Chinese Australians are the silent minority on foreign policy
Now Beijing is closing the door too
Australians have no interest in joining US cold war against China
By Bob Carr
Note: This article appeared in The Australian on October 22 2018.
Alexander Downer chewed ruminatively on his steak: ‘If you want a cold war with China, you will get a cold war with China.’
I had just been appointed foreign minister and was consulting my predecessors. Downer implied cold war was not smart diplomacy and not in Australia’s interest.
World politics explainer: Deng Xiaoping’s rise to power
By James Laurenceson
Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on October 8 2018.
By orchestrating China’s transition to a market economy, Deng Xiaoping has left a lasting legacy on China and the world.