Container ships are seen at the dockyard in Qingdao, China. Both Australia and New Zealand are heavily dependent on trade with China and the Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted this. Photo: AP Container ships are seen at the dockyard in Qingdao, China. Both Australia and New Zealand are heavily dependent on trade with China and the Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted this. Photo: AP
Container ships are seen at the dockyard in Qingdao, China. Both Australia and New Zealand are heavily dependent on trade with China and the Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted this. Photo: AP
Hongzhi Gao
Opinion

Opinion

Hongzhi Gao and Monica Ren

Australia, New Zealand can reduce China dependence with ‘trans-Tasman travel bubble’

  • The two economies should pool resources, add value and enhance the competitive advantage of strategic industries in the region
  • This doesn’t mean cutting ties with China, which is the main importer of primary produce and food products from Australasia, while Chinese exports are vital

Container ships are seen at the dockyard in Qingdao, China. Both Australia and New Zealand are heavily dependent on trade with China and the Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted this. Photo: AP Container ships are seen at the dockyard in Qingdao, China. Both Australia and New Zealand are heavily dependent on trade with China and the Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted this. Photo: AP
Container ships are seen at the dockyard in Qingdao, China. Both Australia and New Zealand are heavily dependent on trade with China and the Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted this. Photo: AP
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