ACRI Opinion

Lithium, lightest metal on earth, carries heavy geopolitical weight

December

By Marina Zhang

Note: This article appeared in the Lowy Institute’s blog, The Interpreter, on January 25 2023.

Bring on the Year of the Rabbit: Why there’s new hope and prosperity tipped for Australia-China relations

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on January 19 2023.

For the first time in a long time, a year can begin with a realistic assessment that Australia-China relations are on an upward trajectory again.

COVID-19 tests for Chinese arrivals pose a wicked problem for Labor

December

By Wanning Sun

Note: This article appeared in Crikey on January 13 2023.

A costly but valuable proposal for Australia

December

By Corey Lee Bell

Note: This article appeared in 9DashLine on January 11 2023.

Why Xi Jinping’s China will clamp down harder on domestic criticism

December

By Corey Lee Bell

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on January 11 2023.

Despite differences, there are many areas the two countries' interests align

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Global Times on December 23 2022.

Australia-China relations: The outlook for 2023

December

By Corey Lee Bell and Elena Collinson 

Australia-China relations improved substantially on the back of the election victory of the Australian Labor government in May. After years in a diplomatic freeze, the second half of 2022 saw bilateral meetings between Australian and Chinese defence ministers, foreign ministers, and most importantly, the leaders of both countries. 

Cyberspace: The new battlefield of US-China competition

December

By Marina Zhang 

Note: This article appeared in The National Interest on December 9 2022.

Decoding Xi Jinping’s ‘Asia Pacific community with a shared future’

December

By Marina Zhang

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on December 9 2022.

Perspectives | Remembering and misremembering Whitlam’s PRC policy

December

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 James Curran