China raps Australia's canceling deals on "Belt and Road" project

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China on Thursday criticized Australia's recent decision to abandon two deals on the Asian power's cross-border infrastructure "Belt and Road" project, saying it has lodged a protest against the Oceanian country. On Wednesday, Australia said it will cancel four agreements between its state of Victoria and foreign governments, including the two with China, as bilateral ties have deteriorated over several issues such as the origins of the novel coronavirus and tariffs. The state "decided to work with China under the framework of the Belt and Road initiative to enhance the well-being of the peopl...

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