If only “Labor” put as much effort into governing for the working classes as it did into China groveling. Via the AFR:
Australia should embrace closer military co-operation with China, Labor deputy leader and defence spokesman Richard Marles has declared, labelling attempts to define Beijing as an enemy a “profound mistake”.
In a significant speech for a self-described China hawk, Mr Marles told an audience at Beijing’s Foreign Studies University on Monday that Australia was able to maintain the US alliance while also developing ties with China that went beyond just the economic.
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