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Responsible leadership should be acknowledged. Show respect and receive respect in return.

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"{China} it seeks a region that is much more accommodating of its values and interests,"

This said it all. China wants its neighbors to accommodate whatever China wants but not the other way around just because they are smaller and weaker.

That is a lot of b.s.

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Very disappointing from Albanese: glossing over China's countless acts of brutality and aggression all in the name of money. And, even looking at it from a non-humanitarian, realpolitik point of view, the visit is pointless, as he will just get the same lies and empty promises that everyone has got from China for decades.

What he should do when he turns up is, with the cameras rolling, say:

"So, Emperor - when are we going to get that full investigation into COVID? When are you going to stop the genocide in Xinjiang? When are you going to honor the Sino-British Joint Declaration? When are you going to give the people of Tibet their land back? When are you going to stop harassing Taiwan? When are you going to dismantle your illegal islands and withdraw from the South China Sea?"

deanzaZZRToday 12:00 pm JST

Show respect and receive respect in return.

Xi deserves zero respect. He is a brutal, genocidal dictator that should be up on trial at The Hague, along with Putin.

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When are you going to give the people of Tibet their land back

Also, when are they going to return Inner Mongolia to independent Mongolia? The Mongolian language and culture is being eradicated by the Han and the CCP. Free Hohhot!

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This proves what I have suspected all along.

The liberals in these Western nations are soft on China because underneath all that talk about rules based order, human rights, free speech and democratic values they want prosperity for their elites more than anything else.

Albanese is only doing what Trudeau, Ardern have always wanted to do but could not because of American sensitivities.

Now that the liberals are in power in the US as well, they get a free pass to focus on Russia which they will otherwise scoff at as a spent force, and appease China.

China which is the actual threat to the world order, can not be tackled unless all these Western nations kick their liberal hypocrite elites out and bring in conservatives in power.

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UChosePoorlyToday 01:02 pm JST

Also, when are they going to return Inner Mongolia to independent Mongolia? The Mongolian language and culture is being eradicated by the Han and the CCP. Free Hohhot!

Very true. I was going to include Inner Mongolia, but the list was already a little long. If we tried to list up all of China's brutal misdeeds, it'd probably crash the JT servers...

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PM Albanese continues the historic tradition of foreign leaders traveling to the Middle Kingdom and kowtowing to the emperor. Every country will have to do it, sooner or later.

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

Better take along a few bottles of nice Aussie wine - in case they ban it again for something you say, such as

defending each nation's right to choose its own destiny, upholding human rights and maintaining peace including in the Taiwan Strait

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Heck has Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese got his head on the right way up?

The Government of China will see/use Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as a potential useful idiot, to divide 5 eyes, to offer trade agreements to create doubt amongst Japan Australia South Korean defense co operation.

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Do not trust China !

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Whatever it takes to sell more of our wine.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

That is very normal, Australia needs China and the Chinese market very very much. She cannot rely on the market of India or Japan. Albanese know this , a fact he has acknowledged now. By the way, he should liste

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

He should listen carefully from the advice of Paul Keating when things related with China. Paul is a very pragmatic politician, unlike Scott Morrison is a reckless and arrogant man!

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He should listen carefully from the advice of Paul Keating when things related with China. Paul is a very pragmatic politician, 

The Paul Keating I remember from living in Australia was a conniving, backstabbing arrogant piece of you know what and ultimately his government face planted. One of the more vile politicians I have ever seen. There isn't even one little thing about him to recommend.

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So on the one hand the Australian PM goes to Beijing and talks nice to Winnie the Pooh. One side of me wants to ask what it takes like to polish Xi's boots with his tongue. On the other hand the Australian military is arming up in a very big way to help defend itself from the very same Chinese including co-developing high end weapons with the US (not just AUKUS either but hypersonic missiles and "Loyal Wingman" unmanned fighters to accompany the F-35). Hard to say the Aussies are caving in to China completely.

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@Tortoise Do you think that AUKUS SSN project will work? Of course not, the cost overruns will make that project came to a halt and canceled at the end. It was a ridiculous price tag and the price is getting higher and higher and beyond your country can afford. Time will tell, the hardships is imminent to tell a white man third world country shall not be invited to the nuclear submarine club. Like Canada had their nuclear submarine back in late 1980s to acquire 12 nuclear subs, the Canucks terminated their project in 1990s. The Canadian navy acquired used British made diesel submarines as replacement. Canada is much richer than Australia, ten years later or less then you will know what is real and what is a dream !

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@Tortoise Do you think that AUKUS SSN project will work? Of course not, the cost overruns will make that project came to a halt and canceled at the end

The Australians are buying Virginia class boats. They are getting the exact same boat the US Navy buys. They are in series production at two different shipyards with something like 20 hulls in the water. Costs are well under control by now. This is not a new development program. It is as close to off the shelf as you get in shipbuilding.

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