"I think the Australian government has difficulty getting the balance right amid matters including the rise of China, and alliances with the US and Japan. There are a lot of challenges going on in the world at present, and the new Australian government is trying to position itself and find a safe zone when dealing with China."
"We have seen ups and downs in the relationship before, and we have continued to seek common ground instead of focusing our attention on differences. These differences between Australia and China do not mean both sides cannot be cooperative in pursuing each other's interests."
"In international relations, we don't have permanent friends but permanent interests. I think it would be better if two sides can focus more on interests."
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