Chinese ambassador Cheng Jingye at a reception to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in Canberra. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese envoy stresses Beijing’s role in Australia’s prosperity amid interference fears

  • Ambassador Cheng Jingye, in a front-page interview published in The Australian, said Canberra and Beijing should ‘handle differences in the proper way’
  • But the article, which also included Cheng’s comments on Uygurs in Xinjiang, drew criticism from several journalists with an analyst saying it was unlikely to be viewed positively by Australians
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Chinese ambassador Cheng Jingye at a reception to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in Canberra. Photo: Xinhua
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