Beijing declared war on Australia. We have a right to be angry about it

There is a stunning victory for Australian multiculturalism that is going unmentioned. It is this, at Domain:

A drastic increase in racism complaints has seen a coalition of 30 community groups join to demand a bipartisan national anti-racism strategy across health, housing, education and the workplace.

The organisations, including the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) and the Australian Council of Trade Unions, have signed an open letter calling on the Coalition and Labor to establish a strategy as racist incidents increase during the pandemic.

The open letter says “recent events are both a wake-up call and an opportunity” for a strategy that draws on government, business, unions and community groups to improve social cohesion.

The number of complaints made under the Racial Discrimination Act to the Australian Human Rights Commission has increased by almost one third since the coronavirus pandemic began, and a leading survey has tracked almost 400 racist incidents against Asian-Australians since April.

The question is, is a jump from 270 complaints about racism to 400 a “drastic” increase in the circumstances? Obviously not. In context, this is a titanic victory for Australian multiculturalism.

Consider that we are talking about 130 extra incidences of racial outbursts amid a once per century pandemic that originated in China, which lied about it, demanded we keep the borders open to catch it, while siphoning off our personal protection equipment.

In short, Beijing declared a kind of biological war on Australia over H1, 2020. We don’t have to see this as intentional. It’s the direct consequence of its handling of the virus.

Moreover, this followed years of “sharp power” warfare in which Beijing coordinated attacks on the Australian parliament, media and prominent individuals to undermine our democracy, divide Chinese Australians from the community, wedge Australia from the US and corrupt our parliamentary, tertiary and business institutions.

Even today, the CCP’s wolf wanker diplomats daily insult Australia and Australians for doing nothing more than protecting its borders from their own encroachments.

In such a context, is a rise of 120 complaints about racism “drastic”. God no. It’s a spectacular victory for multiculturalism. By comparison, check out the coat-to-coast race riots in the US.

That’s the rub. When you subject a community to the types of abuse that Beijing has unleashed upon Australia, it is going to get angry. It has every right to do so. That’s what having a country is for. The preservation of values and living standards.

That anger will inevitably be expressed inappropriately by a few individuals. We’re talking about people here, not robots: irrational balls of tangled emotion put under pressure. Not the automatons of post-structuralism that Millennials seem to think that we are.

Racism should be always be called to account. But let’s keep it in perspective. Is the real issue here a small increase in racial outbursts? Or is it the drastic intensification of the CCP’s relentless psy-ops war on all Australians, which includes amplifying claims of racism. That war now takes in our attempt to bring accountability for biological attack. It began with barley and beef bans and has now proceeded to tourists and students, via Domain:

Chinese education agents say they will not recommend studying in Australia and have threatened to divert thousands of students to the UK as the sector reels from a dispute between Australia and its largest trading partner.

The comments are the first sign that a warning delivered by China’s Ministry of Education on Tuesday will trickle down to consumers, as education agents accuse Australia of discriminating against their students and using them as a cash cow.

China is the largest source of overseas students at Australian universities and any decline would put at risk an estimated $3.1 billion of revenue paid by Chinese nationals to the Group of Eight elite research universities alongside RMIT and the University of Technology Sydney.

The Government is right to protest about the characterisation of Australians as racist:

The Morrison government has formally protested to Beijing over its claims Australia is too dangerous for its tourists and students, as Chinese nationals already here downplayed allegations of racism.

Australian diplomats in Beijing told Chinese officials there was no evidence of an increase in racist ­attacks against Asians in Australia, as colleagues in Canberra delivered the same message to the Chinese embassy.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham were unable to challenge the ruling themselves because their Chinese counterparts refused to take their calls.

Even the race-toxic ABC suddenly realised it needs to balance its psuedo-journalism:

Chinese international student Mr Zheng, who did not want his first name used, told the ABC that Chinese people in Australia — including international students and Chinese-Australians — were having a hard time as the diplomatic tension between China and Australia escalated.

The 28-year-old, who is studying a masters degree in biomedicine at the University of Adelaide, said he felt safe in Australia over the last four years, and felt the warning was more of a Canberra-Beijing spat than a genuine concern for the safety of millions of students in China.

“The first warning [over the weekend] for travellers was not even necessary, and this one for students has gone too far,” Mr Zheng said.

But neither should kid themselves. The CCP isn’t the slightest bit interested in racism. That’s just a tactic. Rather, this is the next scaling up of the war on Australian democracy.

So, we should let it run. Don’t kowtow. Push back even harder. It’s self-evident that we’re better off decoupling from the Chinese economy and CCP coercion sooner rather than later.

As it is currently constituted, the Chinese government is ruinous to our way of life and not worth a few dollars more we can recoup elsewhere.

David Llewellyn-Smith
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Comments

  1. There’s a difference between racism and having a problem with the culture of another country.

    China is finding out the rest of the world is not enamoured with their culture.

        • @ TheBurbWatcher, I 100% agree, the world needs to keep driving a wedge between the CCP and China, treating them as 1 does their job for them

          • PaperRooDogMEMBER

            Yep, that’s the exact propaganda they want everyone to believe, but they are just a bunch of commies who currently are enforcing their rule, it won’t always be so, but China will still be there.

        • Lol. Adjective definition of ‘evil’: “profoundly immoral and wicked”. Pretty good description of CCP, no religion required.

          • Haha… a dictionary. Yes the meaning of all words come from a Dictionary. Thanks Baldrick… “Sea – .. big blue wobbly thing that mermaids live in.”
            I would have accepted ‘amoral’.

      • These regimes don’t come out of nothing. Do you think a culture of negative qualities perhaps births negative governments.

        Chinese culture isn’t known for charity, tolerance and notions of equality. It is known for cheating and corruption. Sounds like the CCP to me.

        Why tow the PC line?

        The reality is some cultures are better than others.

        • Sounds like AUS/US/UK govt attitude to half of our societies. Serving the 0.1% and the lucky few hanging off their coat tails.

    • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

      Fine with their culture though, or what remains of it after the Cultural revolution – and why not? Because our own culture is being submerged under a flood of competing cultures and values, and where the highest culture that our society can now aim for is the bar that is set by the lowest common denominator that we import:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU4xIrn5zXc

      In comparison to the base, nihilistic consumption society we’ve become, then even the culture that gave birth to the CCP must appear pretty refined.

      • drsmithyMEMBER

        LOL.

        “Lowest Common Denominator” is a cornerstone of conservative thinking. The Pavlovian response for pretty much any criticism of the status quo, from economic inequality to sexual harassment, is dismissal with some version of “look over there at how much worse it could be”. There is zero aspiration to be anything more than not-the-worst, and “success” is measured pretty much entirely on that basis.

