December 21, 2022
Australia’s Foreign Minister Heads to China in Latest Sign of a Thaw
By Associated Press
Minister Penny Wong's trip is raising hopes for progress on issues ranging from trade restrictions to detained Australians.
November 25, 2022
Detangling Semantics: Has Australia Really Been ‘Hawkish’ on China?
By Grant Wyeth
To resist bullying is only “hawkish” if you sympathize with the bullies.
November 16, 2022
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.”
August 20, 2022
What’s Behind China’s Recent Messaging to Australia?
By Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann
Recent remarks by Ambassador Xiao Qian should be read not as pure diplomacy, but rather as “political work” in line with China’s strategic doctrine.
August 09, 2022
James Curran on Australia’s Changing Perceptions of China
By Sebastian Strangio
We are at the end of an era in which the "relationship with Beijing came to be the symbol of a new era in Australia’s outlook on the world."
June 30, 2022
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.
June 07, 2022
China Rejects Canadian, Australian Charges of Unsafe Air Intercepts
By Ken Moritsugu
Both Canada and Australia accused Chinese military planes of nearly causing collisions during separate aerial encounters.
May 26, 2022
There’s a Narrow Window to Improve Australia-China Relations
By Mu Chunshan
A change in Australia's government won't magically make all the problems go away, but Beijing and Canberra have a chance to bring the relationship back under control.
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.
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.
July 02, 2021
China’s Repression Reaches Australian Universities
By Joshua Mcdonald
A new Human Rights Watch report details Chinese government efforts to surveil and intimidate Chinese students attending Australian universities.
April 01, 2021
Australia-China Relations: The Great Debate
By Jane Golley
All sides can agree that the relationship is at a historic low. But the causes – and possible solutions – are far more contentious.