ACRI Opinion

China enters 2021 a stronger, more influential power — and Australia may feel the squeeze even more

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on January 4 2021.

China’s economic coercion — theory vs practice

December

By Michael Zhou and Thomas Pantle

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 December 9 2020.

Joe Biden and US-PRC relations

December

By Elena Collinson

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 December 9 2020.

The beginnings of a new political chapter in the US has turned the world’s attention towards a future with a Joe Biden-led America.

The importance of arts and cultural exchanges in Australia-PRC relations

December

Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's monthly commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By Jing Han

Why Australia is on its own in its trade conflict with China

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the South China Morning Post on December 2 2020.

Canberra keeps China confused

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the print edition of The Australian Financial Review on November 26 2020. It also appeared online on November 25 2020.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in June that on China his government had ‘done nothing to injure that partnership – nothing at all’.

There’s no need for panic over China’s trade threats

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation, on November 12 2020.

China’s increasingly belligerent threats to close its markets to Australian exports have excited talk of a full-blown trade war.

But let’s not panic. These threats are best understood as psychological warfare, not a statement of reality.

Doing business in a complex geopolitical landscape – some stories of success

December

Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's monthly commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By Merriden Varrall

Australia as a pioneer in dealing with China

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: A German translation of this article appeared in Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft (International Politics and Society) Journal on October 27 2020.

The lesser-known benefits of trade with China

December

By Xunpeng Shi

Note: This article appeared in Asia & the Pacific Policy Society’s blog, Policy Forum, on October 21 2020.