Nobody out-grovels Albo the groveller


Why did Xi Jinping spend the weekend crawling to Washington? Panic and lies!

But nobody out-grovels the groveller:

Anthony Albanese faces a new political fight over his management of the China relationship and demands to explain whether he expressed disapproval directly to Xi Jinping at APEC after a ­Chinese warship injured Australian navy divers in international waters.

…The government waited until after the conclusion of APEC to reveal that divers with the Royal Australian Navy suffered minor injuries after being subjected to sonar pulses from a Chinese warship. The incident occurred in Japan’s exclusive economic zone on November 14 – a full day before the Prime Minister left to attend APEC.

The only thing Albo raised was the white flag.

Sad, given Xi’s capitulation to Washington is the direct result of the strict approach initiated under Trump and Morrison.

About the author
David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.