Category Archives: China and Australia

Australia’s relations with China in turbulence

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.

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In search of political trust: Australia-China relations

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

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