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Chinese envoy says Australia betrayed China for U.S. on virus

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Australia betrayed China 

Shakespearean tragedy? All states are at risk of being militarily gobbled up or at minimum finlandized by the empires of China, the US or Russia. Stay strong Australia and all states that want to retain their sovereignty and not be controlled by one of the empires.

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perhaps if China had been open and honest about covid in Wuhan when it was detected none of this would have happened....

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Oh no China’s angry again. Who cares.

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Shakespearean tragedy? All states are at risk of being militarily gobbled up or at minimum finlandized by the empires of China, the US or Russia.

Stay strong Australia and all states that want to retain their sovereignty and not be controlled by one of the empires.?

The US is not an empire, what are you talking about.

Oh no China’s angry again. Who cares.

I was thinking the exact same thing.

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Sounds like they were expecting to be rewarded... for unleashing their wicked virus; for inflicting untold pain and agony upon the whole wide world.

These people are... as sick and vitriolic as their deadly virus.

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Is there such a thing as a Chinese diplomat? Not sure the concept of diplomacy is understood in China.

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What a twat!

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Betrayed?

We thought it was just a business arrangement.

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China for their failure to control the spread of the disease

China is the only country to successfully control the spread of the disease. You do know this fact don’t you?

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When China turns its back on you: "It was just business."

When you turn your back on China: "This is an unforgivable betrayal! We will never forget this unfair agreement! We're always the victim!"

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@Bass

The US is not an empire, what are you talking about.

There are many that would disagree with you. The US holds territories all over the world!

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There are many that would disagree with you.

And there are many more as well as history that agree with me.

The US holds territories all over the world!

The British more historically.

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There are many that would disagree with you. The US holds territories all over the world!

He’s playing semantic games. Notice the irrelevant comment about Britain?

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China is the only country to successfully control the spread of the disease.

Like closing the barn door, after the horses have left the barn

China initially didn't want to let other people know, not even their own citizens (even censoring doctors). So unknowingly people traveled from Wuhan to other places - places were unaware to screen for people who traveled thru Wuhan

By the time the world knew, the virus had already traveled to their places, incubating and spreading further, weeks before symptoms even start to appear. It was already too late

(This still does not exonerate countries who were slow to react, making what's already too late even worse. But China was the first one to be late - they already gave the world the virus before doing something about it)

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GoodlucktoyouToday  10:42 am JST

China for their failure to control the spread of the disease

China is the only country to successfully control the spread of the disease. You do know this fact don’t you?

IF you believe anything that comes out of China. China knew what was happening in Wuhan but still allowed their tourists to go all over the world for Chinese New Years. You do know this fact don't you?

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This is not the first time Australia has publicly criticised China for its misbehaviour. Before the Covid 19 pandemic, Australia has opposed Beijing's aggression and illegal expansion in the Southeast Asia Sea conflict. China is intelligent enough to realise this harsh reality.

Wang Xining's analogy was not relevant to the complicated relationship between China and Australia. Like most other countries in the world, Australia seeks to build a mutualistic relationship with China. Meanwhile, in dealing with the Australian counterpart – like the way it has treated other countries around the world, China has mixed mutualism with intimidation, corruption, and parasitic engagements.

To counter China's evilness, two days ago, the Morrison Government planned to introduce new legislation to ensure the arrangements of all sectors in Australia have with "foreign governments" in a range of areas – from trade and economic cooperation to cultural collaboration and university research partnerships – are consistent with Australian foreign policy and national interests.

Probably the above recent development really hurts the interests of China more than the push for Covid pandemic inquiry.

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The Chinese "diplomats" comment implies Australia owes any sort of loyalty to China. It is an interesting peek into the CCP mindset. Of course Australia doesn't owe China the time of day but nonetheless the Chinese are getting arrogant and acting like every other nation should bow to Beijing.

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Is there such a thing as a Chinese diplomat? Not sure the concept of diplomacy is understood in China.

Until the 1700s I believe it was there wasn't even a word for it in the Chinese language. Every nation in contact with China was forced to pay tribute and became vassals of whatever dynasty ruled China at the time. It seems like Xi Jinping is intent on trying to re-establish that sort of relationship between China and the rest of the world, only today the rest of the world isn't having it.

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The Chinese "diplomats" comment implies Australia owes any sort of loyalty to China. It is an interesting peek into the CCP mindset. Of course Australia doesn't owe China the time of day but nonetheless the Chinese are getting arrogant and acting like every other nation should bow to Beijing (Desert Tortoise).

Xi Jinping’s vision of a ‘new era’ for China cannot be fulfilled with Beijing's current mindset toward the world. Without Australian energy and mineral, Beijing cannot afford an all out war with the US alone. Why then China has behaved like a big bully in both actions and language to many of its neighbours and trading partners one of which is Australia?

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