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Top 5G suppliers linked to China’s Communist Party

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Wine exports smash records on the back of surging China demand

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US-China trade tariffs could spell trouble for Australian miners

Analysts say the uncertainty following news of United States-China tariffs could cause issues for miners in Australia's biggest export state. Bell Potter Securities' Giuliano Sala...

Australia vulnerable to ‘full-blown trade war’ as US-China tension deepens

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Australian wine shipments held up at Chinese ports amid political tensions

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Will Australia die by the Chinese sword?

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Why Chinese telecoms participating in Australia’s 5G network could be a problem

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