'Beijing has issued an extraordinary attack on the Australian
government, accusing it of "poisoning bilateral relations" in a
deliberately leaked document that threatens to escalate tensions between
the two countries.
The government document goes further than any public statements made by
the Chinese Communist Party, accusing the Morrison government of
attempting "to torpedo" Victoria's Belt and Road deal, and blaming
Canberra for "unfriendly or antagonistic" reports on China by
independent Australian media.
"China is angry. If you make China the enemy, China will be the enemy,"
a Chinese government official said in a briefing with a reporter in
Canberra on Tuesday.
The dossier of 14 disputes was handed over by the Chinese embassy in
Canberra to Nine News
, The Sydney Morning Herald
and The Age
diplomatic play that appears aimed at pressuring the Morrison government
to reverse Australia's position on key policies.'
Via Jim Douglas, who wrote "Beijing is picking fights all over the
place. God knows President Biden’s plate will be full to overflowing,
but when he has time to think about foreign policy, it would be nice to
see a united front of liberal democracies standing up to Beijing’s
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