        Indeed, there’s a live example of this just below.

        • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

          Bet you didn’t spend the time looking at the link I provided – the words I wrote were merely echos of a far more leanered person than myself…. how much time have you spent considering these things? How many different points of view have you listed too in order to form your views?>

          Or do you simply think that you are that much more more, refined and have a better understanding of human nature and what gives people meaning because you watch SBS news instead of Channel 7.

          Go fcuk yourself you superficial moraliser.

          • drsmithyMEMBER

            I watched the video. It was a waste of time, as they usually are, but I watched it.

            I like how you try to take the high ground on “considering different points of view”, despite having a consistent and predictable response to any different points of view typically entailing a hollow (albeit wordy) dismissal filled with straw men and peppered with insults. Very droll.

          • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

            So you didn’t watch it before launching on your angry moralising little tirade? I suspected as much.

            Having watched the video I won’t trouble you any further with any “wordy” responses as I would only be repeating the words of wisdom of chief Rabbi David Bar-Hayim of the Jerusalem Temple.

            Besides what can his wisdom and insights bestow on anyone in comparison to your own might intellect sharpened on a nightly flow of SBS news and whatever MultiCult propaganda that flows from the Institutes of Wealthy Entrepreneurs into whichever morally virtuous newspaper you choose to read?

            So I will leave this conversation here, happily satisfied.

        • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

          Bet you didn’t spend the time looking at the link I provided – the words I wrote were merely echos of a far more leanered person than myself…. how much time have you spent considering these things? How many different points of view have you listed too in order to form your views?>

          Or do you simply think that you are that much more more, refined and have a better understanding of human nature and what gives people meaning because you watch SBS news instead of Channel 7.

          Go rub yourself you superficial moraliser.

          • Sorry, but I found the ‘learned person’ insufferably opinionated. Tried to watch to the end but had to turn it off when he kept quoting Trump as the arbiter of nationhood, patriotism and adherence to God’s law. The nationalism and patriotism Trump advocates is nothing but a divisive tool to get himself elected/re-elected.

            Sorry again, but to me your rabbi is a crashing, opinionated wanker who comes from an arrogant country that has pillaged and plundered shamelessly from its neighbour for decades.

            The problem with promoting nationalism, patriotism and separatism is that it leads to exclusivity – which the rabbi exudes from every pontificating pore, and which ends up being simply competitive and divisive (all things the UN et al has tried to tone down) and in the ends leads all to often to war and annexation.

        • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

          Bet you didn’t spend the time looking at the link I provided – the words I wrote above were merely echos of a far more leanered mind than myself…. how much time have you spent considering these things? How many different points of view have you listed too in order to form your views?

          Or do you simply think that you are that much more more, refined and have a better understanding of human nature and what gives people meaning in their lives because you watch SBS news instead of Channel 7.

          • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

            Weird – each time I typed a response to your pathetically predictable sqwarks they appeared to disappear into the either, along with your original comment when you triggered CensorBot with your editing.

            Oh well, i maybe repeating myself 3 times might help it make its way through your thick skull?

        • LCD is not a vice of conservative thinking. LCD describes the outcome where there are no standards. Perhaps puritarian liberalism.

        • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

          Hi drt15, thanks for your reply. A far more valid and pointed criticism than the professor’s. I’ll reply here as opposed to below your above comment so you get the notification.

          I’ll start by saying all your points are fair criticisms of the link I posted. I actually meant to post another one in regards to his opinion on MultiCult and open borders, which although echoed in the link I post, mainly came across as fully justifying and in support of Trump.

          For what it’s worth this is the link I meant to post (it is shorter):

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm2kU_SG57w

          In this link he makes the following very salient observations:

          “No borders means no culture, such a society will just cater to the base of human wants and desires, and Corporations will complete their transformation of human beings into discrete compartmentalized units for consumption”

          I can see how you found him insufferable, especially when he diverged off on a tangent about God’s law, etc but he is Rabb! so I suppose that is to be expected. However it was the broader comments and observations in regard to society that I found interesting, like the one above and how in diverse societies standards of acceptable behavior are forced to be lowered to the lowest common denominator.

          For example it would be impossible to have Singapore remain Singapore if it were located in the middle of Africa without imprisoning an enormous amount of the population who simply are not capable of living in accordance to ‘Singaporean values’ (excessive as we may see them to be).

          Also agree completely with criticisms of !srael and the hypocrisy his existence in that place represents – the J3wish presence in Palestine is effectively denying the Palestinians the opportunity for their own self determination. But thinking about this, hypocrisy aside, does this actually validate or invalidate his observations about the right of a culture or people to pursue their own destiny free of the interference of another culture?.
          🤔

          Criticisms of “nationalism, patriotism and separatism is that it leads to exclusivity” are perfectly valid, and I will always accept any argument to be made against exclusivity, but nationalism, patriotism and separatism, but it is a slippery slope fallacy to say that they always lead to exclusivity or oppression, especially in a supposed democracy when one should be free to argue against any excesse..

          Finally in regards to your comment:

          The problem with promoting – which the rabbi! exudes from every pontificating pore, and which ends up being simply competitive and divisive (all things the UN et al has tried to tone down) and in the ends leads all to often to war and annexation.

          I will agree this is the price of excessive. unfettered nationalism – but equally, I would argue that the internal strife that we are witnessing in America and many European nations is the price of excessive openness and tolerance of all cultures and values, and that the civil strife is a reflection of those cultures, values and people identifying with them, jostling for power within our society.

          So the choice appears to be either excessive nationalism and the risk of external conflict, or excessive cultural openness and the risk of internal strife. Of course the optimal answer is a middle path – but to be able to achieve that as a goal the debate needs to be had, and the discussion take place…. but despite living in a supposed democracy, that is one debate we are increasingly not allowed to have

          • drsmithyMEMBER

            No borders means no culture […]

            No it doesn’t.

            If it did, then we would not have distinct subcultures despite the lack of internal borders.

            Your whole position is based off faulty premises like genetic determination, homogenity of belief (even within so-called homogenous cultures this is not true) and the “great replacement” conspiracy.

            Ultimately everything you argue comes back to, essentially, rose-tinted nostalgia for the upper-middle-class worldview during the heights of colonial Britain.

            Our (and the USA’s and Europe’s) “internal strife” arises from increasing economic inequality, diminishing democratic influences, and increasingly naked corruption from the resultant growing aristocratic class. Basically the same things it always does, with the difference that we’ve just had 50-100 years of hitherto unknown wealth and power distributed throughout humanity so the loss is being felt even more sharply.

