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'China threat' emerges in elections from UK to Australia

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By SYLVIA HUI

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The UK leadership election is only voted on by a small number of Tory party members, so the issues are skewed to them.

In general elections, relations with China (or Russia) are irrelevant. People care only about their energy bills, the mortgage rate, crime, healthcare, jobs and taxes. And most young voters use TikTok. Threatening to ban it for being Chinese would lose the most eagerly sought votes.

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The Chinese dictator has done what dictators do......he has gotten paranoid and antagonistic.

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If you have ever bought something from a one coin shop in the Americas,Europe or Asia then you are part of the problem.

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In general elections, relations with China (or Russia) are irrelevant. People care only about their energy bills, the mortgage rate, crime, healthcare, jobs and taxes.

I do not agree. In the recent election in my country I voted for the party that would be toughest dealing with China and its coercion and growing military threat. Domestic issues came in a distant second. This is only because Jinping has become a dangerous leader and China a dangerous country. People tend to take peace for granted, but as is seen now in Europe, that can change when dangerous leaders seek to conquer others. Continuing peace is no certainty when dealing with those who want what others have.

I think this issue will remain until new leadership is in place in China and Russia. Both are unstable, untrustworthy and evil.

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When you're in big trouble, pull out the 'fearmongering' card. It's worked in USA, and it'll work in UK and Australia. It's what happens when you have gullible people.

Peter14:

Your leaders don't exactly smell of roses. ScoMo has been in the news recently.

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When you're in big trouble, pull out the 'fearmongering' card. It's worked in USA, and it'll work in UK and Australia.

It is what keeps NK's Kim in power, as well as Russia's Putin who daily play the fearmongering card. China simply controls it's people like mindless drones with no opinions of their own allowed.

Peter14:

Your leaders don't exactly smell of roses. ScoMo has been in the news recently.

Yes, it looks like he was playing his own games domestically speaking. Australia is no world power militarily speaking although it is a resource supplying power in the world.

No matter where you are, great and honest leaders are few and far between. Most are corrupted by the power to some degree. But those who seek to conquer others, bend people to their own will, to embezzle fortunes and remain in power beyond their terms are the bottom of the barrel. Nations that support peace, maximum freedoms for the people and encourage innovation, truth and community spirit are heading in the best direction. They still require leadership to steer the course and to protect all from shoddy businesses and rip off merchants while protecting the environment for future generations. It is always about the right balance and the right personality to lead well. It really is Russian roulette.

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