ACRI Opinion

PERSPECTIVES | People-to-people links: the lifeblood of the Australia-China relationship

December

By Peter Osborne

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

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The China Story, a blog by the Australian Centre on China in the World and the China Policy Centre, on June 30 2020.

The myth of Chinese money in Australia

December

By James Laurenceson

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

December

By James Laurenceson

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.

PERSPECTIVES | COVID-19 and taking a principled stance

December

Reality check on finding new export markets: China's demand dwarfs the rest

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on May 28 2020.

Would China extend its boycott to Australian resources and energy?

December

By Xunpeng Shi

Note: This article appeared in the Asia & the Pacific Policy Society’s blog, Policy Forum, on May 25 2020. It has been lightly edited for clarity.

Australia loses big if China ties unravel

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in East Asia Forum on May 24 2020.

The value of Australia’s deep economic engagement with China has never been more contested.

Bashing business won't change our China trade reality

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the print edition of The Australian Financial Review on May 21 2020. It also appeared online on May 20 2020.

Australian business leaders talking up the benefits of economic engagement with China have been copping a belting.

PERSPECTIVES | Race and politics in Australia's COVID-19 responses

December