            Conservatism is resurgent after half a century of unprecedented democracy, and the plebs instinctively know it’s going to fvck them (like it always does).

          • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

            No borders means no culture […]

            No it doesn’t.

            If it did, then we would not have distinct subcultures despite the lack of internal borders.

            Yes it does. The existence of hills doesn’t disprove the existence of mountains. Those subcultures exist within a broad cultural grouping, they speak the same language, they shared the same religion and they generally shared the same location.

            The attacks on our cultural heritage, the pulling down of our statues, the erasure of our history, the cancelling of our comedians and means that any part of OUR past that any new arrival objects to, for any reason, can be erased.

            You with your advanced study of SBS news and your deep study of the human condition and society over the past 10 years, really doesn’t compare to someone like the Rabbi (offensive as some of his views may be) and the 4,000 years of history around what makes society work.

            Our (and the USA’s and Europe’s) “internal strife” arises from increasing economic inequality, diminishing democratic influences, and increasingly naked corruption from the resultant growing aristocratic class. Basically the same things it always does, with the difference that we’ve just had 50-100 years of hitherto unknown wealth and power distributed throughout humanity so the loss is being felt even more sharply.

            You can blather on as much as you like about inequality, but unless you recognise the inequality that exists between population groups, like having a median IQ of 85, of being 50 times more violent than another population group, then you will never be able to come close to understanding where racism arises – an understandable reaction against those behaviours.

            The reason why there are more blacks rioting?

            They are both more violent and due to their lower median IQ range in an information society, they tend to dominate the lower eschalones of our society.

            The ONLY bit of your comment that holds any truth is the end, where you note that the system is increasingly unable to meet the needs of both the people and the greed of those at the top, although you are too stupid to understand the true cause of this ISN’T the elites greed, which has always been eternal, it is the fact that we are reaching the end game of an economy built around resource abundance.

            Maybe instead of yapping at my heels everytime I make post and waffling on about your superficial injustice claims, which are based around the false notion that all population groups are identical, you should spend some time listening to Jeremy Grathams GMO interview that was posted by H&H the other day. As depressing as the interview was, he is still an optimist in my opinion.

            What you see taking place around the world today is only going to get worse, much worse – and as the violence and dysfunction spreads I imagine even a block head like yourself will come to understand the value of hanging out with people who share similar values as yourself in order to solve the vast array of problems that you will be facing in the future.

            Our great-grandkids are far more likely to be taking a horse to school, assuming they still exist, than walking on the moon and studying the stars.

          • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

            Sorry – 37 times more violent than everyone else.

            1% of the population who are black, male, and 14 to 24 committed 27% of all murders in 2008 (as reported by the Obama Administration).

            That means (.27/.01/(.73/.99) =

            37x worse homicide rates for young black males than for everybody else.

            https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf

            But according to you that is just because they experience racism (which is weird because most of their victims are other young black men) or because they are poor, even though there are the same number of poor white people in the US as the entire African American population.

          • drsmithyMEMBER

            Yes it does. The existence of hills doesn’t disprove the existence of mountains. Those subcultures exist within a broad cultural grouping, they speak the same language, they shared the same religion and they generally shared the same location.

            And mountains are on continents, which are on Earth, in the solar system, so… blah, blah, blah, dominoes toppling like a house of cards, checkmate.

            Your argument, as usual, rests on motherhood statements, paranoia and persecution syndrome. “Cultures” – even ones under oppressively authoritarian regimes – still have signicant divergences of beliefs within them; that’s where revolutions come from.

            “Erasing history”, FFS. Plenty of monuments have been pulled down over the millennia, we still know about them and the people who built them.

          • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

            …and all of your arguements rests on the plainly illogical assumption that we are all identically the same, and that culture is meaningless.

            “Cultural diversity doesn’t result in destruction of our history or cultural heritage”

            [provides example]

            “Erasing history”, FFS. Plenty of monuments have been pulled down over the millennia, we still know about them and the people who built them.

            Making excuses is what you seem to specialise in.

            I guess we’re going to find out if this radical experiment that has never succeeded anywhere at any time in human history for any significant period of time will work out well this time – pity we won’t be able to go back in time and fix any resulting disaster that your arrogance and deliberate ignorance will result in.

            PS: 37 times more violent…. when making excuses won’t work, just continue to ignore inconvenient facts and statistics and focus on hyperbole and ‘Muh feelings!’.

          • drsmithyMEMBER

            …and all of your arguements rests on the plainly illogical assumption that we are all identically the same, and that culture is meaningless.

            No, they don’t, because those are things that I’ve never said. They’re just straw men, much like basically every other opinion you assign to anyone who disagrees with your dehumanising and bigoted ‘darkies gonna dark’ narrative.

            PS: 37 times more violent…. when making excuses won’t work, just continue to ignore inconvenient facts and statistics and focus on hyperbole and ‘Muh feelings!’.

            Hey, maybe you can apply your logic to the male vs female offender rates and come up with an argument as to why men are genetically incapable of civilised society.

          • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

            That is the method of the crazy left, deny the legitimacy of any opinion they disagree with as hateful or bigoted.

            Biology and Culture are real, the differences are measurable, testable and repeatable.

            Institutional racism and implicit bias are not.

            You are the straw man.

            PS: Men are born into our society – not imported.

          • drsmithyMEMBER

            That is the method of the crazy left, deny the legitimacy of any opinion they disagree with as hateful or bigoted.

            No, you are arse-about-face as usual.

            Your opinion is hateful and bigoted, and that is why I am disagreeing with it.

            PS: Men are born into our society – not imported.

            LOL. That is completely and utterly irrelevant if your position is that societal structure must be driven by ‘biological reality’.

          • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

            Your opinion is hateful and bigoted, and that is why I am disagreeing with it.

            *In your opinion

            The reality is that my positions are rooted in FACTS that are inconvenient for your preferred injustice narrative, all you ever bring to our discussion are your feelings.

            Chris – I’m always happy to politely debate anyone, and I will always back up my position with a wide variety of legitimate references or supporting opinions. The professor just likes wandering along and lifting his leg on any comment that offends his contrived sense of morality.

            If someone disagrees with me, like drt15 did in the post that I actually replied to at the top of this thread, then I am happy to consider their criticism and accommodate their view. Drt15’s comments were all reasonably grounded, and made in reference to something I linked – he played the ball rather than the ‘man’, as I prefer to do, if the soyboy professor actually qualifies as such.

            In reference to my (very) occasional goes at your additional commentary, they are always in reference to your raw opinion and personal biases, that appear to be rooted just as much in your feelings as the professors. The fact is I hold your links in high regard, and look forward to those occasions you provide them. The suite of topics you cover and the different resources you refer to are refreshing and help provide me with another counterpoint.

