China tells Australia to abandon its ‘Cold War mentality’ while criticising our politicians – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-29/china-warns-australia-over-old-war-mentality/100102896

In his Wednesday press conference Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, called Australia’s politicians the “real troublemakers” and declared Australia’s hyping of a China threat “unethical”.

… relationship with China,… has deteriorated since Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne called for an investigation into the origins of COVID-19.

Philippines Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters China has “no authority or legal basis to prevent us from conducting these exercises” in the South China Sea because “their claims … have no basis.” The Philippine coastguard and fisheries bureau started maritime exercises on Saturday inside the country’s 321-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ),

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