Australia Briefing: Wong's Historic Beijing Visit

David Jones,nbsp;Australia's oldest department store chain.

David Jones, Australia's oldest department store chain.

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

December 19, 2022, 9:39 PM UTC

Good morning everyone, it’s a chilly Tuesday morning in Canberra and here’s what’s making headlines today.

Today’s must-reads: • Penny Wong

heads to Beijing

David Jones

sold  • Australia unveils

new wind farm

China reset looming. Foreign Minister Penny Wong will head to Beijing today for the first visit by a top Australia diplomat since 2018, the latest sign of warming relations between Canberra and Beijing. News of the visit to Australia’s largest trading partner spurred a climb in the AUD against the USD, rising 0.5% by the end of Monday.

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