The paper recognises China will continue to dominate consumption of Australia’s minerals exports, tourism and education services.
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You will find no revisionism in this foreign policy white paper; the first foreign policy white paper since 2003 is firmly in the camp of the status quo.
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Frances Adamson (left) pictured while Australian Ambassador to China in 2015.
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