Oct 13 2021

Victoria China Agreement

Published by at 8:40 pm under Uncategorized

Tim Pallas, Victoria`s treasurer, said this month in a parliamentary inquiry that the state would “absolutely not” reconsider its Belt and Road deal, accusing the federal government of “denigrating” China because of its insistence on conducting an international investigation into the Covid-19 pandemic. “Given today`s announcements by the Prime Minister, there is no doubt that he will soon be able to list the full range of other free trade agreements and markets to which we will be sending Victorian products. I look forward to this,” he told reporters at his daily coronavirus press conference. One of the agreements clearly targeted by the government is the Victorian agreement with the Chinese government to seek opportunities for cooperation under Xi Jinping`s Belt and Road Initiative — although Morrison said he would not obstruct the verification process by declaring that it would be abolished. . . .

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