China has curbed shipments of Australian coal, sparking concern about fraying ties between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Bloomberg China has curbed shipments of Australian coal, sparking concern about fraying ties between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Bloomberg
China has curbed shipments of Australian coal, sparking concern about fraying ties between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Bloomberg

China-Australia relations: Canberra ‘keeping the door open’ as questions swirl over coal import ban

  • Canberra has used a less antagonistic tone with Beijing over a new ban on Australian coal, former diplomats and China watchers say
  • Relations have nosedived after Canberra called for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus without first consulting Beijing

Topic |   China-Australia relations
China has curbed shipments of Australian coal, sparking concern about fraying ties between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Bloomberg China has curbed shipments of Australian coal, sparking concern about fraying ties between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Bloomberg
China has curbed shipments of Australian coal, sparking concern about fraying ties between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Bloomberg
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