Coalition government always “stands up for Australia”


Australians have always been in a coalition government after Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he was worried that Penny Wong, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs against Labor, might not fully understand Australia’s interests in China. He said he could count on “supporting Australia.”

Morrison told reporters in Melbourne on Wednesday.

He denied Wong’s accusations that his government was politicizing relations between Australia and China for domestic gain.

“It’s always about domestic political dominance, either in the civil war within the Liberal Party in the far-right overrun, or in the pursuit of partisan superiority over the Labor Party,” Wong said Wednesday.

Australian Senator Penny Wong
Australian Senator Penny Wong in the Senate of the Canberra Parliament Building, Australia, December 2, 2019. (TraceyNearmy / Getty Images)

This is because he is “foresighted” and “reasonable,” including Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijun, who called on the Australian government to ease tensions with China, Australian industry group boss Innes Willox. I asked him to pay attention to what he called “a voice.”

Willox told Australian Foreign Ministry officials last week that the business was wary of the conflict and warned that there was a “calculation day” between national security and economic relations. report..

A business leader and former diplomat said that if “negotiations, common sense, diplomacy” failed, things could be “much worse” for Australia in terms of security.

On the business side, which has a close relationship with China, he referred to Secretary of the Interior Michael Petzullo’s warning, saying, “There will be no talk of’war drums’.”

A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed Willox’s comments, one of the “valuable suggestions” from Australians, and urged the government to ponder China’s policies.

Zhao then called on the Australian government to “take China’s concerns seriously” and set aside the spirit of the Cold War.

He also described the Australian government’s stance on issues such as Hong Kong, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Taiwan as a “provocative and confrontational” move to China’s “core issues.”