Belt up and hit the road

From The Age: ‘Cold War mindset’: Beijing suspends key government dialogue with Australia. Fascinating really since I still don’t know what the Chinese Government is aiming to punish us for.

China has taken the first formal step towards severing government ties with Australia after more than a year of incremental trade strikes, veiled threats from the Chinese embassy and escalating attacks by Chinese state media.

Beijing sent a message to Australia on Thursday that all dialogue at the political level will be cut off for years after the superpower’s top economic planner suspended the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue.

Actually, I do know what has gotten under their skin.

The decision to indefinitely suspend what was once a key communication channel came two weeks after China’s Foreign Ministry said it would “respond firmly and forcefully” if the Morrison government did not reverse its decision to cancel Victoria’s Belt and Road agreement.

Here I thought this B&R was a form of kind-hearted assistance program. Seems there may have been something in it for the Chinese Government that we are not being made truly aware of. Even Joe Biden is wary and that is really saying something.

The Australia-China dispute comes as the G7 group of nations meeting in London called on China to respect fundamental freedoms. Beijing has been accused by the Biden administration and some members of the European Union of human rights abuses, economic coercion and military threats against Taiwan.

How do you translate “Beware of Greeks, even bearing gifts” into Chinese?

I have now added Knight’s cartoon from the Herald Sun. You can see how much sympathy there is around for the Belt and Road, or for Daniel Andrews when it comes to that.

 

 

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40 Responses to Belt up and hit the road

  1. Craig says:

    Fucking Dan Andrews…

  2. miltonf says:

    They never sent us all that cheap rubbish because they loved us.

  3. Infidel Tiger King says:

    Good riddance.

  4. max says:

    Twiggy needs auditing now, too. He’s with Dan.

    We’re a divided nation just like they want.

  5. Rokdoktor says:

    “A smiling young lady of Niger
    Went for a ride on a tiger.
    They came back from the ride
    With the lady inside
    And the smile on the face of the tiger.”

    I think we should continue to decline to take a ride on this particular (Chinese) tiger..

  6. miltonf says:

    Yes Whitlam, Forrest and Fitzgibbon showed themselves up.

  7. Paul says:

    what has gotten under their skin.

    Well comrade Dan’s Belt and Road agreement was supposed to put all Australian govts in line with the CCP, if only we could read the small print in Ingish

    We are all supposed to obey, not be dis obedient

  8. FlyingPigs says:

    Looks like the Chinese Space Junk will be accidently landing on Canberra…. whoops

  9. Judge Dredd says:

    Good. Now can we stop the suicidal immigration invasion, and hopefully prevent future cultural bloodshed.

  10. Bob in Castlemaine says:

    I ‘d be surprised if anything has gotten under Xi Jinping’s skin. I expect he’s just following socialist/fascist propaganda methodology 101 – i.e. focus the hatred of your proles on an imaginary evil enemy, al la “the eternal jew” or in this case the “evil Australian”.
    As to his motivation the extrapolation is pretty ugly, something that doesn’t bare thinking about.

  11. mem says:

    Perhaps the Chinese planned to use Australia as a carbon offset -The Rhodium Group, a climate research organization based in New York, reported Thursday that China’s greenhouse gas emissions now exceed the entire rest of the developed world combined. https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2021/05/06/report-chinas-greenhouse-gas-emissions-exceed-all-other-developed-nations-combined/

  12. Nighthawk the Elder says:

    This will always be dickhead Dan’s legacy.

  13. JC Collins says:

    Well, since China is the major source of Green Power supplies; Photovoltaic cells and birdchoppers, they must (obvs) be allowed annually to double their nasty dirty coal smut, for the greater good, amirite? At least until 2030, at which point they will immediately become good citizens of the planet.

  14. Scott Osmond says:

    Now, do port Darwin. I promise to dislike you just a little bit less Scotty. While working out the nationalisation cost calculate how much the China flu cost us and subtract that from the compulsory purchase price of the port.

  15. egg_ says:

    Scummo can’t hide behind the National Cabinet on this one.

  16. Roger says:

    This will always be dickhead Dan’s legacy.

    As Joseph said to his brothers, “You had evil intentions, but God brought good out of it.”

  17. Terry Andrews says:

    Biden is not aware of anything. Please refrain from suggesting he is sentient. He was a corrupt racist pervert.

  18. jupes says:

    Good. Now can we stop the suicidal immigration invasion, and hopefully prevent future cultural bloodshed.

    Can we get rid of the Chicom propaganda centres in our universities while we’re at it?

  19. FlyingPigs says:

    jupes says:
    May 7, 2021 at 5:39 pm
    Good. Now can we stop the suicidal immigration invasion, and hopefully prevent future cultural bloodshed.

