Briefing and working papers

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: December 2022

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Australia-China monthly wrap-up: November 2022

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By Elena Collinson, with research assistance from Corey Lee Bell

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: October 2022

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Australia-China monthly wrap-up: September 2022

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Australia-Taiwan people-to-people links and cultural exchange

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Note: This chapter appeared in the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation report, Taiwan and Australia: Advancing the partnership of four decades, in October 2022.

1. Introduction

‘Translators and traitors’: What to be wary of when reading translations of PRC diplomatic/foreign affairs statements

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Summary  

This analysis reviews recent translation controversies involving PRC diplomatic statements in order to stimulate further discussion on guidelines that could help readers better appreciate the limitations and idiosyncrasies of translations pertaining to this field, and spot signs of sub-optimal translations that have could potentially inform poor or calamitous foreign policy responses.  

Key takeaways 

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: August 2022

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Huawei: Critically assessing the 5G ban and commonly cited risks

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Key takeaways

- Reports that Huawei is controlled by the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are inaccurate. Huawei is a private, employee-owned corporation controlled by its senior management with input from an employee representative committee.

- The Communist Party of China (CPC) branch committees in private PRC corporations, including Huawei, have largely been co-opted by corporations to serve their own commercial interests.

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: July 2022

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Australia-China monthly wrap-up: June 2022

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