- China’s Australia defended China’s belt and road initiative, canceling two agreements
- Citing the new security law, Australia called the deal against foreign policy
- Tensions with China could escalate, with both countries’ armies patrolling the Pacific Ocean
Now associated with the rest of the world, Australia has taught China a hard lesson. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s cabinet has canceled two agreements on China’s ambitious belt and road initiative in the interests of national security. Of the two canceled agreements, Chinese companies were to build two building infrastructures in the Australian province of Victoria.
Deal Australia-China made the deal in 2018-19
Australian Foreign Minister Maris Payne said in a statement that agreements were reached with China in 2018 and 2019. We have decided to cancel this ambitious project of China under the new National Security Act. He said the new law empowers the federal government to disregard international agreements made at the lower administrative level in violation of the national interest.
The foreign minister said the agreement was not right for the country
“I don’t think these arrangements are in line with Australia’s foreign policy or are against our foreign relations,” Penn said in a statement. China has warned against disrupting successful behavioral cooperation with Victoria if tensions with Australia escalate. Since then, Australia has also taken this step to teach China a lesson.
Australia retaliated under the new law
Australia Australia passed a national security law in 2018 that prohibits covert foreign interference in domestic policies. Beijing has called the laws biased against China and toxic in Sino-Australian-Australian relations. It is believed that the new decision could increase tensions between Australia and China.
China is waging a trade war with Australia
A few days ago, Australia’s ambassador to China, Graham Fletcher, described him as a vindictive and unreliable trading partner. Tensions between the two countries have led to a sharp drop in exports from Australia to China these days. In fact, diplomatic confrontation between the two countries has escalated since Australia demanded an independent investigation into the corona virus global epidemic a year ago.
Australia Australia-China is face to face with Hong Kong
Australia has also canceled an extradition treaty with Hong Kong over concerns over China’s National Security Act. After which Australia, Australia and Hong Kong will not be able to extradite anyone from their jurisdiction. Australia has also offered Hong Kongers to settle here and extend their visa. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morris announced that people doing business in Hong Kong could come if they wanted to come to Australia.