China called the country America’s dog, and tensions could rise in both countries
During the Corona virus epidemic, the Chinese administration is willing to go to any lengths to silence its adversaries. During the World Health Organization meeting, China was so angry that it supported Australia’s proposal that it called Australia America’s dog. Not only that. The Chinese government is also considering banning imports from Australia.
China’s state-run media, the Global Times, called Australia an American puppet. In its editorial, Global Times wrote that Australia’s presence in the WHO with the European Union’s proposal shows that it has failed in the whole matter. Australia is demanding an independent investigation into the origin of the corona virus and its direct target is China. He further wrote that Australian leaders are criticizing China, but it will only hurt them. Anti-China sentiment is growing rapidly in Australia. Trade tensions with China could have an impact on Australian farmers.
“This is nothing more than a joke,” the Chinese embassy in Australia said, calling for an independent inquiry into the origin of the corona virus at the WHO. This was strongly objected to by Australia’s Commerce Minister Simon Birmingham. “We don’t want to get into a cheap discussion on a serious matter like Corona,” he said. We will not negotiate cheaply with the Chinese embassy.
Rising tensions between the two countries are also affecting their trade. China has decided to impose an 80 per cent import duty on barley coming from Australia. It is compiling a list of items that could be banned and put pressure on Australia. In 2018, Australia exported 18 billion to China.