Wang Xining, left, the Chinese embassy in Australia’s deputy head of mission, shakes hands with Michael Smith, one of the last journalists working for Australian media to leave China, at an event in Canberra on April 21. Photo: AP Wang Xining, left, the Chinese embassy in Australia’s deputy head of mission, shakes hands with Michael Smith, one of the last journalists working for Australian media to leave China, at an event in Canberra on April 21. Photo: AP
Wang Xining, left, the Chinese embassy in Australia’s deputy head of mission, shakes hands with Michael Smith, one of the last journalists working for Australian media to leave China, at an event in Canberra on April 21. Photo: AP
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China welcomes foreign journalists if they ‘present true image’ of country: diplomat in Australia

  • Wang Xining, Beijing’s No 2 diplomat in Canberra, fielded questions on issues including the media, Xinjiang and Myanmar at the launch of the China Story Yearbook
  • He said China was ‘open’ for cooperation with Australia amid a downturn in relations, but its policy had been consistent and it would defend its interests

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Wang Xining, left, the Chinese embassy in Australia’s deputy head of mission, shakes hands with Michael Smith, one of the last journalists working for Australian media to leave China, at an event in Canberra on April 21. Photo: AP Wang Xining, left, the Chinese embassy in Australia’s deputy head of mission, shakes hands with Michael Smith, one of the last journalists working for Australian media to leave China, at an event in Canberra on April 21. Photo: AP
Wang Xining, left, the Chinese embassy in Australia’s deputy head of mission, shakes hands with Michael Smith, one of the last journalists working for Australian media to leave China, at an event in Canberra on April 21. Photo: AP
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