Key events in the 10-year journey towards a China-Australia FTA

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is inching Australia closer to a free trade agreement with China. Parker Song/EPA/AAP

The clock is ticking down to the end of year deadline Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given for sign off on a free trade agreement with China. In this China-Australia FTA series we explore what it’s taken to get to this stage, what’s still standing in the way, and what the signed deal will mean for Australian business.


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Further reading

Bar set low for a ‘do no harm’ China-Australia FTA

An FTA with China in 12 months is a big ask