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With FTAs like these, who needs China?

Michael Sainsbury While China persists with its counterproductive carrot-and-stick approach to trade, Australia should look to more manageable economic relationships in south-east Asia. As the annual end-of-year orgy for global leaders ended in Brisbane yesterday, the opportunities that south-east Asia presents for Australia became ever clearer. The G20 capped off 10 days of frantic jockeying.

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Do Australian politicians, and Treasury, have any idea about China’s economy?

Michael Sainsbury Kevin Rudd will miss the G20 summit in St Petersburg because of his September 7 poll — and the fragile state of the Australian economy is a factor in this decision. The key reason for this that we are firmly on the other side of the peak of the unprecedented China resources boom. China will

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