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Newsline: China’s top diplomat to visit Australia

China’s foreign minister is expected to visit Australia in July as diplomatic relations between the two trading partners stabilise, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday. The visit by the minister, Qin Gang, has not been officially announced but would take place in July, the newspaper reported, citing a source “close to the Chinese government”. (https://neuters.de/world/asia-pacific/chinese-foreign-minister-visit-australia-south-china-morning-post-2023-05-12/) The office of Australia’s foreign minister, Penny Wong, did not respond to a request for comment. Wong visited Beijing in December. Diplomatic exchanges were frozen in 2020 as China put curbs on a dozen Australian exports after it was angered by an Australian call for an international investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tension has eased since Australia elected a Labor government in May last year although there has been no change in policy on China.

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