The Australian and Chinese flags in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Photo: AFP
The Australian and Chinese flags in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Photo: AFP

China-Australia ties face new hit as Canberra gets veto on foreign deals

  • Australian parliament votes in new law that allows foreign minister to scrap agreements between foreign nations and state and territory governments
  • Law is widely seen as aimed at deals involving Beijing, including Victoria’s controversial agreement to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative

The Australian and Chinese flags in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Photo: AFP
The Australian and Chinese flags in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Photo: AFP
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