• Helping China chart a diplomatic course

    Allan Behm     |      December 6, 2019

    China’s international behaviour reflects its friendlessness. Like Russia it relies on bullying and bluster, subornation and subversion rather than negotiation and persuasion, and Australia can help it chart a more productive path.

  • The reality of Chinese influence in Australia

    Michael Shoebridge     |      November 27, 2019

    The corrosive issue of Chinese state interference in our democracy needs to be handled in a calm and orderly way, but the government must also be honest and open with the Australian people about the challenge we are facing.

  • Facing facts over China

    Michael Shoebridge     |      November 25, 2019

    Instead of looking to some ‘Beijing happy-o-meter’, we need to define our relationship with Communist China as China defines its with us – through decisions and actions rather than words.

  • China’s ethnic persecution laid bare

    Connor Dilleen     |      November 20, 2019

    The Chinese leadership – and their Western apologists – can no longer hide behind hollow denials about the horrors taking place in the Xinjiang region.

  • Engineering consent

    Samantha Hoffman     |      October 21, 2019

    The Chinese Communist Party’s coercive and invasive technologies for monitoring public behaviour are being picked up by other authoritarian states around the world.

  • Unplugging the Chinese outrage machine

    Michael Shoebridge     |      October 17, 2019

    We must not allow the CCP to create a world beyond its borders in which we all feel compelled not to think – and so not to say – what Beijing doesn’t want to hear. And we need to see this paranoid CCP behaviour for what it is: weakness and anxiety masquerading as power.

  • Understanding China’s view of international order

    Melissa Conley Tyler     |      October 13, 2019

    Whether you agree with any part of China’s perspective or not, it’s worth understanding how China’s foreign policy elite see regional and global power issues and the place of China on the world stage.

  • Australia’s China policy emerges in the USA

    Michael Shoebridge     |      October 1, 2019

    Rather than join the USA’s trade war against China, Scott Morrison used his state visit to call for broader international action to curb China’s economic, political and military assault on the wider world.

  • How China uses tourists to push geopolitical goals

    Anu Anwar     |      September 29, 2019

    China uses its new economic power to pursue political goals, swiftly shifting inducements to punishments, not least in the field of tourism.

  • China sets out its military future

    Richard Bitzinger     |      September 15, 2019

    China has released a White Paper on defence — its first such report in four years — reiterating three broad strategic goals for the modernisation of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) over the next 30 years.

  • Why the world ignores China’s Uyghur persecution

    Connor Dilleen     |      August 30, 2019

    China’s efforts to limit scrutiny of its persecution of its Uyghur Muslim minority is abetted by the silence of countries putting economic links ahead of human rights.

  • It’s not in the national interest to soft pedal on China

    Michelle Grattan     |      August 13, 2019

    The government’s attempt to stifle backbench contributions to the growing debate on China’s intentions is shortsighted at best, as the issue will only grow more urgent in the years ahead.