Chinese community relays the truth about Australia

Chinese community relays the truth about Australia, by Robert Gottliebsen.

I bring exciting news for Australia’s third largest export industry, the beleaguered university sector. Segments of the local Chinese community are now communicating to their friends and contacts in China explaining that Australia is safe. Racism exists, but is isolated, and the COVID-19 infection rate is one of the lowest in the world.

And it looks like it is working because inquiries from potential tertiary students coming out of China next year indicate that student numbers may go close to returning to 2019 levels. …

And if the students come then, in time, the tourists will follow.

China’s President Xi Jinping and his supporters, in spreading fake warnings, may have made their first major mistake in the campaign to punish Australians. …

We must also be aware that the Chinese president-for-life, Xi Jinping, is surprisingly under the pump and, in some areas, his opinions are being challenged. That may be a reason for his mistake. …

We need to remind ourselves why the Chinese are so angry with Australia. Whether it be former prime minister Kevin Rudd, former foreign minister Julie Bishop or senior foreign affairs officials we have been lecturing China about how they should run their country for many years and the Chinese hate it. And so, when we demanded a totally justified inquiry into the origins of COVID-19 they exploded. …

It’s ironic that the attacks on Australia come at a time when China and President Xi are actually more dependent on Australia than has been the case for some time. .. For some time China has been fostering iron ore output in Brazil to lessen dependence on Australia. But the Brazilian COVID-19 outbreak has hit its iron ore production, so China is once again is very dependent on Australia, which compounds their frustration.