|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's China-related Speech|
Q: On August 7, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delivered a speech at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in which he talked about Australia-China relations. He said that Australia welcomes the remarkable success made by China's reform and opening-up efforts, praises the contributions made by the Chinese and the Australians of Chinese descent to the Australian society, and looks forward to working with China on the Belt and Road Initiative projects and strengthening Australian-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. What is your comment?
A: We have noted and commend these positive remarks by Prime Minister Turnbull in his speech when he talked about China's reform and opening-up, China-Australian relations, and bilateral practical cooperation.
China and Australia are all important countries in the Asia Pacific region. A sound and steady development of bilateral relations serves the fundamental interests of people in both sides as well as regional and world peace, stability and prosperity. We hope that Australia could continue to work with us to enhance mutual trust and cooperation on the basis of mutual respect and equal treatment and take concrete actions to carry forward bilateral relations along the right track.