China’s top diplomat urges Australia to drop ‘groundless suspicions’ to return ties to health

A senior Chinese diplomat said on Saturday that China hoped Australia would not voice “groundless suspicions” so that ties between the two countries could return to health and stability.
Relations soured last year when Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull accused Beijing of meddling in Australian affairs – including the media, universities and politics. China has denied the charges.
A schedule for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to visit China for a series of meetings held…