Thousands of Chinese supporters rally outside Parliament House during the Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay through Canberra in 2008. Photo: AFPThousands of Chinese supporters rally outside Parliament House during the Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay through Canberra in 2008. Photo: AFP
Thousands of Chinese supporters rally outside Parliament House during the Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay through Canberra in 2008. Photo: AFP
James Laurenceson
Opinion

Opinion

James Laurenceson

Australia-China ties are fast unravelling, but this could just be the starting point

  • Journalists, academics and businesspeople alike are getting caught up in rising bilateral tensions, which threaten trade and academic exchanges
  • With no thaw in sight, the economic and people-to-people ties that were once the glue holding the relationship together could now rapidly erode

Thousands of Chinese supporters rally outside Parliament House during the Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay through Canberra in 2008. Photo: AFPThousands of Chinese supporters rally outside Parliament House during the Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay through Canberra in 2008. Photo: AFP
Thousands of Chinese supporters rally outside Parliament House during the Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay through Canberra in 2008. Photo: AFP
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