ACRI Opinion

If China sneezes, there's no reason for Australia to get pneumonia

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on January 9 2019.

In 2018 China delivered the Australian economy what it has come to count on: another big boost in demand.

The latest data show annual Australian goods exports to China hitting $112 billion, up 10.3 percent on a year earlier. Services exports stand at $16.9 billion, jumping 17.2 percent.

Philippine foreign policy in an era of great power contestation

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute for International Affairs’ blog Australian Outlook on December 27 2018.

Trump’s overriding success is as radical agent for change

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian on December 29 2018.

US President Donald Trump challenged the existence of Santa in a phone call to a seven-year-old girl.

Can Morrison patch up Australia’s troubled ties with China?

December

By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Note: This interview appeared in World Politics Review on December 10 2018.

China: A Party of governance and control, not revolution

December

By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Note: This article appeared in the Lowy Institute's blog, The Interpreter, on November 23 2018.

Despite the Cold Warriors, Australia reverts to pragmatism on China

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on November 12 2018.

That the mob always gets it right is cornerstone wisdom of Australian politics, often confirmed by polling that shows the public’s deeply rooted common sense.

Chinese Australians are the silent minority on foreign policy

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on October 24 2018.

Now Beijing is closing the door too

December

By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on October 22 2018.

Australians have no interest in joining US cold war against China

December

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

December

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.