One Nation launches China boycott movement

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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has renewed calls for Australians to boycott Chinese products this Christmas, as relations between the two countries plunge to new lows.

“You might think it’s awfully hard, yes it is hard, I get it,” Ms Hanson said in a Facebook video on Monday night. “We all have our part to play in this. Think about it when you buy that furniture, that toy, that food, whatever you buy, have a look where it comes from, and if it’s China, let it sit on the shelf.”

Senator Hanson first proposed a boycott last week in response to “China’s recent economic attacks against Australia” – including a devastating 200 per cent tariff on Australian wine.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has renewed calls for Australians to boycott Chinese products this Christmas, as relations between the two countries plunge to new lows.

“You might think it’s awfully hard, yes it is hard, I get it,” Ms Hanson said in a Facebook video on Monday night. “We all have our part to play in this. Think about it when you buy that furniture, that toy, that food, whatever you buy, have a look where it comes from, and if it’s China, let it sit on the shelf.”

Senator Hanson first proposed a boycott last week in response to “China’s recent economic attacks against Australia” – including a devastating 200 per cent tariff on Australian wine.

I was already doing this. I don’t mind telling you that it is beyond hard, especially when visiting Bunnings.

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  1. people taking any prescription drugs will die then. almost everyone.
    Btw – there are already limits of 1 box only for some drugs. Excuse is covid but I am sure it is the trade war we are entering now.

    • Quite a lot of stuff is made in India-I don’t know the proportion.
      Transport here seems to be as much a problem as place of manufacture at the moment.
      Also, there is stuff that just should be made here, regardless – insulin, intravenous solutions,some antibiotics and antivirals, and I suspect some of the more commonly used cardiology, epilepsy type drugs.

  2. +1. But that’s the intelligence level of PHON and rest of the media that cheers for open trade war. Best to find a way to calm things down and do orderly decoupling rather than disorderly.

    • Shit Niko, orderly isn’t as exciting as screaming it from the roof tops when you won’t be impacted! (not aimed at you).

    • oops, got delayed due to swearing, bad boy/girl/sheman. Sh!t Niko, orderly isn’t as exciting as screaming it from the roof tops when you won’t be impacted! (not aimed at you).

    • sorry Niko, CCP don’t do orderly.
      They will diplomatically punch us fair in the mouth now.
      This doesn’t de-escalate until they get something, and something big, for the ‘trouble’ we have caused.

      • Mr SquiggleMEMBER

        What sort of something? Another port?, another seat in Parliament? Another Chinese news reader on channel 9?

        • Nice point Mr Squiggle
          They’re not playing for points on an ambit claim.
          Bend over & take it appears to be the response they’re haggling for.

  3. Hahaha as if Australia is in any position to punish China.

    We geared up our entire country around this being the Chinese century.

    Biggest export customer, biggest import source by a huge margin.

    • Jumping jack flash

      This.
      A significant reason why the age of debt from 2000 to 2008 happened was due to the mining boom money being leveraged into mortgages. One of the reasons why it is proving very difficult to restart the debt economy.

  4. I’m much more ‘buy Aussie’ than I am ‘boycott China’.

    I can understand why the hardline stoics might go this way, but it’s not quite my cup of tea….I like being affirmative rather than ‘anti’, where possible.

  5. I am renovating. New washer, oven, stove, dryer and so on. Almost impossible to buy Australian made but Chinese made will not be considered, including the Bosch Chinese made goods. The CEOs of European appliance makers will start giggling when they read this.

    • Same – Westinghouse induction and oven (made in Australia apparently), vertical deep freeze, LED downlights.
      Where is Dulux paint made?

      Christmas lights? Fuggeedddabout it!

      • Westinghouse sadly along with Chef is only assembled in Australia using mainly Chinese made parts. What we have done to our manufacturing is purely criminal.

