Bill Shorton, leader of the Australian opposition Labour Party, delivered a speech at the Roy Institute, an Australian think tank, on October 29, highlighting Labours foreign policy. Australia will hold general elections next year, in the ruling partys low support rate background, the Labour Partys positive statements on Chinas policy caused concern.
Shorton said in a speech that the Labour Party would adopt a more independent foreign policy to balance Sino-US relations if it came to power, the Australian Daily reported Wednesday. Shorton said that relations with the United States remain the pillar of Australian foreign policy, and that the United States presence in the region is most beneficial to Australias interests. But Australias interests are not always in line with those of the United States. We have different concerns, different relations with our neighbors, different economic structures. He said that the Labour government will not follow the United States as a strategic threat to China, and that the alienation of relations with China will be determined by Australias national interests. China accounts for one fourth of Australias total trade and will be Australias largest export market in the foreseeable future. The Labour government will not deal with China by simply speculating on the worst situation of Chinas long-term ambition.
Another big signal sent by Chaudun on the 29 day is to set up an infrastructure investment bank in South Tai island. He suggested that if Labour wins the next election, it would increase the Australian governments aid to the Pacific region and establish a government-backed infrastructure investment bank to meet the huge development needs of the Pacific region and consolidate Australias position in the region. He said the move was not aimed at counteracting Chinas growing influence in the region, but at preventing its South Pacific neighbors from becoming the least developed country on the planet. Labours goal was to meet the specific needs of countries in the Pacific region, not to compete with China.
The analysis shows that Shortons foreign policy speech at this time has a clear intention to build momentum for the next general election. Morrison, who took office in August, has become the fastest-dropping prime minister since 1996, the Australian newspaper reported Wednesday. The latest polls show that in the past two weeks, voterssatisfaction with their performance has fallen to 41%, and dissatisfaction has risen to 44%.
But even though the government has fallen into a minority after the by-election defeat, 52% of Australian voters still do not want early elections, but let the current government continue to run until next May to complete its term, because Australians are tired of tossing and turning. Source: World Wide Web Editor: Li Feng, editor in chief: Shi Jianlei _NBJ11331
But even though the government has fallen into a minority after the by-election defeat, 52% of Australian voters still do not want early elections, but let the current government continue to run until next May to complete its term, because Australians are tired of tossing and turning.