Australia signs Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the world’s largest trade deal

The RCEP pact, which has taken eight years to negotiate, surpasses the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in scale after the United States pulled out of that agreement under the Trump Administration. "The real benefits here are two-fold — one is for our farmers and exporters, they get a more common set of rules across all 15 nations," Senator Birmingham said on Sunday.

Trading blows: China’s punitive strategy against Australia is failing

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Casino inquiry admissions over China links

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Beverages group Lion abandons $600 million China dairy sale

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has welcomed Lion's decision to abandon the sale of its $600 million dairy and drinks business to China Mengniu Dairy after it was told it was unlikely to win approval from Australian regulators.

‘We’ll vigorously defend’: Australia ready to fight China over wine dispute

The federal government is prepared to fight Beijing at the World Trade Organisation after the Chinese Ministry of Commerce launched an anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine.

China launches anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine exports

China's Ministry of Commerce announced Monday it has launched an anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine exports.

China plays hardball on trade as Australia tensions escalate

Australia’s foreign minister has accused China of spreading disinformation that “contributes to a climate of fear and division” while declaring Canberra would take a more active role in global bodies.

Amid China tensions, Australia signs comprehensive strategic partnership with India

The new comprehensive strategic partnership is Australia's fourth, following agreements with China, Singapore and Indonesia.

‘We stand by Australia,’ says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unleashed a blistering verbal assault against the Chinese Communist Party, slamming its decision to target Australia with barley tariffs for the "simple act" of asking for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus.
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