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A tale of two mines exposes Australia’s double standards on trade – Sydney Morning Herald

When it comes to international trade, Australia seems to prefer the opacity of China to the robust, flawed democracy of India.



With Australian coal stacked up off Chinese ports and almost weekly news of a new Chinese embargo, Australia’s new Trade Minister, Dan Tehan, is eager to sell to India. He wants to reopen negotiations on the Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Co-operation Agreement, begun in 2011 and stalled since 2015. And given the current state of the Australian economy, time is of the essence.
India has the world’s sixth-largest economy, and despite being hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, it is sure…

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