“Danny Russel, a senior China hand in the Obama White House who is now at Asia Society, told Global Translations, ‘We want China’s eyebrow to get burned here.’ The heart of the matter, Russel said, ‘is that if this intimidation play works against Australia, and in due course third countries — if it’s seen to have hurt Australia and to some degree cowed Australia — there is going to be more of this behavior…'”

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