What Do US Indo-Pacific Allies Think of the Biden-Xi Summit?
By Shannon Tiezzi
Views from Australia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan.
China-Australia Trade War Shows No Sign of Abating
By Jianli Yang
Despite recent signs of a diplomatic thaw, nothing has changed in the policies of either China or Australia.
Australia-China Relations: The Outlook for 2023
By Corey Lee Bell and Elena Collinson
Despite the current détente, five major issues may place further strain on the Australia-China relationship next year.
Detangling Semantics: Has Australia Really Been ‘Hawkish’ on China?
By Grant Wyeth
To resist bullying is only “hawkish” if you sympathize with the bullies.
Australian PM Raises Trade ‘Blockages’ in Meeting With China’s Xi
By Niniek Karmini and Rod McGuirk
Anthony Albanese described his first in-person meeting with Xi Jinping as “successful” and “positive.”
Ambassador Xiao Qian’s Speech: A New Way Forward for Australia-China Relations?
By Corey Lee Bell
Xiao's recent speech signaled a new approach to the relationship from Beijing, but the many protesters also highlighted the lingering structural issues.
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
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
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
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
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?
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.