Mercantilist mindset makes good China policy

While the government trumpets its China-Australia free trade agreement win, it continues to stumble over the non-commercial aspects of China policy.

While the Abbott government trumpets its China-Australia free trade agreement win, it continues to stumble over the non-commercial aspects of China policy.

The latest diplomatic misstep involved Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s embarrassingly naïve enthusiasm for what he mistook to be Chinese President Xi Jinping’s commitment to a fully democratic China.

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