australia trade

Australia Feeling the Force of China’s Escalating Trade War

China imposed new tariffs on Australian imports on Friday, the latest move in an escalating trade war that has rallied several of Australia’s allies in support for the country. The Washington Post’s Gerry Shih reported on the...

15 Countries Sign China-led Regional Trade Deal

Fifteen countries in the Asia-Pacific region on Monday signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), one of the largest free trade agreements in history. Inspired by the 10 member states of the Association of...

Australia Gets Closer to China

This Friday, the Australian government published the “Defence White Paper 2013”, stressing the need to deepen military ties with China. From Daniel Flitton at The Age:''The adverse impact of the global...

Iron Ore Miners Still Bullish on China Demand

For several years, China has had the world’s largest demand for iron ore, but now BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest miner, has reported that China’s demand for iron seems to be waning. China overtook Japan in demand for...

Australian Firms Ink $3.1 bln in China Deals: Report

AFP reports on substantial news deals signed between Australian companies and the province of Guangdong: “At present, it is a good time for further enhancing the cooperation between Guangdong and Australia,” Huang...

China and Australia Sign Energy Deal

In an effort to smooth over recent tensions between the two countries, Chinese and Australian officials held a signing ceremony in Beijing for a major deal in which China will buy $41 billion worth of Australian natural gas....

To the Brink of War

From the Sydney Morning Herald: The inside story of Rio Tinto’s iron ore battle with China. The final round of brinkmanship in the iron ore wars took place on the afternoon of June 23 at a Baosteel office in Shanghai. The...

Tighter Australia-China Ties Worry Asian Neighbors

Australia’s Mandarin speaking Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has made a point of strengthening his country’s ties with China, but that has the Middle Kingdom’s neighbors worried, from the Christian Science Monitor:...

Real Message Is Clear

Jennifer Hewett writes in the Australian: Signals matter. There’s no doubt that the Rudd Government has been sending China a warning message on future investments in Australian resources over the past few months. The...

Australia Says No Block to China Resource Investment

From Reuters UK: Australia said on Sunday no Chinese companies have been told to withdraw applications to buy into Australian resource firms, despite media reports Canberra was pressuring China to back away from such investment....



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