Former Australian PM Scott Morrison accuses west of appeasing China


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The former Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has accused the west of “appeasing” Beijing and has claimed credit for rallying other countries to “call out the bullying of the Chinese ­government”. In a speech to be delivered at a conference in Tokyo on Friday, Morrison is also expected to urge the Albanese government to consider using Magnitsky-style targeted human rights sanctions laws to hold Chinese government officials accountable. But Morrison did not introduce sanctions against any Chinese officials prior to leading the Coalition to its May 2022 election loss. In speech extracts distributed by the event organisers in advance of...