Author: cheok hong chuan
Date: 02-26-12 20:42
A simple word of advice to whoever is the PM of Australia.
 Understand Chinese culture in relation to how you relate to friends - how you display only good things in public even though you are busy discussing conflicts and differences in private - certain things you have to do behind the 'screen'.
 Also if you are a 'neighbour' besides being a friend, you have to act 'neighbourly' - discuss privately with other 'neighbours' before you act unilaterally like the Deputy Sheriff for a Sheriff is not a 'neighbour'. What is the Asean way of doing things?
 If you are 'Asian' you have to learn to do things the 'Asian' way - that is focus on the L-T relationship before you start rattling away on the S-T considerations without any care as to the direction of the future.
 Remember it will always be an 'apple and orange' situation - do not pretend that it is not. Focus on the things that you both share - being fruit - and let the world enjoy both the apples and oranges of this world.
cheok hong chuan
<a href="http://www.asiawind.com/forums/profile.php?f=11&id=2022">charles koon</a> wrote:
> The final count of the ballot: 71 to 31 in favour to the
> Kevin Rudd has paid for his arrogance and I doubt if a
> leopard can change its spots. After his behaviour towards
> Madam Fuying on BBC TV by showing his back to her, which is
> incominsurate to his then position.
> Here is another report on what others think of him:
> Rudd return would strain China links, says
> THE return of Kevin Rudd as prime minister would likely cause
> more friction between Australia and its largest trading
> partner, China, according to a senior scholar affiliated with
> the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
> The warning from Jiang Yuechun, a former diplomat who is now
> a top official within China's Institute of International
> Studies, came in an interview with popular Chinese
> broadcaster Phoenix TV and painted a negative picture of Mr
> Rudd's reputation in China.
> ''Kevin Rudd has been broadly supportive of the US's return
> to Asia and various Japanese designs for the Pacific
> co-operations - we have had many clashes as a result of that.
> I think the return of Rudd will create more friction and
> warning points on regional and strategic issues,'' he said.
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> Mr Jiang also pointed to the troubled state of relations
> between the two nations during Mr Rudd's stint as prime
> minister. ''We all know that when he was still in power, the
> clashes between two countries have increased noticeably,'' he
> This is the latest revelation of Beijing's displeasure at Mr
> Rudd and the first time that a senior figure from the Chinese
> foreign policy establishment has come out to openly criticise
> Mr Rudd.
> The Herald revealed that Chinese officials had loudly, but
> until now privately, voiced their displeasure at Mr Rudd's
> attitudes and policies towards China.
> ''The Chinese certainly have Rudd pegged on where he stands
> vis-a-vis China and presumably he's let them know this
> anyway,'' said Ralph Cossa, the president of the Pacific
> Forum in Honolulu, run by the Centre for Strategic and
> International Studies.
> During Mr Rudd's time at The Lodge, the relationship between
> the two countries was rocked by a series of disputes over
> foreign investment, defence postures, human rights and the
> arrest of Australian citizens.
> Mr Rudd openly criticised Beijing over human rights in Tibet
> and Xinjiang during an official visit to China and he
> delivered that message in Chinese. The defence white paper
> from the Rudd era also suggested that China was a security
> The relationship hit a low point in mid-2009, after the
> Chinese state-owned giant Chinalco failed to acquire a
> substantial part of Rio Tinto, and the subsequent arrest and
> conviction of the Rio Tinto executive Stern Hu.
> Mr Rudd also lost some of his lustre as the first
> Chinese-speaking Western leader in China.
> An online news site ran the editorial that ''your average
> Chinese is unlikely to mourn or disappoint over the
> resignation of Kevin Rudd as the foreign minister. In fact,
> the evaluation of Rudd, the first Chinese-speaking foreign
> leader, on the Chinese social media is largely negative.''
> One blogger was quoted saying that ''because he knows
> Chinese, that is why he knows how to make an enemy of China''.
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