ACRI Opinion

There’s no need for panic over China’s trade threats

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation, on November 12 2020.

China’s increasingly belligerent threats to close its markets to Australian exports have excited talk of a full-blown trade war.

But let’s not panic. These threats are best understood as psychological warfare, not a statement of reality.

Doing business in a complex geopolitical landscape – some stories of success

December

Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's monthly commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By Merriden Varrall

Australia as a pioneer in dealing with China

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: A German translation of this article appeared in Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft (International Politics and Society) Journal on October 27 2020.

The lesser-known benefits of trade with China

December

By Xunpeng Shi

Note: This article appeared in Asia & the Pacific Policy Society’s blog, Policy Forum, on October 21 2020.

Clear-eyed responses as well as assessments needed on the PRC

December

Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's monthly commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By James Laurenceson

The temperature’s rising

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in AK NewsMagazine on September 23 2020. 

The deterioration of Australia-China relations fast-forwarded following Australia’s first-out-the-gate solo call for an independent, international inquiry into the origin and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year. Initially in an uneasy holding pattern following the ratcheting up of tensions in 2017, both countries now seem to be engaged in a veritable race to the bottom.

In Australia and China, government action hammers human ties

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on September 18 2020.

Why the Australia-China relationship is unravelling faster than we could have imagined

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on September 9 2020.

The Australia-China relationship is unravelling at a pace that could not have been contemplated just six months ago.

'China is a reality that is not going away'

December

By Elena Collinson

Note: This article appeared in The Guardian Australia as part of the expert panel, 'Prickly, proud, authoritarian: how should Australia deal with China now?', on September 9 2020.

Australia, all is not lost despite China’s trade tantrums

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Lowy Institute’s blog, The Interpreter, on September 8 2020.