Beijing finally speaks the truth: It is our “enemy”

Bravo Beijing. Not for the first time, we can rely on you to direct Australian national interest policy more than we can the local elites that you so successfully bribed for fifteen years.  The Chinese embassy has leaked to Domain a list of 14 demands that need to be met to restore relations:

Beijing has issued an extraordinary attack on the Australian government, accusing it of “poisoning bilateral relations” in a deliberately leaked document that threatens to escalate tensions between the two countries.

The government document goes further than any public statements made by the Chinese Communist Party, accusing the Morrison government of attempting “to torpedo” Victoria’s Belt and Road deal, and blaming Canberra for “unfriendly or antagonistic” reports on China by independent Australian media.

“China is angry. If you make China the enemy, China will be the enemy,” a Chinese government official said in a briefing with a reporter in Canberra on Tuesday.

So, in order to repair relations we will need to in reverse order:

  • muzzle our media;
  • muzzle our Parliament;
  • stop pushing back against agents of Chinese influence and spies;
  • close ASPI;
  • welcome Manchurian Dan and his Chinese agreements;
  • embrace Chinese virus propaganda;
  • muzzle our diplomatic corp;
  • endorse China’s illegal occupation of the South China Sea;
  • restore Huawei spyware, and
  • let China buy us outright.

It’s funny isn’t it? All that Bejing is demanding is a return to the way relations were governed pre-2017. What is so revealing about it is how treasonous was the path that we were on, yet back then it was virtually only MB that warning against any of it.

So, we, the Australian people owe Beijing an enormous debt of gratitude for exposing just how blinded we were by its miasma of money. Now we can see clearly and there is no going back to cordial relations with our self-appointed “enemy”.

Don’t sweat it:

  • Our commodities are fungible and will go elsewhere. There’ll be an adjustment period for price but that will settle down. Iron ore is immune.
  • The foreign student trade will stop but that will take a lot of pressure off wages and crush loading and, if it proves disruptive, the AUD will fall and we’ll take market share in other countries.
  • Ditto tourism.
  • Did we ever really want Chinese pricing Australians out of their own homes?

The terms of friendship with the CCP look a lot less appealing than being its enemy so bring on Australia’s post-China era!

Houses and Holes


      • Thanks are in order for MB being persistent on this one. Good job. The issue that I hope the government is working is not so much our export markets but the things we import, we used to produce so much here in Aus but industries have closed down and are now difficult to reopen. Screws, nails, tapware, furnishings, furniture, lighting, electrical, etc. A lot of things purchased from China are unnecessary crap that is quickly thrown away destroying our environment, somethings have a reduced working life and a more expensive alternative would be better in the long run but the concern is other items are not readily available elsewhere so we need to act quickly to shore up new manufacturers and suppliers. A little short term pain for long term gain possibly but what are your ideas?

        • We’ve bought some lounges, etc lately and it’s interesting speaking to all of the sales folk across different stores. Everyone is buying Aus made and the sales folk are pushing the Aus made product on the basis they have a high level of confidence it will be delivered. So much so wait times have massively blown out because the Aus manufacturers can’t keep up.

          Sales guy was shocked when instead of complaining about the large wait time I said this was the best news I have heard for a long time and it’s great.

          • I’m definitely onboard with buying less and buying quality but we’ve been programmed to be consumerists – quantity over quality. The mindset is totally messed up and I genuinely believe the pendulum will swing the other way but only after a massive crisis brings down the debt-based money system which ultimately facilitates all this wasteful consumption.

        • boomengineeringMEMBER

          Lat 35.761
          long 150.210
          In agreement with your comment.
          Now lets see if that filters through to work for me repairing those furniture woodworking machines.

        • It’s easy to say “Buy Australian” but it’s also delusional. People, in aggregate, don’t have huge amounts of disposable income so must buy cheap to make their money go further.

