Foreign affairs

China doesn’t want trust, it wants obedience

December

By James Laurenceson and Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in Network 10’s 10 daily on May 1 2020.

Contrary to opinions in China, Australia is not a US lapdog

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Global Times on April 28 2020. The English version of this article is accompanied by a Simplified Chinese translation.

Campus conundrums: clashes and collaborations

December

This book chapter examines the challenges faced by Australian universities as they navigate issues around free speech on campuses and research collaboration with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The University of Queensland (UQ) serves as a case in point, with debates around protests and counter-protests supported by the PRC’s Consul-General in Brisbane raising questions around free speech and foreign interference by the PRC government in Australian universities.

Coronavirus has taught us that Australia can’t trust China – or the US

December

By James Laurenceson and Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in Network 10’s 10 daily on April 6 2020.

There are some facts about COVID-19’s devastating global spread that cannot be pretended away.

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: March 2020 | Perspectives: What a virus teaches us about China-US relations

December

This edition features:

- Summary and analysis of major developments in March 2020 by Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson.
- Perspectives: ‘What a virus teaches us about China-US relations’ by Professor Tao Xie.  Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's monthly 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 IN MARCH 2020 

PERSPECTIVES | What a virus teaches us about China-US relations

December

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: February 2020

December

Australia stands with the US (most of the time)

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on February 28 2020.

Australia-China: a series of reflections

December

Note: ‘Australia-China: a series of reflections’ was originally published in December 2019 as the Pearls and Irritations China Series. Pearls and Irritations is a public policy blog founded and managed by John Menadue AO, who has had a distinguished career in the private sector and in the Australian Public Service.

Preface

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.