There's more to China debate than lackeys versus stooges
Note: This article appeared in the print edition of The Australian Financial Review on February 20 2020.
In the debate about how Australia should manage China relations, whose side are you on? Washington’s or Beijing’s? This, in essence, is the way that many contributions, involving commentary, research and events, quickly get framed.
Australia and the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak
The rampant spread of the COVID-19 virus has caused alarm not only in terms of the health consequences but potential economic impact. This UTS:ACRI brief investigates these developments to date.
The time profile of the COVID-19 shock
An Australian foreign correspondent in China: In conversation with Kirsty Needham
As the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has transformed, so too has the environment for foreign correspondents operating in-country. And as controls on information availability tighten and censorship increases, reporting by foreign journalists becomes more challenging – and more important.
Is China telling us everything it knows about coronavirus?
PERSPECTIVES | Australia-China: the year ahead
By Geoff Raby
Civil emergencies have marked the start of the New Year for both Canberra and Beijing. Each in its own way is likely to have some implications for foreign policy and how the bilateral relationship is managed.
The challenge for both sides in 2020 is whether some concrete progress will be made back towards a more normal relationship. At the start of the year, the prospects are not encouraging.
Australia-China monthly wrap-up: January 2020 | Perspectives: Australia-China - the year ahead
This edition features:
- Summary and analysis of major developments December 20 2019 – January 2020 by Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson.
- Perspectives: ‘Australia-China: The year ahead’ by Dr Geoff Raby AO. Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's new bimonthly commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor.
SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS DECEMBER 20 2019 - JANUARY 2020
UTS:ACRI/UTS Big Thinking Forum - Australia-China relations: The state of play
Foreign interference, the suspension of a human rights partnership, effectively frozen high-level political contact – and against this backdrop, record levels of bilateral trade. 2019 was another rollercoaster year for the Australia-China relationship, full of complications and contradictions.