ACRI Opinion

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

December

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.

Would China extend its boycott to Australian resources and energy?

December

By Xunpeng Shi

Note: This article appeared in the Asia & the Pacific Policy Society’s blog, Policy Forum, on May 25 2020. It has been lightly edited for clarity.

Australia loses big if China ties unravel

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in East Asia Forum on May 24 2020.

The value of Australia’s deep economic engagement with China has never been more contested.

Bashing business won't change our China trade reality

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the print edition of The Australian Financial Review on May 21 2020. It also appeared online on May 20 2020.

Australian business leaders talking up the benefits of economic engagement with China have been copping a belting.

PERSPECTIVES | Race and politics in Australia's COVID-19 responses

December

China doesn’t want trust, it wants obedience

December

By James Laurenceson and Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in Network 10’s 10 daily on May 1 2020.

Contrary to opinions in China, Australia is not a US lapdog

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Global Times on April 28 2020. The English version of this article is accompanied by a Simplified Chinese translation.

Coronavirus has taught us that Australia can’t trust China – or the US

December

By James Laurenceson and Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in Network 10’s 10 daily on April 6 2020.

There are some facts about COVID-19’s devastating global spread that cannot be pretended away.