Foreign affairs

Australia’s China Debate

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the University of Nottingham's Asia Research Institute’s online magazine, Asia Dialogue, on February 26 2019.

Human rights: How to manage an effective dialogue

December

Human rights is a part of the Australia-China relationship that sometimes struggles to get the attention given to developments in the economic and strategic realms. Yet it is no less pressing. Currently, Yang Hengjun, an Australian writer has been detained in China for more than a month without access to legal representation. Yang, held in detention at an undisclosed location in Beijing, has not been charged with any offence.


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Australia-China relations at the crossroads?

December

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What a Labor victory might mean for Australian foreign policy

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in the Council on Foreign Relations blog, Asia Unbound, on January 31 2019.

China's economic statecraft in Asia and Europe: James Reilly

December

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) welcomed James Reilly, Associate Professor in Northeast Asian Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, to discuss his forthcoming book: Tales from the Road: Following China’s Economic Statecraft Across Asia and Europe. Dr Reilly described China's unique approach to economic statecraft and explored how Chinese leaders deploy economic resources to advance foreign policy objectives.


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Australian and People's Republic of China government conceptions of the international order

December

Through qualitative comparative analysis of policy documents and official statements over the last 10 years (2008–2018), this paper examines Australian and PRC government conceptions of the international order and the associated policy implications. Their understandings of the international order are informed by their self-defined national role conceptions and perceptions of other states, and are manifested in discussions of institutional reform, international law and human rights.

Philippine foreign policy in an era of great power contestation

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute for International Affairs’ blog Australian Outlook on December 27 2018.

Trump’s overriding success is as radical agent for change

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian on December 29 2018.

US President Donald Trump challenged the existence of Santa in a phone call to a seven-year-old girl.

Can Morrison patch up Australia’s troubled ties with China?

December

By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Note: This interview appeared in World Politics Review on December 10 2018.

Australia-China relations monthly summary - November 2018

December

The latest developments in Australia-China relations in November 2018 by Elena Collinson, Senior Project and Research Officer, Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI), University of Technology Sydney (UTS). 

Ministerial and opposition engagement