AUSTRALIA PRIME MINISTER TO MEET CHINA’S XI
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on November 6, 2023
Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese and Chinese President, Xi Jinping will soon sit down for a bilateral meeting in Beijing.
Albanese, who has been in Shanghai since Saturday, is the first Australian leader to visit China since 2016.
The visit is seen as a key moment in thawing relations, after a string of trade and security disputes.
Discuss will include the call for the removal of Chinese tariffs on Australian goods while Xi is expected to ask for more access to key Australian sectors.
The trip coincides with the 50-year anniversary of Gough Whitlam’s iconic visit to China to visit Mao Zedong in 1973, marking the first trip by an Australian prime minister after the establishment of diplomatic ties.