Ultimately, Beijing believes that Canberra should be more solicitous of its major trading and exports partner, but Australia is still struggling to find a fresh approach to the country while maintaining its main strategic alliance with the United States. The US is diving deeper into a trade war with China, and any deal seems further off than it was when the Australian election campaign began a month ago.
Morrison’s big challenge with China
Beijing was clearly hoping for a Labor win, and has every reason to be distrustful of our new government. Where can we go from here?