Tough, but no wolf: can China’s new envoy to Australia make a difference?
Tough, but no wolf: can China’s new envoy to Australia make a difference?
  • New envoy Xiao Qian has extended an olive branch to Canberra. But while some see a subtle shift in China’s tone, others say nothing fundamental has changed
  • Xiao has experience in three of the four Quad countries and his time in Indonesia leads some to speculate he will leverage Asean to “nudge” ties in a positive direction
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An Australian flag outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Getty Images
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Tough, but no wolf: can China’s new envoy to Australia make a difference?
4 hours ago
  • New envoy Xiao Qian has extended an olive branch to Canberra. But while some see a subtle shift in China’s tone, others say nothing fundamental has changed
  • Xiao has experience in three of the four Quad countries and his time in Indonesia leads some to speculate he will leverage Asean to “nudge” ties in a positive direction

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