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Australia's Albanese, China's Li hold 'candid' talks

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he came to show Tibet's culture, religion and language are at risk.

As will be any country that allows the CCP to have too much say in the smaller nation's affairs, see Hong Kong, also the stories of others protesting Li's presence. Curious that there were pro-CCP folks there to cheer on Li, I wonder why they are in Australia? I know Australia is a wonderful country for tourists; I hope none are CCP goons there to spy on those overseas Chinese deemed dissidents by the CCP.

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Australia's Albanese, China's Li hold 'candid' talks

Don't fold, Albanese.

Remember that China is trying to divide and conquer, like always, and will break all its promises and employ economic coercion and hostage diplomacy against you again in a heartbeat whenever it suits its interests.

PTownsendToday 01:25 pm JST

Curious that there were pro-CCP folks there to cheer on Li, I wonder why they are in Australia?

Likely paid by the CCP. Just one example:

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/news/4852013

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Hong Kong has always been Chinese territory. That the English forced a 99 lease after attacking China for pushing back on the illegal British opium trade in China is history I would think anyone interested in East Asia would know about.

As will be any country that allows the CCP to have too much say in the smaller nation's affairs, see Hong Kong

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Looks like they missed that giant red target with the cannon.

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deanzaZZR Today 02:16 pm JST

Hong Kong has always been Chinese territory. That the English forced a 99 lease after attacking China for pushing back on the illegal British opium trade in China is history I would think anyone interested in East Asia would know about.

The difference is that Hong Kongers don't want to be part of china now. They'd rather be under the British or be independent. Hong Kongers don't want anything to do with china now.

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@Wesley Yet the terms of the lease have already expired. Rules based internal order, y'all. Also, wrong.

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What were all the Chinese Australians doing there?

They make up over 5% of the population of the country.

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Australia should “candidly” tell the CCP that they won’t sell their interests in security and human rights for a couple of big-maintenance bamboo eaters.

And so much for the “wolf-warrior diplomacy”, lol. That went over like a plutonium ballon. So now the CCP is back to trying to buy off countries.

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Australia is the only country that has a trade surplus with China. They would lose a helluva lot of trade if they act nasty toward China at the behest of USA. It's funny how Australia has allowed itself to spend so much money on nuclear subs which may or may not materialize, and which they won't get for a long time, and they won't even be entitled to a refund should things go (further) south. And worst of all, they won't even have control of those subs - there's a clause saying USA has final control. Australia really knows how to lose money.

Enriching the military industrial complex and a few politicians and elites, as usual.

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Appeasement.

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Pukey2 June 17 08:26 pm JST

*Australia is the only country that has a trade surplus with China. They would lose a helluva lot of trade if they act nasty toward China at the behest of USA. It's funny how Australia has allowed itself to spend so much money on nuclear subs which may or may not materialize, and which they won't get for a long time, and they won't even be entitled to a refund should things go (further) south. And worst of all, they won't even have control of those subs - there's a clause saying USA has final control. Australia really knows how to lose money.*

Enriching the military industrial complex and a few politicians and elites, as usual.

Your entire post reveals 3 things about china-nese mentality & fears with regards to Australians:

Money: You think Australians only care about money and that china can dangle money in front of Australians and threaten to take it away if Australians don't do the ccp's bidding. After all, it worked with weaker countries that china likes to bully and control ( like Sri Lanka and Vietnam).

Nuclear subs: china fears that Australia will have the guts and the means to fight back if china tries bullying Australia in her own waters and territories.

3. USA - china fears the US and you wish it was china controlling the Australians instead. That's why any form of mutual co-operation and understanding between US and Australian is seen as threat by the ccp and makes them feel afraid.

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PTownsend above....yep....lots of CCP goons spying on Australian residence Chinese....and lots of media reports on specific instances.

China be a very paranoid nation for the worlds second biggest economy and second most populous country, and, I dont know how it's land mass/size ranks , but in the top 3 probably.

CCP heads must sleep poorly....danger everywhere...lol....

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Probably instructive to see the concentration of wealth in Australian mining billionaires and the massive Australian trade in minerals, coal and iron ore.

Then look at how these billionaires drive and influence policy in Australia.

Those things are at the core of any Australia/China relation.

That, and a couple of pandas.

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