同时，我也欣慰地看到10月10日澳洲外交部长Marise Payne和防长Christopher Pyne在悉尼举行和日本的双边部长会议，后在媒体发布会上共同强调澳中日的互赢互惠关系多么重要，而且必须通过建设性的对话、合作和接触来巩固。双边共同呼吁中国和美国使用相关机制解决贸易和政治争端，避免掀起新一轮“冷战”。外交部长Payne表示，世界贸易组织（WTO）等机构是最好的谈判场所。日本外交部长亦表示，中美应遵守国际秩序。这就对了！澳日的外交政策不再像以前那样一边倒向美国，一味埋怨中国——那不但没有建设性，反而把中美关系弄得更糟。澳日作为亚太地区重要成员，能够扮演重要的和解领袖角色，我相信亚太经贸组织（APEC）各国也会加以赞赏和支持的。
Dear Prime Minister of Australia,
On 11/10/2018, in the 3AW radio interview, you stressed how important Australia's relationship with China is. It needs to be handled with caution and in a measured and constructive manner with China, adding that Australia can play an active role in easing Sino-US relations. You also pointed out that Australia will continue to work closely with China and the United States despite the intensification of the Sino-US trade war, as Australia has independent diplomatic relations with both countries and does not choose sides in the trade war. You also stressed: Australia welcomes the Belt and Road framework as a contribution to the infrastructure of the region.
I am pleased that on 10/10/2018, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Christopher Pyne held a bilateral ministerial meeting with Japan's counterparts in Sydney. More importantly, in the press conference, they jointly stressed how important the win-win and mutually beneficial relationship between Australia and China is. It must be consolidated through constructive dialogue, cooperation and contacts. The two sides jointly called on China and the United States to use the relevant mechanisms to settle trade and political disputes and avoid a new cold war. Foreign Minister Payne says institutions such as the World Trade Organisation are the best place to negotiate. The Japanese Foreign Minister also said that China and the US should abide by the international order. That's right! Australia and Japan's foreign policy is no longer one-sided with the US and blames China for everything following the footstep of the US. , which, far from being constructive, has made Sino-US relations worse.
As important members of the Asia-Pacific region, Australia and Japan can play a crucial role as leaders for reconciliation and peacemaking. I am sure that all countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Organization (APEC) will also appreciate and support it.
I am pleased that Australia's foreign policy has taken a new direction under your leadership and will no longer be blindly subservient to the United States for which Australia was labelled "Sheriff of US in Asia Pacific".
I also agree that Australia should maintain a strong relationship with the United States, both politically and economically. But America is not perfect. The United States have made many mistakes in their history, in particular by constantly provoking and started many wars with its great military might. Australia, being her strong ally, has also participated in the many wars created by USA. These wars were started under the context of safe guarding the people from oppression and in the name of democracy and good governance and Governments. However the facts are nowhere near achieving these objectives.Take the Indo-China and Middle East wars for examples, in retrospect, United States has made terrible mistakes, in which innocent lives have been lost, their families have been destroyed, their lives and countries were ruined and created thousands of refugees fleeing their beloved countries. Tragedy after tragedy were repeated.
Australia should be able to distinguish the right from the wrong and should not continue to follow America blindly. United States has many good things we can learn from, and by all means, learn from their good things, and adopt if appropriate for Australia. However if United States makes mistakes, we must not follow blindly. As an ally, we should also point out the shortcomings of the United States and help her to correct them. Mr Trump has made a lot of bad decisions since coming to power, and I think smart Australian Prime Ministers and Ministers should know that or in retrospect, I do not need to point it out. I hope you will continue your efforts to improve the good relations among Australia, China, United States, Japan, Indonesia and all other APEC countries. Then Australia, and Australians, will end up to be the big winners. Thank you for your attention!
Dr Ka Sing Chua
National Board Member of MAPW
Australian International Councillor to IPPNW
AMA COUNCIL VICTORIA