Foreign affairs

Perspectives | Remembering and misremembering Whitlam’s PRC policy


Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By James Curran

Will China seek to exploit its rare-earth dominance?


By Marina Zhang

Note: This article appeared in The National Interest on November 26 2022.

50 years of Australia-China relations: Views from the envoys | WEBINAR


Gough Whitlam’s Labor government established formal relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in December 1972. To reflect on how relations have fared in the 50 years since this historic event, and where they may be heading, the Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI) welcomed current and former ambassadors from both nations to mark the occasion:

- His Excellency Mr Graham Fletcher, Ambassador of Australia to the People’s Republic of China

Event Information
4:04 PM

The mending Australia-China relationship: Powered by lithium?


By Corey Lee Bell, Elena Collinson and Xunpeng Shi

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on November 18 2022.

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: October 2022


Albanese-Xi meeting won’t resolve Australia’s grievances overnight. But it is a real step forward


By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on November 15 2022. 

There were smiles all round as the Australian and Chinese leaders met formally for the first time in more than six years.

How Albanese came to terms with China


By Elena Collinson and James Curran

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on November 15 2022.

The evolution of Albanese: how his foreign policy ideas have changed


By James Curran and Elena Collinson 

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on November 14 2022.

China-Russia cooperation in advanced technologies: The future global balance of power and the limits of 'unlimited' partnership


Executive Summary

Advanced technologies are a key factor in the evolving international balance of power. The United States-allied group of states, including Australia, are still generally technology leaders. But the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is making major gains in some fields, spurred by growing pressure on its access to foreign technologies. What impacts might the PRC’s cooperation with Russia have on this equation?

This report provides an overview of Sino-Russian collaboration across four broad fields:

Has Australia found the right answer to Chinese aggression?


By Elena Collinson and James Curran

Note: This article appeared in The National Interest on October 22 2022.