            As to all your other commentary I find it exemplary and enjoy reading it. It is at least on par with many highly paid analyst reports that come through my inbox. The only reason I don’t comment or compliment you more frequently is that I know you intently dislike me, and hold me in very low regard, despite my views being truly held and rooted in positions that although have become controversial are no less rooted in true science than any other.

          • drsmithyMEMBER

            […] he played the ball rather than the ‘man’, as I prefer to do, if the soyboy professor actually qualifies as such

            I think this pretty much sums up the absurdity in (not even) a sentence.

          • drsmithyMEMBER

            Hey Dr Smithy, there’s really no point debating with our resident Stephen Miller wannabe…time to cool off methinks…

            I daresay Hendrik Verwoerd is probably a better analogy to draw.

          • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

            Wooow… two comments when one would do. You must be mouth frothingly cross.

            Good.

    • Chinese culture has a vast history that is tremendously interesting. But not at the price of kneeling before their government that demands to dominate all others and actively works to interfere in our internal affairs while demanding that we mot interfere in theirs. Their approach to trade is like a drug dealer … wipe out competition with whatever it takes, get you addicted on their cash and then turn you into a puppet by treatening to taking it away. Best to make alternative arrangements.

      • The Chines history is fascinating, agreed, but I read an interesting article recently which said the Chinese have weaponised this, as all else, by lording it over others with less august histories, and have gaslighted everyone into thinking it is the original and superior civilisation. The article, written by a Chinese, pointed out that actually Chinese civilisation is a little younger than others by a couple of thousand years

        Excellent points tho!

  2. If you want racism, I give you the Han-Nazi’s in Beijing. They don’t just engage in some silly verbal abuse at a supermarket parking lot, they systematically commit genocide.

    • We don’t actually have a definition of what constitutes a racist attack. Nor do we know what the body, whose raison d’être needs racism to be rife, counts as a racist attack.
      In fact, the very same article mentions people apparently complaining that they were stared at by others who then turned their backs and walked away as constituting some sort of racist attack.

      • Haha.

        Well if you want to be stared at, be tall, blonde and blue eyed and live in Asia. I know firsthand…

    • Yeah, anyone else think the CCP has absolutely mastered trolling?

      I know it’s tactics rather than substance but fancy decrying another countries ‘racism’ whilst you’re systematically cancelling an ethnic minority at home (take your pick).

      Is it an attempt to demonstrate power by only providing the thinnest of veils?

      • blacktwin997MEMBER

        Would you say they’ve actually mastered trolling, given most can see through it so easily? That said they’ve proved their expertise at thieving, projection and tantrums so there’s something.

      • ……and gaslighting, abusing and most other narcissistic characteristics. Wiki says:

        Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a long-term pattern of exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of empathy toward other people. People with NPD often spend much time thinking about achieving power and success, or on their appearance.

        Sound like the CCP? Yup!

  3. Pushing students to the UK, which is pushing as hard as Aust to divest itself of china reliance, yep makes perfect sense !! Like everything out of China at present

    • PaperRooDogMEMBER

      Exactly! This is an empty threat, though now that the UK is offering 2yrs working rights they are bound to pick up more students, even though 80% will likely go home, like here.

  4. DominicMEMBER

    I’m getting the impression that even the usually-captured MSM here are starting to get annoyed by the Chinese posturing, Normally they’d kow-tow but I think the winds of change are definitely blowing.

    Meanwhile many of the Chinese here are praying the rhetoric from the Mainland will die – they know which side their bread is buttered.

    • PaperRooDogMEMBER

      American hey? That’s questionable given CEO is Chinese (though on the surface he seems genuine American, but what pressure can CCP bring to bear). Three Chinese companies in China have being writing the Zoom code, so hard to believe the case of data routing via China was a mistake, the CCP would be into this rich source of foreign company information. Any western company that uses it to discuss new products, business strategy etc is risking competition from China with inside info.

  5. indians replaced chinese as the most likely demographic to take over aus ages ago. am i the only one who has noticed this?

    • MontagueCapulet

      We need to push for diversity in immigration. There are over 180 countries in the world, so why source most immigrants from two countries with a billion people each? Set a quota of 1000 people per country per year to ensure true diversity, while maintaining the points system to ensure standards are high. This should apply to work visas also.

      • rofl 180 countries. The population of Tuvalu is 11,000 so let’s give them a quota of 1,000.

      • The90kwbeastMEMBER

        just do what the US does for their green card system, limit intake to no more than 10% from any one country so you actually achieve diversity, rather than the fake ponzi diversity we currently have from India & China.

      • Why have any immigration FFS. Other countries are booming that have never become addicted to immigration as a lazy way to ‘grow’ the economy. We’ve become so brainwashed that it’s our inevitable lot we no longer even question it.

        The next generation with so much loaded up on them already ultimately will realise the gross mistake of overpopulation on an increasingly hot, arid, water-poor, drought afflicted land that is mainly desert.

        Our arable land is the size of two US states – Idaho and Iowa. How many migrants do they have?

        we’ve been living high on the hog and way beyond our means for years, leaving nothing but an overpopulated resource denuded desert for the next generation

    • It’s Asianisation.
      The elites don’t care too much which Asian country the immigrants come from as long as the overwhelming intake is sourced from Asia and not Europe.
      This is the real problem with immigration program that can’t be discussed.
      The imposed ideology of a multiracial nirvana will never work, has never worked, yet the elites press on with their evil plan and as the people become more uneasy at the changing society, the elites just increase ‘education’ and close down discussion.

      • I personally don’t see the difference in value between one group and another in value as long as they are a net positive to the country. However anecdotally I’ve known a few european migrants (young, early 20’s, want to settle here) that have been rejected and gone back to their home country (e.g. Ireland, England, Southern Europe) whereas much older cultures from elsewhere with much worse demographics (older) getting citizenship who often send money back to the homeland. Maybe its our immigration department favoring one group over another?

        • Indians and Chinese now Citizens working in Immigration pushing through Indian and Chinese applications?

          Seems strange Indian and Chinese applications are the pick of the applications.

          I can’t understand the logic of a middle-aged applicants getting Permanent Residency.

  6. Great article. To all those who decry racism in Australia: name me one country which is less racist than Australia. Certainly not Chyna, India……….etc etc

    • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

      I think its fair to say Antarctica has a great deal less Racist incidents than we do.
      Take from that what you will.

