China Hits Back as Australian MP Clive Palmer Vows to Keep Fighting ‘Chinese Bast#rds’
By Sounak Mukhopadhyay | August 20, 2014 1:26 PM EST
Australian MP Clive Palmer called China "mongrels" that shoot its own people. Interestingly, Palmer's opponents have earlier accused the politician of threatening the democratic relation between Australia and China with his reckless use of words against the Asian government.
China's President Xi Jinping waits before a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this May 6, 2013 file photo.
Palmer was speaking on ABC's Q & A when he accused the Chinese government of stealing Australia's natural resources. The Aussie political showed an astonishing use of non-parliamentary vocabulary to express his views on "communist" China. "I don't mind standing up against the Chinese bastards and stopping them from doing it," Palmer said.
The Chinese embassy in Canberra criticised Palmer's strong words about the Chinese government. "The words of Mr Clive Palmer MP are absurd and irresponsible, which are full of ignorance and prejudice," a spokesman said.
Palmer's company Mineralogy is presently fighting a legal battle with CITIC Pacific, a state-owned farm by China. The Chinese company has accused Palmer of misusing $12 million. The businessman-turned-politician, on the contrary, denied the allegation that his company had been engaged in such discrepancies. The Chinese company alleged that Palmer used the money to fund the Palmer United Party election campaign.
The Australian politician did not hesitate to voice his opinion against the Chinese government in the strongest manner possible. He said that he would continue to fight against the "Chinese mongrels". "I'm saying that because they're communist, because they shoot their own people, they haven't got a justice system and they want to take over this country," Palmer said.
Host Tony Jones continued to press Palmer to talk about the alleged misuse of funds. Palmer said that the "Communist" government of China owed him $500 million. ""We'll be suing them and they'll be answering the questions," Palmer said, "We've had three judgements in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Western Australia and arbitration against these Chinese mongrels."
Palmer kept on damning the Chinese government which, according to him, would want to destroy the wage system in Australia. "They want to take over our ports and get our resources for free. So far they've shifted $200 million worth of iron ore out of this country without paying for it," said the fuming politician.
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