    Can we get rid of the Chicom propaganda centres in our universities while we’re at it?

    plus many plus

  20. FlyingPigs says:

    JC Collins says:
    May 7, 2021 at 5:13 pm
    Well, since China is the major source of Green Power supplies; Photovoltaic cells and birdchoppers, they must (obvs) be allowed annually to double their nasty dirty coal smut, for the greater good, amirite? At least until 2030, at which point they will immediately become good citizens of the planet.

    it would save a fortune if China stopped sending their dirty energy products

  21. Baa Humbug says:

    China is going after the weakest link in the group that criticised the Wuhan escape and called for an inquiry into the Chyynaa Flu. They don’t want to be held liable.
    They’re also upset with our stance on the South China Sea and Chyynaa’s military island building.

    If you believe this is about a crappy Belt n Road venture with lil’ ole Viktoriastan, you’re kidding yourself.
    Belt n Road is about poor nations defaulting on projects so that Chyynaa then grabs it for herself, hence getting a solid foothold in the poor country (and solid votes in the UN). Viktoriastan was not going to default on anything.
    Any monetary value of Belt n Road in Viktoriastan is chump change to Chyynaa and not worth fighting a major supplier over.

  22. Lee says:

    Any way we can deport Dictator Dan to China?

  23. areff says:

    Now, do port Darwin

    Better than revoking the lease — it is a contract, after all — better to slap liens against it and all other CCP-owned businesses with a view to seizure as compensation when vintners, cray fishermen, barley producers et al take WTO findings and head to court, which this government should be encouraging and underwriting.

  24. Entropy says:

    I reckon we are just a practice proxy for the real target, the USA. I doubt China spends much time at all worrying what puddly little Oz thinks.

  25. John Bayley says:

    Fascinating really since I still don’t know what the Chinese Government is aiming to punish us for.

    But of course we do know.
    They want to punish us for not moving toward communism fast enough.
    At least Dan has an excuse, now that he’s injured.
    No doubt the Liberals would happily continue in the same direction though, if given the chance.

  26. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Lee , if a thoroughinvestigation into the Dan An Droo governments dealings with china is held he may have to flee to china for political asylum .
    We will have to do something about the one million chinese infiltrators here in our country ,a reverse migration programme ? If that works we can do the same with other undesireable problem migrat .

  27. John A says:

    FlyingPigs says: May 7, 2021, at 4:35 pm

    Looks like the Chinese Space Junk will be accidentally landing on Canberra…. whoops

    We can hope that it is of sufficient size, and delivered with the pinpoint accuracy necessary to wipe out the flag on the top of Capital Hill and, of course, the whole structure that supports it.

  28. old bloke says:

    Roger says:
    May 7, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    As Joseph said to his brothers, “You had evil intentions, but God brought good out of it.”

    Nevertheless, Joseph had Simeon locked up in an Egyptian gaol when his brothers returned to Jacob.

  29. Rorschach says:

    Any way we can deport Dictator Dan to China?

    If the rumours are true, all you need to do is go for a swim at Portsea…

  30. nb says:

    China ALP.
    Birds of a feather…

  31. Rayvic says:

    Australia should take the opportunity to take back the Darwin and Newcastle ports from China, two of Australia’s most irresponsible deals.

  32. Lee says:

    Lee , if a thorough investigation into the Dan An Droo governments dealings with china is held he may have to flee to china for political asylum.

    Unfortunately it will never happen, but I believe a Royal Commission is called for.
    I strongly suspect some very dodgy goings-on behind the scenes and money changing hands.

  33. rickw says:

    Further intel today that Dickhead Dan was maggotted when he fell down the stairs.

  34. Entropy:

    I reckon we are just a practice proxy for the real target, the USA. I doubt China spends much time at all worrying what puddly little Oz thinks.

    China sees Australia as the weak horse of the Western Nations.

  35. mareeS says:

    Hate to hark back to convict heritage, but what doesn’t the CCP understand about “fuck off, you bastards”? It has been said to others previously.

  36. Crossie says:

    I just saw the delicious irony of Belt and Road Dan coming a cropper at the home of the owner of the largest Australian trucking company.

  37. Crossie says:

    Scott Osmond says:
    May 7, 2021 at 5:31 pm
    Now, do port Darwin. I promise to dislike you just a little bit less Scotty. While working out the nationalisation cost calculate how much the China flu cost us and subtract that from the compulsory purchase price of the port.

    This is ScoMo’s fault just as much as Malcolm’s, he was part of that government and thought it just dandy. ScoMo is not a leader but a weather vane so he will go whichever way the wind blows.

  38. Indolent says:

    If the rumours are true, all you need to do is go for a swim at Portsea…

    Further intel today that Dickhead Dan was maggotted when he fell down the stairs.

    Would someone please be good enough to translate for a non-Victorian.

  39. pbw says:

    And responding to the cartoon, 8th May, 3:11pm, the Oz:

    ‘Had a gutful’: Andrews itching to get back in charge
    Acting Premier happy to give back the keys amid transition back to life under Victoria’s energetic but polarising leader.

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