Foreign affairs

There's more to China debate than lackeys versus stooges

December

By James Laurenceson

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

December

By James Laurenceson

Introduction

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

December

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. 


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Is China telling us everything it knows about coronavirus?

December

By Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Network 10’s 10 daily on February 10 2020.

PERSPECTIVES | Australia-China: the year ahead

December

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

December

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

December

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.


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Australia-China monthly wrap-up: December 2019

December

Due to the upcoming holiday season the December monthly wrap-up is being released early, covering developments to December 19 2019. The rest of the month will be covered in the January 2020 edition.

By Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson

China in a time of change – China and the technology race

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Pearls and Irritations, a public affairs blog, on December 12 2019.

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: November 2019

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney is delighted to launch the Australia-China monthly wrap-up, a concise monthly summary and analysis of major developments in the Australia-China relationship.

By Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson