It is consoling to learn that the Chinese ambassador to Australia is concerned about how we spend our taxes.
What, I wondered, could he impart to us about the expenditure of taxes by the Chinese authorities?
Perhaps we could be building dozens of coal-fired power stations, as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is doing?
Perhaps a massive expansion of our navy, as the People’s Liberation Army is undertaking.
Are we perhaps threatening military exercises around one of our neighbours, such as the Solomon Islands?
Perhaps there are things we need not bother spending taxes on, such as legal aid, as China has a 99 percent conviction rate, or pesky human rights bodies if you can ignore human rights….