• Abbot warns of Chinese designs on Taiwan

    Michelle Grattan     |      October 9, 2021

    Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has warned that communist China could soon “lash out disastrously” at Taiwan.

  • Dealing with a different China

    Colin Chapman     |      August 5, 2021

    China’s fortification of the South and East China Seas, crushing of Hong Kong’s freedoms, oppression of Uyghurs and other minorities, and extension of Xi Jinping’s leadership from a decade to life signal the need for a strengthening in allied policy to contain its growing ambitions.

  • Supporting Taiwan

    Nicholas Chiu     |      June 25, 2021

    Communist China’s intention to absorb Taiwan is clear, but the position of the world’s only Chinese speaking democracy can strengthened through diplomatic, trade and information sharing means as well as military deterrence.

  • Australia should support Taiwan’s bid to join the CPTPP

    Richard Herr     |      May 18, 2021

    Supporting the inclusion of Taiwan in the CPTPP will strengthen Australia’s broader regional objectives as well as strengthening an important economic relationship.

  • Protecting Taiwan

    Benjamin Herscovitch     |      April 8, 2021

    Australian policy on Taiwan is a matter of ethics as well as strategy. Our decisions on Taiwan may define for this age the values that we represent and our willingness to uphold them.

  • Supply chains critical to Taiwan’s security

    Open Forum     |      March 13, 2021

    While communist China works to isolate Taiwan in preparation for invasion, Taiwan’s vital importance to global technology supply chains offers another reason for the west, and the USA in particular, to defend it from attack.

  • All eyes on Taiwan

    Malcolm Davis     |      February 15, 2021

    Having isolated Taiwan on the international stage through political and economic pressure, Communist China is stepping up ‘grey zone’ and military operations and seems intent on invasion.

  • The West must defend Taiwan

    Malcolm Davis     |      February 12, 2021

    To turn away from a fellow democracy under threat from an aggressive authoritarian neighbour would make a mockery of the values we advocate and lower our credibility in the eyes of many developing countries.

  • We must stand with Taiwan

    Peter Jennings     |      January 28, 2021

    Communist China continues to ratchet up pressure on Taiwan with repeated incursions of its airspace, and the whole free world – including Australia – has a duty to stand steadfast in its defence.