Foreign affairs

Australia’s approach to Chinese power and managing relations with Beijing: The enduring paradigm of liberalism

December

As China’s economy has grown, its military capabilities have expanded commensurately, and Beijing has adopted a more assertive foreign policy stance. Perceiving its primacy to be under threat, the response in Washington has been a hard turn towards a Realist paradigm evident across both the military and economic domains. The first contribution of this article is to document that, despite Australia being a staunch US security ally and having its own anxieties about Chinese power, Canberra has undertaken a more modest Realist tilt.

Despite the diplomatic thaw, Australians still deeply mistrust China

December

By Elena Collinson 

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on June 12 2024.

The potential impact of EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM): An Australia-China relationship perspective

December

Purpose

This paper aims to investigate the multifaced aspects and consequences of the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) from an Australia-China relationship perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

Solomon Islands’ new government: A chance to reset Australia’s Pacific diplomacy

December

By Corey Lee Bell

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on May 30 2024.

Australia-Taiwan relations: Prospects and limitations | Part 2: Diplomatic and economic links

December

This is the second of a three-part UTS:ACRI Analysis series that examines the prospects for and limitations on the Australia-Taiwan relationship following the election of Lai Ching-te as President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on January 13 2024. Part 1 discussed what the election of Lai means for Australia-Taiwan ties and cross-Strait relations. Part 2 now turns to how Australia can navigate its one China policy and economic and trade relations with Taiwan, and how Canberra might respond to Taipei’s desire for greater diplomatic space.

Australia-Taiwan relations: Prospects and limitations | Part 1: What does a Lai presidency mean for Australia and cross-Strait relations?

December

This is the first of a three-part UTS:ACRI Analysis series that examines the prospects for and limitations on the Australia-Taiwan relationship following the election of Lai Ching-te as President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on January 13 2024. The series begins by looking at what the election of Lai means for Australia-Taiwan ties and cross-Strait relations. Part 2 then discusses how Australia can navigate its one China policy and its economic and trade relations with Taiwan, and how Canberra might respond to Taipei’s desire for greater diplomatic space.

Pacific elder excoriates Australia on AUKUS panel with Bob Carr

December

By Wanning Sun

Note: This article appeared in Crikey on April 29 2024.

Australia’s coming battles in the US–China tech war

December

By Marina Zhang, Mark Dodgson and David Gann

Note: This article appeared in the East Asia Forum on April 25 2024.

PERSPECTIVES | Australia and Taiwan: Between the PRC and the US

December

Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By Kevin Magee

 

A view of the Australian foreign policy environment reveals a policy mountain range dominated by two peaks, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the US, with Taiwan nestled in between.