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After the US-backed Afghan government collapsed to the Taliban on Sunday, President Biden and numerous top administration officials openly blamed the Trump administration for the crisis.
For the last three decades, the world has been drawing closer to China. Of all major Western nations, Australia has gotten closer than any other. And now it is realizing the fearsome consequences of that embrace. It may be too late for Australians to pull out of the relationship. But their fate is a powerful warning to the rest of the world. It started with a business relationship. After growing at an astonishing annual rate of around 10 percent for some 30 years, China is now, by some measures, the world’s largest economy. It takes a massive amount of raw materials to fuel such growth, making Australia a perfect trade partner. In 2017, one third of Australia’s exports went to China, and nearly a quarter of its imports came from China. Soon the economic relationship went beyond trade. Chin...[Read More]