Free trade with China, a dangerous deal?

Fears that the Chinese government will manipulate its trade and investment to undermine Australian autonomy or security are overblown.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is confident of securing a free-trade agreement with China within 12 months. “It's time to sign the agreement,” insisted Ian Macfarlane, Minister for Industry, at a meeting in Tianjin, China. The Coalition government hopes that Abbot’s first visit to China, tentatively set for May or June next year, will feature a concluded FTA.


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