This has been simmering away for more than a month:
- (from October 12) China is to ban imports of Australian coal
The local press here in Australia now report the number of ships loaded with Australian coal sitting off ports in China is 80 or more.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke yesterday on relations with China:
- “We just work the process through with the Chinese government to get the best possible outcome that we can”
- “These are not easy issues … it’s incredibly complicated what we’re dealing with here.”
Morrison and his lump of coal in parliament.