Australian Prime Minister once again released goodwill to China and was full of desire to survive.
November 27 that Australian Prime Minister Morrison said in an interview with the media the day before that although the relationship between the two countries is currently in an “unusual” period, “we want to live in harmony with China and establish positive relations. They are our biggest trading partners.”
Just three days ago, Morrison said in a speech to a British think tank that Australia was not a “pug” of the United States, and said that China’s economic rise was good for Australia and even the global economy. In his speech, he specifically praised China’s poverty alleviation work, stressing: “No country will be able to lift more people out of poverty like China.”
Inside and outside, Morrison is full of survival desire. If I knew it today, why did you have to start?
Australia, a country, can be called a wonderful flower on the world stage. China and Australia are far away from each other, not only have there any contradictions, but also China has contributed a huge amount of trade revenue to Australia. China is Australia’s largest export market and the largest trade surplus target country. Australia’s annual trade surplus with China is as high as $560 billion.
China and Australia have a strong complementarity in their economies. Australia has reaped huge benefits from China’s economic development, but Australia insists on being able to fight fiercely and follow Washington to stab China. In the years since Trump changed his strategy towards China, Australia is the most vicious country against China in the world, even the U.S. government can’t compare with it. Whether it is suppressing Huawei and ZTE, arresting Chinese journalists, demanding that China be investigated for the COVID-19 epidemic, or anti-China propaganda, it is more and more extreme.
For Australia, the Chinese side can say that it is good to say it again and again. But the more so, the more happy Australia jumps. Because of this, with the cooling and deterioration of China-Australian political relations, economic and trade relations have also encountered great difficulties. Since the beginning of this year, Australia’s barley, wine, beef, lobster and other agricultural products have repeatedly been exposed that they cannot pass customs inspection for various reasons. Specific reasons, some do have a reason, but some reasons are “you know”.
Why does Morrison now accept softness to China and release goodwill frequently? I don’t know if you have noticed that Australia’s coal has also gone wrong after agricultural products. Dozens of large ships have been stranded in Chinese ports, and the power coal exported by Asia to China in October has plummeted by 62% month-on-month.
Coal is different from the agricultural products in front of it, but Australia’s commodities exported to China, in terms of hundreds of billions, bring huge profits to Australia every year. Coal is different from iron ore. There are too many substitute countries, and they are all around China, such as Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia, even if China itself is a large coal country.
It’s no wonder Australia panics when it hits a snake seven inches. But before Australia makes up for its mistakes with practical actions, it must not let Australia go because of a few soft words from Prime Minister Morrison. What’s more, Morrison’s move is just a stopgap measure. You know, Australian society is now full of anti-China sentiment after mobilizing anti-China politicians..