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Australia & China: Disengagement or Decoupling?

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  1. #191

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    And why in god's name does he need a WeChat account?!? You'd have thought that there would be someone who would have said .. "bad idea" ...
    Because he's Scotty from Marketing.

    https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2020/0...rketing-began/
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    Hah. And I thought it was something to do with the TV show Office..


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    The Chinese are playing with lasers now, passing through Australian economic waters (between Australia and Indonesia) and shining lasers at Australian air force planes that are just going about their regular coastal surveillance duties. A military laser like this would normally mean a "weapons lock" and an act of aggression and all out warfare. But with China, I guess they are just being dickheads again.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...does-it-matter

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-...dent/100849886

    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...ser-accusation

    Last edited by bdw; 22-02-2022 at 04:38 PM.

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    China's foreign minister finally meets with Australia's new foreign minister at the G20 over the weekend, after refusing the meet the previous Australian government for the last 3 years. China rocked up to the meeting with a 4 point list of demands to get the relationship back on track:

    - Australia must treat China as a “partner rather than a rival”
    - The two countries must seek “common ground while shelving differences"
    - Australia must reject “manipulation by a third party”, a clear reference to the United States
    - Both countries must build “public support featuring positiveness and pragmatism”

    Australia's response is basically "go fuck yourselves"

    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...se-tells-china

    https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/a...03640be88846ce

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    China has suddenly started buying Australian coal again. According to the Chinese, its because of improved relations with new Australian government. But Australia calls bullshit on this and says its because China's economic figures that came out last Friday are much worse than expected after China keep shooting themselves in the foot, and they can no longer sustain the self harm their sanctions are inflicting

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-...coal/101246166

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    Two years on, more evidence of China shooting themselves in the foot while Australia moves on......

    https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/c...9408f8b4129601


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