leaders (and their generals, senior advisors/officers) have a lot of blood on their hands, they must face the music and must be brought to justice for the war crimes they committed, otherwise they will commit more war crimes again, the UN must take actions to charge/jail these war criminals. Australia should not be a lapdog of his imperial master in Washington, and Australia must understand and respect the legitimate aspirations of other countries. According to the author, there “has also been too much over-the-top behavior, such as the June 2020 police and security-service raids on the homes of Chinese journalists living in Australia. That means not getting overly agitated that China wants strategic space, the military capacity to protect its economic lifelines, and a level of global policymaking influence commensurate with its new strength. There is an obvious first step to rebuilding the relationship but it will have to wait until the next election. It would have been better had he kept his mouth shut. Australia’s China problem – official contacts frozen and many of our exports under siege – is now gaining attention far beyond our shores. Amid rising tensions Beijing has stepped up its bullyism in recent months, imposing up to 212% tariffs on Australian wine imports. Getting out of the hole will not be quick or easy, but it can be done, by following five guidelines. Australia’s China problem—official contacts frozen and many of our exports under siege—is now gaining attention far beyond our shores. It’s not in Beijing. Having slit the throats of two fourteen year old afghan boys in their custody is precisely what the soldiers stand accused of by the government's official enquiry into the conduct of the SAS in Afghanistan. The local media coverage of the revelations had a defensive tone...These war criminals (from US, UK, Australia, etc.) Finally, Australia should work hard to identify issues on which it shares genuine common ground with China. China needs Australia’s iron ore, but it can comfortably live without our coal, wine, food, and student and tourist destinations. Fourth, Australia needs to acknowledge the legitimacy and inevitability of some of China’s international aspirations. 3. Australia said it hasn’t been told why Chinese-born Cheng Lei, an Australian citizen who worked for eight years as an anchor at a government-run English … But there is no doubt that we, like so many other media organizations nowadays, are under growing strain. Throughout these four decades no anti-Japanese campaign was done. That can be also the principle of not selling materials important to Chinese industry no matter what high price she might offer.Economically, certainly, we would be worse off than when doing free business with China. Please be civil and avoid name-calling and ad hominem remarks. Australia’s China problem. To receive another confirmation email, please click here. He believes that once “adults” are back in charge of the White House, this would have an impact on Canberra’s foreign affairs. Deng Xiaoping saw great merit in participating in the so-called open trade system. And if, in parallel, Australia’s leaders keep their heads down and act a little more maturely than they generally have done during this government, then a resumption of something like normal Australia-China relations over the course of the next year or so will certainly be within reach. As the article more or less implies, Australia has volunteered itself for this role. Power in international relations lies with the country that can impose high costs on another country at a low cost to itself. That is what the French once claimed that Vietnam was their overseas province and the Portuguese extended theirs to Goa in India and Congo in Africa, until there were kicked out by the Indian Army in Sixties. have a lot of blood on their hands, UN must take actions to charge/jail all these war criminals.Stop all this toxic hypocrisy, see all the war crimes committed by US, UK, Australia, etc. In addition, Australia has failed to consider fully the risks of not only irritating but also hurting China, as we have done by not just joining but leading international efforts to shut out the telecommunications firm Huawei and introducing tough foreign-investment restrictions and foreign-influence laws. 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