Foreign affairs

Decision time: Australia's engagement with China's Belt and Road Initiative

December

Executive summary

Robert Macklin - Dragon & Kangaroo (Melbourne event)

December

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.


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December
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Influence creep? Australia well-equipped to hold its own

December

Australia-China relations in 2017 – Colin Mackerras in conversation

December

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.


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December
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3:07 PM
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Robert Macklin - 'Dragon & Kangaroo'

December

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).


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December
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3:07 PM
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Why has Australia declared rhetorical war on China?

December

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?

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Lowy Institute for International Policy's blog, The Interpreter, on September 21 2017.

China relations: How Canada does it

December

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?


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December
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Why Australia is missing the strategic train in Asia

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on September 14 2017.

Recent Opposition statements on China

December

In July the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) reported on an apparent tilt in the China policy of Canberra, reflected in speeches by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (see ACRI fact sheet ‘Australia’s tilt on China).[1] Recently, however, the opposition Labor Party appears to be differentiating itself on China policy. This is reflected in three recent speeches by Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong.