Will Australia’s New Defense Minister Play Bad Cop to China? – FP, 6.04
Peter Dutton stopped the refugee boats. His next job is stopping Beijing’s maritime militia. By Salvatore Babones
What is behind Australia-China tensions? – BBC, 2.12
Australia’s trade rift with China deepens as country emerges from recession – 2.12
Why has the Australia-China relationship turned sour? – Al Jazeera, 29.11
- Ties between Australia and China are unravelling fast. Beijing has imposed a tariff of up to 212 percent on Australian wine, the latest in an escalating dispute. China says it’s a measure against dumping to protect its own wine industry. But Australia believes the reason’s political. The government in Canberra has criticised China’s handling of COVID-19, as well as human rights issues in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. Is there room to repair the relationship?
What’s behind the growing trade dispute between China and Australia – DW, 27.11
- Relations between China and Australia have been deteriorating recently, now tensions are about to reach a next level. Starting Saturday, Beijing will impose tariffs up to 200 percent on Australian wine imports – claiming Shiraz, Chardonnay and others have been illegaly subsidized by the government. Australian producers are appalled – no-where do they sell nearly as much as in China.
China transmite un mesaj prin politica dură față de Australia. Presiunea Beijingului ne permite să întrezărim foia de parcurs spre o ordine mai iliberală, într-un posibil viitor dominat de Beijing – FT, 26.11