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A Sinophile in command in Australia

Posted by seumasach on September 22, 2015

A Sinophile in command in Australia, China elated

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

18th September, 2015

The Chinese press nicknamed the new Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ‘sweet dumpling’, ‘sugar bomb’ – apparently a rough translation of his surname, which in Chinese works out to Tang Bao, meaning a sweet custard-filled bun. Beijing is elated that Turnbull has taken over as prime minister in Canberra, summarily replacing Tony Abbott.

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