With Gordon standing next to him in Downing Street, the new Aussie PM, Kevin Rudd, made it clear that no Chinese security forces would be pushing him around when the Olympic torch came to Australia. Gordon just stood next to him silently. Just like he did when Chinese security officers threw their weight about in Downing Street.
Chinese speaking Rudd also said he had a prior appointment and would not be receiving the flame personally. “We will not be having Chinese security forces, or the Chinese security services, providing security for the torch when it is in Australia. We – Australia – will be providing that security.”