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China lobbies Australian parliament on joining regional trade pact | Source: NRZ

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, left, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

China has lobbied the Australian parliament to help it join a major regional trading pact, describing the strength of Chinese trade with Australia and avoiding mention of billions of dollars in punitive sanctions imposed by Beijing. The Chinese embassy’s suggestion came in the same week that Australian Treasurer said Australia must diversify its economy to rely less on China, its largest trading partner.

Source: NRZ


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