I hope the Morrison government takes heed of Philip Flood’s advice – “Call for ‘more nuance’ in China stance – The Age 1 Feb”. As a former top diplomat he would understand better than most how to deal with countries like China and their differing cultures. We need to stop being a US lapdog content to poke a finger at China whenever the opportunity arises. We must pursue our own identity and agendas and accept that the Chinese people do not like to lose face but are more than willing to give ground and make concessions when approached in a common sense and diplomatic manner.
Donald Trump’s “friendship” with Scott Morrison was a one-way street. Fortunately he is no longer President and I can’t see President Biden acting in such a belligerent way.