Barley, beef, wine: Australia pays price for incurring China's wrath

The Australian flag flutters in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING - China is already facing a growing number of diplomatic battles, not least with the world's biggest superpower, but that has not stopped Beijing from waging one against Australia using the force of its economic might.

It has slapped an 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley, banned some of its beef imports and, more recently, launched an anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine.

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