Australian Labor Party senator Sam Dastyari speaks with the media in Sydney. Dastyari quit parliament on December 12 over his links to China in a scandal that coincided with Canberra proposing new foreign interference laws. Photo: AFP

Australia’s balancing act between US and China will prove one of its greatest challenges

John Power says recent tensions over Chinese influence in Australian politics reveal the uncomfortable truth that, for Australia, which leans on China for economic growth and the US for security assurance, having the best of both worlds won’t be easy

Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Australian Labor Party senator Sam Dastyari speaks with the media in Sydney. Dastyari quit parliament on December 12 over his links to China in a scandal that coincided with Canberra proposing new foreign interference laws. Photo: AFP
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