Foreign affairs

China in Australia's Foreign Policy White Paper

December

On November 23 Australia released its first Foreign Policy White Paper in 14 years. Developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the 2017 paper enjoys broad bipartisan support. Shadow Foreign Minister Penny Wong, writing in The Australian, stated:[1]

Chinese students in Australia: A critical examination of recent media coverage

December

There are currently 131,355 Chinese citizens studying at more than 30 Australian universities. This year the economic and cultural contributions these students make to Australian society have been overshadowed by media coverage of protests directed at Australian academics. To date there have been four reported incidents involving Chinese students, at Monash University, the Australian National University, the University of Sydney and the University of Newcastle respectively. 

Australia's fear over China's Belt and Road

December

By James LaurencesonSimone van Nieuwenhuizen and Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on November 16 2017.

Freedom and openness in the Asia Pacific free and open for interpretation

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the East Asia Forum on November 14 2017.

In the week prior to US President Donald Trump embarking on his Asia tour, his National Security Adviser H R McMaster laid out one of the trip’s aims: ‘to promote his vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region’.

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

December

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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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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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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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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.