Former Australian trade minister Andrew Robb took part in the inaugural China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue in 2014. Photo: AFP
Former Australian trade minister Andrew Robb took part in the inaugural China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue in 2014. Photo: AFP

China-Australia relations: suspended talks ‘unfortunate’ tit-for-tat retaliation but Canberra can ‘consider itself lucky’

  • China ‘indefinitely suspended’ the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue on Thursday amid ongoing tensions between Beijing and Canberra
  • Former Australian trade minister Andrew Robb said it would now be difficult to resolves differences without face-to-face talks

Former Australian trade minister Andrew Robb took part in the inaugural China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue in 2014. Photo: AFP
Former Australian trade minister Andrew Robb took part in the inaugural China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue in 2014. Photo: AFP
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