Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking to add trade agreements while balancing diplomatic ties with China and Japan, amid the two countries' territorial dispute. Photo: AP Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking to add trade agreements while balancing diplomatic ties with China and Japan, amid the two countries' territorial dispute. Photo: AP
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking to add trade agreements while balancing diplomatic ties with China and Japan, amid the two countries' territorial dispute. Photo: AP

Japan ties won't slow China trade deal, says Australia

Security and tariff agreements with Tokyo not expected to affect free-trade pact with Beijing

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking to add trade agreements while balancing diplomatic ties with China and Japan, amid the two countries' territorial dispute. Photo: AP Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking to add trade agreements while balancing diplomatic ties with China and Japan, amid the two countries' territorial dispute. Photo: AP
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking to add trade agreements while balancing diplomatic ties with China and Japan, amid the two countries' territorial dispute. Photo: AP
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