China: Australia should look beyond the nations’ differences

A senior Chinese official says China hopes Australia will continue to look beyond the countries' ideological differences and focus on bilateral business ties and other forms of cooperation. Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang was responding to comments by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop that China can reach its full economic potential only if it embraces democracy. Zheng told journalists Tuesday that Australia and its largest trading partner had "gone beyond our ideological differe...