Australian media:Why should Beijing not be angry with us
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on November 22, original title:What does the power of Beijing mean from Australia’s trade conflict with China
strong>The Communist Party of China has created an economic miracle. In the past 30 years, it has turned a poor country into an economic power and lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. This has never happened in the world. China is the biggest engine of global economic growth, and its rise has always been peaceful, joining the rules-based global order. China is a member of the WTO and the World Health Organization, and one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. It is a signatory to global agreements such as the Paris Agreement and participates in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
Regardless of standards, China is a global power. China can now rival the United States. The Communist Party asked:Why do you want to make irresponsible remarks by a country like Australia whose prosperity cannot do without China?
China is Australia’s largest trading partner. China’s economic strength and demand for our resources have supported Australia’s 30 years of uninterrupted economic growth. When Canberra asked for an investigation into the origin of the new coronavirus without communicating with China in advance, why should Beijing not be angry? Of course, China must retaliate. When Australia announced the signing of a new military agreement with Japan, Beijing felt insulted. We should expect this. Beijing cannot help asking:Does Australia know nothing about the resentment between China and Japan? Japan’s invasion and occupation of China was a scar on the hearts of the Chinese people. China still demands a full apology from Japan. Right now, when the Australian Federal Government blames China on the Xinjiang region and Hong Kong region, what the Chinese hear is the echo of”a century of national humiliation.”
Chinese leaders vowed to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Today, China has used the”People’s War” to win the battle against the epidemic, and the economy is recovering rapidly. Global management company McKinsey said that customers often ask”Where is the next China?” But there is no next China.”The Chinese economy is unique. After the epidemic, it still maintains its prominent role as an engine of global consumption growth.” And Australia will once again seek to catch a ride in Beijing. In this year’s Australian Federal Budget, some of the Finance Minister’s growth forecasts are based on the rapid recovery of China after the epidemic. (Author Stan Grant)
“The Australian” November 21 article, original title:Australia-China relations need to rebuild trust to treat China as our enemy is not in line with Australia National interest. China’s decision to punish Australia more severely than other countries is not in Australia’s national interest. If the current situation continues, it will affect Australia’s trade, prosperity, security and regional status.
The core issue is that trust in Australia-China relations has collapsed. Without trust, the”action/reaction” model will cause the relationship between the two parties to deteriorate. Beijing and Canberra came to the same conclusion, believing that each other is not interested in repairing the relationship. From the perspective of national interests, Australia should work hard to rebuild and stabilize relations with China-at least to minimize damage, because China will become the largest economy, the strongest country in Asia, and the largest military power within a few decades.
In this dispute, there is a misconception that China’s tough attitude is the main cause of the breakdown of the relationship, and Australia is the innocent party. This is a fallacy of self-deception. The reason why China punishes Australia is because the decisions made by successive Australian governments have harmed China both in substance and expression. If we fail to recognize this reality, we cannot begin to solve the current problems. (Author Paul Kelly, translated by Qiao Heng)