China in Australia's strategic policy, 2007–2021: The diminishing returns of hedging in an era of great power competition?
Australia has always been sensitive to shifts in the balance of power both globally and within its own region, the Asia Pacific. This concern has been amplified over the past decade due to the parallel rise of China and the relative decline of the United States. These realities have framed an ongoing debate in Australia about whether continued reliance on the U.S. alliance for security is either feasible or prudent. This chapter presents two major arguments.
Time for China-Australia ties to embrace positive momentum
UTS:ACRI address: China’s Ambassador to Australia, Xiao Qian
The Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI) welcomed the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to Australia, H.E. Mr Xiao Qian, to deliver an address on the state of relations between Australia and the PRC.
Following his address, Ambassador Xiao was joined in conversation by UTS:ACRI Director Professor James Laurenceson.
There was a moderated Q&A from pre-submitted questions from registered attendees.
Time: 11.00am - 12.15pm AEST
The big problem with Labor’s ‘Plan to Build a Stronger Pacific Family’
Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on June 10 2022.
China’s recent decision to abandon a multilateral security agreement with 10 countries in the South Pacific was a cause for both enormous relief and some measure of self-congratulations in Canberra and Washington.
It should have prompted neither.
Australia must ‘partner-up’ in the Pacific
A ‘weakened’ Quad?
The view from Beijing: No.2
The view from Beijing is a new UTS:ACRI series dedicated to tracking what is being said about Australia’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Chinese-language PRC state media news and commentary (principally, material published by the People’s Daily (人民日报) and Xinhua (新华)).