Now, what was that you asserted in a recent post about your aversion for ethnic stigmatising and profiling? You seem to bhe applying a double standard here.
Calm down. Sertorio! You are right that we out here have no grudge against China but we do have a healthy sense of our own security and a burning desire to ensure our own survival indefinitely into the future. Within the past decade the PRC has demonstrated utter contempt for the rights and interets of its smaller neighbours bordering the South China Sea. Bearing in mind that my country is also smaller than China in terms of democraphic size, economic size and military clout alike: what guarantee does this give us that in the long run the PRC will be any more respectful towards us? None whatsoever! Only a guarantee that if this new regional and global bullyboy is not stopped in its tracks it will eventually reach out and consume us in like manner.Sertorio wrote: ↑Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:17 amyou refuse to see anything but your own interest. Australia has no grudges against China, as none of its legitimate interests have been affected by any Chinese policies. But subservient to US interests you have started a useless conflict with China over the origin of the coronavirus. And now you further antagonize China over Hong Kong, forgetting Hong Kong is a Chinese internal affair. Even if you disagree with the limited freedom enjoyed by the Chinese as a whole, it's not up to you to interfere in that issue. There are other issues worthier of your attention - such as the genocide in Yemen started by Saudi with the help of "anglo" weapons - but that doesn't seem to bother Australia.
As far as Hong Kong is concerned, if I were the Chinese government, I would take up the British offer of UK passports and dump 3 million Hong Kong Chinese at the doorstep of the UK - and Australia - and let you offer them the benefits of British liberty...
Hong Kong? No, it is not entirely a domestic PRC affair at all. The unilateral annulment of the one country but two systems autonomy agreement that it entered into at the time that the UK handed Hong Kong soverignty over to the PRC (which does not lapse until 2047) demonstrates Beijing's unwillingness to honour its international treaty committments when the political convenience of the ruling party comes into play. It is therefore not a "domestic" PRC matter at all but very much international. Since Beijing sees fit to treat its international committments as matters of short-term tactical convenience in such a cavalier fashion then it firmly establishes the regime as untrustworthy. What guatrantee do we have that it will abide by any of their other international treaty obligations? None at all!
So Sertorio: will you kindly remove the blinkers you wear over your eyes and cease offering up specious excuses for the bad behaviour this regime? Youn are attempting to defend the indefendable.