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'Joke' and 'cheap': Australia and China's war of words continue

'Joke' and 'cheap': Australia and China's war of words continue”

"While these actions also hurt the Chinese economy, China's size and its political system make the Chinese government better able to deal with the fallout of these economic losses, at least in the short term", he told AFP.

"Australia notes recent comments from Chinese spokespeople emphasising the mutual benefits that flow from our trading relationship".

Australia-China connections have a variety of long-running toxic irritants, however Canberra increased Beijing's wrath by top global require an independent worldwide examination right into the beginnings and handling of the coronavirus.

China has started imposing tariffs of around 80 percent on Australian barley, saying it has confirmed dumping and significant damage to its domestic industry.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said Australia was committed to the global inquiry but wanted it to be as independent as possible from the World Health Organisation.

"The draft resolution on COVID-19 to be adopted by the World Health Assembly is totally different from Australia's proposal of an independent worldwide review", a spokesman told AAP on Tuesday.

The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to launch an independent probe into how it managed the worldwide response to the coronavirus.

The stress come as Australia attracts up strategies to take China to the global profession umpire intending to terminate high brand-new tolls on barley imports- although Canberra will certainly initially attempt to look for a polite resolution.

Beijing's ambassador in Canberra has also raised the prospect of consumer boycotts over the coronavirus inquiry.

Shi Yinhong, an adviser to China's cabinet and a professor of global relations at Renmin University in Beijing, said ties between the two nations were more likely to deteriorate than improve, given Australia's foreign policy alignment with the U.S.

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"To claim the WHA's resolution a vindication of Australia's call is nothing but a joke", the statement added. But in the same breath he accused China of playing cheap politics over the issue.

Australia wants to see the united front result in beefed up powers for independent disease detectives, giving them similar clout to weapons inspectors.

Mr O'Farrell said there were concerns over "actions to disrupt other countries resource exploitation activities and the unsafe and coercive use of coast guard vessels and so called maritime militias".

"We should be damn proud Australia is now leading the world".

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Monday the resolution wording of an "impartial, independent and comprehensive" evaluation, which included "an examination of the zoonotic origins of the coronavirus", had met Australia's requirements.

While Australia and China entered a free trade agreement in late 2015, tensions between the two nations have been simmering for years.

While China claims that it enjoys sovereign rights over much of the relevant waters, the tensions continue to grow as the White House accuses Beijing of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic in order to strengthen its presence in the region.

Pressed on her previous insurance claim the THAT could not manage an evaluation since it belonged to "poacher and gamekeeper", she claimed the body's independent oversight and advising board was "an independent organisation drawn from national governments, from NGOs, from the worldwide system with very broad experience in a range of public health areas".

"They serve in their personal (capacity)".



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