ACRI Opinion

Australia stands with the US (most of the time)

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on February 28 2020.

There's more to China debate than lackeys versus stooges

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the print edition of The Australian Financial Review on February 20 2020.

In the debate about how Australia should manage China relations, whose side are you on? Washington’s or Beijing’s? This, in essence, is the way that many contributions, involving commentary, research and events, quickly get framed.

What coronavirus could mean for Australia’s trade with China

December

By Xunpeng Shi

This article appeared in the Asia & the Pacific Policy Society’s blog, Policy Forum, on February 20 2020.

James Laurenceson in Australian Foreign Affairs - February 2020

December

Professor James Laurenceson wrote a response to 'High price: Inside the Chinese student boom', an essay by Margaret Simons, journalist, author and Associate Professor at Monash University, that was published in the February 2020 edition of Australian Foreign Affairs magazine. 

Read here.

Is China telling us everything it knows about coronavirus?

December

By Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Network 10’s 10 daily on February 10 2020.

PERSPECTIVES | Australia-China: the year ahead

December

By Geoff Raby

Civil emergencies have marked the start of the New Year for both Canberra and Beijing. Each in its own way is likely to have some implications for foreign policy and how the bilateral relationship is managed.

The challenge for both sides in 2020 is whether some concrete progress will be made back towards a more normal relationship. At the start of the year, the prospects are not encouraging.

Coronavirus is no excuse for racist behaviour

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Daily Telegraph on January 30 2020. 

There’s nothing racist about taking public health seriously.

Australia's commercial reality jars with the Indo-Pacific narrative

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in East Asia Forum online on January 5 2020, and republished in The Australian Financial Review on January 6 2020. 

China in a time of change – China and the technology race

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Pearls and Irritations, a public affairs blog, on December 12 2019.

A Chinese company just bought some of our biggest milk brands. Should we be worried?

December

By James Laurenceson and Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in Network 10’s 10 daily on November 28 2019.

China’s buying the farm again.

Or so some headlines and talk-back radio hosts reckon.