China: Nice Country You Have There - It Would Be A Shame If Anything Happened To It

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
“Ambassador Cheng Jingye on Monday said the push was ‘dangerous’ and could encourage Chinese citizens to not purchase Australian exports or travel to the nation,” Sky News Australia reported. “The government however is not backing down from the call for an independent inquiry, with Foreign Minister Marise Payne criticizing the threat of an economic hit due to the push.”

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“The Chinese public is frustrated, dismayed and disappointed with what Australia is doing now,” Cheng continued. “I think in the long term… if the mood is going from bad to worse, people would think ‘Why should we go to such a country that is not so friendly to China?’ The tourists may have second thoughts.

“The parents of the students would also think whether this place which they found is not so friendly, even hostile, whether this is the best place to send their kids here,” Cheng continued. “It is up to the people to decide. Maybe the ordinary people will say ‘Why should we drink Australian wine? Eat Australian beef?'”

China has aggressively sought to squash criticism of its handling of the outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, and had success against weak European leaders that cowered to China’s demands. The New York Times reported last week:

Bowing to heavy pressure from Beijing, European Union officials softened their criticism of China this week in a report documenting how governments push disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents, emails and interviews.
Worried about the repercussions, European officials first delayed and then rewrote the document in ways that diluted the focus on China, a vital trading partner — taking a very different approach than the confrontational stance adopted by the Trump administration.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/china-threatens-australia-if-it-pushes-for-investigation-over-coronavirus-report-says
 

Hijinx

Well-Known Member
OMG could Australia actually survive if Japanese tourists didn't go there?

Hell yes they could. Tell this guy to Go F himself.
Can America survive without Chinese Goods?
Hell yes we can. We may get a little ragged without their cheap cloths and shoes, but we can make it.
Can China survive without American money? Probably, but they will be a lot more ragged than us.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
China Tried To Pressure Australia To Back Off Coronavirus Investigation. It Backfired.

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) attempts to pressure Australia to back off calls for an international investigation into China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in Wuhan, China, appear to have backfired as Australia now supports Taiwan rejoining the World Health Organization (WHO) after it was ousted by Beijing in 2016.


“The position, which follows an appeal from Taiwan’s Health Minister, is consistent with Australia’s long-held view that Taiwan should be able to participate in practical cooperation at the UN health agency,” The Sydney Morning Herald reported. “Australia and China’s foreign ministries have traded barbs over the past week, leading to accusations of bullying, coercion and intimidation as the Morrison government pushes global calls into an independent inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus.”
 
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