Australian PM rebuffs Chinese grievance list Nov 20, 2020 0 44 12345 CANBERRA: Australia will not bow to pressure from China, Prime Minister Scott Morrison insisted on Thursday after Beijing released a laundry list of complaints about the country. A Chinese official gave a dossier to Australian media containing 14 grievances, highlighting the increasingly fractious relationship between the two nations.“If you make China the enemy, China will be the enemy,” a Chinese government official reportedly told three prominent outlets on Wednesday. Among the complaints are Australia’s strict foreign interference laws, the country’s ban on Huawei’s involvement in its 5G network and decisions that blocked Chinese investment projects on “national security grounds”.Morrison said the “unofficial document” came from the Chinese embassy and would not stop Australia from setting “our own laws and our own rules according to our national interest”.“We won’t be compromising on the fact that we will set what our foreign investment laws are or how we build our 5G telecommunications networks or how we run our systems of protecting against interference Australia’s way we run our country,” he told Channel Nine. The document also claimed Canberra had engaged in “incessant wanton interference” in China’s affairs while singling out Australia’s call for an independent inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES UK unveils defence spending splurge for post-Brexit and Biden era Nov 20, 2020 0 528 Denmark says corona mink mutation ‘most likely eradicated’ Nov 20, 2020 0 414 US virus death toll passes 250,000, New York closes schools Nov 20, 2020 0 418 Oxford Covid vaccine safe for older adults: results AFP Paris A leading Covid-19 vaccine candidate has shown to safely produce a robust immune response in healthy older adults, its British makers said Thursday as it released its phase 2 trial results. The vaccine, .. Death toll from storm Iota rises past 40 in Central, South America MEXICO CITY: More than 40 people are dead in Central and South America in the wake of Iota, the storm that has ravaged the region in recent days, according to figures on Thursday. A death that was confirmed in Panama raised ..