Julie Bishop dismisses Chinese criticism of Australia's foreign policy white paper

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Minister says senior Chinese officials ‘respect the stand we have taken’ but Chinese foreign ministry spokesman criticises ‘irresponsible remarks’ in paper

Julie Bishop has dismissed criticism from Beijing about Australia’s foreign policy white paper, saying Chinese ambassador, Cheng Jingye, is very positive about the relationship between the two countries.

She said she met Cheng on Thursday evening, and senior Chinese government officials “respect the stand we have taken in the white paper”.

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