After an ‘extraordinary turnaround’ in relations, culminating in a top-level visit, China can show the world it’s capable of managing relationships.
Australia-China relations have seen an “extraordinary turnaround” in the past year and a half, an analyst says, and not even Scott Morrison’s curiously timed trip to Taiwan could sour Anthony Albanese’s tour of Beijing.
The former Coalition government has become an example for China of how bad relations can get, while Albanese’s approach has allowed both countries to turn the page, according to UTS Australia-China Relations Institute director James Laurenceson.
It’s obvious why Australia would be interested in that result: Australia sells a third of its exports to China, and now ministers appear to have been promised an end to disruptive trade tariffs.
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