• 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.

  • China can’t avoid a clash over Hong Kong

    Donald Greenlees     |      July 29, 2019

    Clashes between nervous autocrats in Beijing and Hong Kong’s young pro-democracy activists may have severe repercussions for the region.

  • Can China export its own authoritarian model?

    William Overholt     |      July 8, 2019

    Are Western leaders right to fear China’s attempts to spread its authoritarian model of government around the world, just as it has exported its manufactured goods?