Then Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull attends an Australia China Business Council event in 2018. Photo: EPA Then Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull attends an Australia China Business Council event in 2018. Photo: EPA
Then Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull attends an Australia China Business Council event in 2018. Photo: EPA

Australia-China relations: attempts to strong-arm Canberra only damage Beijing’s standing, ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull warns

  • Turnbull, who led Australia from 2015 to 2018, called China’s export restrictions and public airing of grievances ‘counterproductive’
  • The long-time climate action advocate backed Beijing’s bid to go carbon neutral, and rejected suggestions the downward spiral in ties started during his time in office

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Then Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull attends an Australia China Business Council event in 2018. Photo: EPA Then Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull attends an Australia China Business Council event in 2018. Photo: EPA
Then Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull attends an Australia China Business Council event in 2018. Photo: EPA
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