A hopeful (but small) sign relations between China and Australia may warm

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

China has imposed numerous trade restraints on Australian goods and services.

This is in reprisal for Australia raising concerns on human rights in China and the origins of COVID-19. 

But, China is now asking the Australian government for support in joining a regional trade pact. In a letter from China's embassy in Canberra (Australia's capital) on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: 
  • "China ... stands ready to work together with all the other parties to promote globalization and regional economic integration."
  • "The Chinese economy and the Australian economy are highly complementary with enormous potential in cooperation"
So, maybe a sign of thawing in the chilly relationship. Maybe just a hope (pardon my four-letter word) though. 

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