- 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.