Monthly Archives: June 2021

Canadian barley growers exploiting Australia’s troubles with China expose a vulnerability in any democratic alliance against Beijing

Australia is China’s favourite punching bag. Beijing has put up tariff walls to block imports of Australian barley and wine, and anecdotal evidence suggests that the world’s second-biggest economy is refusing shipments of beef, coal, lobster and timber from Down Under. By most accounts, Australia’s government is being punished for speaking its mind. Among the offences: Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s

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