Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks
2020/06/08

Reuters: Over the weekend the Australian trade minister gave a media interview where he said he's been trying for weeks to reach his Chinese counterpart over the tensions raised by Australia's call for an international investigation into the origin of the coronavirus. He said China has not been responding. Is this true? Does China have any comment?

Hua Chunying: As I know, China and Australia have unimpeded diplomatic channels for communication in both Beijing and Canberra. As we stated on many occasions, a sound and stable China-Australia relationship serves the two countries' common interests, but it takes concerted efforts from both to make it work. We hope Australia can work with China on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, and do things that are conducive to our comprehensive strategic partnership.

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