I also would like to know as well, but however given his ties to Trump and his general lack of brain cells, he is the one person other then Trump that I want to see suffer for the decades to come. The next two months are going to be fun for me to witness how the us decline is going to affect him. And if he gets the virus, even better for me since he is quite frankly that useless that a chalk can do better then him in leading
Pretty sure that it is just pure RACISM in terms that the western cultural and economic influence is wanning as non-western nations are rising. Growing up in the west, we just figure we were superior by default because we were "1st world" (this was pre-internet, western mass media held the world with their view) , but the internet age has shown that we are really nothing special. There are just as smart, creative, good-looking, etc people all around the world. It is similar to HKers looking down at mainlanders all the way till the 2010s when mainland way surpass HK in every field, hence the recent hk uprising/localism. There bubble of superiority has been crushed.
The problem is it won't be Morrison that suffers. It'll be the Australians at large. The OZ is going to be in a whole lot of pain from now on. No economy with over 30% of their export dependent on China is going to get away scotch free by poking your export market in the eye.
The funny thing is, in the old colonial empire days. The British, when seeing their supplies of raw materials threatened would just engineer a coup. We've seen this many time in Africa in the 1950s and 1960s.
So if China takes a leaf out of the British book. .......