Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin has called on Canberra to “reflect” on how it had handled its trade relationship with China in the past. Photo: AFP
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin has called on Canberra to “reflect” on how it had handled its trade relationship with China in the past. Photo: AFP

China-Australia relations: Beijing expects Canberra to make first move to repair relations, experts say

  • Australian officials have not responded to comments from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday calling on Canberra to ‘reflect’ on its actions
  • But current strong anti-China sentiment in Australia means Canberra is unable to make the first move to repair relations at this time, experts say

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin has called on Canberra to “reflect” on how it had handled its trade relationship with China in the past. Photo: AFP
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin has called on Canberra to “reflect” on how it had handled its trade relationship with China in the past. Photo: AFP
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