Two-way trade between China and Australia is worth around A$240 billion (US$175 billion), in the latest figures between July 2019 to June 2020, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Photo: EPA-EFE Two-way trade between China and Australia is worth around A$240 billion (US$175 billion), in the latest figures between July 2019 to June 2020, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Photo: EPA-EFE
Two-way trade between China and Australia is worth around A$240 billion (US$175 billion), in the latest figures between July 2019 to June 2020, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Photo: EPA-EFE

Australia has ‘painted itself into a geopolitical corner’ with China, but what is Beijing’s trade endgame?

  • Australia agreed to lead the investigation into the origins of the coronavirus following a call between its Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US President Donald Trump
  • China has since imposed anti-dumping tariffs on Australian barley, suspended certain beef imports and launched two investigations into wine imports

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Two-way trade between China and Australia is worth around A$240 billion (US$175 billion), in the latest figures between July 2019 to June 2020, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Photo: EPA-EFE Two-way trade between China and Australia is worth around A$240 billion (US$175 billion), in the latest figures between July 2019 to June 2020, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Photo: EPA-EFE
Two-way trade between China and Australia is worth around A$240 billion (US$175 billion), in the latest figures between July 2019 to June 2020, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Photo: EPA-EFE
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