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
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

Topic |   China-Australia relations
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
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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