Naive. That is the word that comes to mind when one reads the musings of Australian journalists reacting to China's move to impose additional tariffs on Australian wine, just the latest reaction from Beijing to show Canberra that it can hurt the country's economy if it so wishes.
If proof were ever needed that the US directly interferes in Australia's internal affairs, US ambassador Arthur Culvahouse has provided it in spades, intervening in a dispute between Beijing and Canberra over a list of Australian actions which reportedly annoyed the Middle Kingdom.
China has overtaken the US as the dominant nation as far as cross-border data flows are concerned, the website Nikkei Asia reports, pointing out the Beijing now accounts for 23% of the flow while Washington is a poor second at 12%.
Take comfort in that when it takes 2 hours to watch a 90 minute movie on Netflix.
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