Dan Tehan has replaced Simon Birmingham as Australia’s trade minister. Photo: Getty Images
Dan Tehan has replaced Simon Birmingham as Australia’s trade minister. Photo: Getty Images

China-Australia relations: trade minister torch passes to Dan Tehan as bilateral feud enters ninth month

  • Simon Birmingham levels criticism at China on his way out the door, but stresses the importance of dialogue and says problems are not beyond repair
  • Australia’s merchandise trade surplus fell to a two-year low in November, driven largely by ongoing geopolitical dispute with China

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Dan Tehan has replaced Simon Birmingham as Australia’s trade minister. Photo: Getty Images
Dan Tehan has replaced Simon Birmingham as Australia’s trade minister. Photo: Getty Images
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