Australia's China relationship being bungled – former envoy

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Geoff Raby says a more hawkish line is creating turmoil, and part of problem is that Malcolm Turnbull mistrusts Julie Bishop

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Australia’s security establishment has sidelined the department of foreign affairs on the China relationship and driven a more hawkish line, creating turmoil, according to a former Australian ambassador to Beijing.

Geoff Raby contends in a post on the Pearls and Irritations blog that a deteriorating relationship between Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop is part of the reason the Canberra-Beijing relationship is off the rails.

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