China Daily, managed by China's State Council Information Office and is seen as a forward indicator of Chinese government international positioning, said in an editorial that Abbott's visit to Taiwan last week was a provocation that had smeared the mainland.
The world's second-largest economy, China, is running out of Australian exports left to strike that would not harm its economy. Last week it started accepting some shipments of Australian coal because it is running low on fuel to power its economy.
It has also left iron ore worth $13 billion a month, untouched as it looks to steel its post-coronavirus economy through infrastructure and construction.
However, Australia's $4 billion-a-year Chinese international student market remains vulnerable as education agents report that students want to finish their Australian degrees, but few new ones sign up.
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