…unless you want to.
Well, that certainly gave President Xi a piece of our mind. I hope he reads it carefully and has second thoughts about his nasty policy of reneging on the 50 year agreement to not impose Chinese legislation on Hong Kong.
One can only imagine the reaction in the inner circle of power in Beijing, they must be absolutely shitting their pants.
Well, imagine no further; we’ve been very fortunate to have access to a secret recording of President Xi’s reaction.
Helpfully, it has been translated for us by Kevin Rudd. Many of you may not be aware, because he doesn’t like to mention it, but the former Australian Prime Minister is fluent in Mandarin:
(Presidential aide passes the text of the Australian response to the arrests to Xi)
(Pause while he reads it)
(Xi scrunches the paper into a tight ball and aims it at the basketball hoop on his wall. Throws and gets it in).
President Xi: Three points! Yao Ming eat yer heart out!
In August 2019 I wrote about Australia’s quandary on how best to deal with China.
This piss weak response to a further incursion in to the freedoms of the Hong Kongers, supposedly protected under international law, tells us which side of the Chamberlain/Churchill spectrum the current Australian Federal Government have chosen to sit.
That’s fine, we can choose appeasement and cowardice if that’s what we feel is best for our interests. But let’s just admit it then, rather than pretending we’re some kind of moral arbiter and guardians of objective truth.
Without Chinese trade links, Australia is more fucked than a Wan Chai whore after a weekend when a US aircraft carrier has been in town.
They know that, we know that and they know we know that. Which means China can do what the fuck they like and we won’t lift a finger, except perhaps to wave a piece of paper thus: