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China to suspend economic dialogue mechanism with Australia

China to suspend economic dialogue mechanism with Australia

6/5/2021 6:47:00 AM

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.

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"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.

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