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Voice: China not threat in the South Pacific

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-05-19 16:20

The Chinese and Australian national flags in Sydney, Australia. [Photo/Xinhua]

In a recent article published on Pearls and Irritations, an Australian platform for informed analysis and commentary, John Menadue rebuked the Western narrative of China and denied their claims of China being a threat in the South Pacific.

Menadue criticized the Western media for not acknowledging America's role in military aggression, with 800 military bases worldwide, many of which directly threaten China. He also highlighted the role of the AUKUS alliance in making China vulnerable to a US nuclear first strike.

The author further criticized the Western media's anti-China campaign, pointing out how they constantly bring up issues such as Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and debt traps. The article also touched on the double standards shown, with Western media failing to report on US hegemony.

Menadue refutes the notion that China would act as aggressively as America, citing that it has not threatened America or its allies. However, it does not accept the world hegemony that the US claims for itself.

Menadue believes that the real threat facing the South Pacific is climate change and rising sea levels, with little being done by rich countries such as Australia to address the problem. The article implied that AUKUS and its nuclear submarines may contribute to the worsening situation.

The article ends with a plea for a change in attitudes towards China, urging the West to adopt a more cooperative approach with China and deal with climate change, the real threat facing not only the South Pacific but the entire world.

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