China to suspend economic dialogue mechanism with Australia
BEIJING: China's state economic planner said on Thursday (May 6) that it has 'indefinitely' suspended all activities under the China- Australia ...
AsiaA visitor looks at a display of Australian wines at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on Nov 5, 2020. (File photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)06 May 2021 11:34AMShare this contentBookmarkBEIJING: China's state economic planner said on Thursday (May 6) that it has"indefinitely" suspended all activities under the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue, amid strained relations between Beijing and Canberra.
"Recently, some Australian Commonwealth government officials launched a series of measures to disrupt the normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Australia out of Cold War mindset and ideological discrimination," the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement explaining the decision.Read more: CNA »
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No mature country or politician will let emotions influence national decision-making or harm national interests and economic development. At present, some people in western countries govern the country with personal emotions and influence policies. Australia is one.