China-Australia relations: barley farmers begin harvest under cloud of Beijing’s tariffs

//China-Australia relations: barley farmers begin harvest under cloud of Beijing’s tariffs

China-Australia relations: barley farmers begin harvest under cloud of Beijing’s tariffs

Out in Australia’s grain fields, farmers have started harvesting one of their biggest ever barley crops, after drought-relieving rains convinced many to plant to the edges of their paddocks.Yet the tractors are working under the cloud of a new tariff imposed by China – seen widely as retaliation for Australia’s push for a United Nations probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic – that has all but halted barley trade between the two countries.The diplomatic row between a major exporter…

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