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US News China is putting pressure on Australia, a "taste" of what to expect in Europe?

11:05  24 november  2020
11:05  24 november  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

China and 14 Asia-Pacific countries sign the world's largest free trade pact.

 China and 14 Asia-Pacific countries sign the world's largest free trade pact. China and 14 other Asia-Pacific countries have made it - and with the agreement are also sending a powerful signal against Trump's protectionism. Scoffers could also speak of a "parting gift". © Kham / REUTERS In Hanoi, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (l.) And Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh observe the signing of the Agreement. Despite the trade conflict with the USA, China has signed the world's largest free trade agreement with 14 Asia-Pacific states.

Australian PM Scott Morrison says Australia has to be competitive with China .

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has published maps to support a coordinated approach across the bloc. It's updated every Thursday. For countries outside of the bloc, the EU has recommended opening external borders to a select group, based on their coronavirus numbers.

La Chine met la pression sur l’Australie, un © Pixabay China is putting pressure on Australia, a "taste" of what to expect in Europe? China has suspended imports of a large number of agricultural products from Australia, including beef, barley and timber. A "muscular" diplomacy which is only "a foretaste" of what other countries could suffer in the future, including in Europe, for Canberra.

While the China has multiplied the offensives against Australia in recent times, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is stepping up to the plate, denouncing the "unnecessary deterioration" of its relations with Beijing, while calling for maintenance "mutually beneficial" relations with China as well as with the United States. He also rejected the image of Australia as Uncle Sam's "doggie" amid deteriorating Sino-US relations. In recent months, the relationship between Canberra and China has grown strained. Australia has notably excluded the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei from the deployment of the 5G network on the immense island-continent and has requested an independent investigation into the origin of the coronavirus.

Merkel expects more competitive pressure from the free trade bloc around China

 Merkel expects more competitive pressure from the free trade bloc around China Berlin (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel warns of increased competitive pressure on Germany with a view to the free trade bloc around China that has recently emerged in Asia. © Reuters / POOL German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference on COVID-19 in Berlin The dismantling of trade barriers is all the more important in these difficult times, said the Chancellor on Tuesday at the economic summit of the "Süddeutsche Zeitung".

China is on the list but only in the event that EU citizens are allowed to travel there as well. The final list of the countries for which Europe 's borders will be open does not include Brazil, the US and Russia.

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China , Australia's largest trading partner, recently took retaliatory action against Canberra , suspending imports of a large number of agricultural products including beef, beef, barley and wood. According to Mr Morrison, this coercive diplomacy is only "a taste" of what other countries - including European ones - could suffer in the future. Alluding to the future administration of US President-elect Joe Biden, the prime minister insisted that countries like Australia should not be forced to choose sides between Washington and Beijing.

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"More latitude will be needed from the world's greatest powers to satisfy the individual interests of their partners and allies. We all need a little more room to move," Morrison said in his remarks. About the UK's center-right Policy Exchange think tank. "There must be a more nuanced appreciation of the interests of different states in the way they deal with the great powers. Tough choices are not in the best interests of anyone," added the Australian Prime Minister.

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