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Chinese President Xi Jinping (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Recent events have shown just how economically dependent
Australia is on China. 

The proximate cause -- Australia’s call for an independent inquiry into the origins of COVID-19 -- will fade.

China was sensitive about it as much due to context as content. US President Donald Trump’s campaign ads are now blaming China for the virus, and pushing the idea that Democratic rival Joe Biden is too close to China. With names flying about, China is concerned about other countries taking sides.