Shanghai Scott mowed down on White House lawn

The raw calculus of power was on display for the Australian Prime Minister on the weekend as all of the hopes and dreams of Australia’s China lackeys were mowed down on the White House lawn, via the AFR:

Scott Morrison has dug in behind Donald Trump’s push to win significant concessions from China on trade – especially the cessation of intellectual property theft – and is prepared to adjust the budget to help the economy ride out what looms as a protracted dispute.

After Mr Trump warned on the weekend that it may be more than a year before a resolution to the trade war was reached, Mr Morrison said it was worth holding out for a proper deal rather than a compromise which did not address the key concerns about China’s trade practices.

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