Chinese premier lands in Australia on first such visit in 7 years


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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang arrived in Australia on Saturday on a relations-mending mission with panda diplomacy, rock lobsters and China’s global dominance in the critical minerals sector high on the agenda. His visit is the first by a Chinese premier in seven years and is expected to pave the way for President Xi Jinping’s first journey to Australia since 2014. This is the second leg of his tour after New Zealand, and will end in Malaysia. Before leaving New Zealand, Li told an audience in the city of Auckland on Saturday that his country was committed...