Don’t mess around? The Australian media ship that had been stranded for 7 months finally left, but still has to return to China a few days later
From October last year to the present, foreign media have frequently hyped the news of”Australian coal ships stranded in Chinese ports”, and recently, this matter finally has the latest development. According to the Global Times, citing a report from the All India Broadcasting Corporation, the Indian merchant ship Jag Anand, which was stranded in China’s Jingtang Port for seven months and carrying Australian coal, is finally leaving.
But the report also mentioned that the merchant ship will return to Jingtang Port in the next few days to re-queue after arriving in Japan for crew changes. According to statistics from foreign media, as of now, there are still about 55 bulk carriers carrying Australian coal in Chinese ports. The reason why Australian Coal did not leave is largely because it has not found a good next home.
Australian media play the”emotional card”, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Response
According to an earlier report by Observer.com, after the Australian coal ship was rejected by China, the Australian media focused on the Indian crew on board, saying they felt”very desperate.” When the Australian newspaper reported on the Indian crew on board, it also specifically emphasized that”China refuses to unload the ship and does not allow shipping companies to change crews.”
Australian media reported that a crew member tweeted for help saying that they could have left China, but due to the epidemic, many crew members were prohibited from disembarking. Legally, the maximum time for crew members to go to sea is 11 Months.
In response to the emotional card game of Australian media, my country’s diplomacy Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin clearly responded on November 10 last year:China has clear regulations on port epidemic prevention and control, crew quarantine requirements, etc., and has been providing convenience to relevant crew members within the scope of the regulations. In addition, the Australian SBS Broadcasting Corporation also announced that the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has discussed the issue of crew repatriation with the Indian Embassy.
Reasons for China’s rejection of Australian coal ships
With the deepening of economic globalization,”strong buying and strong selling” no longer meets the current market demand. However, Australia does not seem to be aware of this problem, and is still infinitely hyping the news that”China rejects the Australian coal ship”.
It is worth noting that Zhao Lijian, the spokesperson of my country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has long emphasized that the reason why China refuses to enter Australian coal is mainly because in recent years, China Customs conducted risk monitoring and analysis on the safety and quality of imported coal, and found that imported coal was unqualified for environmental protection. It is understood that Australian coal has been detected many times before the environmental protection quality is not up to standard.
In addition, in recent years, due to environmental and climate China has announced the goal of carbon neutrality, and it will fully shift to clean energy. With the optimization of the energy structure, the amount of imported coal is bound to decrease.
Nowadays, it is a general trend to replace old energy such as coal with renewable energy. While China has explained the reasons, the Australian coal ship has been reluctant to leave, quite a bit of”worry and brutality”.
Is India or the”catcher” of Australian coal?
In fact, it is not only China that rejects Australian coal, but also Japan, the”big gold master.” The reason given by Japan is almost the same as that given by China, which is also to strengthen environmental protection.
After being rejected by China and Japan, Australia is eyeing India. As a large country in South Asia, India’s economy has developed rapidly, but it has also exposed the shortcomings of insufficient power, which has caused India’s demand for coal to grow substantially. After learning about India’s demand for coal, the Australian Minister of Resources personally went to India in August last year to discuss matters such as the development of coal mines in Australia.
However, India’s self-reliance movement makes Australia’s plan fundamental Cannot be implemented. It is understood that the Indian government has decided to cancel the import of hybrid coal in the 2020-2021 fiscal year and turn to support the development of local coal companies. In the case of a bad environment, Australian coal may really be”cool”.