March 5, 2014

Australia and China: Now What?

Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

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The Chinese government was unhappy with Australia's new Prime Minister: Tony Abbott in October had embraced its great rival Japan as "Australia's best friend in Asia".

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