Brutal moment TV reporter lists ALL the reasons why Australians don’t trust China to the Communist superpower’s ambassador – as he DENIES the country wants world domination
- Nine’s Chris Uhlmann fired off reasons Aussies don’t trust China at Press Club
- The Chinese ambassador shuts down claims China wanted world domination
The Chinese ambassador to Australia has shut down suggestions the communist superpower wants ‘world domination’ as he faced heated questions from journalists about the nation’s relationship with Australia.
And in a chilling warning, he said Beijing will seize Taiwan by ‘all necessary means’.
‘As to what that means? You can use your imagination,’ he said.
“When necessary, when compelled, we are ready to use all necessary means. As to what [that means]? You can use your imagination”
Xiao Qian, China’s new ambassador to Australia, used an address at the National Press Club on Wednesday to declare that while Beijing supported improvements to the ‘current international order’ they will ‘never seek to start a new one’.
‘In more than 40 years of reforming and opening up to the outside world, tremendous changes have happened in China.
‘China’s comprehensive national stance has been significantly enhanced but China’s diplomatic philosophy and China’s foreign policy remains unchanged.
‘China supports necessary reform and improvement to the current international order and system, but China never seeks to start a new one.
However, during a question and answer session, Nine’s political editor Chris Uhlmann was quick to challenge Qian’s claims the China was a benevolent superpower – and listed the reason why Australians don’t trust China.
TV reporter Chris Uhlmann (pictured) rattled off all the reasons Australians don’t trust China at the National Press Club
Chinese ambassador Xiao Qian (pictured) shut down claims China wants world domination
Uhlmann list of why Australians remains wary of China included:
- Beijing’s decision to occupy and militarise the South China Sea in contravention of international law
- Threatening an Australian Air Force aircraft flying over the South China Sea
- Imprisoning Australian without basic rights to national justice.
- Launch cyber attacks against private and public sector.
- Interfered in Australian politics, universities and with the Australian-Chinese community
‘Do you see why some Australians think when you talk about international law and positive policies, you do not do what you say?’ Uhlmann asked.
Chinese anti-aircraft batteries take part in military drills aimed at intimidating Taiwan
In response, Qian defended the nation’s actions in the South China Sea, saying claiming territories there were: ‘Necessary measures we have to take to protect the security of the areas which belong to us.’
Xi Jinping (pictured) gave a speech in 2019 committing himself to ‘reunifying’ Taiwan, saying he would use force if necessary
China has been conducting its most provocative war games Taiwan Strait to coincide with US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island on August 3.
The drills involving land, air and sea forces have seen the island blocked from the outside world.
China has also begun preparing to build a military base on the Solomon Islands, a nation less than 2000km from Australia’s coast, and seen a vital point to launch an attack on the U.S.
Nancy Pelosi (left) meets with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (right) in Taipei on August 3, in a move that provoked fury in Beijing
State-run media in China announced in June that the nation had expanded military operations in the region.
This news was worrisome for Australia as hostile tensions continue to increase between China and the West, with the Communist nation asserting ‘sovereignty’ and ‘jurisdiction’ over the international waters of the Taiwan Strait.
However, during his National Press Club speech on Wednesday, Xiao Qian said China continued to seek a stable and cooperative relationship with Australia.
‘No matter how China develops itself now or in the future, China will never seek hegemony or sphere of influence. The development of China-Australia relations is at a critical juncture,’ he said.
‘China’s policy of friendship and cooperation to Australia remains unchanged. And objective and rational objective of Australia on China and a positive and pragmatic policy towards China are fundamentally significant for a long-term stable and predictable partnership between China and Australia.’
A Chinese Xian H-6 bomber is pictured in the skies over the Taiwan Strait, amid huge military drills that will effectively blockade the island