PERSPECTIVES | On being ‘very different countries’: AUSMIN and China’s rise
During discussions with American thinkers, analysts and officials in New York and Washington DC in late 2017, one particular conversation gave a chilling insight into how some see the ultimate strategic calculations in US-China relations.
UTS:ACRI WEBINAR: Australia relations – the view from China
Australia’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in recent years has been characterised by increasing levels of political friction driven by concerns around national security, human rights and sovereignty, among other issues, with Australia on the receiving end of muscular rhetoric from the PRC government and its state media outlets. In some instances, this has been punctuated by statements from the PRC government suggesting economic consequences for Australia. In April, for example, the PRC Ambassador to Australia warned that PRC consumers could boycott Australian exports
The Australia-China science boom
In the mid-2000s Australia had delivered a China-led mining boom that continues today. Australia’s success as a producer of raw materials such as iron ore is well known. While domestic demand is negligible, in 2019 Australia’s iron ore exports totalled $96.1 billion (Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2020). The partner that has made this possible is China, buying 82.2 percent of Australia’s exports. China has also been a major supplier of the capital needed to develop Australian mines (Ferguson et al., 2020).
Elena Collinson in Australian Foreign Affairs - July 2020
Elena Collinson wrote a response to 'Beijing Calling: How China is testing the alliance', an essay by Professor Michael Wesley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Melbourne, that was published in the July 2020 edition of Australian Foreign Affairs magazine.
Australia-China monthly wrap-up: June 2020 | Perspectives: People-to-people links: the lifeblood of the Australia-China relationship
This edition features:
- Summary and analysis of major developments in June 2020 by Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson.
- Perspectives: ‘People-to-people links: the lifeblood of the Australia-China relationship’ by Peter Osborne. 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 JUNE 2020
PERSPECTIVES | People-to-people links: the lifeblood of the Australia-China relationship
Looking for a relevant opening sentence on what individuals and businesses can do to contribute to an ongoing strong, mutually beneficial relationship between Australia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), I stumbled across a pertinent quote from Confucius on friendships:
The many sources of disinformation in the Australia-China relationship
Joe Biden and China
Irrespective of the result of the US presidential elections in November, it is worth subjecting to some scrutiny the statements and positions on the People's Republic of China (PRC) taken over a long political career by the Democratic nominee for President, Joe Biden.
Australia-PRC relations: the state of play
The pre-COVID-19 backdrop