Turnbull seeks 'reset' in Australia-China ties

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke in the presence of the Chinese Ambassador and Consul-General.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke in the presence of the Chinese Ambassador and Consul-General.

Conciliatory tone at university a turnaround from previous tough stance, but is praised by Beijing

In a speech that was quickly dubbed "the reset", Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has tried to unfreeze the nation's increasingly frosty relations with China.

Speaking in the presence of both the Chinese Ambassador and the Consul-General in Sydney on Aug 7, Mr Turnbull pledged to pursue a relationship with China "based on mutual respect and understanding".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 16, 2018, with the headline 'Turnbull seeks 'reset' in Australia-China ties'. Print Edition | Subscribe