Australian and Chinese flags are seen at the third China International Import Expo in Shanghai last year. Photo: Reuters
Australian and Chinese flags are seen at the third China International Import Expo in Shanghai last year. Photo: Reuters

For Chinese-Australians, Beijing dispute is bad for business even if bid to ‘weaponise’ trade has crumbled

  • Small ethnic Chinese businesses such as winemakers and the ‘daigou’ industry have seen a rapid drop in mainland customers as relations worsen
  • They are also treated differently in Australia, and many believe Canberra could do more to ease tensions, especially after the Aukus security pact

Australian and Chinese flags are seen at the third China International Import Expo in Shanghai last year. Photo: Reuters
Australian and Chinese flags are seen at the third China International Import Expo in Shanghai last year. Photo: Reuters
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