The former PM of Australia had visited Taiwan recently.
Recently, former Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott has visited Taiwan. China’s mercury has gone high due to this visit of Abbott. China lodged a protest with the Australian government and also warned Australia not to do so. China claims Taiwan as its part and often claims it.
Abbott’s visit comes at a time when there has been tension between China and Australia for more than a year. Abbott met with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing Wen. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian has threatened the Australian government in a press conference. Lijian has said that because the former PM has visited Taiwan, it is necessary that Australia reconsider its relationship with Beijing.
allegation of inciting controversy
Lijian said, ‘We would like to tell the people in Australia that they have to give up their Cold War thinking. At the same time, the fundamental facts have to be respected by abandoning the prejudiced ideology. At the same time, China and China’s development goals have to be understood and avoid irresponsible comments.
On behalf of the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it has been said that Abbott has interfered excessively in the internal affairs of China. Lijian has accused Abbott of trying to stir up a dispute between Australia and China.
Tony Abbott visited Taiwan last week. He told the countries of the world to be prepared for the conflict arising due to Chinese aggression. Abbott also said that any kind of confrontation on Taiwan can divide the world in two parts.
China furious over Abbott’s statement
Abbott had said that because of Taiwan, the world would be divided into two parts as democracy and dictatorship. The London-born former Australian PM Abbott is currently in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government as Special Envoy for Home Affairs. He has given a statement that China is bringing the world closer to conflict at this time by increasing its activities in the gray zone. Zhao has termed this statement of Abbott as nonsense. He says that Abbott is completely confused and he himself does not know what he is saying.
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