Postcard #2

Dear China,

For political reasons that have nothing to do with the citizens of Australia or the citizens of the People’s Republic of China, our governments are engaged in a number of disputes. I think that this situation is a shame, and that the political decisions of governments do not need to become disagreements between people. We live in the same world and breathe the same air. Humanity is not divided by borders, only governments are. 

Stay in touch,

Matthew

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Matthew R Joseph

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3 thoughts on “Postcard #2”

  1. https://www.australiachinarelations.org/content/australia-china-monthly-wrap-august-2020

    Matthew, this ‘AUSTRALIA-CHINA MONTHLY WRAP-UP: AUGUST 2020
    SEPTEMBER 03 2020’ mentioned this:

    “While the Opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) has been, for the most part, supportive of the government’s anti-foreign interference efforts, some of its representatives have raised concerns about some aspects of the Morrison government’s recent push, especially as they pertain to Australian universities. Of the proposed new foreign relations powers, Shadow Assistant Minister for Education and Training Graham Perrett said that there was ‘a lot of cheap politics in this…with a little soupçon of xenophobia thrown in’, while Labor Senator and former Science and Research Minister Kim Carr stated the move was ‘a half-baked campaign against our scientists and researchers for partisan political reasons’, recommending against the Labor Party signing up wholesale to participate in a ‘McCarthyist campaign, part of culture wars to attack the university system’. Opposition Deputy Leader and Shadow Defence Minister Richard Marles in an August 4 speech also criticised ‘muscular language used by Morrison Government MPs about Australia’s relationship with China. It has not helped our relationship with China. It has done nothing to improve Australia’s strategic circumstances’.”

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