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Zhao Lijian: I hope Australia will view China-Australia cooperation and the Belt and Road Initiative objectively and rationally.

Zhao Lijian: I hope Australia will view China-Australia cooperation and the Belt and Road Initiative objectively and rationally.

According to the “Office of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs”, at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on December 9, a reporter asked: the Australian Parliament passed the Foreign Relations Act on the 8th

Giving the Australian federal government the power to cancel cooperation agreements signed by foreign governments, local councils and public universities.

The new law may affect the memorandum of understanding previously signed between China and Victoria, Australia, to promote the Belt and Road Initiative.

How does China respond to this?

Zhao Lijian: Legislation belongs to the internal affairs of various countries, and we will not comment.

At the same time, I would like to emphasize that the hard-won exchanges and cooperation achievements of China and Australia in the fields of economy, trade, culture, local and other fields are in the interests of both sides.” The Belt and Road Initiative is an economic cooperation initiative.

It has always adhered to the principle of joint discussion, joint construction and sharing, and advocated the spirit of openness, tolerance and transparency, which has brought tangible benefits to the people along the route. 

China and Victoria, Australia, have carried out successful cooperation practices under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, which has effectively improved the well-being of the people of both sides. 

I hope that Australia will view China-Australia cooperation and the Belt and Road Initiative objectively and rationally, do not artificially create obstacles to normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Australia

do not engage in selective and discriminatory law enforcement, but do more things conducive to mutual trust and mutual benefit between China and Australia.

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