Freedom and openness in the Asia Pacific free and open for interpretation
Note: This article appeared in the East Asia Forum on November 14 2017.
In the week prior to US President Donald Trump embarking on his Asia tour, his National Security Adviser H R McMaster laid out one of the trip’s aims: ‘to promote his vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region’.
Decision time: Australia's engagement with China's Belt and Road Initiative
Robert Macklin - Dragon & Kangaroo (Melbourne event)
Following a successful event in Sydney, the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney welcomed author and historian Robert Macklin to discuss his book, Dragon & Kangaroo (Hachette, 2017) at Holding Redlich in Melbourne.
Influence creep? Australia well-equipped to hold its own
Australia-China relations in 2017 – Colin Mackerras in conversation
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) welcomed leading Australian Sinologist Professor Colin Mackerras to speak on developments in contemporary Australia-China relations.
Robert Macklin - 'Dragon & Kangaroo'
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney welcomed author and historian Robert Macklin to discuss his book, Dragon & Kangaroo (Hachette, 2017).
Why has Australia declared rhetorical war on China?
By Bob Carr
This year Australia declared rhetorical war on China.
The words being used by Australian leaders are the harshest any time since diplomatic relations commenced in 1972, with the exception of comments at the time of Tiananmen. The tone is harsher than that of any other US ally, including Japan.
Chinese students in Australia: Do we protest too much?
China relations: How Canada does it
China is Canada's second largest trading partner. In 2016, two-way goods trade was worth C$60 billion. This is up 28 percent on five years ago. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has voiced a desire to double trade between Canada and China by 2025. Last year also saw Chinese investment in Canada top C$7 billion. There are risks, however, should the US-China relationship deteriorate, or if China decides to divert purchases to the US rather than Canada to reduce the trade surplus with the former. How is Canada managing these challenges?