China using Australia to 'send message' to other trading partners, former trade minister Andrew Robb says.

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
June 20 2021 - 11:00pm
GLOBAL VIEW: Former Trade Minister Andrew Robb.

WHEN China wanted to show the rest of the world it was open for business, it used Australia - now it wants to flex its economic muscles, and is once again using Australia to send its message, a former Trade Minister says.


Jamieson Murphy

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