Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks
2020/11/23

Beijing Daily: Australian trade officials said the Australian side hopes to have a phone call with Chinese officials on bilateral relations, but so far it hasn't been able to have the phone call arranged. Do you have any response to this?

Zhao Lijian: I'm not aware of the specifics you asked about, regarding the Australian trade officials hoping to have a phone call with the Chinese side. Communication at the working level between China and Australia has been unimpeded.

As for China-Australia relations, my colleagues and I have made clear China's position on multiple occasions recently. It is Australia that caused the current difficulties in bilateral relations. We urge Australia to face up to the problems, correct mistakes and create conditions for bringing bilateral relations back on track.

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