Chinese premier focuses on critical minerals and clean energy during Australian visit


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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang ends his Australian tour on Tuesday in the west coast city of Perth where he will focus on China’s investment in critical minerals and clean energy. Li last week became the first Chinese premier to visit New Zealand then Australia in seven years. Later Tuesday, he is to become the first premier to visit Malaysia since 2015. Li, China’s second-most powerful leader after President Xi Jinping, will inspect iron ore miner Fortescue’s clean energy research facility in Perth. Fortescue’s chairman Andrew Forrest said Li was interested in the company’s plans to produce...