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China accuses Australia of being a ‘condescending master’ in the Pacific

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Beijing issues stark remarks when asked about treatment of Pacific island nations by Scott Morrison at recent forum Beijing has condemned Australia for acting like a “condescending master” towards Pacific countries, insulting climate-vulnerable nations and “spreading the China threat fallacy among island countries”.In excoriating remarks, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Pacific island leaders do not share Australia’s fear of Chinese influence in the Pacific, and accused Australian leaders of a cold war mentality. Continue reading…



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Author : Ben Doherty

Publish date : 2019-08-21 07:41:07

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