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Where does Australia sit in trade discussions between China and the US?

Luke Grant

Luke talks to Dr Giovanni Di Lieto, Monash University Lecturer in International Trade Law, to find out where Australia sits in international trade discussions between China and the US.

“I can confidently say that trade is being weaponised, not only by the Trump administration, but also by everybody else in the world. The Americans call the shots in any major policy decisions. And of course the Chinese are responding to that and actually fanning the flames”, says Dr Di Lieto.

“Australia is in a tricky position compared to the rest of Asia, because we are closer to the US security-wise as an island nation, and we need to side with the maritime power rather than the land power”.

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