By taking a such a hard line on trade issues with Australia, does China risk alienating regional trade partners? Photo: Getty Images
By taking a such a hard line on trade issues with Australia, does China risk alienating regional trade partners? Photo: Getty Images
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

Punishing Australia through trade also comes at a price for China

  • Beijing’s approach of selectively picking battles risks backfiring on China’s own economy
  • If being met with hostility is a potential side effect of closer ties with China, it could impede Beijing’s ability to cultivate relationships with regional trade partners

By taking a such a hard line on trade issues with Australia, does China risk alienating regional trade partners? Photo: Getty Images
By taking a such a hard line on trade issues with Australia, does China risk alienating regional trade partners? Photo: Getty Images
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