A picture taken “exclusively by the Weekend Australian” reveals that military intimidation was not China’s only objective during this week’s marine invasion of our harbour.
The picture plainly shows sailors of the People’s Revolutionary Army loading supplies of baby formula from a van onto one of their warships.
This week, three vessels of China’s taskforce turned up like home invaders in the middle of the night, without the knowledge of anyone it would seem but Prime Minister Scott Morrison. We reckon he didn’t know either but is claiming he did. Already, he is due for an interesting confab with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who was left in the dark along with the rest of the country.
In an article in Thursday’s The Australian, former coalition minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells accused Mr Morrison of callowly allowing Beijing to “dictate terms” and suggested he was “outmanoeuvred by Beijing”. Moreover, well after we had, she called bullshit on Morrison’s excuse that three Celestial ships had just returned from counter drug-trafficking operations in the middle-east. She said this was “misleading to the Australian public.”
Senator Fierravanti-Wells was a victim of the factional stoush during last year’s leadership spill, backing Peter Dutton. She quit when he lost, but in her former portfolio of International Development and The Pacific she maintained a hard line on China accusing them of building “useless buildings” and “roads to nowhere”.
Meanwhile, Australian Policy Institute executive director Peter Jennings was scathing, saying, “There’s been a pattern over the years where we only find out about senior (People’s Liberation Army) officials visiting after they’ve left.”
However, we were all wrong, or only just half-right it would seem, since the frigate Xuchang, the supply ship Luoma Hug and the amphibian platform dock Kunlun Shan were really here to grab supplies stocked away by greedy daigou shoppers; students and other Chinese with various visas acting here for China’s interests. The display of naval power was just in case customs tried to intervene. See, back in the Imperial motherland things are so corrupt that it turned out their babies were being fed rats’ milk which led to a colossal panic. Certain business people were either shot or had their body organs harvested while the average Chong no longer trusted domestic milk supplies leading to a black market in the Aussie stuff. Subsequently, Australian babies have in many cases gone hungry because of militant teams of Chinese ‘daigou’ shoppers raiding supermarket shelves and shipping the stuff overseas, at a thousand-percent markup.
Yesterday, five nationalists from the Australia First Party heeded the New Australian Bulletin’s call to go out and confront the Chinese. Their small presence spoke volumes politically and put the rest of us to shame.