Australia would be foolish not to engage China on a region-wide trade initiative, says Tony Walker. Photo: Shutterstock Australia would be foolish not to engage China on a region-wide trade initiative, says Tony Walker. Photo: Shutterstock
Australia would be foolish not to engage China on a region-wide trade initiative, says Tony Walker. Photo: Shutterstock
Tony Walker
Opinion

Opinion

Tony Walker

Australia has a great chance to engage in trade diplomacy with China, and it must take it

  • China was excluded from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership’s predecessor when negotiations ended in 2016
  • If Beijing is serious now about gaining access to the region-wide trade initiative then Canberra would be foolish not to engage, says Tony Walker

Australia would be foolish not to engage China on a region-wide trade initiative, says Tony Walker. Photo: Shutterstock Australia would be foolish not to engage China on a region-wide trade initiative, says Tony Walker. Photo: Shutterstock
Australia would be foolish not to engage China on a region-wide trade initiative, says Tony Walker. Photo: Shutterstock
READ FULL ARTICLE
Tony Walker

Tony Walker

Tony Walker is a vice-chancellor's fellow at La Trobe University and a columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He is a dual Walkley Award winner for commentary, and recipient of the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism. He is a former foreign correspondent for Fairfax and the Financial Times in China, the Middle East and North America. Publications include Arafat:The Biography and The Peter Thomson Five.