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Chinese Regime’s New Ambassador to Australia Confirmed

Asia & Pacific Australia Cheng Jingye China China-Australia Relations Chinese ambassador International International Relations World Xiao Qian

Chinese Regime’s New Ambassador to Australia Confirmed


The Chinese regime’s next ambassador to Australia is Xiao Qian, Beijing’s current envoy to Indonesia. According to The Australian, Xiao’s nomination has been agreed to by the Morrison government and comes after the exit of “wolf warrior” Cheng Jingye, who’s tenure saw him adopt a more confrontational style of rhetoric against Australia. Xiao has also demonstrated a willingness to attack critics of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In September, he wrote in the Jakarta Post that Washington’s recent calls for an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 was a “political farce.” “The so-called origin tracing investigation of the U.S. government by its intelligence community is clearly politicising the issue of origin tracing,” he wrote in his op-ed. “Such a practice disturbs and sabotages international cooperation on origin tracing and on global fight against the pandemic.” Chin Jin, chair of the Federation for a Democratic China, warned in 2007 that regardless …

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