Australian Open joins the CCP

Marvelous:

It has nothing to do with the $25m of Chinese sponsorship.

Meanwhile:

Scott Morrison’s profile on China’s largest social media website has been hacked and re-branded to push the Communist nation’s propaganda in what has been dubbed a ‘blatant’ act of censorship.

The Australian prime minister has recently seen his WeChat account turned into a pro-Beijing mouthpiece under the name ‘Australian Chinese new life’, in what intelligence chiefs are calling ‘foreign interference’.

Mr Morrison’s 76,000 followers on the ‘super app’ were sent a notification indicating they should opt out immediately or they’d be automatically signed up to the bizarre new account.

The PM clearly visited the tournament.

Houses and Holes

Comments

      • Arthur Schopenhauer

        Votes, votes and votes.

        Seems like a waste of resources on our great northern neighbors part.

      • Because of all of our so called leaders employ a whole army to connect with voters on social media. These people curate the comments too. I left some criticism on a local members FB page and it wasn’t long before it was deleted. Obviously employing people to remove my criticism was of much higher value to society than removing the giant pothole on the main road.

      • Racism.

        WeChat is a platform for Chinese-Han supremacy, and they regard anyone absent from WeChat as sub-human.

        Morrison is chasing the Chinese supremacist vote.

      • C.M.BurnsMEMBER

        it’s Gladys Liu’s (remember her) preferred platform for communicating back to her controllers

        • kierans777MEMBER

          Not just that, but she (and her ally Michael “Shady” Sukkar) spread a LOT of misinformation on the platform. The AEC is a toothless tiger in WeChat.

      • A substantial number of recent voters (~ last two decades) of Chinese descent are evangelical bots.

      • That’s why we need you reusa…..

        When it comes to female immigrants of Chinese heritage under that age of 30, no one has used their tool more than you to bring about a happy transaction.

        It’s about listening to experts.

  1. Serves them right, should have asked “So, where the bloody hell are you, Peng?”
    Fortunately, Scummo is tough on China. And on Djokovic, too.

  2. If only they had these sort of conditions on Aussie sporting & cultural tickets back in the day, Sud Afrika would never have have crumbled and apartheid would still reign supreme! Well done Tennis Australia, don’t let the ladies get any ideas, keep dem biaches in their place!

  3. So Australia can’t get $25m in local sponsorship, looks like the writing has to be on the wall for holding the event here. After last year when we held the round ball circus when the locals didn’t want it, I will be glad to see the back of it.

    • Mining BoganMEMBER

      Remember the Oz Open in the late 70s, early 80s? Big names couldn’t be arsed coming for it. It will stay, but sometimes it has to pull its head out of its arse and get back to tennis.

      Looking at you, Craig Tiley.

  4. Jumping jack flash

    The entry rules state no political slogans or demonstrations at the tennis.

    Just like the entry rules of many places including the tennis state double vaccinated only.

    There are better places to protest anyway than a couple of people at the tennis… you need thousands at least to get any traction or attention. Too many people are ambivalent. I guess its a cultural thing.

    • On the contrary, Tennis Australia kicking out a couple of anti-CCP spectators has gotten great coverage, much more than those spectators would have received had they been left to sit in their chairs and watch the tennis.

    • Would be interesting to see what a Court thinks of the notion that a call to free a tennis player is a political slogan.

      I wonder if people can wear an aboriginal flag on their T-shirt on Australia Day?

    • Mining BoganMEMBER

      People are too stupid to realise. I’ve got a Tank Man tshirt that I love yet whenever I wear it someone invariably asks me why the tanks.

      I don’t mind explaining what happened…no, love it to be honest…but so many have no idea what happened 30 years ago.

  5. Tennis Australia sets the rules for Victoria Police !!! The Police providing great publicity for Peng Shuai.

    • TailorTrashMEMBER

      They are now going to hand out 1000 free T shirts to spectators as they go into the stadium
      ….what are the jackboots of Victoria Police and TA going to do ?

      Go lads …stick it right up ‘em …….they don’t like it up ‘em ….

      • Make up some reason to arrest them and stop them handing out shirts ?

        Being VicPol they’ll probably be lucky to get out without being shot.

    • Mining BoganMEMBER

      Yes. Drew said it got them a lot of donations so they’re going to print a heap of shirts up and hand them out for free to people going to the final.

      Can’t kick them all out he says.

      • Can’t kick them all out he says.

        That’s a hold my beer statement.

        There was a time where we would have thought “they can’t open fire on us”… only for September 2021 to roll along.

  6. bubbah buddhaMEMBER

    What has social equality and freedom for the masses (ala CCP) got to do with Tennis anyway?
    Wheres the strawberries n cream?