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Australia-China relations | ‘Inverted good and evil’: China attacks Australia for response to military exercises near Taiwan

The Chinese embassy in Australia issued a statement saying Foreign Minister Penny Wong and US and Japanese diplomats had “turned right and wrong” in her response to China’s military exercises in the Taiwan Strait.

A statement issued by the foreign ministers of the three countries on Friday said China’s recent actions “have serious implications for international peace and security.”

China conducted a “precision missile strike” in Taiwan’s coastal waters on Thursday, following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades. (AP)

“Instead of expressing sympathy and support for the victims, the Australian side condemned the victims along with the perpetrators,” the Chinese embassy said in a statement.

“This is completely putting the cart before the horse, reversing right and wrong.”

The embassy also warned that Australia was at risk of creating “new problems” in its relations with China.

A member of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army looks through binoculars during a military exercise. (AP)

“The One China Principle is a solemn commitment by successive Australian governments and should be strictly adhered to and fully respected,” he said.

We hope that the Australian side will take the China-Australia relationship seriously, respect the facts, uphold justice and abandon its wrong stance.”

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We also hope that the Australian side will handle the Taiwan issue with caution and will not follow any particular country’s strategy of containing China in Taiwan, and will not cause new problems or turmoil in China-Australia relations.”

However, the Foreign Minister’s statement said, “There is no change to Australia, Japan or the United States’ respective China policies and, where applicable, Taiwan’s basic position.”

speaking on today On Sunday, Federal Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen said China’s statement was “overkill”.

“This action by China is disproportionate and destabilizing,” he said.

“Under the Albanian government, we will say what we believe, call it what we see it, and act in accordance with Australia’s national interests and our values.”

Chris Bowen
Chris Bowen said China’s statement was “over the top”. (9 news)

Mr Bowen said Australia would make statements “calmly” and “discreetly” even if other countries disagreed.

“China has the right to listen to them, and we have the right to hear ours.

The federal opposition supports this approach, with opposition deputy leader David Littleproud saying: today Government is doing the right thing.

David Littleproud
Opposition deputy leader David Littleproud supported the Albanian government’s stance on China. (9 news)

“They are following exactly what we were doing in government,” he said.

“I think it’s important that we don’t overreact, but it’s a balance and I think Penny Wong has done that with our partners, especially the Japanese.”

Australia-China relations | ‘Inverted good and evil’: China attacks Australia for response to military exercises near Taiwan

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