ACRI Opinion

Managing China-Australia differences

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in China Daily on August 21 2020. A Simplified Chinese translation is available.

AUSMIN shows Australia’s China policy different to US’

December

PERSPECTIVES | On being ‘very different countries’: AUSMIN and China’s rise

December

By Professor James Curran

During discussions with American thinkers, analysts and officials in New York and Washington DC in late 2017, one particular conversation gave a chilling insight into how some see the ultimate strategic calculations in US-China relations.  

美澳部长级磋商(AUSMIN)显示澳大利亚的对华政策不跟随美国脚步

December

作者:罗震教授(James Laurenceson)

该文章于2020年8月4日发表于环球时报。

英文原版

在当前中国与美国和澳大利亚紧绷的关系下,中国指控美澳在一系列国际问题上“抹黑中国”,并要求两国“停止干涉中国内政或损害中国利益”。

中国驻堪培拉大使馆也称将“坚决否认并反对针对中国无事实依据的指控和攻击”。

然而人们也好奇,中国政府驻外的“耳目”是否意识到美国与澳大利亚在这个问题上截然不同的态度和意图。

华府和堪培拉的中国鹰派人物有充分理由为了7月28日举行的美澳部长级磋商(AUSMIN)而躁动不已。

From rocks to science: the irrepressible Australia-China economic 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 August 3 2020.

Just rocks, crops and undergraduate commerce degrees?

Elena Collinson in Australian Foreign Affairs - July 2020

December

Elena Collinson wrote a response to 'Beijing Calling: How China is testing the alliance', an essay by Professor Michael Wesley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Melbourne, that was published in the July 2020 edition of Australian Foreign Affairs magazine. 

Read here.

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.