China-Australia relations: Canberra's approval of veto powers over foreign deals likely to rile Beijing

Australia's parliament on Thursday passed legislation giving the federal government power to veto any agreement struck with foreign states, a move likely to anger China and intensify a bitter diplomatic spat between the two countries.The law allows the Commonwealth to block any agreement between Australian states, councils or institutions and a foreign government, such as a controversial 2018 deal between the state of Victoria and China.“Australia's policies and plans, the rules that we make…

China-Australia relations: Canberra's approval of veto powers over foreign deals likely to rile Beijing
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