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China's rise must be managed, not contested. Australia knows how.

Liberal powers need to counter Beijing's tactic of picking nations off one by one

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Australia recognizes that a strong China will be an enduring feature of the Asian strategic system.   © Reuters

Dave Sharma is a member of Australia's House of Representatives. He chairs the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.

Among Western nations, Australia has one of the greatest exposures to China, both the upsides and the downsides. China is Australia's largest trading partner, our largest source of tourists, our largest source of foreign students, and one of our largest sources of migrants.

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