Exploring the Domestic Foundations of Chinese Economic Sanctions: The Case of Australia

S. Waldron, Darren Lim, Victor Ferguson

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    Abstract

    More than two years have passed since the People’s Republic of China (PRC) began imposing a broad range of restrictions on Australian trade in what is widely regarded to be a campaign of economic coercion. Despite the apparent sanctions affecting numerous Australian export industries with high exposure to the mainland market, there is now a broad consensus that Beijing’s efforts have been unsuccessful. [1] The measures had a negligible impact on the Australian macroeconomy and did not drive Canberra to make any policy concessions to address Beijing’s long list of ostensible grievances (Australian Department of Treasury, September 6, 2021).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6-13
    JournalChina Brief
    Volume22
    Issue number18
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

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