Category Archives: China and Australia
As I argue in an Asan Forum piece from January 2014, the most consequential foreign policy challenge the Abbott Government faces is how Australia manages its relations with China and Japan.
In June 2012 I advocated in this Lowy Institute Policy Brief that Australia should pursue an annual strategic and economic dialogue with China at the Cabinet Minister level. I regarded the Canberra’s political relationship with Beijing, which was far less developed than the economic relationship, as detrimental to Australia’s interests. (In April 2013 the establishment