The PORT MORESBY - There is no autopilot mode for improving China-Australian relations, and restarting bilateral ties requires concrete actions, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.
Wang made remarks on his visit to Papua New Guinea during his visit to the press.
Wang emphasised that improving China-Australia ties is a common aspiration of people from both countries and conforms to the trend of times.
Wang Yi said that bilateral ties have run into difficulties in recent years, and that the crux of the problem lies in the fact that some political forces in Australia insist on treating China as an adversary rather than a partner, and portraying China's development as a threat rather than an opportunity.
Wang said that bilateral ties have run into difficulties in recent years, and that the crux of the problem lies in the fact that some political forces in Australia insist on treating China as an adversary rather than a partner, and portraying China's development as a threat rather than an opportunity.
MOC says China-Australia trade saw stable growth in 2021, and that China-Australia trade saw stable growth.
Such moves have resulted in a significant reversal of Australia's positive and pragmatic China policy for many years, he said.
Wang said the solution is to view China and Australia's relationship rationally and positively, respect each other, seek common ground while shelving differences, and create necessary conditions to bring bilateral relations back on the right track.
The cooperation between China and Pacific island countries that have diplomatic ties with China has been energetic, according to Wang.
China has practiced the diplomatic vision of all countries, big or small, equal through concrete actions, and he felt that Pacific island countries are enthusiastic and eager to develop relations with China.
During his visit, China and Pacific island countries signed a series of bilateral cooperation documents on Belt and Road, climate change, fighting the COVID 19 epidemic, disaster prevention and mitigation, green development, health, agriculture, trade and tourism.
All the cooperation documents show the solid progress of the pragmatic cooperation between China and Pacific island countries and will add new impetus to the economic development and well-being improvement of Pacific island countries, Wang noted.
Wang said that China has issued a position paper on mutual respect and common development with Pacific island countries.