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China congratulates Australia's Albanese in hint at thawing ties:

With new premier at the helm, Canberra should consider reestablish a better relationship with China like what his Labor predecessors did before.

Unnecessary antagonism has cost both nations heavily in economy..

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China congratulates Australia's Albanese

red flags

"The Chinese side is ready to work with the Australian side to review the past, look into the future... to promote the sound and steady growth of their comprehensive strategic partnership,"

more red flags

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That’s just normal standard diplomatic etiquette, but anyway it’s of course always very funny and interesting when people think about something or try an interpretation on something where there is just nothing. Like watching the sun, for example. While there is just shining the sun, some say it’s the sun of a winter day, so the night will be icy cold. The next one sees the sun as the reason for extreme warming and climate change but also as the problem solution when using it via solar panels. And another person sees the sun as a source of those plasma eruptions and cosmic radiation, bringing particle storms , malfunctioning of devices and surely the next apocalypse. But as I said, it’s only the shining sun…lol

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Australia is always open for business if you want to play fair, be authentic with your intentions and do the right thing. A multicultural , sports loving ( rules based ) nation that appreciates fair play on all playing fields along with the spirit of having a go. Don’t think that a labor government will go soft on the anti-west narrative being sold on the sidelines though, nor will it be intimidated or make concessions to bad behavior and threats. Let us make our own decisions without interference or coercion and don’t think for a second that we don’t know what’s a stake.

Hope China will see it as a chance for everyone to lift their game and behavior, adjust course a bit and sail into smoother waters. Onyaz!

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Australia needs China, let's just admit that as a matter of fact!

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Australia needs China to be a reliable trading partner without it throwing a hissy fit every time something doesn't perfectly suit their ideology. Apparently, compromise is not a word in their vocabulary.

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Actions speak louder than words.

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The one thing that China's centuries as an unchallenged Imperial power is that offering to treat a new government as if it won't be unreasonably hostile is a much better strategy than the alternatives.

Don't demand immediate change, don't immediately change, either. Just make sure that the new government knows that change is on the table if they are willing to change things for the better.

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I hope Albanese patches things up with China. Australia should have deeper and closer ties to its Asian neighbours than with the US. The US is only looking out for its own interests, at the expense of its allies across the Pacific.

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The Chinese side is ready to work with the Australian side to review the past, look into the future... to promote the sound and steady growth of their comprehensive strategic partnership,"

The Australian side has been ready to work with China since China damaged the bilateral relationship with hostile trade sanctions and tariffs, and while it maintained a diplomatic embargo with Australia. If China believes the change in leadership signals a move away from defending Australian sovereignty they will be sadly mistaken.

China needs to remove tariffs on trade goods and return to compliance with trade agreements and treaties in order to improve ties with Australia. It needs to also resume normal diplomatic contacts with Australian counterparts. China will need to show it is sincere in it's stated desire to improve current relations, and it will need to prove it is a reliable trading partner.

Australia has good relations with most nations while China does not. If China wants to make more friends it will need to improve its diplomacy and trustworthiness. Having said that, the move away from relying on China too much for trade is irreversible and will become more pronounced as supply line integrity is diversified to provide overall security of supply.

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The relationship cannot improve when we start seeing Chinese naval vessels on Australias coastline.

How is that going to change any minds in Australia to view China positively? Its a complete non starter.

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The relationship cannot improve when we start seeing Chinese naval vessels on Australia's coastline.

Good point @Matt. Completely agree.

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While in Japan, regarding the PRC’s Premier’s congratulatory message, Albo should verse up in East Asian concepts like ‘Seiji’, ‘tatemae’ and ‘hone’ - which are less common only to East Asia than people would think.

Still message is better than no message.

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It is unlikely that Australia and China relations will normalize simply because Australia doesn't control its foreign policy, the US does and has since the mid-seventies.

If Albanese was for repairing relations with China, do you think he would have made it to the elections?

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China: "The Chinese side is ready to work with the Australian side..."

Australia: "No, thank you."

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China says congratulations but also sends the message as being unwelcome get ready for see more of our ships on your coastline

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It is unlikely that Australia and China relations will normalize simply because Australia doesn't control its foreign policy, the US does and has since the mid-seventies.

Typical position taken by China. Assume anyone agreeing with the US is controlled by the US.

Smaller nations do not have their own opinions, needs or agenda's. That is why China has precious few friends. It expects others to bend to it's influence and not put their own interest first.

As shown above China continues to make the same mistake over and over again. Australia acts in its self interest as most nations do. It agrees with China much less than it agrees with the US. That has a lot to do with democracy versus autocratic system.

But go ahead and continue to ignore Australia and make incorrect assumptions, doing so will ensure China keeps failing in diplomacy.

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