          • I agree with your view when it comes to throw away items. But say something like a lounge – yes you can get cheap rubbish from China but the Aust stuff is still reasonably priced and the quality is pretty good. So if you are buying things you want to last a bit longer then Aus made becomes a real option and it’s not that much more expensive than the mid range imports (ok it is a lot more than the real cheap and nasty stuff).
            Happy to admit I could be an outlier in that there are more people who buy lots of crap they don’t need and want a bargain whereas I will buy less stuff but better quality. Maybe these times will take us back to the era of not wanting “stuff” – another silver lining??

          • Cheap is not always cheap, I used to buy much from Aliexpress, mostly it was junk and I had to rebuy it. Whether it be food (10c more for a can of something) to support Australian growers etc, or other goods, when all the money stays at home it starts to reverse our treacherous governments Lima Declaration signed up to 40 years ago that has pushed manufacturing to poorer nations.

          • BTB, I am on record as saying that it’s cheaper in the long run to spend more on better quality goods but that’s fine for people with money to say … not so easy to do for people with limited means.

      • The only real surprise is that it took so long for this to be clear to all. I was incredulous that Australia was pinning hopes of future prosperity to dealings with a brutal totalitarian regime a decade ago.

        • Me too but I’m still incredulous that interest rates have been at emergency low levels for so long now. They have enabled greed and idiocy to flourish and have been instrumental in helping place us in this ridiculously reliant position on China.

    • We should go further:
      – nationalize CCP assets in Australia
      – deport recent CCP aligned migrants
      – prosecute corrupt local politicians who have taken CCP bribes

      • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

        Being a big fan of Rex Connor style resource nationalisation I kinda agree with your sentiments but depressingly I feel it will take decades to wind back the damage caused by Neoliberalism and its privatise everything mantra.
        Our leaders haven’t even started to acknowledge this yet, let alone start to reverse it.
        The irony is that China has been using the Capitalist Wests own primary ideological/economic underpinning to attempt to conquer us.

        • “..using the Capitalist Wests own primary ideological/economic underpinning ..”

          I reckon it’s a bit simpler than that — they just appealed to old fashioned human greed and bought their way to where they are now. And exploited the West’s retarded obsession with ‘wokeness’ and kow-towing to the 3rd world because ‘colonialist guilt’.

          • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

            Woke shyte ain’t got nothin to do with this issue.
            It’s the “Free Market mentality”, where everything is for sale and an asset owners “right” to sell to highest bidder is sacrosanct, that had lead to us now finding ourselves under this cashed up authoritarian regimes thumb.

        • 2 things:
          1) The CCP has explicitly referenced exploiting the West’s obsession with political correctness and I’m pretty certain both DLS and LVO will back me up here — as my source for above statement is this very blog.
          2) As for buying up non-national security sensitive assets — let them. They can’t pack them up in a suitcase and take them away. As long as they remain on this soil it’s all good. The Japs did it in the ’80s and left with their tail between their legs in the early ’90s leaving these assets behind which locals ended up buying cheaply.

          • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

            “As for buying up non-national security sensitive assets — let them. They can’t pack them up in a suitcase and take them away.”

            But they can use our attempts to take these assets back as a pretext for War.

            Unlike Japan Chinese manufacturing capacity exceeds that of the United States and they got over 10 times their population.
            As their economy grows in size eclipsing all others their ability to produce Nuclear weapons, ICBMs and command and control system will far exceed the military capacity of the US and Russia combined.
            All without a single false platitude or head nod towards the will of the people or any kind of Democratic process.

            Every time a State premiere buys a Chinese built train or a parent buys their kid a Chinese made phone or pair of shoes they contribute to the power of this totalitarian regime.

            They never should have been given access to Western consumers, technology and assets in the first place.
            It is straight up the Greatest single betrayal against the citizens of the democratic West that has ever occured.

        • “But they can use our attempts to take these assets back as a pretext for War.”

