Tag: Diplomacy

China to target Australia’s human rights record on Indigenous issues and aged care

Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China’s foreign ministry plans to target Australia’s human rights record on Indigenous affairs and aged care as it ramps up its dispute with the Morrison government. The escalation follows a sharp rejection of China’s threats by Prime Minister Scott Morrison who on Thursday said Australia would not compromise on national security or freedom of speech after the Chinese embassy released a list of 14 grievances with Australia that threatens up to $20 billion in trade.

China to target Australia’s human rights record on Indigenous issues and aged care