Australian and Japanese forces joined the US Navy for recent exercises in the South China Sea. Photo: HandoutAustralian and Japanese forces joined the US Navy for recent exercises in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout
Australian and Japanese forces joined the US Navy for recent exercises in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout

Must Australia choose between trade with China and siding with US on Hong Kong, South China Sea?

  • Canberra has signalled it will not join Washington in a new cold war with Beijing – sceptics wonder if it has any alternative
  • Australia is one of America’s staunchest security allies, but alienating its largest trade partner would cost it dear
Topic |   China-Australia relations
Australian and Japanese forces joined the US Navy for recent exercises in the South China Sea. Photo: HandoutAustralian and Japanese forces joined the US Navy for recent exercises in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout
Australian and Japanese forces joined the US Navy for recent exercises in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout
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