China, Australia Reach Deal to Resolve Barley Dispute

Is China showing signs of compromise?

On Tuesday, Australia agreed to temporarily suspend its case against China at the World Trade Organization, aiming to resolve their dispute over barley imports.

Beijing, on the same token, said it would conduct a three- to four-month review on tariffs imposed on Australian barley, a decision made in 2020. Its foreign ministry said it’s willing to return to relations with Australia going forward. But Canberra maintained its firm stance toward China.


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