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China bans Australian politicians

18 November, 2019

By SJA Jafri + BBC (Courtesy Messenger)

MELBOURNE/ BEIJING: The conclusion of an extraordinary sensitive detailed report revealed that the relations in-between China and Australia have reached till bottom line while, the borders of both countries declared most vigilant for the citizens of both countries, hence, this entire scenario created and prepared under a ‘US plan’ and sponsored by a ‘Jewish character’ and at present rulers as well as people of both counties are becoming enemies for each-other like India and Pakistan, sources claimed.

It is mentioned here for record that the PMI/Messenger have been highlighting not only on the above issue but also have flashed some important and exclusive reports in this connection and both media outlets have also indicating and intimating that what has happened, what is happening and what will be happened in future and world see, that all which has happened found absolutely hundred percent correct as PMI/Messenger reported and remaining is happening exactly the same which is being written but as like “casting pearls before swine” and “a dogs tail can never be straight” neither the former nor the present Australian government, agencies, authorities, bureaucrats, public and private organizations even local, national and int’l media are either still sleeping or don’t want to accept true and impartial journalism.

As per a report flashed by BBC, two Australian politicians refused entry to China have said they will not retract their criticisms of the country.

Andrew Hastie and James Paterson, both members of the government, were due to go on a study tour in China next month but their visa applications were rejected, and the Chinese embassy said they could only visit if they were to “genuinely repent” for their comments. Both Hastie and Paterson dismissed the demand.

The conservative politicians have been outspoken critics of China – singling out its human rights record, and its alleged interference in Australian politics.

A third politician due to go on the tour, Labor MP Matt Keogh, had not been denied a visa, according to think-tank China Matters.

There is an ongoing debate about Chinese influence in Australia, with some politicians accusing Beijing of trying to infiltrate Australian politics through donations. Others, however, believe the allegations are fuelling xenophobia and harming relations between the two countries.

In a statement after Hastie’s and Paterson’s visas were refused, a Chinese embassy spokesperson said that they “do not welcome those who make unwarranted attacks” on the country.

“As long as the people concerned genuinely repent and redress their mistakes, view China with objectivity and reason, respect China’s system and mode of development chosen by the Chinese people, the door of dialogue and exchanges will always remain open,” they added.

In response, Hastie told local media that he was “disappointed but not surprised” that he had been refused entry to China.

“Senator James Paterson and I will not repent, let me be very clear,” he said. “We will not repent for standing up for Australian sovereignty, our values, our interests, and standing up for people who can’t stand up for themselves.”

Paterson added: “There won’t be any repenting. I’m elected to represent the Australian people — their values, their concerns, their interests. I won’t be repenting on the instruction of any foreign power.”

Hastie, MP for Canning in West Australia and head of a parliamentary security committee, wrote an opinion piece in August that was published in Sydney Morning Herald.

In that, he compared the West’s approach to China to what he called the “catastrophic” failure to hold back Nazi Germany.

“Like the French, Australia has failed to see how mobile our authoritarian neighbor has become,” he wrote.

“Our next step in safeguarding Australia’s future is accepting and adapting to the reality of the geopolitical struggle before us – its origins, its ideas and its implications for the Indo-Pacific region.”

Shortly after the article was published, the Chinese embassy in Australia said the piece betrayed his “Cold War mentality and ideological bias”.

Paterson has also criticized the Chinese state, and has raised concerns about violence in Hong Kong.

“Hong Kong is one of the most amazing places in the world and what is happening there is an absolute tragedy and I believe the Communist Party bears some responsibility for that,” he told Australian broadcaster ABC on Friday.

The government has criticized China for its human rights record on several occasions this year. In particular, lawmakers have raised the alleged mass detentions of Uighur community in Xinjiang.

On Sunday, Foreign Minister Marise Payne raised “strong concerns” about a New York Times report which said it had obtained leaked Chinese documents detailing a crackdown on Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang.

“We have consistently called for China to cease the arbitrary detention of Uighurs and other groups,” Ms Payne said in a statement.

Diplomatic ties between the two nations have come under strain in recent years. On Monday, The Australian newspaper reported that a human rights co-operation program had been suspended in August.

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