Perth USAsia Centre Chimes in on Global Conversation

Perth USAsia Centre Chimes in on Global Conversation
Last week, our Research Director, Dr Jeffrey Wilson was called upon by media throughout the country and some international agencies to offer expertise and insight following China’s move to stop importing barley from Australia, and their ceasing of imports from four Australian abattoirs

Dr Jeffrey Wilson has said Australia now finds itself in a full-blown trade war - its first in decades - with its largest trade partner.
It is no longer tenable or credible for WA business leaders to make arguments that China is the economic future for the state.

Listed below are links to appearances and commentary delivered by Dr Wilson over the past week to media throughout Australia and internationally.
  1. Jeffrey Wilson (2020), ‘The Australia-China trade war: Vale the grand bargain’China Story, 18   May.
  2. ABC Landline (2020), Interview on rural news regarding Australia-China trade war, 17 May.
  3. South China Morning Post (2020), ‘
    As China’s beef with Australia hits its economy, will Canberra be cowed?’, 16 May.
  4. The Straits Times (2020), ‘Australia in a bind after calls to probe origins of outbreak’, 17 May.
  5. The West Australian (2020), ‘Diversifying Dilemma: Experts on the big trade questions’, 14 May.
  6. Business News WA (2020), ‘Farmers in China trade crosshairs’, 14 May.
  7. Herald Sun (2020), ‘Australian workers union backs Scott Morrison on China, Beijing looks to Brazil on iron ore’, 14 May.
  8. Jeffrey Wilson (2020), ‘WA well placed to find new markets’The West Australian, 13 May.
  9. Interview on ABC Radio Australia Wide regarding Australia-China trade disputes, 13 May 2020.
  10. The Australian (2020), ‘Our great brawl with China risks trade war’, 13 May.
  11. The West Australian (2020), ‘China-Australia trade tensions escalate, as tariff threat puts export market at risk’, 13 May.
  12. Interview on 6PR Radio regarding Australia-China barley dispute, 13 May 2020.
  13.  Daily Telegraph (2020), ‘Maybe They’ll Ban Australian bats’, 13 May.
  14. Daily Mail Australia (2020), ‘China demands 'mutual respect' from Australia as war of words threatens to boil over into a full-blown trade war’, 13 May.
  15. Herald Sun (2020), ‘Aussie industry fears trade war with China over COVID’, 13 May
  16. Washington Post (2020), ‘Bristling at calls for coronavirus inquiry, China cuts Australian beef imports’, 12 May.
  17. South China Morning Post (2020), ‘China’s restrictions on Australian beef, barley seen as retaliation for support of coronavirus investigation’, 12 May. Reprinted in Korea Times.
  18. The Times (UK) (2020), ‘Beijing raises stakes by banning beef from Australia’, 12 May.
  19. Interview on ABC News regarding Australia-China trade dispute in barley and beef, 12 May 2020.
  20. Interview on Channel Seven News regarding Australia-China trade dispute in barley and beef, 12 May 2020.
  21. The Australian (2020), ‘China bans imports form four abattoirs as trade tension rises’, 12 May.
  22. Interview on 2GB Radio (2020), ‘Fears of trade war with China escalate after ban on meat imports’, 12 May.
  23. Interview on 3AW Radio (2020), ‘China halts beef imports from Australian abattoirs as COVID-19 trade tensions escalate’, 12 May.
  24. (2020), ‘Coronavirus: ‘Trade war’ fears as China suspends meat imports from four Australian abattoirs’, 12 May.
  25. Interview on ABC News 24 regarding Australia-China trade dispute in barley and beef, 12 May.
  26. 26.   Sydney Morning Herald (2020), ‘China suspends Australian beef imports from four abattoirs’, 12 May.
  27. WA Today (2020), ‘WA emerges as front line in billion-dollar China trade war’, 12 May.
  28. The West Australian (2020), ‘Is Australian beef and wine next on China’s tariff hit list?’, 12 May.
  29. Sydney Morning Herald (2020), ‘'A shot at the hull': China pushes Australian trade dispute’, 11 May.
  30. Interview on ABC Radio National regarding Australia-China barley trade dispute, 11 May 2020.


Jeffrey Wilson
Jeffrey Wilson
Research Director
Dr Jeffrey Wilson is the Research Director at the Perth USAsia Centre. He provides leadership and strategic direction in developing the Centre’s research program across its publications, policy and dialogue activities.
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Tammy Wayne-Elliot
Tammy Wayne-Elliot
Senior Media and PR Advisor
Tammy Wayne-Elliot is the Senior PR and Media Advisor for the Perth USAsia Centre. She is responsible for public relations, media liaison and marketing and oversees the Centre's external profile.
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