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Former Australian Foreign Minister calls on the Australian government to put Australia-China relations back on track

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Canberra, December 5 Former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans recently published an article pointing out that the Australian government has failed in handling its relations with China in four aspects.

He put forward five suggestions to this end, calling on the Australian government to live in harmony with China and promote the early return of Australia-China relations. Track.

Evans recently published an article entitled “Australia and China: Out of the Pit” on the website “Pearls and Thrills”, summarizing the four major failures of the Australian government in handling relations with China in recent years.

First, speak out too strongly according to your own discourse system, and there are many radical behaviors, including the brutal search of Australian intelligence personnel entering the residence of Chinese journalists; second, stimulating and hurting China without considering risk assessment, including joining and leading accusations against Huawei internationally, restricting foreign investment, etc.

Third, too many statements Play the role of “deputy sheriff” of the United States; fourthly, it misjudges China’s dependence on Australia in iron ore resources and other aspects.

Evans called on Australia to live in harmony with China and put forward five suggestions to the Australian government.

These suggestions include: stop “digning holes” and complain less; official statements are moderate and rational, emphasizing more positive points in bilateral relations; it should be shown that its diplomacy is independent, not manipulated by others; recognize the legitimacy and inevitability of some of China’s international aspirations, and reflect on some of its own economic and trade policies, including It is not unfounded to acknowledge that some of China’s commercial concerns about Australia; efforts should be made to find things that really have something in common and seek multilateral cooperation.

He concluded by expressing the hope that the Australian government’s words and deeds will be more mature, so as to promote Australia-China relations back on track as soon as possible.

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