Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, with President Xi Jinping of China during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, has stressed his openness to dialogue to resolve tensions with Beijing. Photo: Australian Prime Minister's Office Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, with President Xi Jinping of China during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, has stressed his openness to dialogue to resolve tensions with Beijing. Photo: Australian Prime Minister's Office
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, with President Xi Jinping of China during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, has stressed his openness to dialogue to resolve tensions with Beijing. Photo: Australian Prime Minister's Office
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China-Australia relations: could the past year’s antagonism become the new normal?

  • Among dovish and hawkish voices alike, there is a growing belief that tensions are unlikely to improve in 2021
  • Beijing is expected to increase pressure on Canberra unless Australia takes ‘concrete actions’ to repair ties

Topic |   Australia
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, with President Xi Jinping of China during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, has stressed his openness to dialogue to resolve tensions with Beijing. Photo: Australian Prime Minister's Office Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, with President Xi Jinping of China during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, has stressed his openness to dialogue to resolve tensions with Beijing. Photo: Australian Prime Minister's Office
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, with President Xi Jinping of China during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, has stressed his openness to dialogue to resolve tensions with Beijing. Photo: Australian Prime Minister's Office
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