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

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.