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Grant Goldman editorial Monday 21 August 2017

Foreigners’ parliament The Commonwealth shadow foreign affairs minister Penny Wong (and a former trade spokesperson) has signalled in past media reports that an incoming ALP Shorten administration would embrace the globally ambitious Chinese ‘One belt – One road’ initiative which, if enacted, might jeopardise long standing security arrangements between the US and Australia; Darwin Port’s surrender notwithstanding. Australian’s have recently learned that not all Chinese trade is beneficial to our nation and given our haste to chase a fast buck, the Chinese Peoples’ Republic will likely continue relying on the exercise by them of non-tariff trade barriers as an