CANBERRA — Australia should remove its “colored glasses” when looking at China’s development, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said when meeting with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop earlier this week.
Bishop admitted that negative reports on China by Australian media have affected bilateral relations. She stressed that those reports do not reflect the Australian government’s stance.
Wang said China follows a development path that is completely different from that of traditional major countries. China never interferes in the internal affairs of other countries, let alone conducts so-called infiltration of other countries. China’s idea is to carry out equal cooperation with all countries, including Australia, to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.
Wang also said that China attaches importance to China-Australia relations, and is willing to communicate with Australia on how to practically improve bilateral relations.
The Chinese side has a lot of goodwill, and it would benefit Australia to recognize and embrace it.