          Yep, I’ll pay that. However, the alternative argument is: do they really need a pretext if they’re sufficiently motivated? They have shown themselves to be prize karnts with little respect for any ‘rules’. Anyway, I agree that there are certain assets that should be on the forbidden list.

    • happy valleyMEMBER

      Reminds me to give the two-finger job to some of the money laundering mainland chinese living in our neck of the woods, who suit themselves in terms of complying with Strayan rules.

  1. working class hamMEMBER

    It’s actually cheaper for real Australians to be China’s enemy, really the only thing anyone cares about.

  2. The CCPs treatment is a warning to other nations:
    “Do not make inquiries about the origin of Covid-19”

    The CCP is the enemy of the world. Their coverup of Covid/WuFlu caused this huge pandemic.

  3. I’m sure they are just about to throw open their economy and let Australians liberally and safely buy their land, lobby their bureaucrats, purchase their businesses, etc, etc….lololololol….seems they just want to be able to have a one-way influence and asset purchase arrangement!

    • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

      So why do our politicians and the media still insist on using the term “Free Trade Agreement”
      It’s Orwellian scale propaganda.

  4. TailorTrashMEMBER

    “Did we ever want Chinese pricing Australians out of their own homes “

    Well a lot of greedy selfish I’m alright jack Australians did .

    • The cherry on top, will be the CCP directive to its 5th columnists here to sell everything and return the cash to the middle kingdom.

      • TailorTrashMEMBER

        Can’t see that ever happening ….all that property straya sold to China is a claim on straya

        “ We will defend Chinese interests wherever they are “
        Xi Jinping

        That 100 000 marine force they are building will be put to use one day

        • ^ This!
          Developing flash point will be Taiwan and soon. Xi ‘wants’ Taiwan who currently have protection from the US which enables their ferocious and anti-China independence (Trump provided record arms sales).
          If Straya lays down and ‘encourages’ China to conquer us by whatever means (economic or with force) we’ll have made our future selection and the USA will not have our back.

    • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

      Yes well,…I suspect this was the reason this CCP list of demands was leaked to Domain.
      Actually had me lol when I read that bit.

  5. China should threaten to send us a list of who they’ve bribed and how.

    That’s their ace I’d guess. We’ll know they’ve played it when LNP roll over.

  6. Q. Did we ever really want Chinese pricing Australians out of their own homes?
    A. Depends if you’re a Liberal party stooge. If you are, then higher prices =. MOAR better.

  7. This is what happens when you have ‘Wolf Wankers’ dictating foreign policy. Australia should respond by treating it as a declaration of war.

    • No, we respond by building up our capabilities as if their war declaration is just a matter of time and we need to get ready. Both in respect of covering our weaknesses and in denying the opposition room to freely exercise their strengths.

  8. This exposes Labor for the corrupt disgrace they are.

    IMAGINE if Labor won? Man, did we dodge a bullet.

    • Charles MartinMEMBER

      And here I am waiting for Albo to match Scummos rhetoric and mention the “national interest”. Even if he doesn’t mean it.
      But it seems Albo has some staffing issues to address first, maybe then he’ll get around to it.

      • blacktwin997MEMBER

        I also heard that Albo had misplaced his Horlicks and carpet slippers, talk about a busy week!

  9. Aren’t they self-proclaimed masters of the long game? This is all a bit too transparent/clumsy from them, so there’s something we’re missing, isn’t there?

    • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

      They have probably reasoned that confrontation with the west may be unavoidable in the pursuit of their Geopolitical goals.
      I suspect this may be one of their last attempts to keep expanding their influence in Australia using “soft” power alone
      A Hard and sudden decoupling is coming if we don’t kowtow appropriately.
      I say bring it on.
      I just hope that old Chinese proverb doesn’t end up applying to us,
      “Sometimes you’ve got to kill a chicken to scare the monkeys”
      Where the whole Democratic West are the monkeys and Australia the chicken.

