The Australian government has asked China to grant Australia the same reduction in bureaucratic trade barriers that Beijing has promised the United States. The request emerged as experts warned that US allies such as Australia could suffer “collateral damage” from a deal between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump to massively increase China’s imports of American agricultural goods and energy products. In this article, The Guardian quotes comments made by USSC non-resident senior fellow John Lee and CNAS's Elizabeth Rosenberg at a USSC webinar about the trade tensions yesterday.