Foreign affairs

Canberra keeps China confused

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the print edition of The Australian Financial Review on November 26 2020. It also appeared online on November 25 2020.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in June that on China his government had ‘done nothing to injure that partnership – nothing at all’.

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: October 2020

December

China’s grand strategy and Australia’s future in the new global order

December

Former Australian Ambassador to China Dr Geoff Raby in a new book, China’s grand strategy and Australia’s future in the new global order (Melbourne University Publishing), writes that Australia faces an ever more precarious position in the world.


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The temperature’s rising

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in AK NewsMagazine on September 23 2020. 

The deterioration of Australia-China relations fast-forwarded following Australia’s first-out-the-gate solo call for an independent, international inquiry into the origin and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year. Initially in an uneasy holding pattern following the ratcheting up of tensions in 2017, both countries now seem to be engaged in a veritable race to the bottom.

In Australia and China, government action hammers human ties

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on September 18 2020.

Why the Australia-China relationship is unravelling faster than we could have imagined

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on September 9 2020.

The Australia-China relationship is unravelling at a pace that could not have been contemplated just six months ago.

'China is a reality that is not going away'

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in The Guardian Australia as part of the expert panel, 'Prickly, proud, authoritarian: how should Australia deal with China now?', on September 9 2020.

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: August 2020

December

PM strikes the right balance in managing China ties

December

Australian policy on the PRC: Is it independent of the US’?

December