2019Australian intelligence services have concluded that a cyber attack on Australia’s Parliament and the three most powerful political parties occurred in May.

April 2020Australian PM Scott Morrison began to ask his fellow leaders around the world about the cause of the coronavirus epidemic. The British and French initially refuse to investigate, but over 100 countries support an inquiry. 

April 15Morrison is among the few people who sympathizes with Donald Trump’s criticisms about the World Health Organization (which the US president claims has biases towards China). 

April 21,China’s embassies accuse Peter Dutton, the Australian foreign minister, of being ‘ignorant and bigotry’. He made these accusations after calling for greater transparency from China on the outbreak.  

April 23,: Australia’s agriculture minister David Littleproud calls for G20 nations to campaign against the ‘wet markets’ which are common in China and linked to the earliest coronavirus cases.  

April 26,: Chinese ambassador Cheng Jingye hints at a boycott of Australian wine and beef and says tourists and students might avoid Australia ‘while it’s not so friendly to China’. Canberra rejects this threat and warns Beijing about ‘economic coercion. 

May 11,China has suspended beef imports from four Australian meat processors. They account for over a third Australia’s $1.1billion worth of beef exports to China. 

April 18Despite the support of the World Health Organization for a partial investigation into this pandemic’s origin, China claims it’s not fair to Australia. China has imposed an 80 percent tariff on Australian wheat the same day. Australia suggests that it might challenge the WTO. 

April 21China has announced new import rules for iron ore. This could permit Australian imports, which are usually valued at $41 billion per annum to be subject to additional bureaucratic controls. 

June 5Beijing advises travellers not to travel to Australia in relation with Covid-19.  

June 9Students are warned by the Chinese Ministry of Education to be careful about Australia because of alleged racism.   

June 19Australia is being attacked cyber-wise by a foreign country, which sources claim is China. Morrison states that cyber-attacks have been directed at government officials and schools as well, industry, and schools.

July 9, 2008 Australia has suspended extradition with Hong Kong. It offers to extend visas to 10,000 Hong Kongers currently in Australia, over China’s National Security Law which bans protest.

August 18, 2008China begins a 12-month investigation to find out if wines are being dumping in Australia. It is an important threat to the industry worth $6 billion. 

August 26, 2009Scott Morrison is the Prime Minister and he has announced that he will make laws to prohibit territories from signing foreign deals. It is targeted at China, according to analysts.

October 13th: Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says he’s investigating reports that Chinese customs officials have informally told state-owned steelmakers and power plants to stop Aussie coal, leaving it in ships off-shore.

November 2, 2009 Agriculture Minister David Littleproud reveals China is holding up Aussie lobster imports by checking them for minerals.

November 3, 2009 Barley, sugar, red wine, logs, coal, lobster and copper imports from Australia unofficially banned under a directive from the government, according to reports.

November 18 China issues bizarre 14 grievances to Australia. 

November 27Australian coal exports have fallen 96% to China in the three-weeks leading up to November. 82 coal ships carrying 8.8 million tonnes have floated off Chinese ports, where they were denied entry. 

November 28, 2008 Beijing imposed a 212 per cent tariff on Australia’s $1.2 billion wine exports, claiming they were being ‘dumped’ or sold at below-cost. Both Australian and Chinese importers deny the claim. 

November 30, 2009 Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao posted a doctored image showing a grinning Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child. Australians were outraged by the move. 

December 12, 2009 Chinese blacklist adds Australian coal.

December 24 China suspends imports of Australian timber from NSW and WA after local customs officers say they found pests in the cargo.

December 11, 2021 Australia blocks $300million construction deal that would have seen state-owned China State Construction Engineering Corporation takeover Probuild. National security concerns led to the cancellation of the bid. 

February 5, 2021 China confirms Melbourne journalist and single mother Cheng Lei has been formally arrested after being detained in August, 2020.

23 February 2021China claims Australia is part of an “axis of white supremacy” with Canada, USA, Canada, and NZ, in an editorial.

March 11, 2021A Communist Party newspaper editor accuses Australia of genocide. 

March 15, 2021 Trade Minister Dan Tehan announced he wants the World Trade Organisation to help mediate discussions between the two countries over the trade dispute. 

April 21, 2021 Marise Penny, Australia’s foreign minister announces the cancellation of Victoria’s Belt and Road Agreement with China. 

April 6, 2021 China indefinitely suspends all strategic economic talks with Australia, blaming the Morrison Government’s attitude towards the relationship. China has cut off diplomatic contact with Beijing in the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue. This also freezes talks between ministerial levels.

June 22, 2021China is trying to ambush Australia, pushing for the Great Barrier Reef to be declared ‘in Danger’ 

September 15, 2021Australian, UK, and US sign the AUKUS Security Pact. This will allow the Australian nuclear-powered submarines to fight China’s increasing aggression in the Indo Pacific. Beijing is furious at the move.