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Xi Jinping to ‘make an example’ of Australia if China relationship fails to improve

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An expert in international diplomacy has called for the “stablising” of Australia’s relationship with China amid a worsening trade dispute.

Dr Michael Wesley, the University of Melbourne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, told Luke Grant President Xi Jinping has adopted a policy of disentangling China from trade with “hostile” countries, and is “willing to make an example out of countries like Australia”.

“This could get worse for us … China might decide to make us a permanent enemy.

“If you want to think about what that feels like, go to Taiwan.”

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