Australia stands with the US (most of the time)
There's more to China debate than lackeys versus stooges
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
James Laurenceson in Australian Foreign Affairs - February 2020
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.
Is China telling us everything it knows about coronavirus?
PERSPECTIVES | Australia-China: the year ahead
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.