Australia-China relations off the rails? Not so fast

Julie Bishop has been roundly criticized for endangering Australia-China relations but a look back on the history of the relationship shows her efforts have not been as bad as some suggest.

Graph for Australia-China relations off the rails? Not so fast

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (L) meets with China's Vice President Li Yuanchao (R) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 6, 2013. AFP

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