China-Australia relations `plunged without stopping` 0

China-Australia relations `plunged without stopping` 0

(Dan Tri) - China-Australia relations are `plunging without stopping`, after the Chinese Embassy published a document listing 14 accusations against the Australian government and the two sides fell into a new war of words.

(Dan Tri) – China-Australia relations are `plunging without stopping`, after the Chinese Embassy published a document listing 14 accusations against the Australian government and the two sides fell into a new war of words.

Flags of China and Australia (Illustration photo: Reuters)

The already tense relationship between Beijing and Canberra has continuously escalated to new levels in recent days, as the two sides have been locked in a fierce war of words, with accusations continuously being hurled against each other.

According to ABC news agency, an anonymous official at the Chinese Embassy in Canberra recently sent Nine newspaper a document listing 14 accusations against Australia.

The document alleges that Australia unfairly blocked Chinese investment, spread false information about China’s efforts to control the Covid-19 epidemic, and falsely accused North

The document also criticizes the Australian government’s decision to ban Huawei from participating in the 5G network, criticizes Canberra’s efforts to prevent foreign interference, accuses Australia of confiscating the assets of Chinese journalists and

In addition, the document also accuses Australia of perpetrating attacks against Asians to `follow` the US campaign against China.

Australian media called the above accusations an unprecedented attack by China on the Australian federal government.

Relations between Australia and China have been cold in recent years, but the situation deteriorated rapidly after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in April called for an international investigation into the origin of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The Chinese government called Mr. Morrison’s proposal `political manipulation.`

China-Australia relations `plunged without stopping`

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for an international investigation into the origin of Covid-19 (Photo: AAP)

In September, two Australian journalists in China had to be hastily evacuated after being harshly questioned by the country’s officials about a national security incident.

In an interview with domestic media published on October 15, Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said that `the ball is completely in China’s court` if it wants to resolve trade tensions.

However, speaking at a press conference on November 17, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian bluntly stated that nothing will change and affirmed that China is not the party causing tense relations.

In a speech on November 18, Australian Finance Minister Josh Frydenberg announced that the country is ready to join the Chinese government in a respectful and mutually beneficial dialogue.

But in a press conference later the same day, Mr. Trieu Lap Kien rejected the mediation proposal, declaring: `Whoever causes the problem will be responsible for solving it.`

Commerce Minister Birmingham on November 18 affirmed that the government has communicated in every way, at every level with Beijing in an effort to improve relations, but will not withdraw criticism of China.

Mr. Birmingham emphasized that Australia is ready for dialogue, and the decision whether to participate or not is entirely up to Beijing.

In a comment that `added fuel to the fire`, Australia’s SMH newspaper quoted a Chinese government official telling a reporter at a press conference in Canberra on November 17: `China is very angry.`

In addition to problems between the two countries, China recently warned Australia after it signed a new defense agreement with Japan.

The agreement could also lead to increased military cooperation in the South China Sea, where China is facing international criticism for its unilateral actions and expansion of influence.

Chinese state media later warned that Australia and Japan would `pay accordingly` if their new defense agreement threatened China’s security.

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