OREANDA-NEWS. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the Chinese authorities are violating international trade rules. He added that China helps Russia to win the trade war. Dissatisfaction with China’s policy is explained by the fact that the Beijing banned the supply of Australian coal.

China responds to this that there is no violation of free trade. This is the result of the course taken to reduce dependence on the use of hydrocarbons. At the same time, it is known that China was unhappy with the fact that Australia supported the US policy of ousting products of the companies Huawei and ZTE from markets.

The People’ Republic of China plans to end imports of Australian coal, focusing on the Russian market. The country needs over 70 million tons of coal per year. Coal is also imported from Colombia and the Republic of South Africa.