Q. There are ongoing trade disputes between Australia and China, with China imposing high tariffs on imported Australian products.
Some people see this as a reaction from China to Australian calls for an inquiry into the origins of Covid-19 and leading international pressure on the Chinese Government’s record on human rights.
Which of the following statements is closer to you views on this issue?
|Total||Gender||Age Group||Federal Voting Intention|
|Male||Female||18-34||35-54||55+||Labor||TOTAL: Coalition||Greens||TOTAL: Other|
|Australia is the innocent victim of Chinese assertion in restricting trade on certain products||62%||63%||61%||53%||65%||67%||59%||67%||46%||65%|
|Australia has made itself a target by publicly criticising the Chinese government||38%||37%||39%||47%||35%||33%||41%||33%||54%||35%|
- The majority of people think Australia is the victim of trade restrictions by China (62%), with the remainder linking the dispute to criticism of China by the Australian government (38%).
- Those most likely to think Australian trade has been unfairly restricted include those aged over 55 (67%) and Coalition voters (67%).
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