The Chinese-Australian community’s votes are a hot ticket, so why are politicians keeping them at arm’s length?

//The Chinese-Australian community’s votes are a hot ticket, so why are politicians keeping them at arm’s length?

The Chinese-Australian community’s votes are a hot ticket, so why are politicians keeping them at arm’s length?

Asked on the campaign trail this week how Australia could balance its relations with the United States and China, Prime Minister Scott Morrison replied there was no need to choose between a “friend” and a “customer”.The remarks by the leader of the centre-right Liberal Party – who is hoping for a return to the top office in Australia’s May 18 federal election – tanked with Chinese-Australian social media users.The comments served to remind Chinese-Australians of how they have long been treated…

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