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On the ABC's Q&A program on Monday night, Palmer called the Chinese government "mongrels" and claimed they "shoot their own people".

"We'll be suing them and they'll be answering the question. We've had three judgments in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Western Australia and an arbitration against these 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. And we're not going to let them do it."

The tirade began when Palmer was questioned about a legal dispute between his mining company Mineralogy and its Chinese state-owned partner, CITIC Pacific Mining.CITIC said in court that Palmer siphoned 12 million Australian dollars (11 million US dollars) to fund his Palmer United Party's election campaign. Palmer accused Beijing of trying to take over Australia.

"It won't stop the fact that the Chinese government wants to bring workers here to destroy our wage system. It won't stop the fact that they want to take over our ports and get our resources for free. So far they've shifted 200 million, sorry, 200 million (Australian) dollars worth of iron ore out of this country without paying for it. I don't mind standing up against the Chinese bastards and stop them from doing it. And I'll be doing that mate, don't worry about that."
Palmer said CITIC had shipped 187 million US dollars in iron ore from Australia without paying royalties to Western Australian state.

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Palmer said in 2011 that the Australian government "racially" discriminated against Chinese investment and Chinese people and government should be treated with "the dignity they deserve."At that time, Palmer received large amounts of money from his partnership with Chinese firms.


But Palmer changed his attitude after an increasingly bitter legal dispute between him and China's Citic Pacific. Palmer now is accused of illegally taking more than 12 million Australian dollars (11.2 million U.S. dollars) from his Chinese mining partner's bank account to use for his personal election campaign. He is also involved in a multi-million dollar legal battle with the Citic Pacific over mining royalties.


From this perspective, Palmer's irresponsible outburst should be taken with a grain of salt and Australian political and business leaders are standing together against his selfish comments.Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the Australian Parliament does not share Palmer's "abusive" views."It is abusive and unnecessary language, and Mr. Palmer is in the middle of a bitter legal dispute with China, with a Chinese company and I don't think he should use his public position as a Member of Parliament to insult one of our major strategic and trading partners," Bishop said.


The Chinese embassy in Australia has received emails of support from the Australian public who felt embarrassed by Palmer's tirade.In one of the letters, one Australian said, "As an Australian citizen, I would just like to let you know that I am outraged at the remarks by Clive Palmer regarding the Chinese people. Please be assured that the majority of Australians do not hold these opinions. I would not like you to think that we are racist, as Mr. Palmer appears to be."


China and Australia share good relations in different areas and on different levels.


China will join Australia and the United States in the inaugural military Exercise Kowari, a trilateral defense exercise to be conducted in Australia in October.Australian soldiers, for the first time, may travel to China later this year and work side-by-side with Chinese People's Liberation Army in joint military exercises.


However, Palmer's influence is not to be completely ignored. Palmer is an elected representative and his small political party wields crucial balance-of-power seats in the Australian senate.One of his party members is Senator Jacqui Lambie, who joined in Palmer's anti-China outburst, saying Australia was at risk from an impending invasion from the Chinese army.

Now it is intriguing to see the response of the Australian Queensland electorate, which voted for Palmer, to the offensive remarks of the attention-seeking businessman who misuses the public stage to promote his personal interests.


In the face of ensuing criticism, Palmer clarified his position on the Internet Tuesday morning. "My Q&A comments not intended to refer to Chinese people but to Chinese company which is taking Australian resources & not paying," he wrote in the Twitter.

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Well,  Bishop, the foreign minister of Australianhas apologized to Chinese gov for the rude remarks squirted by that fat screwup.

Chinese gov should sanction Cliver Palmer by no means. Chinese people should dump the stocks of Resourcehouse. Let that idiot get broken.
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Post time 2014-8-21 16:57:48 |Display all floors
Now now Children, stop squabbling and start acting at least your shoe size and preferably like mature adults.
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Clive Palmer is a foolish person, He's just lost two court cases involving control over a facility he is developing with his Chinese partner here in Australia.  I view his comments as a case of sour grapes.

He's done a couple of positive things while in office, one of which has been to stop Tony Abbott's gang of cut throat libertarian thugs from screwing over old age pensioners and a few other of societies most vulnerable groups of people.

In the case of China he's just plain wrong.  This is the same sort of rhetoric that was applied to the Japanese in the early to mid 80s when Japanese investors were buying up golf courses and hotels here.  It's misguided, does not do Australia any good in the eyes of the ASEAN nations and it also embarrasses most of the informed Australians.

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seneca Post time: 2014-8-21 16:38
A badly-needed tip for you:

When reporting a Western person's action, give that person's FULL nam ...

"give that person's FULL name, so that educated people can follow your post" & "There arte hundreds of Australians" Oops ? Or did Art Linkletter ever spell his name this way ?

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yipman2.1 Post time: 2014-8-21 09:29
Mr. Palmer has confirmed our worst suspicion... that there are a large number of imbeciles in Oz!

So what about the Chinese professor who continually refers to his Hong Kong countrymen as "dogs" ? Is he a typical example of the large number of imbeciles in his own country ?

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