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China threatens punishments if Australia probes Beijing’s coronavirus response

China threatens punishments if Australia probes Beijing’s coronavirus response

China warned Australia Monday that an international inquiry into the coronavirus origins could result an economic backlash against the latter. Chinese Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye said a probe could encourage Chinese citizens to boycott Australian products and tourists to avoid the country.Australia last week called for members of the WHO to support a review into the origins of the virus.

Yoshiki 3 months

This is the state of CCP, you can't even question anything they do, no matter right or wrong, they always want the final say on things. At least people will wake up to their bs now.

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 3 months

Then if China is not guilty, why are they getting all defencive? We export alot of premium coal, gas, wool, meat and grain too China. The threat has weight.

O'Brien 3 months

We’ve got lazy and dependent on the easy money from Chinese students, tourism, cheap manufacture and agricultural markets at the expense of our own manufacturing base and tech industries amongst others. Time to expand our trading horizons.

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 3 months

CCP relies more on the west than the west relies in the CCP. All should call their bluff.

Spdrcr 3 months

That is out rage, Australia has right to investigate the Wuhan virus as WHO fail to do so. If China can't by the rules of WHO then they need to leave the WHO or be expelled from WHO.

Boo 3 months

Maybe now all the young socialist-commies will finally see how a socialist government really works. Remember u r just a number, u have no rights, only the masses matter.

not the 1%
not the 1% 3 months

sanctions dont look so pretty when u r the target hey Australia?? supporters of sanctions on 3rd world people all of the globe.... but when u r the target its economic coercion?? or economic "" terrorism""?? too funny

Tim 3 months

It seems strange that the outward facing part of the CCP, clearly aware of their culpability for the global pandemic would be so arrogant. If this isn’t a call to the world to boycott China in every sense then I don’t know what would be more convincing.

Ironborn Pyke
Ironborn Pyke 3 months

Then make it an multinational Investigation and let China boycott everyone. See how far that gets em. Besides we should all (worldwide) boycott China and move manufacturing out. Threat that Chyyyna see how well you do if we leave ya off to the side.

Stefan 3 months

australia: ah yes, chinese tourists, oh my, everyone's going to miss them.. 🤣

IIzard 3 months

CCP more like CC small pp

KOAN. 3 months

Hey China, bring it. Ccp has more to lose than Australia does.

Max Bants
Max Bants 3 months

So they're admitting guilt?

Gaurav 3 months

Wow threats ?? That's humble 😂

Jax Milovitch
Jax Milovitch 3 months

We should detach from China. Thing is roots are in deep.

Matthew 3 months

Very interesting that no left wing outlet is reporting this

Hugo Stiglitz
Hugo Stiglitz 3 months

Oh no, how will we ever cope? What insignificant treats they are, the Chinese rely on Australia for food and energy.

Nate 3 months

Lmao I remember when Israel did the same thing to the ICC. Why do countries fear investigation if they have nothing to hide?

tsylana 3 months

Toothless, unnecessary, retorts like this are dumb. Let the observers in, let them see that there's nothing to the conspiracy theory, and then move on without any disturbance to the relationship. Benefits both parties.

Derrick 3 months

Holding Australia at Ransom just shows China has something to hide ..if China is really “innocent “ as they claim to be . They would be embracing the investigation because it would clear up their name wouldn’t it ? 🤔

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