Penny Wong said she had raised the case of two Australian detained on spying charges in the talks with Wang Yi. Photo: dpa
Penny Wong said she had raised the case of two Australian detained on spying charges in the talks with Wang Yi. Photo: dpa

China and Australia are talking again, but hopes for meaningful progress remain low

  • The two countries have agreed to resume high-level dialogues after several years, but they appear unwilling to shift on some of the main sticking points
  • Canberra’s concerns include trade restrictions and the detention of 2 Australians, while Beijing is worried about security ties with the US and investment curbs

Penny Wong said she had raised the case of two Australian detained on spying charges in the talks with Wang Yi. Photo: dpa
Penny Wong said she had raised the case of two Australian detained on spying charges in the talks with Wang Yi. Photo: dpa
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