On Friday (Feb. 26), the Communist Party of China announced without warning that it was suspending imports of Taiwanese pineapples (pineapples), sparking international concern. A U.S. think tank scholar responded by saying that pineapple pastry and Australian wine pairings are a taste of freedom.
On Friday (Feb. 26), the Chinese Communist Party announced without warning that it was suspending imports of Taiwan pineapples (pineapples), sparking international concern. A U.S. think tank scholar responded by saying that pairing pineapple pastry with Australian wine is a taste of freedom.
Last year, as the Australian government confronted the Chinese Communist Party on Taiwan, Hong Kong, the ban on huawei‘s participation in the construction of 5G networks, and the outbreak of the New Coronavirus (a Chinese Communist virus), the Chinese Communist Party retaliated in a “wolf-like” manner by imposing a deposit (similar to a tariff) on Australian wine from November 28, 2020, at a rate of The rate fluctuates between 107.1% and 212.1%.
Following Friday’s announcement that the Communist Party would suspend imports of Taiwanese pineapples, Riley Walters, an economist at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Asian Studies, tweeted that nothing goes better with Australian wine than Taiwanese pineapple crisp, which tastes “free”. The taste of “freedom”.
The tweet also prompted responses from netizens who said: Taiwanese pineapple crisp and Australian wine are on the same side! Oh, I love both (foods) and freedom; great advice, “the taste of freedom”, I love it; Walters, here’s to freedom.
In order to respond to the suspension of pineapple imports by the Chinese Communist Party, Taiwan Agricultural Committee quickly offered measures to respond to stabilize the price of pineapple origin, and called on the people and enterprises in Taiwan to support the domestic pineapple, the Agricultural Committee also opened a special line for enterprises to pre-purchase, less than a day, there are 10 enterprises enthusiastic response, pre-purchase more than 1600 metric tons of pineapple, including private enterprises, banks, processors, large e-commerce platforms, etc. have ordered.
Pineapple is an important source of income for farmers in the central and southern regions of Taiwan. About 11% of Taiwan’s pineapples are sold overseas, almost all of them to China. Agriculture accounts for less than 2% of Taiwan’s $710 billion technology-driven economy.
It is not uncommon for the Chinese Communist Party to kidnap trade to achieve its policy goals. Following the deterioration of relations between Canberra and Beijing, the CCP imposed high tariffs on Australian wine in addition to curbs on a range of other Australian imports, including coal, beef and lobster.
On December 1, 2020, the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), a group of over 200 parliamentarians from 19 countries, launched the The “Global Buy Australian Wine Campaign” is a united rejection of the Communist Party’s bullying behavior.
Shea, a former U.S. Deputy Trade Representative, has written that the CCP’s failure to comply with international norms is using its trade power as a bargaining chip.
Observers have also said that such bullying retaliation by the CCP has shown democracies around the world the nature of the CCP; if free societies continue to indulge it, once it replaces the United States and becomes the world’s top economy, it will be too late to contain it by then.
In 2010, the Chinese Communist Party, unhappy with the Norwegian commissioner’s choice of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, cut off Norwegian salmon imports for seven years. Matt Schrader, a researcher at Capitol Hill, wrote in Foreign Policy on June 5, 2020, that the Nobel Committee is not a government agency, yet the Norwegian government and businesses are being punished by the Chinese Communist Party for this. This form of collective punishment is a common feature of the CCP’s attacks on its so-called enemies, designed to encourage collective self-censorship.
Schrader said that money is the CCP’s most powerful tool for attracting and enticing submissives, and that any way the CCP could change the politics of other countries would be impossible without China’s central position in the global flow of goods and services.
Schrader said at the Time that the Chinese Communist Party’s use of globalization to interfere with Western democracies was the very reason why some in the U.S. government (Trump administration) were pushing hard for economic decoupling from China (CCP).