Scott Morrison

Australia Cancels Controversial ‘Belt and Road’ Deals with China

Australia tore up a set of agreements Wednesday linked to the contentious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) deal with Beijing. The move is sure to provoke fury in China which has previously warned Australia it will become the “poor white trash of Asia” unless it stops pushing back against the ruling Communist Party.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 11: Prime Minister Scott Morrison reacts during a press conference in the Prime Ministers courtyard on December 11, 2020 in Canberra, Australia. Clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland in partnership with biotech company CSL will be abandoned, after the …