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The New Sino-Australian Simandou Iron Ore Mine in Guinea Emerges as an Important Geopolitical Focal Point

Policymakers in Canberra are no doubt looking up where Guinea is on a map, after learning of potential threats to Australia’s $65 billion of iron ore export business to China

Australian ties with China have worsened considerably in recent months over calls for an independent investigation into the origin of COVID-19, the deployment of the Australian navy to the South China Seahuman rights in Hong Kong, and accusations of Chinese political interference in Australia.

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