China will be ‘ultimate loser’ in trade war with Australia

The trade war between China and Australia has heated up but Liberal MP Craig Kelly says “China is going to be the ultimate loser” as other countries will not want to enter agreements with them.

“Other countries around the world are going to be looking at this and they’re going to think, hang on a minute why should I go and invest my time and marketing efforts in China? If they can do this to Australia, they can do it to other countries,” he told Sky News host Chris Smith.

Mr Kelly also said the stance of the government to stand up to China was the right thing as was the decision to label China’s bans “discrimination”.

“We’ve got to hold our ground and stay firm and the last thing we’ve gotta do is bow down and kowtow to them.”

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