On December 20, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong boards a plane to China to meet with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Photo: AAP
On December 20, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong boards a plane to China to meet with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Photo: AAP

China-Australia trade tensions on Penny Wong’s Beijing agenda – but don’t expect a breakthrough

  • Wong, the first Australian foreign minister to visit China since 2018, will meet Wang Yi on 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties
  • Detention of Australians Cheng Lei and Yang Hengjun on spying charges expected to come up in discussion, with analysts predicting tangible results

On December 20, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong boards a plane to China to meet with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Photo: AAP
On December 20, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong boards a plane to China to meet with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Photo: AAP
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