Liberal MP Jason Falinski says Australia will continue to act in its national interest despite China’s “baiting”.
It comes as China’s Global Times has warned there would be no diplomatic solution were Australia to challenge China’s sovereignty over Taiwan.
“This is a bit of baiting from the Global Times, that’s what they’re experts at,” Mr Falinski told Sky News host Rita Panahi.
“China wouldn’t ever act in our national interest and I don’t think that they can really expect any other country to do that for them either.
“We’ll keep standing up for ourselves and standing up for Australians.”