This picture taken on June 1, 2018 shows ground staff preparing a Qantas Airbus A380 aircraft for flight at the Sydney International airport. / AFP / Saeed KHAN
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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Tuesday criticised China for pressuring Qantas Airways Ltd to change its website to refer to Taiwan as a Chinese territory, in comments likely to ramp up tensions between the two countries.Australia's government already adheres to the one-China policy, which means it does not recognise Taiwan as a country.China's embassy in Australia did not immediately respond to request for comment.Such a move would mark a significant about-turn after Canberra banned the Chinese company from bidding to build Australia's broadband network in 2012, citing concerns over Huawei's rumoured close ties to China's government.
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