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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.