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Latest news on Australia and China, covering key developments in trade, diplomacy, geopolitics, and cultural exchanges between these two major Asia-Pacific nations.

Australia and China, two influential nations in the Asia-Pacific region, have a multifaceted relationship encompassing economic interdependence, geopolitical tensions, ideological differences, and deep cultural connections. As China's economic and military clout has grown, its assertive foreign policy has led to both cooperation and friction with Australia, a key U.S. ally.

Stay informed about major developments in Australia-China trade, including disputes over tariffs, dumping allegations, and restrictions on Australian exports like coal, barley, and wine. Our feed also covers the ongoing debate surrounding Chinese influence in Australian politics, such as controversies over political donations, alleged espionage activities, and the role of Chinese state-linked entities in critical infrastructure projects. Additionally, we bring you updates on diplomatic tensions, like the fallout from Australia's call for an independent inquiry into the origins of COVID-19 and the impact of the U.S.-China rivalry on Canberra's delicate balancing act between its economic ties with China and its security alliance with the United States.

Beyond high-level politics and trade, our Australia-China feed sheds light on human rights issues, such as Australia's criticism of China's treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang and the crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. We also cover stories about the experiences of Chinese-Australians, who have faced increased scrutiny and discrimination amid the souring of bilateral ties.

Despite these challenges, the Australia-China relationship also encompasses significant cultural exchanges and people-to-people ties. Our feed highlights educational partnerships, thriving tourism, and the rich tapestry of the Chinese-Australian community, showcasing the human dimension of this important relationship. We also delve into the fascinating history of Chinese immigration to Australia, from the gold rush era to the present day, and explore how this heritage continues to shape the country's multicultural identity.

The evolution of Australia-China relations has been marked by milestones and controversies alike. From the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1972 and the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement in 2015 to the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989 and recent disputes over foreign interference, our feed puts current developments in historical context, helping you understand the complex factors that have shaped this crucial bilateral relationship over time.

Whether you're interested in high-level diplomacy, economic ties, cultural connections, or the human stories that define the Australia-China relationship, our constantly updated feed has you covered. Drawing on a wide range of reliable sources, we bring you the latest news, analysis, and insights on this critical partnership, ensuring you have a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of one of the Asia-Pacific's most important and multifaceted bilateral relationships.

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