Canberra keeps China confused
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’.
China’s grand strategy and Australia’s future in the new global order
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.
The temperature’s rising
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.