The insecurity industry has effectively isolated Australia in economic terms, as it ramped up paranoia and fear about China over the past 3 years. This insightful piece shows that 'anything goes in love [trade] and war', and Australia is in reality "on its own" on the question of trade with China.
Lip service to sink a glass of 'democracy wine' amongst a network of China Hawk politicians and protesters will hide their smirk knowing that their wine and other products will soon find their way to the tables of China's consumers.
The anti-China brigade in Australia has been played. Australia's national economic interest has been the casualty.