AUSMIN shows Australia’s China policy different to US’
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
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
Elena Collinson in Australian Foreign Affairs - July 2020
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.
PERSPECTIVES | People-to-people links: the lifeblood of the Australia-China relationship
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
The myth of Chinese money in Australia
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
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.