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China enters 2021 with power on the rise

China emerged from a turbulent 2020 in a stronger position than the United States and its power and influence will continue to build, presenting significant and strategic challenges to Australia, argues James Laurenceson.

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Penfolds wines have been hit with big tariffs as part of China's unofficial trade sanctions against Australia. Photo: Treasury Wine Estates

Minister frustrated that China won't pick up phone as trade bans grow

Australia’s Trade Minister says it’s “deeply frustrating” that China refuses to discuss its “unacceptable” targeting of Australian exports, with lamb joining wine, beef, coal, barley and timber on the unofficial hit list and wheat and cotton producers bracing as the trade dispute worsens.


Warner ruled out of Adelaide Test

Australia face a shortage at the top of the order after David Warner’s injured groin ruled him out of the first Test against India in Adelaide.


Breaking the China plate

As Australia’s relationship with an increasingly assertive China goes from bad to worse and exporters are increasingly frozen out, Tony Walker asks if the Morrison Government has a game plan or is simply stumbling from one crisis to the next.


The economic cost of China's dumping on Australian exports

Wine, coal, barley, lobsters and timber have been targeted in recent months, but it’s iron ore exports to China that should be the main concern for Australia’s economy. And that should prompt a focus on alternatives to underpin future prosperity, argue Rod Tyers and Yixiao Zhou.