Providing more insight into the Chinese government’s position on the conflict that has escalated over the last seven months, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on Thursday said Australia’s excessive public criticisms of political issues in Xinjiang, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and its constant slander of China without evidence, had “poisoned” the relationship.
“The reasons for the difficult relationship between China and Australia are very clear. For some time now, Australia has been blatantly violating usual diplomatic practises in international relations and has made inflammatory comments on China’s domestic matters relating to Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Taiwan repeatedly,” Wang said.
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