90% of Australia oppose Chinese Communist Party


90% of Australians oppose the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), one of Australia’s leading think tanks.

Lowy Institute 2021 Research— Out of 2,222 Australian adults — Two-thirds of Australians have a positive view of Chinese, Chinese culture and history, while the overwhelming 90% of Australians are in the Chinese communist government. We found strong opposition to the system, military activity in the Australian region, and the Chinese. State investment in a major Australian company.

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And for the first time, the majority of Australians (63%) saw China as a security threat rather than an economic partner.

Opinion polls also showed that concerns about China’s intervention in Australian politics soared to more than 80%, and foreign cyberattacks were perceived as the greatest threat to the country’s significant interests.

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Graph created by Datawrapper based on August 20, 2021 Lowy Institute data.

Salvator Baborns, an associate professor at the University of Sydney and a Sino-American expert, said the change in Australian attitudes towards the communist regime “most people will protect their country in the face of foreign countries.” It’s not surprising, “he told the Epoch Times. attack. “

However, Natasha Kassam, Director of Foreign Policy Program, Lowy Institute comment It was unusual for a view of the nation to decline so dramatically in a short period of time.

“From crackdowns in Hong Kong to Uighur detention, sanctions on Australian industry, to the plight of Australian citizens in China, an endless list of stories associated with bilateral stimulation promotes relationships and public awareness. Was solidified, “she said. ABC..

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An overview of the Australian flag can be seen at the welcome ceremony of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on April 9, 2013. (Photo by Feng Li / Getty Images)

CCP movements affecting public opinion

Meanwhile, as Australia’s public opinion on China declines, Beijing is trying to take advantage of Australia’s influence on Chinese media and social networks, Baborns warned.

“China’s influence exerted through Chinese media is far more dangerous than anything else that occurs through social networks,” he told The Epoch Times.

Babones also said that while all nations are trying to influence public opinion to some extent, the difference with China is that they do so in secret “through lies and deception.”

“The United States is trying to influence world public opinion with the Voice of America,” said Baborns. “But Voice of America is not allowed to lie. Chinese [state media outlets] You are allowed to lie. And I think that’s a problem. “

NS Australian Strategic Policy Institute In 2020, (ASPI) will make a “permanent effort” to ensure that the CCP penetrates the Australian media environment for over 20 years, which is “much more than the Australian Government’s work in the same area. It’s better than that. “

“In marginal constituencies with a large Chinese-speaking population, such as Chisholm and Bennelong, interference with the Chinese media can be a major national issue,” said thinktank.

ASPI also found that 17 of Australia’s 24 Chinese media participated in the United Front Work Department (UFWD) Forum for Overseas Chinese Media. An additional twelve have executives who are members of the UFWD Group, and at least four receive financial support from the administration.

The United Front Work Department (UFWD) is the main foreign penetration agency of the Chinese Communist Party administration.

A Canberra-based think tank “is trying to control the CCP’s representatives, encourage political mobilization in support of the CCP, and build a platform for broader political intervention efforts.”

Nina Nguyen