The Sydney Opera House is seen through a Chinese flag. Understandably, where some of China’s activities are not in line with Australian values, they attract criticism. But does that mean Australia should throw away its economic security? Photo: AFPThe Sydney Opera House is seen through a Chinese flag. Understandably, where some of China’s activities are not in line with Australian values, they attract criticism. But does that mean Australia should throw away its economic security? Photo: AFP
The Sydney Opera House is seen through a Chinese flag. Understandably, where some of China’s activities are not in line with Australian values, they attract criticism. But does that mean Australia should throw away its economic security? Photo: AFP
Yuan Jiang
Opinion

Opinion

Yuan Jiang

Unlike the US, Australia cannot afford to decouple from China

  • As Australia draws closer to the US in the name of national security and pursues trade diversification, it risks alienating China, its largest trading partner by far with a crucial role in its economic recovery

The Sydney Opera House is seen through a Chinese flag. Understandably, where some of China’s activities are not in line with Australian values, they attract criticism. But does that mean Australia should throw away its economic security? Photo: AFPThe Sydney Opera House is seen through a Chinese flag. Understandably, where some of China’s activities are not in line with Australian values, they attract criticism. But does that mean Australia should throw away its economic security? Photo: AFP
The Sydney Opera House is seen through a Chinese flag. Understandably, where some of China’s activities are not in line with Australian values, they attract criticism. But does that mean Australia should throw away its economic security? Photo: AFP
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