Australia’s former prime minister, Tony Abbott, is seen here in Canberra with President Xi Jinping in November 2014. Photo: AP
Australia’s former prime minister, Tony Abbott, is seen here in Canberra with President Xi Jinping in November 2014. Photo: AP

China-Australia relations: ‘answer to almost every question about China is India’, former PM Tony Abbott says

  • Australia’s former prime minister lashes out at Beijing days after visiting New Delhi and stressing importance of trade deal with India
  • Abbott was prime minister when China and Australia finalised a free-trade deal that took effect in 2015, after hosting a state visit by President Xi Jinping

Australia’s former prime minister, Tony Abbott, is seen here in Canberra with President Xi Jinping in November 2014. Photo: AP
Australia’s former prime minister, Tony Abbott, is seen here in Canberra with President Xi Jinping in November 2014. Photo: AP
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