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WEEK IN REVIEW: Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang to Visit Australia in July

China's Foreign Minister Qin Gang speaks during a press conference at the Media Center of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on March 7, 2023. NOEL CELIS / AFP

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang will visit Australia in July in the latest indication that tensions between the two countries are easing. In another sign of détente, Beijing is lifting many of the economic sanctions that it imposed on Australian agricultural and mining products for the past 2-3 years. (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)

India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar denounced China’s “opaque lending practices” and warned other Indian Ocean states on Friday about Beijing’s disregard for the rule of law. The minister also attacked China for not respecting “sovereignty and territorial integrity.”  (TIMES OF INDIA)

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