Thursday 30 June 2022 04:54 AM China's brutal insult to Anthony Albanese trends now

Thursday 30 June 2022 04:54 AM China's brutal insult to Anthony Albanese trends now
Thursday 30 June 2022 04:54 AM China's brutal insult to Anthony Albanese trends now

Thursday 30 June 2022 04:54 AM China's brutal insult to Anthony Albanese trends now

The insulting and very unusual phrase China is using to slam Anthony Albanese - and exactly what it means Chinese newspaper has branded Anthony Albanese a 'greenhorn on diplomacy'  The phrase describes someone who is inexperienced and new to something  The insult came as Mr Albanese attended NATO meetings in Madrid, Spain 

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A Chinese newspaper has brutally branded Anthony Albanese a 'greenhorn' on diplomacy - meaning he's inexperienced and doesn't know what he's doing.

The Global Times - a propaganda mouthpiece for Beijing - used the old-fashioned word in an article this week as Mr Albanese headed to key NATO meetings in Spain.

'Since taking office in May, Albanese, who is a ''greenhorn on diplomacy'', has largely taken a similar line to the US,' the author wrote.

The word was used in the 15th century to describe a young ox or bull because their horns had not matured. 

A Chinese newspaper has brutally branded Anthony Albanese a 'greenhorn on diplomacy'. The PM is pictured with partner Jodie Haydon

A Chinese newspaper has brutally branded Anthony Albanese a 'greenhorn on diplomacy'. The PM is pictured with partner Jodie Haydon

The article came after the Prime Minister suggested the harsh and united response to Russia over its invasion of Ukraine would serve as a warning to China, which wants to reunite with Taiwan.  

He told the Australian Financial Review that Ukraine had demonstrated that 'attempts to impose change by force on a sovereign country meets resistance'. 

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian blasted Mr Albanese over the 'irresponsible' comments in a press conference on Wednesday. 

He said: 'We have also stressed many times that Taiwan is not Ukraine. A parallel cannot be drawn between them. Taiwan is not a sovereign country. We hope relevant politicians will stop making irresponsible remarks.'

The Global Times is also running an article claiming that Chinese investors are turning away from Australia in face of increased security checks.

A representative of a major listed Chinese firm in Australia told the publication: 'For Chinese companies going overseas, there are many options to choose other than putting all eggs in one basket with Australia.'

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