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In solidarity: Foreign ministers urged to back Australia in China spat – Sydney Morning Herald

An alliance of MPs from nine countries wants others to unite against “bullying and coercion” by Beijing.



It is represented in Australia by Andrew Hastie, chair of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee. Hastie is poised to join the ministry in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s pre-Christmas reshuffle.
Labor Senator Kimberley Kitching is also a member.
The parliamentarians said the attempts by the Chinese government to “threaten, bully and coerce Australia into acquiescing to its political demands” were a threat to “democratic countries everywhere.”
It comes after Chinese state media confirmed…

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