      • Yes the Christmas lighting would be Chinese made. A lot of the lighting that goes into houses is also, but as of a few years ago Crompton Lighting was still going. I went to Local Lighting stores as well as Beacon Lighting when I was doing my house, but chose to favour the locally made item as much as possible.

        • Who stocks Crompton – I’m in NNSW so Cetnaj and D&H Lawrence are the local sparkie suppliers. Online I suppose ?

      • John Howards Bowling Coach

        Dulux is made in Brisbane BUT now owned by Nippon Paint, in a treasonous rollover by the good ‘ol Aussie shareholders of the local post Orica spin off listed local entity.

    • Me too. Renovating kitchen but did my research made sure nothing was from China. Oven and cooktop from Italy (had to go gas on this). Washer from Germany. Fridge from Thailand. Extraction Fan from Scandinavia. Only thing Australian i bought was the sink made in Adelaide.
      Beware of Westinghouse and Chef products. Was considering them but they are only assembled in Australia using nothing but Chinese parts. Such a shame but yeah its time to fcuk off Chinese made crap. So terrible we destroyed our local manufacturing in that all I could find was a sink!

  6. greedypuppyMEMBER

    are there any products for sale that aren’t Chinese and aren’t meat and veg? gonna be some empty Xmas stockings -oh wait them and the tinsel and the tree are probably Chinese too

    • Reus's largeMEMBER

      There are plenty of Australian made products that you can buy that are not cheap crap from China, there is a FB group called Australian Made Products that has a list of manufacturers and products.

      I am also doing a reno at the moment and find it difficult to find hardware that is not cheap Chinese [email protected], but am doing my best source locally made.

      • Does Australia make any electronic goods at all like phones, computers, etc?

        I know that motor vehicles are 100% imported.

        • Reus's largeMEMBER

          You could buy a Samsung phone made in Korea or a Hilux made in Thailand for example, not Aussie made but also not made in China

        • John Howards Bowling Coach

          Ford still develop a large segment of their global car production here in Australia, specifically the compact and commercial vehicles such as the focus and ranger. But they are produced overseas, frequently Thailand for our market but some are also produced and developed in Europe such as the Mondeo, not sure about the Escape but the Kuga was a European Ford product.

  7. Where is Lego made?
    That would make for some very sad kids.

    Sorry, not sorry, I ain’t boycotting Lego.

    We pay the Scrote and his homies to run the show, so run it.

    • Time to go through the ASIC registers (accessible by the public) and start a good ol fashioned lynching. Take it all back.

  8. Totes BeWokeMEMBER

    I remember a boycott of service station outlets on alternate days until they brought their price down 20 cents. As soon as one outlet went down 2 cents cars were lined up around the corner.

    Boycotts don’t work. They feel good, and I do it myself but they don’t work. Boycotts defy human nature “Tragedy of the commons”.

    Do your job Hanson, and tell LNP, no more Chinese asset sales, leases, favours, access and immigration.

    Boycott Hanson’s a better idea.

    • I’ll buy Chinese products if the price is right. Better that the savings go into my pocket.

      • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

        So will more than 90% of other Australians. Remember Dick Smith’s buy Australian? What a laugh. Everyone working for their own benefit at the expense of Australia (example; VCs, journalists, CEOs) proves boycotts won’t work.

        When we elect someone we want them to control everyone around us, to prevent them hurting us.

        In this case, someone we (collectively) elected is asking us to do her job. It doesn’t, can’t and won’t work like that. That’s not how humans function.

        Like Labor, Hanson needs replacing.

        • lols, so does the lnp, and whoever replaces them. Are you detecting a pattern yet?
          If you have a problem with everyone you meet, maybe you are the problem. Or in really simple terms, if all the political parties are the problem, maybe then its the ?

          • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

            Yes. There is a pattern. Labor/Hanson. We’re letting them get away with way too much before sacking them.

            Glad you spotted it too.

    • Do your job Hanson, and tell LNP, no more Chinese asset sales, leases, favours, access and immigration.

