ACRI Opinion

In the US–AU–China love triangle, actions speak louder than words

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in East Asia Forum on October 11 2017.

Influence creep? Australia well-equipped to hold its own

December

Why has Australia declared rhetorical war on China?

December

By Bob Carr

This year Australia declared rhetorical war on China.

The words being used by Australian leaders are the harshest any time since diplomatic relations commenced in 1972, with the exception of comments at the time of Tiananmen. The tone is harsher than that of any other US ally, including Japan.

Chinese students in Australia: Do we protest too much?

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Lowy Institute for International Policy's blog, The Interpreter, on September 21 2017.

Why Australia is missing the strategic train in Asia

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on September 14 2017.

Who is Australia's most important economic partner?: The case for China

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article was originally published in the United States Studies Centre's Debate Papers series, which includes 'The case for the US' by Jared Mondschein.

Ask the average Australian whether China or the US is Australia’s most important economic partner and you’ll likely get a bewildered look – it’s China, of course.

Australia's destiny is China, not America

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on August 17 2017.

Human rights in China

December

Note: This is a summary of 'Human Rights in China', Between the Lines, ABC Radio National, July 27 2017.

In light of the death of Nobel laureate and Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo, how can the West help promote human rights in China?

The killer fact about the Chinese middle class

December

By Bob Carr

Note: This article appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on July 27 2017.

Behind China’s recent 6.9 percent growth in GDP lies a bigger fact: between 2009 and 2030, the country will add 850 million to its middle class. I would call that a killer fact.

Australia's Chinese community caught in the crossfire

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Sydney Today (Chinese) on June 16 2017.

Australian media have been in a frenzy this month over allegations that the Chinese government is seeking to undermine Australian sovereignty.