China's coal import 'ban'
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
Australia’s China Debate
Human rights: How to manage an effective dialogue
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.
2018 Annual China in the World Lecture: Australia-China relations at the crossroads?
2018 Annual China in the World Lecture
Australia-China Relations at the Crossroads?
Professor the Honourable Bob Carr
November 13 2018
Australian National University, Canberra
Text adapted from unscripted remarks
What a Labor victory might mean for Australian foreign policy
China's economic statecraft in Asia and Europe: James Reilly
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.
Australian and People's Republic of China government conceptions of the international order
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.