Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on June 24, 2020
2020/06/24

AFP: Lowy Institute had an opinion poll which showed that the number of Australians who trust China to act responsibly on the world stage fell from 52 percent in 2018 to a record low of 23 percent. Do you have a comment? What is your evaluation of the current China-Australia relations?

Zhao Lijian: Australia's erroneous practices in its relations with China are not conducive to creating a favorable atmosphere of public opinion between the two peoples.

China's position on developing China-Australia relations is consistent and clear. A healthy and stable China-Australia relationship serves the common interests of both countries, but it requires the joint efforts of both sides. We hope that the Australian side will work with the Chinese side, earnestly uphold the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, and do more things that are conducive to China-Australia mutual trust and cooperation and in line with the spirit of China-Australia comprehensive strategic partnership.

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