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Title: China threatened Australia with a trade war if ‘growing lack of trust' continues
Post by: adroth on May 30, 2018, 03:36:57 AM
China has threatened Australia with a trade war if ‘growing lack of trust' continues
AUSTRALIA’S most crucial trade relationship is under threat — and the impact could take a serious toll on our industries.

Gavin Fernando@GavinDFernando news.com.au
APRIL 20, 201811:04AM

https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/china-has-threatened-australia-with-a-trade-war-if-growing-lack-of-trust-continues/news-story/d32f3dc0267906034af733876e6e2ef3

AUSTRALIA’S most crucial trade relationship is under threat — and the impact could take a serious toll on our industries.

Chinese ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye has criticised the state of Canberra and Beijing’s relationship, warning that Australia needs to do more to “increase mutual trust”.

“If there is a growing lack of mutual trust, in the long run it may have some undesirable impact (on trade relations with China),” he told The Australiantoday.

“Unfortunately, over a certain period, especially starting from the latter half of last year, we have seen a kind of systematic, irresponsible, negative remarks and comments regarding China which has caused adverse impact on bilateral relations.

“It is detrimental to the image of Australia in the eyes of the Chinese public. It is something that neither side would like to see.”

His trade warning comes as Australia is attempting to bring in laws to stop foreign donations to political parties.

Ambassador Cheng Jingye dismissed suggestions China was trying to interfere in Australian politics as “groundless”.

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