Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on the Remarks of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
2019/08/22

Q: According to reports, Australian Prime Minister Morrison said in an interview that China is much more than a "customer" for Australia and the two are comprehensive strategic partners. What's your comment?

A: We noted Prime Minister Morrison's remarks. He stressed that China-Australia relations go far beyond economic ties and trade and that Australia welcomes China's development and will not contain it. We appreciate this and hope that the Australian side will better translate their positive remarks into concrete actions to improve and develop China-Australia relations. We also hope people in Australia will view China and China-Australia relations in a more objective and rational manner.

China believes that a sound and steadily developing China-Australia relations serve the fundamental interests of the two peoples. We hope Australia will meet China halfway and move forward our comprehensive strategic partnership on the basis of mutual trust and mutual benefit.

(Source: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on August 21, 2019)

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