Chinese newspaper claims Australia becoming ‘poor white trash of Asia’

  • The Global Times newspaper said Australia will become ‘poor white trash’ 
  • The phrase was first said about Australia by the Singaporean PM back in 1980 
  • Article was a response to PM’s plan to stop states signing deals with China

A Chinese state-controlled newspaper has warned Australia will become the ‘poor white trash of Asia’.

The Global Times, regarded as a mouthpiece for the communist government, said in an editorial that Australia could become impoverished unless it welcomes Chinese investment.

The provocative article was a response to Prime Minster Scott Morrison‘s plan to stop states signing deals with foreign powers that go against Australia’s foreign policy.