Australia should take Beijing to the United Nations rather than Taiwan: diplomatic experts

According to diplomatic experts, the Australian government should bring the Taiwan issue to the United Nations to vote as a circuit breaker to quell potential military conflicts in the Taiwan Strait.

Joseph Siracusa, an adjunct professor of political history of international diplomacy at Curtin University, said:

“This could happen early in the conflict, or during the conflict, or tomorrow,” he told The Epoch Times.

“That is Australia’s greatest strength, and if Australia takes the lead and the West wins the proceedings, the whole world will be obliged to support Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion,” he added. ..

This move will cause a paradigm shift from costly militarization in the East China Sea to a diplomatic platform, potentially capturing Beijing on its hind legs.

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Two 8-inch self-propelled artillery were fired during the 35th Hankuang military training in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan on May 30, 2019. (SamYeh / AFP via Getty Images)

But Mark Beeson, a professor of international politics at the University of Western Australia, said going to the United Nations is dangerous because it depends on whether governments around the world are willing to offend Beijing.

“Everyone is so dependent on China financially that it can be very difficult for people to take an attitude about imposing sanctions,” he told The Epoch Times.

“The best thing you can do is put international pressure on China and make China respond to fellow pressure,” he added.

The Epoch Times contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs but did not receive any comments in time for the announcement.

Voting for the UN General Assembly will mimic Australia’s efforts last year as the world’s first country to demand an investigation into the origin of COVID-19.

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will address the 74th United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, New York. (Reuters / Carlo Allegri)

The move has created a masked threat from the Chinese ambassador to Canberra Changenge, who said Australia’s trade relations with China would be jeopardized.

China tracks threats by pursuing an eight-month economic coercion campaign from Beijing targeting major Australian export industries such as coal, beef, wine, barley, lobster, timber, lamb and cotton did.

However, despite economic pressure and China’s largest trading partner in Australia, the Morrison government remains solid and has taken a series of steps to strengthen national security and diversify trade relations. It is expanding.

The UN vote then succeeded in May, with more than 116 countries around the world supporting the investigation, forcing Beijing to withdraw on this particular issue.

The Australian Government has already taken China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over tariffs on barley exports to China. Meanwhile, China has begun handling complaints against Australia at the Human Rights Council.

Meanwhile, in Beijing Hostile rhetoric Since the re-election of President Tsai Ing-wen, interest in Taiwan has increased over the past year.

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (C) listens on January 15, 2021 while inspecting the military in Tainan, southern Taiwan. (Sam Yeh / AFP via Getty Images)

In recent months, Chinese military aircraft have also invaded Taiwan’s airspace almost every day, the largest when 20 Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone in late March.

Beijing considers Taiwan its own territory, even though Taiwan has been governed as a separate territory for over 70 years. The communist regime has vowed to force Taiwan to fold as needed.

Australia’s second-ranked diplomat, Michael Goldman, tackles the “unforeseen” dispute between Australia and the United States over Taiwan in a podcast hosted by the Australian National University (ANU). I made it clear that I am.

“I think we are committed as an ally to not only make the military interoperable and work well together, but also to cooperate in strategic planning,” said ChargĂ© d’Affaires.

“And when you look at strategic planning, it covers the range of contingencies you mentioned, in which Taiwan is clearly an important factor.”

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