Australia asks China to approve visit by foreign minister amid tension

FILE PHOTO: Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop attends a meeting with Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Kham

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has asked China to approve a visit by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, a spokeswoman said on Friday, amid heightened diplomatic tension between the two trading partners. Bishop is set to travel to China this year for the latest in a series of annual meetings held between the foreign ministers of the […]

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