An Australian flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
An Australian flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

‘The barbarians aren’t Chinese’: Australia’s foreign relations bill faces local backlash

  • The Australian Foreign Relations Bill is widely seen as Canberra’s attempt to clamp down on state level governments doing trade deals with Beijing
  • But state leaders have labelled the plans ‘complete overkill’ and ‘patronising’ and warn the economy is being put at risk

An Australian flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
An Australian flag in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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