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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, then Treasurer, speaks at the National Press Club in  Canberra, Australia, on February 17, 2016

Australia navigates Sino-American tensions

After elections in May, Australia’s new government must decide how to balance its ties with the United States and China. The economic relationship with China is paramount, but Australia also has interests in the security of its immediate neighborhood and shares a great deal with the U.S. The trade war and broader rivalry between the U.S. China trade war will present Australia with tough choices about its regional orientation. 

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