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China: Beijing hits Australian wine makers with over 200 percent tariffs02:29

China: Beijing hits Australian wine makers with over 200 percent tariffs

China, Beijing
November 27, 2020 at 12:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian commented on Beijing's decision to hit Australian wine makers with tariffs reaching 212 percent.

"China's authorities take relevant measures against foreign products exported to China according to the rules and regulations, which align with the Chinese laws and regulations and international practices, and are also responsible before China's domestic industries and consumers," said the spokesperson Zhao Lijian commented to this issue.

China had announced an investigation into some Australian wine imports in August, following a complaint from the China Wine Industry Association.

He also commented on a recent research by a Chinese team which suggested COVID-19 appeared on several continents before the Wuhan outbreak.

"Scientists should carry out international research and cooperation on a global scale to promote understanding of the virus' animal host and the route of transmission to prevent risks that may arise in the future and protect people's lives and health in all countries," said the official.

China: Beijing hits Australian wine makers with over 200 percent tariffs02:29
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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian commented on Beijing's decision to hit Australian wine makers with tariffs reaching 212 percent.

"China's authorities take relevant measures against foreign products exported to China according to the rules and regulations, which align with the Chinese laws and regulations and international practices, and are also responsible before China's domestic industries and consumers," said the spokesperson Zhao Lijian commented to this issue.

China had announced an investigation into some Australian wine imports in August, following a complaint from the China Wine Industry Association.

He also commented on a recent research by a Chinese team which suggested COVID-19 appeared on several continents before the Wuhan outbreak.

"Scientists should carry out international research and cooperation on a global scale to promote understanding of the virus' animal host and the route of transmission to prevent risks that may arise in the future and protect people's lives and health in all countries," said the official.

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