China stepped up imports of Australian cotton and copper this year, despite imposing an unofficial ban on the products last November. Photo: Bloomberg
China stepped up imports of Australian cotton and copper this year, despite imposing an unofficial ban on the products last November. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s bid to ‘weaponise trade’ crumbles as it turns to Australia for cotton, copper despite import ban

  • China has imported copper and cotton from Australia this year, despite imposing informal bans on the goods due to diplomatic tensions
  • Global supply shortages and political conflict forced China to turn to Australian imports, but there are few signs the trend will continue

Topic |   China-Australia relations
China stepped up imports of Australian cotton and copper this year, despite imposing an unofficial ban on the products last November. Photo: Bloomberg
China stepped up imports of Australian cotton and copper this year, despite imposing an unofficial ban on the products last November. Photo: Bloomberg
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