A worker uses a sewing machine to sew face masks at a Carrum Downs factory in Melbourne. Photo: EPA-EFE A worker uses a sewing machine to sew face masks at a Carrum Downs factory in Melbourne. Photo: EPA-EFE
A worker uses a sewing machine to sew face masks at a Carrum Downs factory in Melbourne. Photo: EPA-EFE

China, Australia decoupling labelled ‘zombie economic idea’ amid coronavirus fallout

  • Debate about Australia’s over-dependence on China has ramped up recently, triggered by interruption of supply chains during China’s January Covid-19 shutdowns
  • Report by Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney questions the need for Australia to decouple from its main trade partner

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A worker uses a sewing machine to sew face masks at a Carrum Downs factory in Melbourne. Photo: EPA-EFE A worker uses a sewing machine to sew face masks at a Carrum Downs factory in Melbourne. Photo: EPA-EFE
A worker uses a sewing machine to sew face masks at a Carrum Downs factory in Melbourne. Photo: EPA-EFE
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