A pretty good question on econ.SE has highlighted the close relationship between the Australian and Chinese economies.

So, I wonder, how is the US-China trade war viewed in Australia, at a political level? I see that at the recent G20 meeting, Australia's Treasurer did join a declaration deploring the trade war. Do all Australian political parties deplore it, for instance? Or is there a [broader] range of opinions?

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    The most likely party to support this trade war is One Nation. Labor and the Greens are too left-wing to endorse something by Trump, and the Nationals will probably have the same opinion as the Liberal Party.
    – Golden Cuy
    Sep 21, 2019 at 4:49

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I think, they wouldn't want to discuss this issue again and again. They just made a statement as they had to.

Australia is a close ally of the US and its exports are predominantly to China. Australia's economy grew at a good rate. Many consider the australia is about to face a housing crisis (Like US?). Majority of Australia's Ore exports are to China (~36% ?). At this point, discussing sides on US-China trade considerations will be devastating to AU. The best they can do is to avoid this as much as they can.

Source: https://oec.world/en/profile/country/aus/

Once the US-China trade issues are settled, everything would be back to normal. So, the game is to wait and watch.

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    Welcome to Politics! Please try to add references to support your answer. You seem to refer to some statistics, please try to link to their sources.
    – JJJ
    Nov 17, 2019 at 18:18

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