Obama's high-stake auto race

Barack Obama's trade complaint against Chinese car subsidies is a strong pitch to the swing voters of Ohio. But it could have unwelcome repercussions for Australian manufacturing.

The strategy driven by US President Barack Obama to win a crucial swing state in the upcoming American election has reinforced the awkward position that Australia occupies as America’s ally and China’s supplier.

On Monday (US time), Obama filed an unfair trade complaint against China to the World Trade Organisation, calling for sanctions due to Beijing subsidies on vehicles and auto parts.


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