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Australia’s Foreign Minister Heads to China in Latest Sign of a Thaw
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.

Detangling Semantics: Has Australia Really Been ‘Hawkish’ on China?
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.
Australian PM Raises Trade ‘Blockages’ in Meeting With China’s Xi
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.”

What’s Behind China’s Recent Messaging to Australia?
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.

James Curran on Australia’s Changing Perceptions of China
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."

Ambassador Xiao Qian’s Speech: A New Way Forward for Australia-China Relations?
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.

China Rejects Canadian, Australian Charges of Unsafe Air Intercepts
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.
There’s a Narrow Window to Improve Australia-China Relations
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.

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 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.

China’s Repression Reaches Australian Universities
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. 
Australia-China Relations: The Great Debate
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.

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