On A Divorce from China By James Reed
If Australia was a real country, with even a moderate level of self-respect, instead of being the equivalent of a fluffy toy, it would be moving to gain independence from a world set to explode. Then something may survive, but our elites are too low grade and degenerate to think beyond making a quick buck/ Renminbi/yuan, then getting out to let the place sink. But, soon there is going to be nowhere left to run.
“Australia's relationship with China is not a happy one at the moment. Canberra's push for answers on the pandemic's origins has angered Beijing. In the past month it has put in place some bruising sanctions and travel warnings. Many have urged Australia to reduce its economic reliance on China, but is this really an option? "I love the Chinese," says Chris Kelly, an Australian who's sown barley on his family farm for decades. "Love them. Every barley grower in Australia loves the Chinese because they've made us wealthy." Last year Australia produced over 8 million tonnes of the golden grain used in beer and pig feed. China bought more than half - at a premium price. But last month, China imposed an 80% tariff on Australian barley. It came after Canberra, echoing the US, called for an investigation into Covid-19's origins - a move that Beijing labelled "politically motivated". China has since suspended some major Australian beef imports, and warned students and tourists against travelling to the "racist" country. This week, in a secretive process, it sentenced an Australian man to death for drug smuggling. It's fuelled frenzied discussion in Australia: Is China retaliating against accusations it mishandled the coronavirus? Could this be the start of a trade war like that seen between the US and China?
Of course it is, and it is the beginnings of a hot war; what trading partner conducts a cyber-attack upon a nation suppling it with bargain basement goodies? We are set to pay the price for greedy elites, getting their 30+ pieces of silver.