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Australian PM Won’t Respond to Beijing’s ‘Demands’ At Meet

  • China’s Wang Yi issued four demands to fix Australia relations
  • Australia seeking to repair ties with largest trading partner
Anthony Albanese

Anthony Albanese

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has ruled out complying with a list of demands from the Chinese government to improve relations between the two countries, complicating attempts to repair diplomatic ties between Canberra and Beijing.

Speaking at a press conference in Canberra on Monday, Albanese said Australia “doesn’t respond to demands” when asked about a statement by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who has listed four “actions” by which Australia could improve its relationship with Beijing.