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Chinese Ambassador Says China’s Rise Is No Threat to Australia
May 13, 2022

Chinese Ambassador Says China’s Rise Is No Threat to Australia

By Rod McGuirk
Beijing’s ambassador to Australia wrote a newspaper op-ed to try and assuage concerns over China’s new security pact with Solomon Islands – although he didn’t specifically mention the deal.

Australia’s Elections: The China Narrative
May 01, 2022

Australia’s Elections: The China Narrative

By Natasha Kassam and Jennifer Hsu
How best to manage ties with China ought to be a central election issue, but the campaign narratives are focused on posturing rather than policy.
Australia’s Main Parties Are More Alike Than Different on China Policy
March 18, 2022

Australia’s Main Parties Are More Alike Than Different on China Policy

By Elena Collinson
The Coalition government is highlighting China as a major campaign issue, but in reality the China policies of the Liberal and Labor parties are nearly identical.

Australia Joins US in Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics
December 09, 2021

Australia Joins US in Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics

By Nick Perry
PM Scott Morrison said the decision stemmed from China’s human rights abuses as well as generally strained ties.

AUKUS’ Reception in the Indo-Pacific
November 24, 2021

AUKUS’ Reception in the Indo-Pacific

Shihoko Goto, Manjari Chatterjee Miller, and Susannah Patton discuss the implications of AUKUS for countries in the region.

Will Beijing’s Behavior Bring Australia and Canada Closer?
October 11, 2021

Will Beijing’s Behavior Bring Australia and Canada Closer?

By Philip Citowicki and John Blaxland
The two "strategic cousins" could grow closer as a result of their shared frictions with an increasingly assertive China.

Why Provide Nuclear Submarines to Australia, But Not South Korea or Japan?
September 22, 2021

Why Provide Nuclear Submarines to Australia, But Not South Korea or Japan?

By A. B. Abrams
Australia’s strategic location makes its deployment of SSNs a much greater asset to broader Western interests than if other U.S. allies did the same.
David Brophy on the Alternative to Australia’s ‘China Panic’
June 22, 2021

David Brophy on the Alternative to Australia’s ‘China Panic’

By Sebastian Strangio
"Today, hawkish foreign policies and domestic racism certainly exist in a dangerous symbiosis."

Singapore’s Lee Advises Australia to Engage With China
June 11, 2021

Singapore’s Lee Advises Australia to Engage With China

By Sebastian Strangio
The past year has seen a chill descend over relations between Canberra and Beijing.

Australian Parliamentary Debate Condemns China over Uyghur Abuses
March 22, 2021

Australian Parliamentary Debate Condemns China over Uyghur Abuses

By Philip Citowicki
The motion can be interpreted as a parliamentary release valve for the growing pressure around matters of human rights in China.

What Can Australia do About China? Ask Indonesia and Japan 
December 08, 2020

What Can Australia do About China? Ask Indonesia and Japan 

By Ross B. Taylor
Canberra can learn from its neighbors about how to handle the challenges posed by Beijing's waxing power.
Australian Parliamentary Committee Recommends Global Magnitsky Type Legislation
December 07, 2020

Australian Parliamentary Committee Recommends Global Magnitsky Type Legislation

By Abhijnan Rej
The legislation, expected to be introduced in the parliament next year, will be a significant addition to Canberra’s legal toolkit as it pushes Beijing back.

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