The political spat between Beijing and Canberra is escalating into a one-sided trade war, with China blacklisting commodities and foodstuffs from coal to lobster. Photo: Reuters The political spat between Beijing and Canberra is escalating into a one-sided trade war, with China blacklisting commodities and foodstuffs from coal to lobster. Photo: Reuters
The political spat between Beijing and Canberra is escalating into a one-sided trade war, with China blacklisting commodities and foodstuffs from coal to lobster. Photo: Reuters

China-Australia relations: dispute leaves 400 seafarers stranded with US$200 million of Australian coal held up

  • At least 21 bulk carriers are anchored off the Port of Jingtang, unable to offload their Australian coal that could be worth around US$200 million
  • Fifteen of the ships have been waiting since June, according to Bloomberg analysis, while the remainder have been delayed at least four weeks

Topic |   China-Australia relations
The political spat between Beijing and Canberra is escalating into a one-sided trade war, with China blacklisting commodities and foodstuffs from coal to lobster. Photo: Reuters The political spat between Beijing and Canberra is escalating into a one-sided trade war, with China blacklisting commodities and foodstuffs from coal to lobster. Photo: Reuters
The political spat between Beijing and Canberra is escalating into a one-sided trade war, with China blacklisting commodities and foodstuffs from coal to lobster. Photo: Reuters
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