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MNI BRIEF: China-Australia Trade In "Important Period" -MOFCOM

MNI (Beijing)

The China-Australia trade relationship is mutually beneficial, and both sides should take positive steps to improve relations as trade ties between Beijing and Canberra move into an “important period”, according to a Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) spokesperson on Thursday.

A recent meeting between trade ministers from both countries was “professional, pragmatic and frank”, with exchanges made covering trade concerns and views on ongoing World Trade Organization (WTO) litigation cases. With regards to large trade partners such as Australia, it was "normal" for countries to raise concerns with each other over the relationship, the spokesperson said.

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