We risked our lives in the fight against the Vietnamese communists, to protect the freedom of South Vietnam, we lost that freedom and found it again in Australia. We must protect Australian values for us and for our children.
The Vietnamese community who fled the Vietnamese communist regime to settle in Australia, understand the dangers of posed by the communism by communism, particularly by the Chinese communist regime. This is why the Vietnamese community has been putting every effort to alert the Australian Government at all levels, Australian business and the public against the dangers involved with trust in the Communist regime.
Long before the disastrous COVID-19 pandemic, our Community organised and held numerous public demonstrations in front of Victoria's Parliament House, the State Library, Federation Square, Flinders St. Station and Crown Casino, handing out flyers and calling on our fellow Australians to be aware of the dangers, and the insidious and evil nature of communist regimes. We have struggled to protect Australia against the dark intentions of China's increasing encroachment and interference.
As Australians, we are currently incredulously witnessing how the Chinese communist regime is asserting its influence on the Australian Government, almost coercing it to silence by way of restrictions from purchasing meat products from 4 abattoirs, putting 80 tariffs on Australian barley exports and Australian iron ore where they face severe customs procedures on arrival at their ports.
Australia should form stronger and democratic partnerships in trade
We value our trade with every country, but trade is only fair when there are reasonable and non-bullying attitudes.
We must do what we can to terminate the Belt Road Initiative. We are particularly appreciative of parliamentarians from across political parties who stand strong, putting Australian interests first, demanding an independent enquiry to be transparent about the Coronavirus origin.
We should use this opportunity to form stronger and more democratic partnerships and trade relations with other countries and diversifying our trading risks.
The Vietnamese community is waiting until there is safe to mobilise our people in protests against the BRI. We call upon all Australians to rise up und join with us when we take action. Together we can protect our nation, Australia as an independent and a sovereign country.
We risked our lives in the fight against the Vietnamese communists, to protect the freedom of South Vietnam, we lost that freedom and found it again in Australia. We must stop any form of infiltration by the Chinese communist regime and protect Australian values for us and for our children.
Bon Nguyen is President of the Vietnamese community in Australia, Victoria