I think your response is a bit Utopian. We are talking about dealing with a nation with the largest population on earth ruled (not led) by a harsh communist regime which over recent years has shown scant regard for international law. China has always been unpredictable. The evidence in the current situation shows that they initially disregarded the threat and muzzled whistle blowers, then tried to accuse the US military for originating the virus. They now claim to have restricted the virus and that affected numbers are stabilising. Do we really believe them? It is unhealthy for world economies to be so dominated and reliant upon one nation for much of its industrial output, but for that one nation to be so unpredictable makes the situation even more untenable. At the end of this pandemic, countries like Australia must re-examine their trading relationships with China and give serious consideration to improving self-reliance. In the middle of this China-caused pandemic, who do we find manufactures the majority of medical supplies? China. That has to stop. You mention the little bloke as the victim of international trade restrictions, but there are now over half a million identified "little blokes" suffering across the world because of China's callousness. If it takes harsh international reaction to bring China back to the pack, so be it.