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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...

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...

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...

China Told To Shelve Mine Deals

From The Australian: AT least 10 Chinese companies have withdrawn foreign investment applications to buy into Australian resources companies after pressure from the Rudd Government. The Government has in recent weeks made it...

Louise Yaxley: China trade deal causes industry exclusion worries

ABC News (Australia) interviewed Trade Minister Mark Vaile about a proposed free trade deal between Australia and China: The Trade Minister Mark Vaile insists that Australia has not agreed to any areas of the economy being excluded from a proposed free trade deal with China. Some Chinese officials have expressed concern about Australian farm products […]



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