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Please Explain podcast: Is China at a geopolitical turning point?

A former Australian ambassador to Beijing believes China is presenting itself as a responsible major power by making fresh diplomatic overtures to Australia and resisting the temptation to take political advantage of Donald Trump’s COVID diagnosis. Is this a diplomatic shift?

Earlier this year, China imposed multiple trade strikes after Australia led calls for an independent inquiry into the pandemic’s origins and raised concerns about China’s incursions in the South China Sea, the crackdown in Hong Kong, and treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.

In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire is joined by our China correspondent in Canberra Eyrk Bagshaw to discuss whether the Sino-Australian relationship is at a turning point.

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