    • GunnamattaMEMBER

      This is an ALP Senator calling for a Tyranny Tariff ……….

      https://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F87757ba2-f73a-4683-8e60-ef3796cebef0%2F0201%22

      Senator CICCONE  Victoria—Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate) (20:36): Australia has a distinguished history in the promotion of human rights throughout the world. As a people, we believe that all men and women are born free and equal and that respect for their inherent dignity and entitlement to inalienable rights underpins both peace and prosperity. Our commitment to this principle is by no means fleeting; rather, it is enduring. Indeed, Australia was an original signatory to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, and we played an active role in its creation as one of the eight nations who were responsible for its drafting.

      Since that time, we have worked constructively towards the advancement of this most noble cause. Whether it is through our commitment to the provision of humanitarian aid to the developing world or through our interventions abroad as part of the United Nations peacekeeping operations, Australia has much to be proud of in its history. However, as a developed country and, despite our size, a global leader in this respect, we have more to do and we can never shirk away from our undertaking. Where human rights are being ignored—whether at home or abroad—we have an obligation to speak up and to speak out in defence of those who cannot. We have an obligation to support those who strive merely to live freely and with dignity. This is not always an easy undertaking. Sometimes speaking up and speaking out can be regarded as inconvenient, and sometimes it comes at a price. But surely no price can be too high to pay to do the right thing. I also add that no price is too high to pay for the right to determine one’s own life and to live peacefully in a community with others.

      The world has watched on in disbelief at the current situation unfolding in Hong Kong, where people who value freedom and democracy have seen this increasingly taken away from them. The People’s Republic of China is a friend of Australia and Australia is a friend of the People’s Republic of China. But even friends sometimes need to have difficult conversations with each other. As a nation, we welcome our Chinese brothers and sisters taking their place alongside other nations of the world in peace and in harmony. However, in China the ruling Communist Party routinely suppresses the rights of its own people to participate in decisions about their nation’s future. It suppresses their rights to speak freely, to worship freely, to organise and to assemble.

      For many years the sheer scale of this has been hidden behind a carefully constructed curtain of disinformation and secrecy, but now, as it erupts onto the streets of Hong Kong, we see it live in our homes. This cannot be ignored, especially as we acknowledge in the past week the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre and one year since more than one million people marched in the streets of Hong Kong to defend their freedoms enshrined in the basic law. It should also be noted that Hong Kong has hosted an annual memorial to the Tiananmen Square massacre for three decades.

      We must expect better from our friends. We must demand better of ourselves. For the sake of our economy and our exporters of goods and services we must seek to diversify our trade relations with other nations of the world to prevent dependency on any one economic relationship, so that Australia is never placed in a situation where we are used as a weapon to secure our silence against injustices that occur around the world.

      As we have seen in recent times, decisions are impacting our barley, our red meat, our tourism and, over the last 24 hours, our education sector. Our economy does not need this kind of uncertainty into the future. As we start to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, those who struggle for their freedom should know that they have a steadfast ally in Australia. Those who face persecution in Hong Kong, a place with whom we share enduring values and ties through the Commonwealth of Nations, should not be denied refuge here in Australia, where their rights will be respected and upheld. I have hope that during these times they are simply temporary, and let’s hope that they are.

      I have hope that the Communist Party will come to see that respect for human rights serves as an asset for the development of any country, rather than a hindrance. But until that time comes we must realise that our commitment to the advancement of human rights as a nation cannot be divorced from our trade relationships, and that while this may not always be the most convenient choice it certainly is the right one that we must take. Australia stands with people everywhere, including the Chinese people, seeking to realise the aspirations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to live a better standard of life in dignity and to their fullest potential.

      • Those who face persecution in Hong Kong, a place with whom we share enduring values and ties through the Commonwealth of Nations, should not be denied refuge here in Australia>

        Is it cynical to think this whole speech is just to soften us up for a huge influx of Hong Kong democracy refugees?

  7. Many people are saying Domain and REA Group have been covering up many instances of racism against the Chinese. We need to look at it because it sounds very bad, very concerning, I mean we don’t know, but the Chinese can’t be too careful, Australia is a dangerous place. Lawless in some instances.

  8. You have a right to be angry? Just yesterday you were happy about it!
    Can you finally make your mind up?

  9. The different reactions to the Keneally migration-kite are quite notable. Cleverly, Morrison went for Peter McDonald’s spin, and didn’t play the race card. “Woke” China-loving Albanese was too terrified to say a word.

  10. I don’t know.. I mean, it’s all well and good to say “120 is not a lot” when we’re all cooped up at home. Frankly I can’t think of a Chinese person I have come in contact with in the last week, in passing. Not because of any specific reason other than just not going out.

    So far, it has been a good push back. And it’s subtle, but it is there (rightly so!).. Scummo saying – I dont think any Aussie is in doubt of why the economy is in recession.. i.e. he’s taken the “It’s coronavirus’s fault” position AND separately pushing for an inquiry to see where it came from (China duh)… 2 + 2 = recession is China’s fault. It’s a GOOD thing even if it’s slight mistruths in it (was the economy cracking before wuflu anyway?) as it’s reducing concentration risk in commodities, student migration, tourism etc.
    Even to our own local companies who have gained from the cheap stuff has few decades… Now, the public pushing back on Woolies for giving them a paper bag made in china. People asking for “Made in Australia” aisles.. It’s all good, and the fake left isn’t screaming “racist” coz they’re busy with BLM.

    So will be interesting to see when the unemployment picks up, the situation gets dire for those without supports, the economy is going into recession and whether that number stays at 120 when we come face to face with the face of CCP on the streets. We’re not out and about as much right now to have the interactions we used to have..

    • GlendaFMEMBER

      Yeah, yeah…..People asking for “Made in Australia” aisles..
      When they have to pay 3-4 times more for it, watch that disappear quick smart!

      • PaperRooDogMEMBER

        Yeah, this has never really worked in any country, needs favorable laws to level terror portraying field eg real anti dumping, pollution tax (manufacturing & transliteration) etc you can’t have fair trade in an unequal world

    • kannigetMEMBER

      Is it possible we have more reported incidents because they are more likely to have time on their hands to report it now where in the past they felt they had more important things to do?

  11. SnappedUpSavvyMEMBER

    there would be more then 400 old Chinese and Indian death stares in a day in Sydney

    how pathetically weak do they expect Australians to be

    • PaperRooDogMEMBER

      Wait until their border dispute goes hot, then there will be a big spike in racism Chinese v Indians! I can see the scenes at the Uni’s now, which side will the VC’s choose?

      • At that point the ones doing the racist stuff will be Aussies. So it will still be our fault.

      • Yes, that will prove something of a headache – frankly anything that gives pr1cks a headache works for me.

