Two-way trade between China and Australia was worth around A$235 billion (US$161 billion) between July 2018 to June 2019. Photo: AFP Two-way trade between China and Australia was worth around A$235 billion (US$161 billion) between July 2018 to June 2019. Photo: AFP
Two-way trade between China and Australia was worth around A$235 billion (US$161 billion) between July 2018 to June 2019. Photo: AFP

Explainer |
Why has the China-Australia relationship deteriorated into ‘trade war 2.0’?

  • China imposed new import tariffs on Australian barley and banned beef imports from four firms in May
  • China is Australia’s biggest trading partner, but relations have been on a steady decline for at least the last five years

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Two-way trade between China and Australia was worth around A$235 billion (US$161 billion) between July 2018 to June 2019. Photo: AFP Two-way trade between China and Australia was worth around A$235 billion (US$161 billion) between July 2018 to June 2019. Photo: AFP
Two-way trade between China and Australia was worth around A$235 billion (US$161 billion) between July 2018 to June 2019. Photo: AFP
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