• Australia’s options for pushing back against Beijing

    Peter Jennings     |      December 6, 2020

    Capitulation to the bullies of Beijing is unthinkable, but after years of being lulled into complacency, we need some policy imagination and decisive decision-making to secure our future interests.

  • China’s twitter propaganda backfires

    Michael Shoebridge     |      December 2, 2020

    China’s increasingly crude economic and misinformation campaign against Australia is only strengthening our resolve to resist such bullying.

  • Downsizing Australia–China relations

    Andrew Forrest     |      November 13, 2020

    Australia’s failure to emphasise the importance of values in our dealings with China inadvertently signalled to Beijing a willingness to trade them away.

  • Counterpoint by Mark Nicol – World peace: Why the West must crush Chinese ambitions

    Mark Nicol     |      October 29, 2020

    An increasingly powerful and aggressive China is extending its economic, political and military influence around the world. A concerted and immediate effort is required from democratic nations if Xi’s ambitions are to be thwarted.

  • The great Chinese cover-up

    Keith Richburg     |      October 18, 2020

    China may now want to expel foreign correspondents to control its own narrative and stem negative coverage but its connections to the outside world means the country can no longer be isolated and escape critical coverage, no matter how much it tries.

  • Reporting on China, not from China

    Charlie Lyons Jones     |      October 9, 2020

    For the first time since 1973, the Australian media has no foreign correspondents in China—a consequence of the Chinese government’s decision to drown out all critical voices, both foreign or domestic.

  • A political divide, not moral equivalence

    Michael Shoebridge     |      September 28, 2020

    Let’s not have our tails twisted by Beijing-created narratives characterising how we operate as in any way a mirror of, or an excuse for, the actions of the CCP’s own nasty security apparatus.

  • China-Australia tension hammers human ties

    James Laurenceson     |      September 20, 2020

    For all the concern this year that political tensions between Australia and China might harm trade and investment, this isn’t the most acute stress in the bilateral relationship.

  • China’s wolf-warrior tactics are here to stay

    Peter Jennings     |      September 15, 2020

    Taken together, Xi’s opaque speeches, his military’s coercive behaviour and the increasingly unhinged statements of China’s diplomats and party-controlled media make the Communist Party’s intentions all too clear.

  • Actions speak louder than words

    Michael Shoebridge     |      September 7, 2020

    The detention of Australian journalist Cheng Lei gives lie to Chinese President Xi’s supposed ‘reform and opening up’ agenda.

  • Pushing back against China

    Fergus Hanson     |      September 1, 2020

    A collective response by allied nations and regional powers is required to contain China’s increasingly brutal international bullying.

  • China’s wine dumping ‘investigation’ shows Australian businesses must plan for Chinese coercion

    Michael Shoebridge     |      August 21, 2020

    Australian companies are getting the point—trade with China is hostage to the actions of the ruling Chinese Communist Party regardless of consumer desires or business partnerships formed over decades.