New Zealand-China relations: 2017-18
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:
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.
Australia-China bilateral relations: How did we get here?
China zealotry comes at a cost, if it stops shared university research
By James Laurenceson
Note: This article was appeared in The Australian Financial Review on February 28 2018.
As I sit at my desk contemplating the latest round of panicky comments about China's influence operations in Australia – including claims about how they are supposedly undermining the military technology lead of the US – my attention keeps being drawn to two astonishing statistics.
Whitlam had it easier on China policy
Hard line on China
China from a Hong Kong perspective
Ivan Chu, Chairman of John Swire & Sons (China) will discuss developments in the Pearl River Delta including bridge and rail projects; the Belt and Road Initiative and what it means for rail links between China and London; and the notion of the Euro-Asian Century, as opposed to Pacific Century. He will deal with China’s capacity to re-engineer and self-correct, and canvass the success of the anti-corruption drive in underpinning Chinese President Xi Jinping’s popularity. All of this has implications for Australia.
Australia and the Belt and Road Initiative: A survey of developments 2013-September 2017
On September 7 2013 at Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev University, Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time outlined a vision for an overland ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ connecting Central Asia and China’s western provinces. In an address to the Indonesian Parliament in October 2013, President Xi announced the development of a ‘New Maritime Silk Road’ spanning Southeast Asia.
Australia's tilt on China: An update
In July 2017 the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) published the fact sheet ‘Australia’s tilt on China’, which details Australian government representatives’ statements on China and the Australia-China relationship in the first half of the year.
Since this time, the messages sent on the bilateral relationship have been mixed..