Foreign affairs

Anthony Albanese and the People’s Republic of China: an overview

December

Following the Australian Labor Party’s (ALP) federal election defeat on May 18 2019, Bill Shorten stepped down as leader of the party. Anthony Albanese, a long-term ALP frontbencher, became the ALP’s leader-elect on May 27 after an uncontested leadership ballot, and was formally endorsed as Opposition Leader on May 30. While Mr Albanese is supportive of Australian engagement with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and of strengthening bilateral economic ties, he has also positioned himself as having due regard to the need to balance this against security considerations.

Australia's strategic hedging in the Indo-Pacific: A 'third way' beyond either China or the US

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI) held a lunchtime seminar to discuss UTS:ACRI’s recently released report, ‘Australia’s strategic hedging in the Indo-Pacific: A ‘third way’ beyond either China or the US’, authored by Dr Lai-Ha Chan, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS.


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December
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US-China Relations: A Controversial Framing

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on May 9 2019.

How we could become collateral damage in a US-China trade pact

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on April 19 2019. 

Australians with Chinese origins need to come together

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in Pearls and Irritations, a public affairs blog on April 16 2019.

Australia’s strategic hedging in the Indo-Pacific: A ‘third way’ beyond either China or the US

December

Real diplomacy could have avoided China's coal revenge

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on April 3 2019.

PRC migration to Australia - statistics and trends

December

What are the current trends in PRC citizen inflows into Australia – both permanent and temporary? This fact sheet provides a snapshot of key statistics and trends in permanent migration, naturalisation, student visa grants, visitor visa grants, temporary work visa grants and visa cancellations.

Permanent migration

In 2017-18 162,417 permanent migration programme visas were granted. Migrants from the PRC accounted for 15.5 percent.

China's coal import 'ban'

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on March 4 2019.

The recent story of Australian coal being 'banned' from China is a cautionary warning about the risks of making quick-fire judgements when dealing with complex Australia-China relations.

Softer talk, harder line: Australia’s China policy

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in the University of Nottingham's Asia Research Institute’s online magazine, Asia Dialogue, on February 28 2019.