China to receive first Australian coal shipment in over 2 years

THE first Australian coal shipment to China in over two years neared delivery today, according to shipping data and media reports, as tensions between the two Pacific powers show signs of easing.

Once close trading partners, Beijing and Canberra have butted heads in recent years over issues including Chinese influence operations overseas, crackdowns in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, and the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.