Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are seen after a meeting in Beijing in 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are seen after a meeting in Beijing in 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are seen after a meeting in Beijing in 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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The Conversation

As Beijing ups the ante, hopes for improved Australia-China relations dashed

  • China’s moves against Australian coal and cotton imports come after a meeting of the Quad, which includes Japan, Australia, India and the US
  • The trade reprisals appear to convey Beijing’s displeasure that a regional united front appears to be forming to contain its ambitions

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are seen after a meeting in Beijing in 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are seen after a meeting in Beijing in 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are seen after a meeting in Beijing in 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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