People exercise along a promenade in Melbourne. Victoria state is pushing ahead with the message that it is open to trade with China. Photo: EPA-EFE

Australia’s state of Victoria pushing ahead with belt and road plans, despite Canberra’s objections

  • Victoria plans to sign agreements for investment under China’s Belt and Road Initiative within weeks, as Beijing ramps up trade tensions with Australia
  • Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton asked the state government to justify taking part in a ‘propaganda exercise’ for Beijing
Topic |   Australia
People exercise along a promenade in Melbourne. Victoria state is pushing ahead with the message that it is open to trade with China. Photo: EPA-EFE
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