Australia does not need to take sides between the United States, its main ally, and China, its biggest trading partner, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said.
Australia urged China Thursday to press ahead with economic reforms as Premier Li Keqiang began a trade-focused visit amid growing fears of a USA slide towards protectionism.
In an article on The Australian newspaper on Thursday, Li said, "Advance is a key word in both the Chinese and Australian national anthems".
The meat announcement is part of a new phase of the year-old China-Australia free trade deal.
Australia, a country abundant in natural resources, needs globalization for worldwide trade, while the world's biggest trader China needs an open market.
China's second-most powerful leader has denied China is militarising islands it has claimed in the South China Sea, saying any military equipment on the islands is there to help maintain freedom of navigation for all.
While Trump has advocated an "America First" approach, China has signaled its desire to play a bigger worldwide role, particularly in promoting free trade, a stance reinforced by Li.
China will open up wider to the outside world and work with Australia for greater development of bilateral economic and trade relations, Li said.
Premier Li, following Mr Turnbull at the podium, matched his rhetoric, then raised it. "China is the largest trader in the world so one can imagine how many interests are at stake", he said.
Turnbull said Australia is willing to boost mutual trust to maintain stable and consistent cooperation with China in a world that is facing unprecedented geopolitical and technological changes. "His actions looked unusual, but on the whole they correspond with the chaotic and inconsistent position of the Trump team on China", Sullivan said. Australia was an enthusiastic advocate of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trading bloc of Pacific Rim countries the Obama administration had committed the United States to joining.
Mr Li's visit comes amid growing concerns in the region about China's territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea.
The plan, officially called the One Belt, One Road, or OBOR, initiative, is a signature foreign and economic policy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, envisioning massive infrastructure spending to link China to Asia and beyond.
On Friday, Turnbull rejected arguments that Australia must choose between the USA - its most important security partner - and China, despite growing tensions between the economic superpowers.
Premier Li agreed, saying the relationship between China and Australia was not targeted "at any third party" and would benefit other countries and regions.