The Australian embassy in Beijing. Canberra said the decision to cancel Victoria’s BRI pact with China was necessary to prevent Australia from hosting a giant infrastructure scheme “used for propaganda”. Photo: AP
The Australian embassy in Beijing. Canberra said the decision to cancel Victoria’s BRI pact with China was necessary to prevent Australia from hosting a giant infrastructure scheme “used for propaganda”. Photo: AP
Maria Siow
Opinion

Opinion

Maria Siow

Australia’s move to scrap BRI deal – for Chinese netizens, it’s Canberra who is ‘out of line’

  • Australia revoked two accords signed by Victoria state to join the Belt and Road Initiative because they were out of line with Canberra’s foreign policy
  • But for China, which adopted practices like respecting contracts, the move is seen as proof it will not get a fair deal, even if it plays by Western rules

The Australian embassy in Beijing. Canberra said the decision to cancel Victoria’s BRI pact with China was necessary to prevent Australia from hosting a giant infrastructure scheme “used for propaganda”. Photo: AP
The Australian embassy in Beijing. Canberra said the decision to cancel Victoria’s BRI pact with China was necessary to prevent Australia from hosting a giant infrastructure scheme “used for propaganda”. Photo: AP
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