    • PaperRooDogMEMBER

      A case of believing their own propaganda, me thinks, & following normalised CCP behaviour internally means they literally do not understand how things work here, eg. their comment about press articles, they really think it’s just fake that we have an independent media (sorry Murdoch controlled)(& safe your breath conspiracy nuts) as this is just unbelievable to CCP types.

  10. TailorTrashMEMBER

    “Bravo Beijing. Not for the first time, we can rely on you to direct Australian national interest policy more than we can the local elites that you so successfully bribed for fifteen years. “

    Bravo Mr DLS. Summed up perfectly

    These are the terms of surrender . How could any self respecting sovereign nation agree to this . Will be interesting to see how the paid lackeys spin this .
    It’s getting harder for them to earn their easy money

    • Agreed, you can only be our friends if you completely surrender to us …. nope.
      They are providing great motivation to continue the decoupling.

  11. Appreciate MB efforts on this and quite a few other topics. It would be tiring but it’s why I paid up to be a subscriber.

    CCP being more upfront about what they really want can also be a positive.

    What are 14 things we want with China?

    1. independent enquiry into how Covid came from China
    2. free elections in China would be great..What does the Taiwan Friendly Democracy Party in China have to say? Can we donate to any of their pro-democracy parties?
    3. etc

  12. Do not intervene in our internal affairs!!

    But…here’ a list of things we’d like you to change about yourselves.

    • blacktwin997MEMBER

      Gen Fricker would probably get more traction on this if she nuded up on the couch for the video. As is, the Koala brand is mostly evocative of flimsy furniture assembled by Chinese lesbians under poor lighting.

  13. “ideological subversion or active measures actively in the language of the KGB or psychological warfare what it basically means is to change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite of the abundance of information
    no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves their families their community and their country”

    KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov (

    We need to wage psychological warfare against our enemies the way it has been waged against us since the postwar period.

    I have some ideas on how this can be done and would love to find some like minded people. It will be guerrilla psychological warfare, and we will have to be as disciplined and focused as any army to be successful. It will be like a war of attrition. There will be no quick gains. But it will work over time, and MB has done groundwork. Anyone interested?

    • blacktwin997MEMBER

      Well I’d be keen, question is how would we go about this as grass roots type agents of typically limited political influence? Isn’t the goal to make the elites change their ways for fear of being seen as the thieves and traitors that they are?

      • Did you watch the video? Ideological subversion is a very slow process. Might be worth reading up more on the communist efforts to see what they did. John Lennon’s Imagine is a powerful example of ideological subversion. Much was done by academics. I think that we need to create and disseminate powerful viral memes to undermine both progressives and neolibs. It is essentially a marketing exercise. I have been carrying out this effort in my own small way for years among friends, colleagues and acquaintances, and on Internet forums like MB, FB, and others. Many here have done the same. Very informal. It’s time to step it up, make it more systematic. Create campaigns and find ways to measure the effect. Learn, rinse and repeat. IMO it is about putting our families and descendents front and centre and making sure everyone get a fair share.

  14. Is all of this a distracting smokescreen whilst the FTA’s and corruption of our treasonous leaders continues in the background unabated? Just like we’ll cut immigration whilst turbocharging it in the other direction.

  15. Perhaps they could take a step further by banning China imports to Australia. Starting off with pharmaceutical products and any other essential products/equipments that save lives. Wonder if the nations around the world would care at all.

  16. Should taunt China that our property prices will see us through anything they’ll do to us.

    Perhaps they’ll work out that if they really stuff us, they’ll order their agents to sell property en mass at bargain prices.

  17. The reality is that Australia is a vast landmass with a very small population surrounded by highly populated countries. China has a large landmass also but with a large population and losing agricultural land at the rate of somewhere around 1% pa. China has also acquired/invested in large tracts of Australian agricultural land. In a big picture scenario Australia is a sitting duck re Chinese expansion, It may take some time to evolve.