r/worldnews – Democracy wine: politicians worldwide pledge to drink Australian wine in stand against China

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They’re all drinking Australian wine to “Stand against authoritarian bullying” in response to brutal trade tariffs slapped on the country by China amid an escalating diplomatic standoff.

Miriam Lexmann – a Slovakian member of the Christian Democratic Movement who sits in the European Parliament – said the campaign to drink Australian wine was an attempt to “Stand against Xi Jinping’s authoritarian bullying”.

China is Australia’s biggest wine export market, receiving about 37% of Australian wine exports, worth more than $800m.

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