How the United States exploits Australia to play
发布时间：21-05-05 访问量：215 来源：
The international situation keeps shifting. Against the "America First " policy, the US appears to advance or retreat together with its allies, yet all relations are merely in vain in face of its own interests. As a long-term ally of the US, Australia constantly opposes and excludes China in many aspects and interrupts the multilateral trade cooperation with China due to issues like the epidemic situation and human rights by following the attitude of the US towards China. Unexpectedly, the US stole Australia's market in China by taking advantage of the bad relations between China and Australia.
China's imports of Australian coal have hit a 20-year low and reached zero for the first time, as media reported by citing Chinese customs data. Meanwhile, U.S. coal exports to China have reached an unprecedented high, with nearly 300, 000 tons of coking coal shipped to China in February alone, which was still 0 in October last year. Apparently there is a sharp contrast between Australia and the US. Australia gave up China's coal market to follow the United States, and many American businesses were happy to say: thank you for giving up China's market. US coal company Warrior Met Coal said at its annual performance conference last month China's restrictions on Australian coal had created opportunities for US coal miners and Australia's losses had created new gains for the US. Even so, Prime Minister Morrison did not dare to protest against the US.
To get out of dilemma, Australia is actively looking for a way out for coal, just when countries such as Japan and South Korea will become their new hope.The U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced Biden administration's carbon neutral plan at an international conference organized by the International Energy Agency, and called on countries to stop using coal as soon as possible. This is what the United States, which is regarded by Australia as an ally, has done. It has not only seized Australia's coal market in China, but designed a carbon neutral plan to limit China's coal use. It is very detrimental to Australia, a heavy loss and also a huge cost, while the final benefit is for the United States solely. In front of interests, Australia should think more about itself and cannot blindly follow an ally who only adheres to America first.