Australia has a better system of Governance to sell to the World.
So much misunderstanding and misinformation have been flying around in the West against China, it is very refreshing to see an insider commentator Philip Yeung explained the current situation facing China and the West in the following opinion piece published in John Menadue Blog:
(Misunderstood China, from a Chinese-Canadian contrarian
By PHILIP YEUNG | On 30 July 2020 Pearls and Irritations.
Philip Yeung is a former speech-writer to the president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and currently a freelance speech-writer and ghostwriter to local civic and government leaders. He is a guest lecturer at various tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and mainland China on public speaking and academic writing. He was educated at the University of Toronto.)
We could not agree with him more on what he has managed to incisively explain the current situation facing China and the West. All the good leaders around the world should take time and read this special article. It will be good for their country's national interest to understand China properly and trade and be friend with China. China is eager for peaceful development last 40 plus years and whatever the mistakes they made before, they are prepared to learn and change for the better. Overseas Chinese are good examples for them.
We have hope for Australia and are very pleased to see that our Foreign Minister Marise Payne finally has the courage to tell Pompeo at recent AUSMIN meeting: "The relationship we have with China is very important, and we have no intention of injuring it." She said in a joint press conference. "But most importantly from our perspective, we make our own decisions, our own judgements in the Australian national interest and about upholding our security, our prosperity and our values"(Financial Review 29 July 2020 Hugh White). Both Ministers emphasise putting Australia first during AUSMIN meeting with our own “independent” view.
As the Australia-China relations deteriorates dramatically recently, we are so glad to see that our Prime Minister and Ministers now have the courage trying to put a brake to it from sliding down further. We have joined many other fellow Australians involved in Government (Ex Prime Ministers/Ministers, Diplomats), education, tourism, agriculture, finances, small and big businesses etc, trying to persuade our Government that our paramount important trade relations with China must be properly maintained for the sole national interest of sustaining our economy, social cohesion and providing jobs, jobs and jobs. In order to do that, we must stop USA from instigating a war with China. We called for “Peace, peace and peace. Dialogue, dialogue and dialogue” in our last opinion piece, as a civilised way of solving all kinds of human conflicts, without hurting the ordinary innocent 1.4 billion and 25 millions of Chinese and Australians respectively. And for that matter we add in the 300 millions innocent Americans too.
Peaceful co-existence for all nations in the Asia Pacific is not only important for the livelihood of the peoples of USA, CHINA and Australia, it is also important to the peoples of the whole Asia Pacific and the World. Don’t let the stupidity of humankind commit war crimes again, because this time, it may destroy us all with nuclear warfare in sight.
We encourage our government to take the leadership of Asia Pacific by a strategic outreach of our influence to win the hearts and minds of SE Asian nations and the Indians, the Japanese, the Koreans, the Europeans and the Russians etc and be an influential peace maker around the World, working closely with United Nations.
We are proud that Australia has a better system of liberal, multicultural, democractic system of Governance that is envy to many countries around the World. This is an asset we can sell to USA, China and the rest of the World.
Dr Anthony Pun, OAM, National President, Chinese Community Council of Australia.
Dr Ka Sing Chua, National Senior Adviser, Chinese Community Council of Australia.
National Chinese Australian Leaders Group: Maria Chan, Shirley Huang, Dickson Mak, Daphne Lowe Kelly, James Leung, Lee Xj Li, Kingsley Liu, Daphne Lowe, Tony Pang, Junxi Su, Tony Tang, Dr Yen-Yung Yap, Li Zhang, Khoon Tan, Michael Yau OAM, Kee Guan Saw