Chinese in Vancouver has a post arguing that Kevin Rudd, Australia’s newly elected, Mandarin-speaking leader, may lead his country into a position that challenges Canada’s China relations. Noted without comment:
Australia will almost surely become the most China-friendly country in the West with Kevin Rudd becomes the next Australian prime minister. How would that affect Canada?
The quick answer is: Canada will tail behind more.
Rudd has already said that he would make Australia a Western country that understands China and Asia most. [more]