Australia has just given away its FTA bargaining chip

In offering a $1 billion foreign investment screening threshold to South Korea, Australia has weakened its hand at the negotiating table with China.

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Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb and his Korean counterpart, HE Yoon Sang-jick, Korea Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AAP Image/DFAT)

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