Beijing’s new Australian ambassador, Xiao Qian, struck a settlement in his first official statement upon arrival in the country.
A former Chinese envoy to Indonesia landed on Australia Day on January 26, stating that he was fulfilling his “noble mission.”
Xiao said in a statement on the embassy’s official website that he would work to increase engagement, “eliminate misunderstandings and suspicions” and get Australia-China relations back on track.
Xiao’s time was after former ambassador Chen Jing-ge resigned in October 2021.
Chen is the face of Beijing’s “Wolf Warrior Diplomacy,” and authorities are against Australia while the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is instigating an ongoing economic coercion campaign in response to Marise Payne’s request for investigation. Adopted a more confrontational rhetoric. The origin of COVID-19.
Enforcement measures against Australia’s exports included arbitrary border testing and inspection, tariff imposition, and unreasonable delays in the issuance of export facilities and import licenses.
Xiao hinted at a softer approach to diplomacy, but the new ambassador does not hesitate to use harsh rhetoric in his previous post.
In September 2021, he wrote to the Jakarta Post that it was the “political farce” that Washington, DC, newly promoted the investigation of COVID-19.
“The so-called origin tracking investigation by the US government by the intelligence community has clearly politicized the issue of origin tracking,” he wrote in an editorial. “Such practices hinder and hinder international cooperation in the pursuit of origin and the global battle against pandemics.”
In 2007, the Federation for a Democratic China Lines Chairman Chin Jin warned that under the CCP administration, their personal views would be ignored for the benefit of the Communist Party administration, regardless of who the ambassador was.
“The next ambassador will continue a consistent policy of persuasion and temptation, especially to weaken the US-Australia alliance and strengthen Australia-China relations,” he wrote. Editorial..
“China’s huge purchasing capacity for Australian raw materials and its seemingly huge domestic market are effective tools to bring Australia closer to China in dealing with future international or regional relations and conflicts of interest. Will be used, “he said.
“In the process, China’s complete lack of democracy and its terrifying record of human rights are completely overlooked. Trade and money are considered more important.”