Dryblower on iron ore and gunboat diplomacy

SOMETIMES, but not often, the national interest and commercial interest coincide, a situation Dryblower suspects he is watching in the Australia v China spat which has entangled Fortescue Metals chairman, Andrew Forrest, and Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop.

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Being debated, hotly at times, is whether Australia has been rude to China by objecting to its attempt to take control of a large part of the South China Sea using a modern-day version of "gunboat