Then China Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng and then Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott formalised the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAfta) in June 2015. Photo: Getty Images
Then China Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng and then Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott formalised the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAfta) in June 2015. Photo: Getty Images

China-Australia relations: termination of free trade deal ahead of review unlikely despite tensions, experts say

  • The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAfta) is up for a five-year review next month, having been signed in December 2015
  • Tensions have increased over the last seven months, although on Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this had been caused by some degree of misunderstanding

Then China Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng and then Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott formalised the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAfta) in June 2015. Photo: Getty Images
Then China Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng and then Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott formalised the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAfta) in June 2015. Photo: Getty Images
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