Oct 09, 2018 07:47 PM

Exclusive: Australia’s Prime Minister Says China Not Targeted by Investment Restrictions

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: VCG
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: VCG

* Morrison says China and Australia “have a productive and warm relationship that is underpinned by strong fundamentals”

* On trade, prime minister says that “Australia is in a unique position to engage with both China and the U.S. and should always seek to de-escalate tensions”

(Sydney/Beijing) — While the media and commentators might talk about the Australian government’s concern over supposed Chinese efforts to influence its politics and national security issues, both countries have great mutual respect and a strong economic relationship, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

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