“Australia is aiming for a stable relationship with China despite differences, especially on trade, Australia’s foreign minister said, as she called on Beijing to use its influence as a great power to help end the war in Ukraine.

Australia’s ties with its largest trading partner are at a low after disputes over a number of issues, including the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, trade and Australian accusations of Chinese interference.”

Analyst Comment: Watch how quickly former US allies cozy up to China as the unipolar world order is challenged. The US has a lonely future ahead.