Observer.com reported on December 9 that the Secretary-General of the Australian Department of Defense Moriarty spoke out loudly at an event at the Australian National University, saying that Australia was worried about China’s “militarization” of the South China Sea and reefs, and said it would The complexity of Australia’s security environment will also complicate the security environment of the region.
In recent years, China-Australia relations have continued to be tense, especially after the Morrison administration came to power. As a member of the “Five Eyes Alliance”, Australia has always played the role of an anti-China “vanguard”. When the new crown epidemic gradually broke out around the world, Australia took the lead to ask for an investigation of the epidemic from China. The wrong epidemic stigmatized China.
In July this year, Australia, Japan, and the United States held naval exercises in the South China Sea to provoke China. Not long ago, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian had a cartoon showing that the Australian army committed crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, which made the entire Australia jump out like a chicken blood. Prime Minister Morrison also asked China to ” apologize”
Although Australia is a developed country, this country does not have a complete industrial system. It mainly relies on the export of minerals, wool, seafood, wine and other primary products as the country’s main economic pillars. It is very dependent on China, its main trade partner. Big. After all, Australia is no different from Saudi Arabia in terms of economic structure.
At present, under the circumstances that Australian Prime Minister Morrison is getting “softer” day by day, Moriarty continues to make remarks that undermine Sino-Australia relations. His identity is particularly noteworthy: Secretary-General of the Australian Department of Defense, in charge of defense affairs. In the Western political system, various departments must strive for budgets and always highlight their important roles. As the Australian Ministry of Defence, the only way to find the government for more budgets is to create an enemy, and the Australian Ministry of Defence This enemy being shaped is precisely China.
According to the understanding of Australians, China is a non-Western country, and it inherits a non-Western political system, so it instinctively regards China as an “alien.” So no matter what China does, it will trigger Australia’s “vigilance”. Secondly, Australia itself is a member of the “Five Eyes Alliance”. It is not difficult to understand that Australia has taken the initiative to act as an anti-China vanguard under the flick of the United States.
Australia is just one of China’s many suppliers, and it is by no means irreplaceable. Coal can be purchased from Russia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia and other countries, while seafood can be purchased from the United States and South American countries. As for wine, any country in Europe, which is not better than Australia? Moreover, just in the past few days when Australia has taken the initiative to become a pioneer, European wine merchants have given the opportunity to organize groups to seize the market share of Australian wine in mainland China. Australia was really sold this time, and it is still helping people count the money.
However, for the time being, it seems that the economic means are not heavy enough. That’s why politicians like Moriarty jumped out and continued to promote anti-China remarks. If Australia continues to run wild on the road to death, it will probably not be simple economic sanctions to meet it in the future. One word of advice to Australia, if you don’t have that strength, don’t point fingers at China’s South China Sea