Tony Abbott accuses China of bullying neighbours and warns of ‘cold peace’


Former PM’s comment puts him at odds with Paul Keating who claims relationship has been poisoned by hysteria

Tony Abbott has accused China of bullying its neighbours and warned Australia’s relations with it are unlikely to rise above a “cold peace”.

In a speech to the India Foundation in New Delhi overnight the former Liberal prime minister promised to champion further engagement with India, suggesting Australia had “put too many eggs into the China basket”.

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