Peter Dutton warns the world not to be silent on China as tensions rise in Taiwan IG News

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Peter Dutton warns the international community not to make the same mistakes with China as he did with Russia ,
Leader of the Opposition doubled Regret to say that strong action was not taken against Russian President Vladimir Putin in the lead up to the invasion of Ukraine.

“It doesn’t make sense to say in a few months or a few years’ time that the Chinese have moved to Taiwan, we haven’t seen it coming,” he told Nine on Friday.

“We are right in shining a bigger spotlight on the behavior, calling it… if we do, it stands the best chance of keeping the peace in our region.
“A lot of people would be saying, if only we put more pressure on Putin not to go to Ukraine…
Following the island visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week.
Acting Prime Minister Richard Marles reaffirmed the need for a “competent” and “powerful” defense force amid rising regional tensions.
Mr Marles, who is also defense minister, would not draw on how Australia would face a potential Chinese attack, but he called for de-escalation.

“The world wants to see that… we will all breathe a sigh of relief (if) we see a return to normal peaceful activity there,” he said.

“From Australia’s perspective … our engagement here is based on the fact that we have an unchanging policy of seeing no change in the status quo in the Strait of Taiwan.”
European Union ambassador to Australia Michael Pulch said he was “deeply concerned” by China’s military drills.
“We have a one China policy and we stand by it … we were very clear that Taiwan is not an independent country,” he told Sky News.
“We were also very clear that we do not want to see a unilateral change in the status quo.”
Xiao Qian, Ambassador of China to Australia where he said there was “no agreement” on Taiwan, and that his country’s 1.4 billion people would decide its future.
He also said that for the 23 million people living in Taiwan “there may be a process for Taiwanese people to have a true understanding of China.”
Responding to calls from the National Press Club to ban the Chinese ambassador, opposition foreign affairs spokesman Simon Birmingham said the decision rests with the organisation.
“I respect that and it’s part of the freedom we should celebrate,” he told Sky News.

“The journalists who participated did a great job ensuring that this was not a one-sided presentation of state opinion on the part of China, but was in fact heavily scrutinized and challenged by those journalists.”


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