US-China trade war leaves Australia in delicate position

In a photo taken Aug 26, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at the G-7 Summit.
In a photo taken Aug 26, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at the G-7 Summit.PHOTO: DPA

SYDNEY - The trade war between the United States and China is forcing countries across the Asia-Pacific region to tread a delicate path, but it is posing particular challenges for Australia.

As the world's two biggest economies consider renewing talks, with Chinese officials expected to visit Washington in early October, Australia finds itself caught between its relations with its closest security ally, the US, and its closest trading partner, China.

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