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It looks like China and Australia are ready to cooperate in the South Pacific, but not everyone is on board

Posted On: Nov 9, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

It looks like China and Australia are ready to cooperate in the South Pacific, but not everyone is on board

Australia and China have had a pretty significant diplomatic thaw this week as the respective top diplomats met in Beijing, the first high-level meeting in almost three years.
But the Communist Party-run Global Times told its readers that's great for politicians, but ordinary Chinese still believe Australians are pretty awful and will continue to believe that for some time.
Australia has been frozen out by China over the last few years over a number of issues from: Chinese political influence in Australia, to Australian interference in the South China Sea.
Both sides said they would try to work together in the economically contested South Pacific as China seeks to shore up some global relationships in a time of trade wars and economic tensions.
The Global Times said fine, but Australia is a sandbox for experimenting with other Western countries.
Following a successful surprise meeting on Thursday, Beijing and Canberra want to be friends again.
That's good, but it won't change the fact that, for the Chinese...

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