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Dec 19, 2022 03:08 PM
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Top Australian Diplomat Heading to Beijing for Ice-Breaking Trip

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong on Oct. 18. Photo: Bloomberg
Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong on Oct. 18. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Foreign Minister Penny Wong will visit Beijing on Tuesday in the first trip by a top Australian diplomat to China’s capital since 2018, a major sign of warming relations between the two countries.

The Australian government announced the two-day visit in a statement Monday, saying it would coincide with the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and China. Wong is expected to meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

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