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Australia: Labor Party attacks government over Chinese port contract

Posted by seumasach on August 4, 2016


23rd November, 2015

The opposition Labor Party has stepped forward as the most vociferous critic of the conservative Coalition government’s failure to consult with the Obama administration before a 99-year lease over Darwin’s commercial port was granted to the Chinese-owned Landbridge Group.

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China says Australia ‘is no paper tiger, only a paper cat at best’

Posted by seumasach on August 1, 2016

The Australian

1st August, 2016

If Australia — “a unique country with an inglorious history — steps into the South China Sea waters”, the newspaper Global Times ­­edit­orial­ised at the weekend, “it will be an ideal target for China to warn and strike … Australia’s power means nothing compared to the security of China.”

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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


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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