News Corp raised the hatred of Muslims from 9% to 33% and proved it’s ability to create and not just report Islamophobia. It’s now doing the same with the Chinese. Scott Morrison has taken over from Abbott’s anti- Russian bent and his abandonment of the Pacific Region. However is he only dancing to America’s tune in being so anti- Chinese? (ODT)
Sinophobia in Australia is also emerging in debates about housing investment, donations to political parties, university campus politics, the purchase of agricultural land for mining, as well as general concerns about Chinese government influence, geopolitics and human rights issues in China. Public debate is appropriate, but emerging hysteria and sensationalism are shifting into animosity towards people with Chinese heritage in Australia.