ACRI Opinion

Better to bring China into the trans-Pacific tent


Note: This article appeared in The Australian on September 28 2022. 

Australia and US paths on China, Taiwan are diverging


Note: This article appeared in The Canberra Times on September 24 2022. 

The first four months of the Albanese government haven't been short on diplomatic achievements. 

But one is particularly impressive and yet easy to miss: the restoration of strategic space to respond to developments in the Taiwan Strait. 

Australia’s trade ties with China show there’s no need to throw the baby out with the bath water


Note: This article appeared in the South China Morning Post on September 21 2022. 

For those wanting to instil a view that economic exposure to China is dangerous, the Australian experience has become Exhibit A.

The Defence Strategic Review: How not to think about security


By Mark Beeson

Note: This article appeared in Pearls and Irritations, a public affairs blog, on September 18 2022.

To end power crunches, China must rebuild its electricity grid around clean energy


By Muyi Yang, Xing Zhang and Xunpeng Shi

Note: This article appeared in the South China Morning Post on September 14 2022.

Australia gasses up energy security concerns


By Xunpeng Shi

Note: This article appeared in East Asia Forum on September 10 2022.

Perspectives | A way forward for Australian strategic policy


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

By Michael Clarke and Matthew Sussex

The realist underpinnings of China’s Taiwan strategy


By Corey Lee Bell

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on August 13 2022.

China’s aggressive response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei has prompted criticism, and no small measure of alarm, both within and beyond the region.

With China-Taiwan tensions ratcheting up, is Australia getting best advice from places like Australian Strategic Policy Institute


Note: This article appeared in The Canberra Times on August 13 2022. 

As tensions ratchet up in the Taiwan Strait, Australia's relationship with China risks being caught up in the fallout. The modest improvements in official relations since May could quickly be reversed.

Cool heads needed to avoid escalating tension


Note: This article appeared in China Daily on August 12 2022. 

In the aftermath of the visit to Taiwan by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Australia-China relationship is once again inflamed.

This follows a modest thawing in bilateral ties after the new government, led by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, took office in Canberra in May.