Better to bring China into the trans-Pacific tent
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.
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The realist underpinnings of China’s Taiwan strategy
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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.