On Monday, Australia’s prime minister praised “promising signs” of improved relations with China as he arrived in Beijing for historic meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping. After years of bitter rivalry, Anthony Albanese promised a “constructive discussion” with China’s leader and praised recently improved economic ties.
“I think there are some promising signs,” Albanese remarked. “We’ve already seen a number of the impediments to trade between two nations removed.”
Albanese is Australia’s first prime minister to visit China in seven years, and the trip is considered as an attempt at normalisation.