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China-Australia ties going, going, gone

After Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne canceled the Victorian state government’s memorandum of understanding to participate in China’s Belt and Road global infrastructure initiative a fortnight ago, she said she didn’t expect retaliation from Beijing. That was always a hopeful message for a domestic audience. Yesterday the Chinese government “indefinitely suspended all activities” with Australia under a framework called […]