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Payne open to maintaining ties with China despite AUKUS deal

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has expressed her desire to maintain diplomatic ties with China despite concerns over the regime’s increasingly assertive behavior in the Indo-Pacific region.

It comes as United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken praised Australia’s efforts in instigating an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and pledged to not leave the Commonwealth alone “on the pitch”.

“The world saw China’s aggressive response when Australia led calls for an inquiry into the origins of COVID-19, and Beijing has seen over the past months that Australia will not back done,” Secretary Blinken said.

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