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Australia gives a lesson in how to defang China's wolves

International public opinion is moving decisively against Beijing

| Australia
Xi Jinping's comments to the Politburo were not a signal for his cadres to back down.   © AP

Natasha Kassam is Director of the Lowy Institute's Public Opinion and Foreign Policy program and a former Australian diplomat.

When Xi Jinping addressed a collective study session of the Chinese Communist Party's top decision-making body on Jun. 1, he emphasized how important it was for China to expand its "circle of friends in international public opinion."

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