ACRI Opinion

AUSMIN shows Australia’s China policy different to US’

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Global Times on August 4 2020.

Amid tensions with the US and Australia, China has accused the two countries of ‘smearing China’ on a series of issues and told them to ‘stop interfering in China's internal affairs or damaging Chinese interests’.

PERSPECTIVES | On being ‘very different countries’: AUSMIN and China’s rise

December

By Professor James Curran

During discussions with American thinkers, analysts and officials in New York and Washington DC in late 2017, one particular conversation gave a chilling insight into how some see the ultimate strategic calculations in US-China relations.  

From rocks to science: the irrepressible Australia-China economic relationship

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The China Story, a blog by the Australian Centre on China in the World and the China Policy Centre, on August 3 2020.

Just rocks, crops and undergraduate commerce degrees?

Elena Collinson in Australian Foreign Affairs - July 2020

December

Elena Collinson wrote a response to 'Beijing Calling: How China is testing the alliance', an essay by Professor Michael Wesley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Melbourne, that was published in the July 2020 edition of Australian Foreign Affairs magazine. 

Read here.

PERSPECTIVES | People-to-people links: the lifeblood of the Australia-China relationship

December

By Peter Osborne

Looking for a relevant opening sentence on what individuals and businesses can do to contribute to an ongoing strong, mutually beneficial relationship between Australia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), I stumbled across a pertinent quote from Confucius on friendships:

The many sources of disinformation in the Australia-China relationship

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The China Story, a blog by the Australian Centre on China in the World and the China Policy Centre, on June 30 2020.

The myth of Chinese money in Australia

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Pearls and Irritations, a public affairs blog, on June 30 2020.

Fears amongst the Australian public of China buying up the country run deep. Opportunistic politicians and commentators have long shown a willingness to tap into this unease to boost their own following.

The trade dispute between Australia and China should be taken with a grain of barley

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on June 5 2020.

When Australian trade with China is disrupted, commentary quickly gravitates towards the frame of economic coercion. With such deeply intertwined trade relations, coercion is, in reality, only one possible cause.

PERSPECTIVES | COVID-19 and taking a principled stance

December

Reality check on finding new export markets: China's demand dwarfs the rest

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on May 28 2020.