Foreign affairs

Russia and China in the Pacific: Alexey Muraviev

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney welcomes Dr Alexey Muraviev, Associate Professor of National Security and Strategic Studies at Curtin University, to discuss Russia’s projection in the Asia-Pacific region and its relationship with China. Over the past 30 years, relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation have moved from hostile stalemate to pragmatic partner cooperation, including in security and defence.


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Get-tough rhetoric has denied us any sway with Beijing

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on July 10 2018.

We need China in an age of Trump

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article apppeared in The Australian Financial Review on June 19 2018.

Subduing China an empty gesture as Trump-shy Asia courts Beijing

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian on May 30 2018. 

Loose lips on China have cost Australia dearly

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on May 24 2018.

The shrinking ‘Quad’: How the alliance is going nowhere as Japan and India court China

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in the South China Morning Post on May 17 2018.

Turnbull Government may be toning down anti-China stance

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in Pearls and Irritations on May 8 2018.

Australia-China relations need a reset, and Malcolm Turnbull has to lead the way

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the South China Morning Post on April 29 2018.

Australia-China relations need a reset. But this is unlikely as long as the Australian prime minister himself remains a stumbling block. 

The evolution of Malcolm Fraser's China policy

December

This article explores the evolution of Malcolm Fraser's views on China. While Gough Whitlam is fondly remembered as a trailblazer for normalising Australia‐China relations, Fraser was a pioneer in rendering a sense of bipartisanship in Australia's China policy. Fraser was not initially a Sino‐enthusiast, however. He came from a background of staunch anti‐Communism and throughout the 1950s and 1960s believed that China posed a major threat to stability in the Asia Pacific.

New Zealand-China relations: 2017-18

December

In a 2015 research report for the Australia-China Relations Institute, former New Zealand High Commissioner in Canberra John Larkindale wrote of the New Zealand-China relationship:[1]

The relationship has never become a topic for partisan political division, though elements of China’s growing presence in New Zealand and aspects of the economic links are increasingly attracting debate, and sometimes controversy.