      So far over 17,000 Australians have signed One Nation’s petition to stop predatory foreign ownership.

      Next week, when parliament resumes, One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson will have the opportunity to table it before the Senate and have it put on the permanent record.

      This means if you care about the damage being done to our nation by foreign predation there is still time to sign and spread the word.

      If you have already signed there is still time to share the petition with our family and friends.

      The more names we collect, the harder it will be to ignore.

      So have your say today and let all the politicians in Canberra know that real Aussies believe our great nation is not for sale!

      https://www.onenation.org.au/stop-predatory-foreign-ownership

      • Jumping jack flash

        Its all well and good and i agree completely but the reality is who is going to be available to transfer the last load of debt to? Debt cant be destroyed unless we like deflation. Australians have enough debt and as long as the eligibility rules arent changed significantly to allow them more debt then we will only create an enormous problem.

        And yes im well aware that the problem was really created decades ago

      • greedypuppyMEMBER

        The day we let Pawline and her crazies get a say on trade policy is the day China will really show us how far up their arm is ..
        I dont think closing a pile of 2 dollar shops is gonna cut the mustard and anyway most of Pauline’s supporters love shopping there and still being bogans

    • Gandhi would disagree.
      What you need is a real threat to soveriengty on the other side instead of some logical “save manufacturing” economic argument. Now we have it.

    • Jumping jack flash

      Very true.

      Hanson should rather petition for national industry. It is the only thing that has been tested and successfully brought nations out of depressions. And quickly.

      • greedypuppyMEMBER

        That would require Hanson to act in some kind of responsible way -her track records screams No Chance in Hell

  9. Our boycott of Chinese goods will devastate the Chinese economy. They won’t know what hit ’em.

    • No, it’s about self-respect. China is too big to care whether we buy from them or not. But their attitude is that they buy us when they buy our exports, and that a strong economic relationship can be leveraged into general subservience. Like an abusive husband. Our response is “you don’t own me ….”. Regardless of economic cost. We will have a dollar at 30 cents and won’t be able to afford a trip to Europe, but who cares. We will make Australia manufacture again. MAMA (!)

      • I’m all in favour of boycotting their worthless sh1te. I do so whenever I can and encourage everybody else to do the same. I don’t think it will have the effect that Ms Hanson imagines it will though.

      • Even StevenMEMBER

        +1

        Self respect. And perhaps, over time, we diversify our exports and our imports. We can look China in the eye and say “we may be small… but we won’t be brow-beaten”. The alternative is a perpetual national cringe of licking their boots. No thanks. Not ever.

  10. Anyway the good news is we don’t need exports anymore. If you can print money for rent, mortgage, jobkeeper, jobseeker, etc, then we can just print money and hand it to the ex-export workers.
    Then we can print more money to pay people to make stuff here, instead of printing money to pay people to sit on their arse and buy stuff from Chyna.

    • Aussie dollar will have a 5 in front of it at some point next year as the Chinese turn the screws.

      • Even StevenMEMBER

        Great. Been wanting our dollar to come down for ages to give our export sectors a huge kick.

  11. I’ve been boycotting them for years now. I don’t buy any food from China – period – as I just don’t have any faith in their food supply chain (I’m also deeply skeptical about the labelling of much of the food coming from Asia). Some things you just can’t avoid, so you’ve gotta accept that, but actually for many items there is a choice. For instance, I buy Samsung electronics (will switch from my iPhone to Samsung when this thing dies). It gets tricky when so many items are manufactured in China but are western companies. But I’m quite happy to pay a premium not to be sending any of my money there…

  12. robert2013MEMBER

    The stupid old bag can’t even say shut the borders to Chinese migrants, shut the confucious institutes and close all the state capital consulates. Useless.

  13. Mining BoganMEMBER

    Because it’s Poorleen saying it people will go out of their way to buy Chinaman goods.

  14. To be fair, the Chinese have been illegally buying our residential housing with a self-enforced 200%+ tariff for years.