Australia cancelled the agreements signed between the state of Victoria and China on the BRI ; this would further harm China-Australia relations.
The state of Victoria in Australia, led by Premier Daniel Andrews, is looking for getting involved in the BRI in spite of federal government’s reluctance.
In November 2019, the USA, Japan and Australia launched the Blue Dot network. Can this new initiative compete with China’s Belt and Road?
The Australian state of Victoria in the BRI In October 2018, Australia’s Victoria state officially joined the BRI. Victoria’s prime minister Daniel Andrews and Cheng Jingye, the Chinese ambassador to Australia, signed a memorandum of understanding related to the BRI.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on July 30, 2018, at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum the upcoming launch of an infrastructure development plan for Asia.