Spears in place of Bridges: Australia, China and Fashioned Ignorance – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The reality is less rosy and more delicate. Australian diplomacy, practised in its ignorance, has little understanding about the importance of not losing face, and how it remains the precept that governs the cultural considerations of many of its neighbours. Coarseness, and an unqualified resolve to go to war in comradely fashion with the United States, remain dominant. Instead of being an accommodating bridge between East and West, Canberra remains a fashioned spear for Western power.

Spears in place of Bridges: Australia, China and Fashioned Ignorance – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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