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Happy New Year, Mr Xi. Let’s Have More Ox, Less Bull.

Dear China,

This Lunar New Year, we’re writing from Australia to wish you a happy Year of the Ox. The Ox represents strength and perseverance, which is exactly what we all need right now.

We’d like to send you some nice steaks to celebrate, but we hear you’ve banned imports of Australian beef. Too bad.

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