Ep46: Dramatic changes in the relationship between China and Australia

Published by China in Context


Ministerial contact between China and Australia was severed in 2021 as a result of a bitter trade dispute, which has impacted exports of Australian wine, barley, lobster, beef and coal to China. On the security front, Australia has signed up to AUKUS, a nuclear-powered submarine agreement with the United Kingdom and the United States, in a move widely seen as an attempt to counter China's influence. In this podcast Dr Bates Gill, Chair, China Policy Centre, Macquarie University, Sydney takes stock of the situation as Australia prepares to hold a federal election.