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China has shut down a diplomatic channel with Australia, accusing government ministers of waging a ‘cold war’

China has accused Australia of having a “Cold War mindset”, as it indefinitely suspends the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue. It put the suspension down to retaliation for Australian ministers having “launched a series of measures to disrupt the normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Australia… out of ideological discrimination”, […]
China has shut down a diplomatic channel with Australia, accusing government ministers of waging a ‘cold war’
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Australia is taking China to the World Trade Organisation over its intensifying trade war. Here’s what you need to know.

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) could soon rule on Australia’s long-running trade dispute with China. Months on from China’s introduction of substantial tariffs on a range of Australian exports, Australia is formally requesting a review. Sky-high tariffs have decimated Australian wine exports, falling by 97%, and now threaten more than […]
Australia is taking China to the World Trade Organisation over its intensifying trade war. Here’s what you need to know.
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Chinese state media suggests cutting billions of dollars in Australian imports to ‘make Australia pay’

China’s globally-focused state media outlet has suggested Beijing could cut Australian imports by billions of dollars and cool diplomatic relations between the countries for an extended period. In an extensive editorial on Chinese-Australian relations published today, the Global Times — known for its belligerent editorials — says that despite Australia […]
Chinese state media suggests cutting billions of dollars in Australian imports to ‘make Australia pay’