Relations between Australia and China have soured since Canberra called for an international probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Relations between Australia and China have soured since Canberra called for an international probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
Relations between Australia and China have soured since Canberra called for an international probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

Australia set to approve veto powers over foreign deals amid China tensions

  • The law allows the federal government to block any pact between Australian states and a foreign government, such as Victoria’s belt and road deal with China
  • PM Morrison has stressed the legislation is not aimed at any country but it is widely seen by analysts as directed at Beijing

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Relations between Australia and China have soured since Canberra called for an international probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Relations between Australia and China have soured since Canberra called for an international probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
Relations between Australia and China have soured since Canberra called for an international probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

Corrected [4:30pm, 3 Dec, 2020]

  • [4:30pm, 3 Dec, 2020]

    An earlier version of this Reuters article incorrectly stated that Australia had approved the new law.

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