Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne did not elaborate on the reasons behind her decision. Photo: Bloomberg
Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne did not elaborate on the reasons behind her decision. Photo: Bloomberg
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Australia axes Victoria state’s belt and road pact with China, amid icy ties with Beijing

  • While agreements on scientific cooperation between Victoria and organisations in Iran and Syria were also cancelled, analysts say Canberra’s target is Beijing
  • The Foreign Arrangements Scheme was introduced after months of tensions between Canberra and Victoria’s premier over how to manage ties with China

Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne did not elaborate on the reasons behind her decision. Photo: Bloomberg
Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne did not elaborate on the reasons behind her decision. Photo: Bloomberg
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