Foreign affairs

Canberra’s sensible South China Sea stand is contingent on continued pragmatism in Beijing

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian, March 18 2017.

It’s a reasonable bet Australians would be more comfortable with a democratic China; that is, a China boasting competing political parties in an elected legislature, buttressed by robust freedom of expression.

John Howard on China

December

On March 3 2017 former Australian Prime Minister John Howard addressed an audience in Sydney at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) annual Economic and Political Overview event.

Among other things he offered his assessment of the Australia-China and Australia-US relationships in the context of the new Trump administration.

Mr Howard said Australia’s policy toward China ‘should essentially be a continuation of what it’s been to date’, that Australia should not be forced to choose between the United States and China:[1]

Wild cards and the Trump card

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the March 2017 edition of U:Mag.

 

Will Australia join South China Sea FONOPs? Don’t count on it

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Council on Foreign Relations’ Asia Unbound blog, March 2 2017.

Trump: The view from China

December

What do Chinese media and commentators make of Trump? This ACRI survey goes beyond the English-language Global Times to look at a range of Chinese sources. The overwhelming impression: restraint.

One China policy

How will the Australia-China relationship adapt?

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Council on Foreign Relations’ Asia Unbound blog, February 15 2017.

Reality check: Australia’s China shift came before Trump

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in The Diplomat, February 9 2017. 

Trump and China

December

Last updated February 10 2017. 

Asia has opted for diplomacy on sea disputes

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in the South China Morning Post, February 7 2017.

South China Sea Conference: Opening session

December

The South China Sea (SCS) has become a centre of global attention. It involves not only territorial disputes among multiple claimants, but also a shift of the strategic balance in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Territorial disputes in the SCS have brought about rising tensions.


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December
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