Australia-China relations on a solid trajectory. But it could be derailed
Note: This article appeared in The Canberra Times on May 21 2023.
Trade Minister Don Farrell took some heat last week for returning ‘empty-handed’ from his trip to Beijing and a meeting with China's Commerce Minister.
Australia-China monthly wrap-up: April 2023
Inside the tent: Bob Hawke's ringside seat to China's reforms, Beijing 1986
While speculation continues as to whether Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will visit the People’s Republic of China (PRC) this year – making it the first such visit since Malcolm Turnbull in 2016 – the time is ripe for reflection on arguably the most consequential visit in the relationship’s history, that by Bob Hawke to Beijing in May 1986.
Australia’s narrow understanding of China is of its own making
Chinese tech dominance more myth than reality
Rising tides, shifting sands: Rethinking Australia’s foreign policy towards China
By Marina Zhang
Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on April 21 2023.
Fortunes of war: why the Australian media won’t change how it writes about China
Taiwan’s presidential trips show its marginalisation in debates about its future
By Corey Lee Bell and Elena Collinson
Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs' blog, Australian Outlook, on April 18 2023.
TikTok bans could be the canary in the coalmine for global economic and technological fractures
By Wanning Sun
Note: This article appeared in Crikey on April 14 2023.
The Australian government recently announced a TikTok ban on government devices, citing foreign interference and influence concerns.
Boosting Australia’s China knowledge capability | WEBINAR
Declining China knowledge in Australia has been the subject of growing concern, with questions raised as to whether universities have adequately equipped the nation to optimise economic opportunities with its biggest trading partner, and address strategic challenges. The latter has been amplified by growing anxieties about what the rise of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) might mean for the region and the liberal order.