Australian Prime Minister said”Australia will always be Australia”, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded
The Australian Prime Minister stated that Australia will not change its policy. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs:Australia should not harm the interests of other countries under the banner of safeguarding its own national interests.
On November 19, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian presided over a regular press conference. A reporter asked:After the Chinese Embassy in Australia claimed that Australia’s wrongdoing has caused tensions in Sino-Australian relations, Australian Prime Minister Morrison responded that Australia will always be Australia and Australia will make decisions based on its own national interests and values and will not change itself. policy. How does China respond to this?
Zhao Lijian responded that:China has repeatedly stated that Australia has repeatedly involved China’s core interests and major concerns. Taking wrong words and deeds on the issue and provoking provocative and confrontational actions are the fundamental reasons for the current difficult situation in China-Australia relations. The Australian side should face up to the crux of the setback in bilateral relations, take China’s concerns seriously, and take concrete actions to correct wrongdoings. I would also like to emphasize that mutual respect is the basic principle of handling state-to-state relations. We are firmly opposed to harming the interests of other countries under the banner of safeguarding our own national interests and imposing our will on others under the pretext of safeguarding our own values.
Source:Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
p class=”pgc-end-source”>Editor of this issue:Hu Hongjiang, Jiang Chuan