  12. Stewie GriffinMEMBER

    “The question is, is a jump from 270 complaints about racism to 400 a “drastic” increase in the circumstances? Obviously not. In context, this is a titanic victory for Australian multiculturalism.”

    If the only yard stick you measure the ‘success’ of our MultiCult is by the number of hurty words some pissed off ignoramus shouts at another then – hurrah.

    But if you actually extend the question of the ‘success’ of our MultiCult to the reason why we’re even having this conversation then no, this hasn’t been a titanic victory, it has been a titanic failure – our naivety and gulibility in thinking that it doesn’t matter who and how many people we let in from anywhere because our ‘society’ which is so superior to every else’s, will always win out and they will be absorbed into the nihilistic nothing soup we’ve become, has been shown to be false.

    Our nation or what remains of it is riddled with foreign vested interest, our media fawn over foreign cultural identity and nearly always frame any clash between our culture and another as a deficiency or moral failure of our own. Our universities are little more than street hookers with less discerning morals, our Government and leaders were very nearly captured by a hostile cultural entity.

    The number of hurty words recorded is no triumph for MultiCult, but merely a sign of how cowed and defeated our sense of national identity is, in that no one with ANY cojones dare speak up and risk permanent de-platforming, ostracism and loss of livelihood by saying anything that goes against the Corporate narrative that ‘MultiCult is who we are’.

    • you’ve nailed it again Stewie …. as I have been posting for years on this site, the imposition of ‘multiculturalism’ by our supposed political and cultural ‘leaders’ is the biggest disaster that to befall Oz since its creation.

      The BLM nonsense is just a hint of how awful the corruption of our society has become ….

      • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

        BLM is a means by which white liberals use a fabricated stick of outrage to wack their white opponents over the head with.

        There are 4 deaths in police custody per 10,000 violent white offenders.

        There are 3 deaths in police custody per 10,000 violent black offenders.

        The reason why there are more black people in custody as a measure of total black population against white people in custody as measure of total white population, is because black people commit more violent crimes. Period.

        “Blacks were disproportionately represented as both homicide victims and offenders…. The offending rate for blacks (34.4 per 100,000) was almost 8 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000).”

        https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf

        EXACTLY the same phenomenon is replicated in Australia’s criminal statistics – but the only statistic our media deliberately focus on is the minuscule number of black deaths or victims of crimes at the hands of white people.

        Why? I speculated simply because our leaders want to propagandasise against the host population, to instill such a level of manufactured self hatred and self loathing, that the general population is completely compliant in accepting intolerable, and socially harmful immigration policies to be fostered onto our societies, simply so our Corporations and those who head them can continuously grow their profits.

        • absolutely Stewie – the reason I cited BLM was to illustrate the extent to which ‘multicultism’ has provided the fertile ground for the likes of BLM. Multicultism has permitted race to be the defining element in [it seems] literally everything.

          the stats you cite are just a small example of the facts that no-one (or at least pretty much no-one) wants to recognise. Race based politics have always and everywhere ultimately resulted in chaos and bloodshed – I’ve witnessed it personally and up close when I lived in Colombo (that’s Sri Lanka for those who might be unsure) from ’83 – ’90.

          the useful idiots who now seem to permeate every part of this once incredible country need a reality check before we end u experiencing the violence that has occurred in so many other places…..

        • The90kwbeastMEMBER

          I understand your sentiments but I think the ideas behind the protests are leaning to a greater discussion of the Aboriginal people and their overall state of affairs i.e. why are so many being locked up and committing crimes?

          I don’t doubt there would be *some* racism around police targeting, but I do fully reject that racism is 100% the reason for the number of them being incarcerated, like some media outlets would have you believe.

          I don’t pretend to hold the answers but a more honest discussion around the lack of self determination, their vision and lack of constitutional representation would be good starting points that never seem to go anywhere. Why there still isn’t an indigenous political party beggars belief.

          • Posed this somewhere else today, but basically no one wants to know why aborigines are being incarcerated and no one wants to listen to the truth told by this brave aboriginal woman working at the coal face day in day out and witnessing horrific crime and abuse perpetrated by aborigines on their own loved ones. And you’re right, although there is no doubt some racism, there are very good reasons for this.

            The truth is just too uncomfortable and horrific with too many snouts in the welfare trough so we just look the other way and feign ignorance

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFoIh6O-Utc

    • agree Stewie. It does need an agreed measurable and definable identity, multiculturism is all things to all people so its anything you like.

  13. This is hilarious. For decades Beijing played everyone else for a fool. Lied, cheated, stole, bribed etc etc. Not to mention ethnic cleansing efforts in Tibet, Xinjiang etc etc

    Over time they have created so many enemies that no one plays nice anymore. All because they believed their own lies that they were smarter.

    Lol. The beauty of it is, they have played dirty for so long, they now have no choice but to play dirty. The CCP system is no longer viable, if it has to play clean.

    This has ended any hope of legitimate acceptance, i.e. now the CCP has to fall before the rest of the world re-engages on less-than-hostile terms. Best of luck mandate of heaven losers!

    Then got greedy and f’ed themselves. Bahahaha. Well, what else do you expect for a retarded cult founded by a pommie Jew related to the Rothschilds? Sucks for the Chinese people, but hey ho, they are the ones who got taken over by a foreign religion.

    But i’m a a**hole, so this is what I think will happen. Beijing will continue to make predatory deals with its vassal states like Pakistan, Iran and (with luck) Turkey. And will increase its predation on the Chinese people. All so the regime can survive.

    With luck, it will severely damage all these peoples. Screwing up the lives of Mudslimes and Commies? Winning! Of course the mudslimes will continue their invasion of China, so both sides will pretend to be allies while screwing each other.

    Everything under heaven is in utter chaos; the situation is most excellent. 🙂 🙂

    And then if we are all really lucky, the two misbegotten b*stard children of British evangelism, Progressivism and Socialism, will start to fight each other, and in the tradition of every leftwing cult in history, purge each other.

    Ahhh – rival leftwing cults fighting each other over obscure religious nomenclature. Warms the cockles of me heart…

  14. You have to admit the message western countries are sending to China is obscene:
    We want your money, but we don’t want you.
    We want cheap Chinese manufactured products but not from Chinese companies.
    We want you to buy our products and we are banning yours.

    Now I think there should be some push back from us towards China but we either go all in or non at all and understand the consequences. Want less Chinese immigration? Fine but expect less domestic economic support. Want to ban Chinese tech companies? Fine but expect tariffs and bans on some of our products. To think we will win on every front is just silly

      • Well until we find a Utopian economic system where we are all custodians of the planets resources and the concept of financial wealth is dissolved, we are in competition.

