As usual, Australia’s second rate band of oligarchic intellects has little idea of what’s going on and even less about what to do about it. Paul Kelly is the exemplar though I could have pointed out one hundred other articles:
The global pillars that have sustained Australia’s security and living standards for decades are now cracking amid a trade, economic and strategic struggle between the US and China driven by two nationalistic, headstrong leaders narrowing their options for compromise.
Australia is caught in a conflict beyond its control with events moving dangerously fast. The Morrison government rightly declares our US alliance is “more vital than ever” — to balance the rise of China — yet Donald Trump’s economic warfare against Xi Jinping’s China threatens to drive a wedge between Australian and American national economic interests.
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