Nov 5, 2014

China’s political fox hunt calls for some shirt-front diplomacy

Instead of quietly bowing to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party to help net fugitive Chinese officials, the Abbott government should be leveraging the opportunity to agitate for the release of Australians questionably imprisoned in China.

Michael Sainsbury — Freelance correspondent in Asia and <em>Little Red Blog</em> Editor

Michael Sainsbury

Freelance correspondent in Asia and Little Red Blog Editor

The Abbott government continues to be in a quandary about how to deal with China.


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3 thoughts on “China’s political fox hunt calls for some shirt-front diplomacy

  1. klewso

    Never get between Toady and a bout of self-aggrandisement.

  2. James O'Neill

    The seeming contradictions and overt stupidities in Australia’s foreign policies become explicable when one understands that there is in fact no Australian foreign policy per se, but an extension of US foreign policy interests and concerns. Thus, Hockey has not been to China since 2002. Abbott gets his orders from Kerry as to the Asian Investment Bank. The Australian media are oblivious to the significance of expanding the SCO and the policies being pursued to eliminate the US$ as the world’s sole reserve currency. We go back to Iraq, sort of, despite their being no obvious Australian interest at stake. We insult Mr Putin and parrot the manifest idiocies about the shooting down of MH17. There are many many other examples but with the deadly combination of an appalling government; an opposition missing in action; and a supine media you have to look elsewhere to gain even an inkling of what is really going on.

  3. AR

    I, for one, welcome the South Asia Co-Prosperity Zone redux, maybe in the 22nd century or later.

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