        • The90kwbeastMEMBER

          This to me is one of the primary issues with free and fair markets & trade, as soon as just one or two key players stop playing by the rules it torpedoes the whole system.

          China most directly started it with their IP theft, and now we are seeing a whole host of 2nd and 3rd order consequences starting to play out, like the butterfly effect.

          • drsmithyMEMBER

            China most directly started it with their IP theft […]

            The USA was built on doing the same thing (as was pretty much every world power, ever, just most of them did it before the idea of “IP theft” existed). It’s hard to get too judgemental, objectively.

          • The90kwbeastMEMBER

            Your whataboutism hasn’t really addressed my point though Drsmithy, has it?

            We now live in an age of IP and free trade and have for several decades, for it to work everyone needs to follow it. Simple as that.

          • drsmithyMEMBER

            Yeah. China should totally not look out for its own best interests because a bunch of hypocrites with first-mover advantage tell them it’s against the rules.

            Just like the USA does whatever the UN tells them to, right ?

          • I agree. Xi Jinping is a different leader than his two predecessors, Deng and Hu (who incidentally both came from peasant stock whereas Xi was born into the ruling CCP). Since 2012 when Xi took over CCP policy has become far more predatory, paranoid and authoritarian and Xi is undoing many of the more relaxed and consultative policies established by Deng and Hu. I think there’s been a time lag and the West is only just waking up to Xi’s psychopathic desire control and dominate both all of China and also abroad.

            Apparently there is a Confucius saying that when you are strong it pays to act weak, and when you are weak you must act strong; Xi is acting strong, so there’s a good chance that China’s (and Xi) are actually pretty weak right now.

    • DominicMEMBER

      It’s pretty simple – it is perfectly okay to be a sovereign nation, one that protects its borders and its citizens and to trade with companies based in other countries.

      People need to stop thinking of countries trading with one another — they don’t — people trade with one another. The reason you trade is not to make someone else feel good or to be kind – you trade because there is a mutually beneficial exchange of goods to be done. It’s that simple.

        • DominicMEMBER

          On the contrary, Ermo, I am saying the complete opposite. It is every country’s right to protect their sovereignty, their identity and their borders and still trade with the world. There really is no need to import a million Chinamen to win the right to trade with that country. We can all stay exactly where we were born, travel as tourists and businesspeople and benefit from our relative strengths in producing goods and services. They can buy from us the stuff we’re best at producing and we can buy the stuff that they’re good at, in exchange – that way everyone’s a winner.

          For an example of what happens when no trade takes place and all goods need to be produced internally you need only look to the old Soviet Union where the citizens were treated to potatoes and gruel for dinner and bought the locally manufactured shyte-beyond-belief Lada car if they wished to own some wheels.

          Global trade is good for everybody but it’s not the same as globalism which is driven by narrow interest groups and is bent on eradicating national identity by turning the world (forcefully) into a solitary cultural soup.

  15. DingwallMEMBER

    And Via SMH .. we are apparently the US’s running dog

    Austlink chairwoman Amy Mo, a Beijing education agent who has operated in the Australian market for 15 years, said the deteriorating relationship would bring “immeasurable economic losses to Australia”.

    “If Australian politicians don’t regret and keep being the running-dog of the United States in the name of so-called values, Chinese tourists and students will not go there,” she said.

    “I hope Australia can change its attitude toward China. If a country loves Chinese money but doesn’t like Chinese people, China surely is not willing to do business with it.”

    • She is spot on. It’s the message we are sending to them. See my comment above. We either got to saddle up or bow down. This wishy-washy position we are taking is a joke.

      • she’s *not* right. Look at where she works for goodness sake – as a Beijing education agent – she’s just towing the party line and issuing CCP bully boy stand over tactics, pure and simple. We should not kow tow to stand over tactics.

    • The CCP is not the Chinese People. The CCP presumes to speak for the Chinese People but they are not entitled ever to express their own views. When they do, you get a situation like HKG. Awkies!

    • DominicMEMBER

      Lol.

      Amy Mo is a CCP running-dog. There, fixed it.

      (No doubt she’ll be packing her bags soon and returning home where she’s valued – there’s nobody stopping you, Amy, this is a free country, unlike, umm …)

  16. The BystanderMEMBER

    You’ve conflated the 400 incident survey with the AHRC complaints statistics, which were around ~300 last year. Although I agree that calling the increase drastic doesn’t factor in how large our population is and so makes it sound like we’re on the verge of murderous race riots when we’re not. However there will probably be a larger number of unreported incidents that means we can’t rely entirely on the official figures to prove success in creating a tolerant country.

  17. As it is currently constituted, the Chinese government is ruinous to our way of life and not worth a few dollars more we can recoup elsewhere.
    Certainly worth considering BUT can we actually recoup these “few” dollars elsewhere?
    China is no longer a minor export partner they represent between 20% and 50% of export revenue depending on the sector that we are talking about.
    Replacing even 20% of your revenue without impacting gross/net margins is no easy task
    Replacing 50% of your revenue with no impact on margins is just dreaming the impossible dream.
    All I’d say is that before you start down this road you need a very good and agreed plan to end any government support that is required during the transition phase.

    • kannigetMEMBER

      Meh, If China wont buy it from us, we sell it to one of the members of their “belts and roads and things” alliance and china will buy from them. They buy from us because they need it, We have put ourselves in a position where we think we need them to buy it so we think they have the power in this engagement.

      Either way, Probably about time we stopped relying on selling dirt and started to think about creating a diversified economy….

      • For Iron Ore I agree, they’ll just pretend to be buying through an Indian front company but divert the shipment once it is loaded, we’ll gladly turn a blind eye, but these sorts of shenanigans do absolutely nothing to end our reliance on their demand for our Iron Ore. (they typically also result in the loss of a few points of gross margin)
        Education however is a very different dynamic. I doubt that any of the Chinese attending USydney will suddenly accept being educated at some Malaysian USydney affiliated campus while still being expected to pay full price for the experience. Maybe if you charge them half price but that sort of discounting definitely ripples through to your Net margin line in the Accounts.

