Amid deteriorating tensions between Australia and China due to lingering trade problems, China’s highly influential news outlet Global Times warns that the escalation of the trade war with Canberra could adversely affect their own industries.
Instead of reflecting on your own comments and movements, Australia has tried to fabricate claims that China sparks an alleged trade war against Australia and China refusing to communicate. “
Along with Canberra’s attempts to press ties with Beijing, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently said Australia wants an open, transparent and mutually beneficial relationship with China as its largest trading partner.. This has been seen as a gesture to amend relations with China. “
“Betting on both sides by spreading an olive branch and trying to apply pressure at the same time is neither practical nor beneficial for Australia; instead, it will further hamper the bilateral relationship and cast a shadow over Australian industries. “
This comes after the Australian Trade Minister, Simon Birmingham, said over the weekend that they are preparing to escalate actions against China to the World Trade Organization. (WTO) on tariffs on barley.
In response to Australia’s claims, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said: “The measures of the Chinese competent authorities on imported products are in line with Chinese laws and regulations and international customs practices. They are being accountable to Chinese consumers and domestic industries. “