June 28, 2021
It appears that Australia has emerged as among the frontline states in Washington’s strategy to counter, or even contain, China. On the other hand, Beijing seems to be in no mood to pull back on the harsh economic measures it has taken against Canberra, measures that have not gone down well in Australia. Are U.S.-Australia ties becoming hostage to the single issue of countering China? Are Australia-China relations at a point of no return?