      • I have absolutely no problem with Australia actively seeking to diversify it’s exports, however this is somewhat easier said then done.
        We have all but exited the Manufactured goods sector and currently don’t have a big enough presence in the global market for manufactured goods that we could even pretend that expanding our presence in this sector will somehow make up for lost dirt sales.
        Expanding Education also seems somewhat unlikely
        Expanding Pharmaceutical / Medical product exports is notoriously difficult due to all sorts of Tariff barriers and trade restrictions on these sectors
        Expanding our High Tech exports revenues is a good idea but it is a sector that the entire world is actively trying to expand into, so it sounds like a pretty crowded market …and a market that we don’t have any particular advantage in servicing.
        Expanding our exports of Fashion goods and must have latest fad items…go for it
        Expanding our exports of Trusted source goods (baby formula, meat, grain ..) again a good idea but not exactly a diversification given the country that is most interested in such products.
        Expanding our Financial services, sounds like a good idea if you believe we’re actually good at providing Financial services outside of our warped and very protected local market.
        See what I mean, the diversification idea is solid but the implementation is somewhat challenging.

    • DominicMEMBER

      This subject has been covered ad infinitum – commodities are fungible. If the Chinese have to source their goods from elsewhere then, great, we’ll sell to the chimps whose goods have been diverted to China. The world is one fungible market. I don’t get that people don’t get it. Seriously

      • Yeah but the global Total Available Market is the product TAM is the product TAM and that’s all there is too it.
        Who exactly services which segment has little to do with the available market size, however if China loses its appetite for imported Commodities than everyone that exports said commodities will likely share as the global TAM is reduced. Similarly if India suddenly develops an appetite for IO then I wouldn’t be surprised to see an uptick in Aussie IO production to account for the increased global demand. Its just the way that these markets work.
        But by the same token it would be silly to claim that we had lowered our exposure to the Chinese economy simply because we had expanded our customer base and shipped a little more ore to Japan, Korea, India or wherever. absent long term delivery contracts with these alternate countries we would have exactly the same exposure to China as if they were our primary customer.

        • DominicMEMBER

          But global aggregate demand is a totally different issue – if that falls then it falls and all suppliers (wherever they’re based) will likely need to implement cutbacks. The point I’m trying to make is that, ceteris paribus, China reducing direct imports from us is irrelevant because, if overall global demand remains constant then we’ll simply supply to someone else. It’s not rocket science.

          If China reduces commodity imports as a whole, that’s totally different and, frankly, should be expected because they’ve been overbuilding for years: ghost cities, millions of empty apartments, bridges to nowhere, etc etc. They have been building way in excess of true domestic demand and China’s bullsh#t Belt and Road Initiative is nothing more than excuse to ‘build more stuff’ using Chinese labour and other people’s money.

  18. China is not going to send its students to the UK. The UK is pulling out of Huawei 5G so the CCP will be angry with them too. And in the long run China has less influence over the UK, and there is much less that China wants from the UK (no iron ore, and its not in the APAC region).

    So if China cancels sending students to Australia, it will be because they want students to study domestically.

  19. So which countries will the Chinese tourists and students go now where they are more welcome than they are in Australia?

    • Ukraine fnMEMBER

      They were going there before the panda-emic ,Italy.. it had signed up to One Belt/Road and were getting a heap of flights from
      Ch!na and quite a few direct from Whan .. worked out really well for them.

        • DominicMEMBER

          Italy is bankrupt and therefore vulnerable to the lure of filthy lucre – the Chinese are not stupid. Target the ones who can’t say no, or have the most to lose.

  20. UpperWestsideMEMBER

    I was in Madrid with the kids for a week in Feb, Chinese tour buses everywhere.
    They have plenty of places to go.

    I agree with some of the comments above that you need to leave the Chinese people out of critisism of the CCP in the same way you shouldn’t treat every American as though they were Trump or Hilary.

    The wolf warrior/ aggressive behavior stuff… well they learned that looking at how the US/Britain/Europe got its way historically.
    Australia wasn’t a lot better in the Pacific at times ( hopefully we have grown wiser as we grew older) and we aren’t exactly stain free with regards to our own internal history.

    We care what our friends think, and couldn’t give a rats arse about our enemies opinions.

    Let’s be firm and vocal in our conviction of what is right (free speech and press, fair contracts, and the right to vote).
    But remain friends to a people who’s governing structures are still in their infancy and yet to attain our level of nirvana.

    • The CCP is a result of the culture of China.

      Just like Nazism sprang up from a defeated German people.

      Culture breeds the desired leaders.

      Chinese students cheat, Chinese businesses steal and so do their leaders.

      It’s not about race but culture. Until Chinese culture changes, there will always be a CCP in some shape or form.

      • UpperWestsideMEMBER

        I thought the CCP sprang from abject poverty. Helped along by the Soviets ( who funded and ran the CCP until Mao took control with some very aggressive wet work one weekend ) .

        Its not a Chinese culture issue, the same starting conditions that led to the CCP are behind the twits that have created their own ANTIFA ‘soviet’ in Seattle last weekend.

        In the end as the Chinese populace gets richer they will try and move towards western values. Thats why you see so much smoke and noise from the CCP power brokers right now. Their time of absolute power is slowly waning , they know it. They also know they need to transition to a form of government that won’t subject their children to a violent purge, they just don’t know how.

        • Again, I don’t think there’s adequate recognition that Xi is different from his predecessors. Just as Hilary and Trump are poles apart, so Xi is different from his Deng and Hu. Since taking the reigns of power in 2012 he’s tightened and wound back many of the more relaxed regional policies that existed under Deng and Hu and has fired and imprisoned hundreds of prominent party officials.

          Like Putin, Xi is a psychopathic control freak who surrounds himself primarily with yes men, much like Trump, and rules by fear. That is a weakness as his party officials and district representatives are now too fearful to report anything that might displease him.

          Perhaps that explains the delay in reporting the coronavirus from Wuhan.

  21. rob barrattMEMBER

    I feel a little sorry for the Mr Zheng mentioned in the article. When the CCP catches up with him he’s likely to become the unfortunate victim of an accident involving a cement mixer and a deep inland lake…..

  22. I have no idea why anyone would even want to defend this charge.

    Spread the word as far as I’m concerned. Sure, I can’t actually give you any specifics, but yeah I’m pretty sure we’re racist and it would be safer for them if they didn’t come and buy property or get pandered to at uni.

  23. The FNG.MEMBER

    “recent events are both a wake-up call and an opportunity” for a strategy that draws on government, business, unions and community groups to improve social cohesion.”
    Social cohesion arises organically through shared hardship and success. You cant force it on the community. Maybe the undermining of the community by blurring the lines of who is actually part of our community is to blame? Seems that anyone on earth can be part of our community, and if everyone is then no-one is.

  24. Did anyone see msm coverage of the Indian-australian defence agreements?
    Only 1 article in SMH heaps from india

  25. Arrest Chinese Supremacists

    The Chinese were weak and undisciplined to allow themselves to get hooked on opium 200 years, will Australia be strong and disciplined enough to resist the addictive properties of easy Chinese money 200 years later.