Sam Dastyari

As we welcome the Lunar New Year, the question of Australia's relationship with its largest trading and export partner is whether 2018 will be the same kind of dog of a year as 2017 was.

Last year was arguably the most difficult between the Australia and China since Kevin Rudd’s 2009 annus horribilis lead by the Defence white paper that named China as a threat and the Rio Tinto bribery scandal topped off the iron ore wars.