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Richard Marles reaffirms Australia’s commitment to the one-China policy and ‘stabilising’ Canberra-Beijing relations

The Defence Minister and acting Prime Minister reiterated Australia’s support for the one-China policy and said its principal motive was to see a “de-escalation of tensions” in the Taiwan Strait.

Sky News Miriah Davis, Digital Reporter, August 14, 2022

Richards Marles has reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to the one-China policy as Canberra moves towards “stabilising” its relationship with Beijing. 

Speaking with Sky News Australia’s Kieran Gilbert on Sunday, the Defence Minister and acting Prime Minister said Australia’s principal motive was to see a “de-escalation of tensions” in the region.

“What we want to see is a return to normal peaceful behaviour what underpins that, from Australia’s point of view, is not wanting to see any unilateral change to the status quo across the Taiwan Strait,” he said. 

“That means we have a one-China policy that’s been the status quo in Australian policy, and indeed for the United States and other countries, for a very long period of time.”

Under Australia’s version of the one-China policy Taiwan is acknowledged as a province of China and is not recognised as its own country, however, the policy allows for unofficial contact  including visits from MPs on parliamentary delegations.………………………………………………….


more https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/richard-marles-reaffirms-australias-commitment-to-the-onechina-policy-and-stabilising-canberrabeijing-relations/news-story/716fc09621432f9692983e03ff6bb9c2

August 17, 2022 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics international

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