A major investigation finds the essential supplies most at risk are personal protective equipment and chemicals. Onshore manufacturing mightn’t do much to help.
China is changing, and it’s time Australia’s coal exporters faced up to this reality.
New Zealand should recognise the high stakes and join the China-Australia WTO hearing as a third party.
The recently signed RCEP trade agreement encourages even closer ties with China, but this puts New Zealand’s long-term interests at risk.
The damage would extend well beyond iron ore.