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Australia's China problem will only get worse

Unlike the rest of Asia, Canberra seems to think the US will come to its rescue

| Australia
The problem for Scott Morrison is that China holds most of the cards.   © AAP/AP

Hugh White is emeritus professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University. He was Deputy Secretary for Strategy and Intelligence from 1995 until 2000 and was the inaugural director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Australia today is facing the most severe threat to its economic future in many decades, as Beijing applies an ever-growing range of restrictions on Australia's exports to the world's fastest-growing major economy.

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