China-Australia Trade War – level 2

09-11-2020 07:00

In 2018, Australia decided that the Chinese company Huawei would not provide equipment for the 5G network. Australia said that the reason was national security.

This year, Australia said that it was necessary to investigate where the coronavirus came from. This made China very angry. Last month, Huawei announced that it would not give money to an Australian rugby team. Also, China stopped the imports of some Australian products, for example, meat and wine.

China is trying to push Australia to make the 5G deal. But there is one thing that China is careful about. The country must not stop supplies of iron because Chinese industry depends on it.

Difficult words: national security (keeping a country safe), investigate (to find out the truth), import (to buy things from another country), supply (a large amount of materials, things, or services that people need).

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