Foreign affairs

Australia China Intellectual Property Roundtable

December

On September 30 2014 ACRI hosted a roundtable to discuss the complex bilateral issues surrounding intellectual property (IP) rights.

 

The roundtable focused on collaboration between Australia and China to tackle the proliferation of fake brands, cross-border enforcement of IP rights and problems of international jurisdiction and co-operation.


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December
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10:14 PM
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Australian ambassadors to China panel 1

December

On March 23 2015 the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) hosted a panel event with two former Australian ambassadors to China; the first in our Ambassadors’ Series.

ACRI Director Bob Carr was joined by the very first Australian ambassador to China, Stephen FitzGerald, and David Irvine, ambassador from 2000 to 2003.


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December
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10:14 PM
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Australia-China correspondents panel 1

December

On March 17 2015 ACRI held the first event in our China Correspondents Series.

Our panel comprised Australian journalists who reported from Beijing. What were their bottom line conclusions about how China works? How did they cultivate sources? What do their experiences tell us about China's current role in world affairs?

Helene Chung was an ABC Beijing correspondent during 1983-1986, the first non-white reporter on Australian TV and the first female posted abroad by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


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December
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10:14 PM
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Marty Natalegawa in conversation with Bob Carr

December

On February 24 2015 ACRI hosted His Excellency Dr Marty Natalegawa. Dr Natalegawa's visit was sponsored by Macquarie Bank.

A gifted professional diplomat who served from 2009 until 2014 as Indonesia’s Foreign Minister, Dr Natalegawa also served as Indonesian Ambassador to the United Nations and Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Watch the video to hear Dr Natalegawa in conversation with Bob Carr, ACRI Director and former Australian Foreign Minister, on China, South East Asia and Australia.


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December
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10:14 PM
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Prime Ministers Series: Whitlam and China Panel Discussion

December

Although Australia and China’s bilateral relations were formally established in 1972, Gough Whitlam initiated the process in 1971. As Leader of the Opposition, Whitlam met with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing. Whitlam took a political risk in the face of staunch anti-Communist sentiments and the McMahon Government’s unwillingness to recognise China.


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December
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10:14 PM
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Prime Ministers Series: Hawke and China

December

On June 4 2015, in the second instalment of the ACRI Prime Ministers Series, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke discussed his China policy with the ABC's Geraldine Doogue.

Mr Hawke explored the role of personal rapport in the bilateral relationship and how it was rebuilt after Tiananmen. He also provided broader insights into the Australia-China relationship, based on his extensive contact with China in the last 25 years. 

The Hon Bob Hawke was Prime Minister from 1983 to 1991 during the period of Deng Xiaoping’s reforms, the crisis of Tiananmen and the rise of Jiang Zemin.


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December
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10:14 PM
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Pragmatism rules in China relations

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on March 23 2015.

Australia is not being swept up by America’s anxious agitation at China’s rise.  

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Better in than out

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in Nikkei Asian Review on February 5 2015.

Sensible switch from Beijing-baiting restored balance to our most challenging relationship

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian on January 31 2015. 

Benefactor no surprise

December

By Bob Carr

Note: An edited version of this letter was published in The Australian Financial Review, January 21 2015, p.33.

Dear Sir, 

Your Rear Window columnist pretends to have a revelation when he writes that the think tank devoted to Australia-China relations (the Australia-China Relations Institute at UTS) receives a contribution from a Chinese benefactor.

Two points need to be made.