China Suspends Diplomatic Talks with Australia

China has announced that it will be suspending China- Australia strategic economic dialogue ‘indefinitely’. In a statement from Chinese officials, they alleged the commonwealth government has a ‘cold war mindset’ and is being ideologically discriminatory.

Soofia Tariq asked Professor James Laurenceson, Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute at UTS, how likely is this decision a retaliation to the federal Government vetoing Victoria’s belt and road agreement with China?

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