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

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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