China calls Liberal senator ‘ignorant’ over Pacific ‘debt-trap’ comments

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has accused China of spreading its influence in the Pacific. Picture: AAP

CANBERRA, 09 OCTOBER 2018 (AAP) – China has lost its temper with an Australian senator, accusing her of attacking it with “unwarranted invective” and “blatant slander”. On Friday, Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells issued a grim warning in The Australian newspaper, saying China was using “debt-trap diplomacy” to build its influence among the Pacific Island nations […]

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