Australian press, political class and intellectuals have, for years, bent over backwards to explain and excuse the totalitarian regime that currently oppresses the chinese people.
Despite their denials, this behaviour is founded in fear - both personal and national.
The chinese government has proved to be vengeful with a long memory.
This failure to call out fascism is also founded in the puerile but widespread desire in the left to see a communist regime surpass the capitalist USA.
We need to keep maximum scrutiny and public pressure on the chinese government to respect the values that we hold dear. If you don't know what values I am talking about, then you are part of the problem....