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Australia has to realize who's actually undermining it

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According to the White House’s Indo-Pacific coordinator, Kurt Campbell, China is conducting “dramatic economic warfare” against Australia.

“China's preference would have been to break Australia. To drive Australia to its knees,” Campbell said in a speech in Sydney on Wednesday.

This take from the Biden administration is totally ahistorical and obfuscates the actual causes of the breakdown between China and Australia. It also omits the fact that the US is itself cashing in on the breakdown between the two, showing once again that Washington is a very unreliable partner.

For starters, there is no Chinese aggression against Australia. Australian media and various officials have tried to paint the current situation as one where Australia is valiantly defending its sovereignty against perceived Chinese aggression, using all the familiar Yellow Peril tactics we’re familiar with, when this is simply not true.

The reality is that China has always wanted closer ties with Australia. In 2014, for example, President Xi Jinping visited Australia and agreed to sign the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA),........

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