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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.
New Zealand Joins Australia in Denouncing Chinese Official’s Tweet
December 01, 2020

New Zealand Joins Australia in Denouncing Chinese Official’s Tweet

By Associated Press
New Zealand has waded into a heated war of words between its main ally, Australia, and its principal trading partner, China.

In an On-brand Move, China Issues Diktat to Australia
November 18, 2020

In an On-brand Move, China Issues Diktat to Australia

By Abhijnan Rej
The extraordinarily blunt dossier “leaked” to media outlets contains a long list of Chinese grievances when it comes to Australia.

Australia Combats China’s Interference Amid Deep Discord in Relations
November 09, 2020

Australia Combats China’s Interference Amid Deep Discord in Relations

By Abhijnan Rej
The recent arrest of a community leader on a foreign interference charge comes as Australia-China commercial relations inch toward the rock bottom.

Australian Import Bans Show the Sharp Edge of China’s Economic Power
November 05, 2020

Australian Import Bans Show the Sharp Edge of China’s Economic Power

By Sebastian Strangio
The unilateral restrictions are intended to demonstrate to other nations the costs of challenging China's interests.
Australian Parliament to Debate a Beijing Olympics Boycott
October 21, 2020

Australian Parliament to Debate a Beijing Olympics Boycott

By Philip Citowicki
Next month the Senate will debate Australia’s participation in the 2022 Winter Olympics amid growing outcry over China’s human rights violations.

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