(ThePatriotSource.Com)- Australia took the brave move to side against China and in favour of Taiwan on Friday, adding its support to the oppressed country’s big to rejoin the World Health Organizations. The move will certainly not make the current tensions between China and Australia any better.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a spokesman for the Australian government said that the world needs a global response to the coronavirus and that the World Health Organization needs a good relationship with all health authorities, including Taiwan.
As more countries place blame on China for the outbreak of the virus, puts even more pressure on the communist Chinese government to change its approach to international relations.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently joined the United States in calling for a full investigation into the origins of the Chinese coronavirus, too. The Chinese government wasn’t happy when the country demanded that China allow access to foreign investigators to see whether the virus did come from a wet market, or whether it was accidentally released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
It doesn’t look like the Australian government is too shook up about China’s response, however, because Australia is now throwing its weight behind the island state of Taiwan despite China’s claim against the independence of the country. Beijing has long asserted that Taiwan is Chinese territory, but since the Democratic Progressive Party won Taiwanese elections in 2016, the Chinese Communist Party has increased efforts to isolate the country.
Taiwan News also reported on April 29 that Beijing labeled Australia “gum stuck to the sole of its shoe.”
“After threats of a boycott by Chinese consumers failed to have the desired effect, Chinese state-run media on Monday (April 27) bitterly described Australia as ‘gum stuck to the bottom of China’s shoe,’” Taiwan News reported.
Later this month, the World Health Organization will host its annual meeting. The coronavirus outbreak means that it will take the form of a three-hour video conference hosted online rather than the normal conference that takes place in Switzerland each year.